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Storm water publications/guidance

These publications and guidance documents provide technical assistance for developing soil erosion control and storm water management plans, designing storm water management practices, practicing pollution prevention, and planning public education programs. You can find additional materials in the EGAD/SWIMS digital library, a searchable database of electronic policy and guidance materials used in the DNR's water quality programs. The documents and subject pages listed below can also be found in the EGAD/SWIMS system, but have been highlighted here for easier access.

The Draft Post-Construction Storm Water Management for Ground-Mounted Solar guidance document is available for public comment. Comments may be submitted to dnrguidancedocuments@wisconsin.gov. Keep comments specific and directly related to this guidance document. You may insert your comments into the Adobe pdf document, or otherwise indicate the page or line numbers to which your comments refer. If you have general comments applicable to the entire guidance document, please note them as such. After the notice period is complete, all comments will be considered. Revisions may be made to the draft document and the final guidance document will be made available to internal and external stakeholders.

DNR publications and guidance for construction sites & municipalities

 

Title Number Effective date
Erosion Control Notes [PDF]
3800-2019-01
Oct-19
Water Quality Review Procedures for Additives [PDF]
3400-3800-2019-01
Oct-19
Construction Site Soil Loss and Sediment Discharge [PDF]
USLE Model (file contains MS-Excel macro-enabled spreadsheet) [ZIP]
3800-2017-03
Sept-17
Design Considerations for Post-Construction Performance Standards for Public Trails near Waterways and Wetlands [PDF]
3800-2017-02
May-17
Wetland Screening and Delineation Procedures [PDF]
3500-2016-62
Oct-19
Modeling Post-Construction Storm Water Management Treatment [PDF]
3800-2020-01
Mar-20
Protective Areas for Wetlands [PDF]
3800-2015-02
Apr-15
Common Plan of Development [PDF]
3800-2014-02
Feb-15
Uniform Statewide Standards [PDF]
3800-2014-03
Oct-14
Meeting infiltration performance standard of ch. NR 151 [PDF]
3800-2013-05
Mar-14
MS4 Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination [PDF]
3800-2012-01
Mar-12
Snow Treatment and Disposal for Municipalities [PDF]
PUBL-WR-154-06REV
 

DNR websites with additional construction program information

DNR publications and guidance for industrial sites

Title Number Effective date
Storm Water Discharge Permit Coverage at Solid Waste Landfills [PDF]
3800-2021-01
Aug-21
Storage Pile Best Management Practices [PDF]
3800-1996-01
Nov-96
Industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Planning Manual [PDF]
3800-1994-02
Sept-94
Wisconsin’s Guidance for Industrial Storm Water Sampling [PDF]
3800-1994-01
Sept-94

UW Extension publications

Exit the DNR web site to order UW Extension storm water publications.

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US EPA publications

Exit the DNR website to download these publications and read information on storm water management from US EPA web sites:

Information from other organizations