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Statutes and Administrative Codes

Attention: On December 3, 2021, Governor Evers signed 2021 Wisconsin Act 112 which includes 2021 Senate Bill 489 – Procedural Changes for CWFP and SDWLP Applications. The Environmental Loans Policy Paper provides an overview of Act 112 and the changes that DNR is proposing as a result of Act 112. DNR is accepting public comments on the paper until January 31, 2022. The public comment process is described at the end of the Policy Paper.

The Clean Water Fund Program, (CWFP) and Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) implementation details are outlined in the governing administrative codes and statutes: §§ 281.58 and 281.59 and 281.61, Wis. Stat., and chs. NR 162 and 166, Wis. Adm. Code.

Listed below are Wisconsin State Statutes and Administrative Codes pertaining to the Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP) and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP).

Wisconsin Administrative Codes (Wis. Adm. Code)

Dept. of Natural Resources (NR)

Chapter Title
ch. NR 162 Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP)
ch. NR 166 Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)

Other codes relating to environmental protection can be found in the Wisconsin Administrative Code Table of Contents under Department of Natural Resources (NR).

Wisconsin State Statutes (Wis. Stats.)

Chapter 281   water and sewage

Section Title
s. 281.58 Clean Water Fund Program; financial assistance
s. 281.59 Environmental Improvement Fund; financial management
s. 281.61 Safe Drinking Water Loan Program; financial assistance

Other statutes relating to various units of government (i.e. cities, towns, villages); and other public entities (i.e. metropolitan sewerage districts) as well as regulation of public utilities and general municipality law can be found in the Wisconsin Statutes Table of Contents.

Contact information
For information on this topic, contact:
Lisa Bushby, CWFP Coordinator or Greg Farmer, SDWLP Coordinator

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Disclaimer of guidance: This document is intended solely as guidance and does not contain any mandatory requirements except where requirements found in statute or administrative rule are referenced. Any regulatory decisions made by the Department of Natural Resources in any matter addressed by this guidance will be made by applying the governing statutes and administrative rules to the relevant facts.