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Remediation & Redevelopment Program Public Notices

Remediation & Redevelopment (RR) Program public notices and public comment opportunities are listed below.

Program Guidance

Program Guidance

The RR Program welcomes input on all program guidance. Current guidance can be found using the search tools listed on the RR Program Publications and Forms page. To offer feedback on current RR Program guidance, you can email the staff contact listed in the specific guidance document or DNRRRGuidance@wisconsin.gov.

The following table lists guidance in development or under active review by the program. Email the staff contact listed in the table below to share feedback. Staff will review and consider comments received to improve the quality of the guidance.

Title Please submit
feedback by:
Staff contact Document
Guidance: When should a site investigation enter surface water? Oct. 28, 2021 Carrie Webb RR-0117
Guidance for Sediment-Related Continuing Obligations for Environmental Protection, Wis. Stat. § 292.12(5m) Oct. 28, 2021 Carrie Webb RR-0126
Guidance: General Liability Clarification Letters Oct. 28, 2021 Michael Prager RR-619

Public Notices

Public Notices

2011 Wisconsin Act 167 [exit DNR] went into effect on August 1, 2012. This act requires the DNR to post hearing and meeting notices on the department's website, in addition to newspapers. The date of posting on the DNR website now determines when the public comment periods end. If you have any questions about how this affects public comment opportunities, please contact Jodie Peotter.

Current public notices

There are no public hearings or notices at this time.

Past notices

Date(s) Subject Details
April 21 - May 21, 2020 Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (request for input on the economic impacts of proposed rules)

The DNR is currently soliciting feedback on the economic impact of proposed permanent rules. Please see Number RR-10-17 on the DNR Proposed Permanent Natural Resources Rules webpage. Additional information on this proposed rulemaking is available on RR’s NR 700-799 Rule Changes webpage.

Dec. 20, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2020 Request for Bid for the Portage Canal Segment 2 - Contaminated Sediment Remediation

The DNR is currently accepting sealed bids for the contaminated sediment removal project for the Portage Canal, from Adams Street to approximately 100 feet downstream of the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge near Center Street. Site activities will consist of razing existing structures at the Remediation Support Area, site preparation and staging areas, sediment removal, dewatering (as necessary), transport and disposal of contaminated sediment and placement of cap and cover material within the canal, placement of fill for a multi-use path and extension of city storm sewers. Coincident activities will consist of surface water management and protection of surrounding structures and pavement.

Jan. 9, 2020 Public comment period for the Dredged Material Management Alternatives for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Great Lakes Legacy Act Projects

The DNR soliciting public comments on proposed actions in accordance with s. 292.31(3)(f), Wis. Stats. and s. NR 714.05(2), Wis. Adm. Code. A public hearing for the purpose of determining whether the proposed remedial action and any expenditure is within the scope of this section and is reasonable in relation to the cost of obtaining similar materials and services can be requested during the comment period.