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Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call the contact person listed for the meeting or hearing with specific information on your request before the date of the scheduled hearing.

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July 2024
Wednesday July 17

Waterways

Water Quality Program Planning - Triennial Standards Review

Date: 07/17/2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Jenni Kempf, JenniL.Kempf@wisconsin.gov

Details 

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing and informational webinar to gather input on which topics related to surface water quality standards should be top priorities for work over the next three years. This is part of the DNR’s Triennial Standards Review process to determine how the DNR should focus its available resources to ensure the health of Wisconsin lakes, rivers and streams.

At this meeting, the DNR will provide the department’s draft list of priority topics, describe each topic and take comments and questions.

The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Registration will take place when joining the meeting via the Zoom link.  Any attendees phoning in may verbally notify the Hearing Officer that they would like to make a statement, and the Hearing Officer will verbally ask for the information on the Hearing Appearance form.

Comments must be received on or before July 26, 2024. Written comments may be submitted by email or U.S. mail and will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearing. Written comments and questions on the Triennial Standards Review should be submitted to:

JenniL.Kempf@wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Jenni Kempf, WY/3
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53703

Join this meeting via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 825 7202 8969

Join by phone toll-free: 833-928-4610

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2024-07-17T14:00:00 - 2024-07-17T15:00:00
Friday July 19

Remediation and Redevelopment Rule Advisory Committee

Date: 07/19/2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Location: In-Person & Virtual Options; See Details for Information

Contact 

Molly Schmidt, MollyE.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-2153 

Details 

The Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) is advising DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Program staff in developing administrative rule changes affecting Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 700-799.

The DNR and the RAC will discuss rule changes relating to continuing obligations under the Scope Statement for Board Order RR-14-23, which proposes developing administrative rules that affect chapters NR 700, 708, 714, 722, 724, 725, 726, 727 and 749 related to definitions, notifications, fees, agreements, reports and procedures for interim action and remedial action continuing obligations for environmental contamination.

Visit the DNR's NR 700 Rule Changes webpage for meeting agendas, materials and additional information.  

Register to join this meeting on Zoom.

Join in-person:
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
Rm. G09
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI

Please check in at the security desk before taking the elevator.

In-person attendees should RSVP to MollyE.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov by noon on July 18, 2024.

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2024-07-19T09:00:00 - 2024-07-19T11:00:00
Friday July 19

Remediation and Redevelopment Rule Advisory Committee

Date: 07/19/2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: In-Person & Virtual Options; See Details for Information

Contact 

Molly Schmidt, MollyE.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov or 608-219-2153 

Details 

The Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) is advising DNR Remediation and Redevelopment Program staff in developing administrative rule changes affecting Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 700-799.

The DNR and the RAC will discuss rule changes relating to soil standards under the Scope Statement for Board Order RR-15-23, which proposes developing Wisconsin administrative rules that affect chapters NR 700, 720 and 722 related to definitions, land use classifications, procedures for identifying environmental standards for soil, and soil cleanup standards used to investigate and remediate environmental contamination.

Visit the DNR's NR 700 Rule Changes webpage for meeting agendas, materials and additional information.  

Register to join this meeting on Zoom.

Join in-person:
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
Rm. G09
101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI

Please check in at the security desk before taking the elevator.

In-person attendees should RSVP to MollyE.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov by noon on July 18, 2024.

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2024-07-19T12:00:00 - 2024-07-19T14:00:00
Tuesday July 23

WPDES permit | About/General | About

Contested Case Hearing Involving WPDES Mineral (Nonmetallic) Mining And/Or Processing General Permit No. WI-0046515-07-1, DNR-24-0004

Date: 07/23/2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

608-266-7709

Details 

NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE

On Nov. 17, 2023, Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin, Inc., Milestone Materials, Michels Road & Stone, Inc., Payne & Dolan, Inc., Forever Sandfill and Limestone, Inc., County Materials Corporation and MCC, Inc. (collectively “Petitioners”), by their attorneys Husch Blackwell, LLP, filed a Petition for a Contested Case Hearing with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) seeking review of modified provisions of the WPDES Mineral (Nonmetallic) Mining General Permit No. WI-0046515-07-1, effective Oct. 1, 2023 (the “Permit”). By letter dated March 11, 2024, the DNR granted the request for a contested case hearing pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 283.63 and limited the hearing to the following issue:

Are the modified monitoring requirements in Section 4.2.3.1 and related provisions in Sections 4.2.3.1.3.4, 4.5 and 4.62 necessary or reasonable for non-industrial nonmetallic mining facilities that produce crushed stone and other nonmetallic mineral products such as sand and gravel used in transportation and other construction projects?

On June 7, 2024, the DNR submitted to the Division of Hearings and Appeals a request for hearing. The parties have agreed to a date for a prehearing conference.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State of Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals will hold a prehearing conference on the above-captioned matter pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 227.44 and 227.46(1), and Wis. Admin. Code §§ NR 2.08(5) and 2.12, at 10 a.m. on July 23, 2024, via Microsoft Teams. Interested persons may request an email invitation to the Teams Video Conference by contacting the Division of Hearings and Appeals at 608-266-7709. Alternatively, those interested in participating may participate by telephone by calling 608-571-2209 and entering meeting ID 869 231 803# 

Any person, organization or governmental unit wishing to become a party to this proceeding must attend the conference personally or by an authorized representative. The purpose of the prehearing conference will be to identify parties to the proceeding, simplify or clarify the issues which may be contested at the hearing, identify witnesses, discuss the exchange of exhibits, establish a discovery schedule, address any other matters as may aid in the disposition of the action, and schedule a date for the contested case hearing.  No testimony will be heard at the prehearing conference. However, a date may be selected for a contested case hearing. 

All parties are advised that they have the right to seek the aid and assistance of legal counsel and to be represented by legal counsel at the contested case hearing.

Pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made to any qualified individual upon request.  Please call the Division of Hearings and Appeals at 608-266-7709 with specific information on your request prior to the date of the scheduled prehearing or hearing.

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 283.39(1) and 283.63(1)(a); and Wis. Admin. Code § NR 2.08(5), the DNR shall cause a copy of the foregoing Notice to be published once 10 days before the date of the prehearing conference as a class 1 notice under Ch. 985, Stats., in a newspaper of general circulation in the impacted area, and the DNR shall cause a copy of the foregoing to be published on DNR’s Internet website. Finally, the DNR shall furnish proof of publication to the Division of Hearings and Appeals by July 13, 2024.                         

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2024-07-23T10:00:00 - 2024-07-23T11:00:00
Wednesday July 24

Regulations

Contested Case Hearing Prehearing Conference – Denial Of After-The-Fact Permit Application By Keith and Colleen Mustain

Date: 07/24/2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Susan Burns, Susan.Burns2@wisconsin.gov

Details 

On or about March 24, 2023, Keith and Colleen Mustain (Petitioners) filed an After-the-Fact Permit Application with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) under Wis. Stat. § 281.36 for the placement of fill into wetlands on their property located at Government Lot 3, Section 32, Township 19 North, Range 16 East, Town of Oshkosh, Winnebago County (Permit Application IP-NE-2023-71-0090). DNR denied the application by order dated September 11, 2023.

On October 10, 2023, the Petitioners filed a petition for a contested case hearing with the DNR to review the denial pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 227.42 and 281.36 and Wis. Admin. Code ch. NR 2. By letter dated November 9, 2023, DNR granted the request for a contested case hearing, which DNR limited to the following issues: (1) whether DNR properly applied the requirements under Wis. Stat. § 281.36(3b) and (3m) to the Petitioners’ March 24, 2023 individual permit application; and (2) whether the proposed project represents the least environmentally damaging practicable alternative taking into consideration practicable alternatives that avoid wetland impacts and whether all practicable measures to minimize the adverse impacts to wetland functional values will be taken (Wis. Stat. § 281.36(3n)(c)1. & 2.).

On February 27, 2024, the Division of Hearings and Appeals received, for filing, an original request for hearing from the DNR.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State of Wisconsin Division of Hearings and Appeals will hold a prehearing conference on the above-captioned matter pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 227.46(1) and Wis. Admin. Code §§ NR 2.08(5) and 2.12, via Microsoft Teams on July 24, 2024 at 1 p.m. To connect to the conference call, dial 1-608-571-2209, and then enter Meeting ID: 445-725-908# when prompted.

Any person, organization, or governmental unit wishing to become a party to this proceeding must attend the conference personally or by an authorized representative. The purpose of the 
prehearing conference will be to identify parties to the proceeding, to simplify or clarify the issues which may be contested at the hearing, identify witnesses, discuss the exchange of exhibits, establish a scheduling order, address any other matters as may aid in the disposition of the action, and choose the date(s) for the contested case hearing. No testimony will be heard at the prehearing conference.

The permit application and other information relating to this matter are on file and may be inspected and copied at the offices of the Department of Natural Resources, 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. Copies of documents on file may be obtained by writing to the Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707-7921. Reasonable costs will be charged for copies of all information excluding public notices and fact sheets.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made to any qualified individual upon request. Please call the Division of Hearings and Appeals at 608-266-3865 with specific information on your request prior to the date of the scheduled prehearing or hearing.

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2024-07-24T13:00:00 - 2024-07-24T17:00:00
Thursday July 25

Remediation and Redevelopment Program | Environmental Protection | Environmental Contamination & Cleanup

Remediation And Redevelopment External Advisory Group

Date: 07/25/2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: In-Person & Virtual Options; See Details for Information

Contact 

Jody Irland, Jody.Irland@wisconsin.gov or 608-982-1780

Details 

The DNR’s RR Program oversees the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. The DNR has a business need to receive constructive and practical input from, and provide information to, interested parties on a wide variety of regulatory and policy issues.

The RR EAG was formed to address a broad range of issues encompassing both technical and policy topics related to encouraging the investigation, cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

Visit the DNR's RR EAG webpage for meeting agendas, materials and additional information. Subscribe for updates on future meetings.

Join this meeting on Zoom.

Join in-person:
Milwaukee DNR Service Center
Harbor Room
1027 W. St. Paul Ave.
Milwaukee, WI

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2024-07-25T09:00:00 - 2024-07-25T12:00:00
Thursday July 25

Remediation and Redevelopment Program | Events | Environmental Contamination & Cleanup

Remediation And Redevelopment External Advisory Group

Date: 07/25/2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: In-Person & Virtual Options; See Details for Information

Contact 

Jodie Thistle, Jodie.Thistle@wisconsin.gov

Details 

Visit the DNR's Remediation & Redevelopment External Advisory Group webpage for meeting agendas, materials and additional information. 

In-person:

Milwaukee DNR Service Center
Harbor Room
1027 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Please check in at the security desk

In-person attendees should RSVP to Jodie.Thistle@wisconsin.gov by noon on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.
 

Online attendees: Register via Zoom.

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2024-07-25T09:00:00 - 2024-07-25T12:00:00
Tuesday July 30

Waterways Program | Events | Waterways

Public Hearings On A Permanent Rule (WW-06-22) Relating To Chs. NR 320, 323, 326, 328, And 329, And Placing Structures And Crossings In Navigable Waterways

Date: 07/30/2024

Time: 5:30 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Tom Pearce, Thomas.Pearce@wisconsin.gov or 608-800-1643

Details 

This is a public hearing on a proposed rule, Board Order WW-06-22, relating to chs. NR 320, 323, 326, 328, and 329, and placing structures and crossings in navigable waterways.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, please save and complete the fillable appearance slip and send it to thomas.pearce@wisconsin.gov. You may also send written comments on the rule to DNRAdministrativeRulesComments@wisconsin.gov by 11:59 p.m. on August 1, 2024. Written comments will have the same weight and effect as spoken testimony presented at the hearing.

View the hearing notice, proposed rule and hearing appearance form online. https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent

July 30 Hearing
5:30 p.m
Join this meeting by Teams.
Join by phone: 608-571-2209; Meeting ID 729 272 262# 

July 31 Hearing 
Noon
Join this meeting by Teams.
Join by phone: 608-571-2209; Meeting ID 721 888 278# 


 

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2024-07-30T17:30:00 - 2024-07-31T18:30:00
Wednesday July 31

Waterways Program | Events | Waterways

Public Hearings On A Permanent Rule (WW-06-22) Relating To Chs. NR 320, 323, 326, 328, And 329, And Placing Structures And Crossings In Navigable Waterways

Date: 07/31/2024

Time: 12:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Tom Pearce, Thomas.Pearce@wisconsin.gov or 608-800-1643

Details 

This is a public hearing on a proposed rule, Board Order WW-06-22, relating to chs. NR 320, 323, 326, 328, and 329, and placing structures and crossings in navigable waterways.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, please save and complete the fillable appearance slip and send it to thomas.pearce@wisconsin.gov. You may also send written comments on the rule to DNRAdministrativeRulesComments@wisconsin.gov by 11:59 p.m. on August 1, 2024. Written comments will have the same weight and effect as spoken testimony presented at the hearing.

View the hearing notice, proposed rule and hearing appearance form online. https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent

July 30 Hearing
5:30 p.m
Join this meeting by Teams.
Join by phone: 608-571-2209; Meeting ID 729 272 262# 

July 31 Hearing 
Noon
Join this meeting by Teams.
Join by phone: 608-571-2209; Meeting ID 721 888 278# 


 

Published on

2024-07-31T12:00:00 - 2024-07-31T17:00:00
August 2024
Thursday August 1

Monitoring | Public Health | Drinking Water

DNR Drinking Water and Groundwater Study Group Meeting

Date: 08/01/2024

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: In-Person & Virtual Options; See Details for Information

Contact 

Natalia Hernandez, Natalia.Hernandez@wisconsin.gov or 262-838-1567

Details 

This is the quarterly Drinking Water and Groundwater Study Group meeting.

Join this meeting with Microsoft Teams.

Join by phone: 608-571-2209; Meeting ID: 861 523 142#

Join in-person:
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2) 
Room G09
101 S. Webster St. 
Madison, WI 
 

Published on

2024-08-01T09:30:00 - 2024-08-01T12:30:00