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Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC)

Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water. As part of the statewide initiative to ensure Wisconsinites have access to clean, safe drinking water, Gov. Evers signed Executive Order #40 in August 2019 to address the issue of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in Wisconsin.

Executive Order #40 directed the DNR to create the PFAS Coordinating Council (now known as the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council or WisPAC) in partnership with other state agencies. WisPac is developing and coordinating statewide initiatives to address growing public health and environmental concerns regarding certain PFAS substances. A critical step is the development of a statewide PFAS Action Plan.

PFAS Action Plan

Upcoming Meetings

All WisPAC meetings and advisory group meetings are open to the public.

Date/Time Location Information
August 13, 2020
1-4 p.m.

Remote via web and phone

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

August/September TBD

Remote via web and phone

Public Listening Session During DRAFT Action Plan Public Comment Period

October 15, 2020
1-4 p.m.

Remote via web and phone

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

Past Meetings
Date Location Information
July 16, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Remote via web and phone

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

June 17, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Remote via web and phone

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

March 5, 2020
9 a.m. - noon
Fitchburg
DNR Service Center
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd

Citizen/Public Policy Advisory Group Meeting

March 5, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Fitchburg
DNR Service Center
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd

Local Government Advisory Group Meeting

Feb. 20, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

Feb. 18, 2020
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fond du Lac
UW-Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
Room LGI (UC-113/114)
400 University Dr

PFAS Action Plan Listening Session

Feb. 12, 2020
9 a.m. - noon
Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Citizen/Public Policy Advisory Group Meeting

Feb. 12, 2020
1-4 p.m.
Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Local Government Advisory Group Meeting

Jan. 16, 2020 Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Meeting

Nov. 14, 2019 Madison
Natural Resources Building (GEF2)
Room G09
101 S Webster St

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Kick-Off Meeting

WisPAC Members
Agency Member Designee or Alternate
DNR Chair: Preston Cole
Secretary
Designee: Darsi Foss
Division Administrator - Environmental Management
Dept. of Administration (DOA) Mike Friis
Leader - Resource Policy Team
 
Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Angela James
Assistant Deputy Secretary
Alternate: Jay Nielsen
Federal Liaison
Dept. of Corrections (DOC) Steve Krallis
Bureau Director - Budget and Facilities Management
 
Dept. of Health Services (DHS) Chuck Warczecha
Deputy Division Administrator - Public Health
 
Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Brad Motl
Assistant Attorney General
 
Dept. of Military Affairs (DMA) Col. Kevin Philpot
Chief of Staff - Joint Staff
Alternate: Mike Hinman
Executive Assistant
Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) Victoria Rydberg
Environmental Education Consultant
 
Dept. of Revenue (DOR) John Dickert
Division Administrator - State and Local Finance
 
Dept. of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Bradley Johnson
Section Chief - Division of Industry Services
 
Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Patricia Trainer
Section Chief - Environmental Services Section
Alternate: Robert Pearson
Hydrogeologist
Dept. of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Mary Kolar
Secretary
 
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) Olivia Hwang
Director of Public Affairs
 
Public Service Commission (PSC) Denise Schmidt
Division Administrator - Water Utility Regulation and Analysis
 
University of Wisconsin (UW) System Professor Christina Remucal
College of Engineering
 
Wis. Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Missy Hughes
CEO
 
Wis. State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) James J. Schauer, PhD
Director
Alternate: David Webb
Assistant Director