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WPDES Permits on Public Notice

Public notices are required by law to alert interested members of the public of the DNR's intention to authorize a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) discharge to a water of the state. The notices are posted here on the DNR website for 30 days and are also published once in the legal notices section of the local newspaper in the vicinity of the facility. The notice identifies the facility by name, indicates where the discharge is located and briefly describes the facility's activities.

Public comments procedure

The public notice document explains how to get more information or comment on the proposed permit action. A member of the public may submit written comments or request that the department hold a public informational hearing. For comments or requests to be timely, they must be submitted within 30 days from the date of public notice, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

Public participation procedures are detailed in NR 203, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF exit DNR].

Permit issuance process

The process the DNR follows in issuing WPDES wastewater permits is explained in the overview of the WPDES wastewater permit process. Permits are not considered final and issued until they have been signed and dated by appropriate DNR staff. Final copies of WPDES wastewater permits are not available from the DNR website. Please contact the permit drafter indicated in the notice directly to obtain a copy of a final (issued) permit. Copies of permit applications can also be obtained by contacting the permit drafter.

Proposed permit documents

To view a public notice, click on the date link in the "Public Notice Date" column. The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the "Permit Number" column. Other supporting documents, when available, are also provided. These may include the Fact Sheet, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) Memo, compliance determination, facility diagram, variance documentation (if applicable) and other documents, depending on the permit action being taken and type of discharge.

All documents are in PDF format.

Permittee Permit Number [PDF] County Public Notice Date [PDF] Permit Action Supporting Documents [PDF]
Village of Gratiot WI-0024139-10-1 Lafayette October 29, 2020 modification
Brickstead Dairy LLC WI-0064378-03-0 Brown October 29, 2020 nutrient management plan and reissuance
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District WI-0024597-09-1 Dane October 26, 2020 modification
Village of Mukwonago WWTP WI-0020265-10-0 Waukesha October 23, 2020 reissuance
Eau Galle Cheese Factory WI-0003182-10-1 Pepin October 22, 2020 modification
Eleva Strum Joint Sewerage Commission WWTF WI-0064998-02-1 Trempealeau October 21, 2020 modification
Zahns Farms LLC WI-0061506-04-0 Oconto October 20, 2020 nutrient management plan and reissuance
Kinnard Farms Inc. WI-0059536-04-1 Kewaunee October 20, 2020 nutrient management plan and modification
Foremost Farms USA - Clayton WI-0003018-09-1 Barron October 20, 2020 modification
Lake Tomahawk Sanitary District #1 WI-0036374-07-0 Oneida October 20, 2020 reissuance
Short Duration Discharge (termination of general permit) WI-0059137-04-0 Statewide October 14, 2020 permit termination


Grafton Water and Wastewater Utility WI-0020184-10-0 Ozaukee October 8, 2020 reissuance
Hartford Water Pollution Control Facility WI-0020192-09-1 Washington October 7, 2020 modification
Erickson Dairy LLC WI-0064271-02-0 Clark September 30, 2020 nutrient management plan and reissuance
Port Edwards WWTF WI-0020451-10-0 Wood September 9, 2020 reissuance
Daybreak Foods – Creekwood - Cage Free WI-0056308-06-0 Jefferson August 14, 2020 nutrient management plan; informational hearing and reissuance