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7/23/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: 

Badger Bounce Back Phase 2

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As state agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are continuing to telework and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. The department is following the Badger Bounce Back [exit DNR] plan's phased approach to the resumption of activities that have been delayed or put on hold due to Safer at Home.

Now that the department has entered phase 2 of the plan, programs will continue the transition back to field work – including compliance inspections – that began in phase 1. In most cases, staff will continue to schedule pre-inspection calls with facilities to gather some of the information that would previously have been collected while on-site. These advance calls will also be used to discuss safety protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

Staff will keep their voicemails and out-of-office messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage. For program-specific information, please search keyword "COVID19."

If you are working on a demolition, construction or renovation project, there are several DNR programs you will want to work with. The Air Program implements the DNR's Asbestos Program, which reduces the public's possible asbestos exposure. The Waste & Materials Management Program can help you determine how to manage construction and demolition (C&D) debris. And there are permits you will need to consider, including storm water management and construction permits.

Asbestos Removal and Notification

Learn about asbestos removal and notification requirements in Wisconsin.

Is Asbestos In Your Home?

Discover potential locations of asbestos in your home with this helpful publication.

Managing Construction and Demolition Debris

Resources to help you manage waste and debris on construction and demolition sites.

Waste From Demolished Structures

Many building materials and household products can be reused or recycled.

Recycling Asphalt Shingles

The DNR encourages recycling of residential asphalt shingles from C&D waste.