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281.33(3)(c)3. 3. Is a development other than a residential development with a gross aggregate area of 3 acres or more.
281.33(3)(c)4. 4. Is likely to result in storm water runoff which exceeds the safe capacity of the existing drainage facilities or receiving body of water, which causes undue channel erosion, which increases water pollution by scouring or the transportation of particulate matter or which endangers downstream property.
281.33(4) (4)Model ordinances; state plan; distribution. The department shall prepare a model zoning ordinance for construction site erosion control at sites where the construction activities do not include the construction of a building and for storm water management in the form of an administrative rule. The model ordinance is subject to s. 227.19 and other provisions of ch. 227 in the same manner as other administrative rules. Following the promulgation of the model ordinance as a rule, the department shall distribute a copy of the model ordinance to any city, village, town or county that submits a request. The department shall distribute a copy of the state plan to any agency which submits a request.
281.33(5) (5)Cooperation. The department, the municipalities and all state agencies shall cooperate to accomplish the objective of this section. To that end, the department shall consult with the governing bodies of municipalities to secure voluntary uniformity of regulations, so far as practicable, shall prepare model ordinances under sub. (4), shall extend assistance to municipalities under this section, shall prepare the plan under sub. (2), shall encourage uniformity through the implementation of this plan and the utilization of memoranda of understanding which are substantially similar to the plan and shall extend assistance to agencies under this section.
281.33 History History: 1983 a. 416; Stats. 1983 s. 144.265; 1983 a. 538 s. 150; Stats. 1983 s. 144.266; 1985 a. 182 s. 57; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 16, 246; 1995 a. 27 ss. 4303cm, 9116 (5); 1995 a. 201; 1995 a. 227 s. 434; Stats. 1995 s. 281.33.
281.35 281.35 Water resources conservation and management.
281.35(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
281.35(1)(a) (a) "Approval" means a permit issued under s. 30.18 or an approval under s. 281.17 (1) or 281.41.
281.35(1)(b) (b) "Authorized base level of water loss" means any of the following:
281.35(1)(b)1. 1. The maximum 30-day average water loss authorized as a condition of an approval.
281.35(1)(b)2. 2. If subd. 1. does not apply, the highest average daily water loss over any 30-day period that is reported to the department or the public service commission under sub. (3) (c) or s. 30.18 (6) (c), 196.98, 281.17 (1) or 281.41.
281.35(1)(b)3. 3. If there is no water loss from an existing withdrawal, zero gallons per day.
281.35(1)(c) (c) "Consumptive use" means a use of waters of the state, other than an interbasin diversion, that results in a failure to return any or all of the water to the basin from which it is withdrawn. "Consumptive uses" include, but are not limited to, evaporation and incorporation of water into a product or agricultural crop.
281.35(1)(d) (d) "Great Lakes basin" means the watershed of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence river upstream from Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
281.35(1)(e) (e) "Great Lakes charter" means the document establishing the principles for the cooperative management of Great Lakes water resources, signed by the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes region on February 11, 1985.
281.35(1)(f) (f) "Great Lakes region" means the geographic region composed of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
281.35(1)(g) (g) "Interbasin diversion" means a transfer of the waters of the state from either the Great Lakes basin or the upper Mississippi river basin to any other basin.
281.35(1)(h) (h) "International joint commission" means the commission established by the boundary water agreement of 1909 between the United States and Canada.
281.35(1)(i) (i) "Person" has the meaning given in s. 281.01 (9) and also includes special purpose districts established under s. 66.072, other states and provinces and political subdivisions of other states and provinces.
281.35(1)(j) (j) "Upper Mississippi river basin" means the watershed of the Mississippi river upstream from Cairo, Illinois.
281.35(1)(k) (k) "Upper Mississippi river region" means the geographic region composed of the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
281.35(1)(L) (L) "Water loss" means a loss of water from the basin from which it is withdrawn as a result of interbasin diversion or consumptive use or both.
281.35(1)(m) (m) "Withdrawal" means the removal or taking of water from the waters of the state.
281.35(2) (2)Aggregation of multiple withdrawals.
281.35(2)(a)(a) In calculating the total amount of an existing or proposed withdrawal for purposes of determining the applicability of sub. (3), a person shall include all separate withdrawals which the person makes or proposes to make for a single use or for related uses.
281.35(2)(b) (b) In calculating the total amount of an existing or proposed water loss for purposes of determining the applicability of sub. (4), a person shall include all separate interbasin diversions and consumptive uses, or combinations thereof, which the person makes or proposes to make for a single use or for related uses.
281.35(3) (3)Registration required.
281.35(3)(a)1.1. Except as provided in par. (b), any person who, on January 1, 1986, is making a withdrawal averaging more than 100,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period shall register the withdrawal with the department before July 1, 1987.
281.35(3)(a)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (b), any person who, on or after January 1, 1986, proposes to begin a withdrawal that will average more than 100,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period shall register the proposed withdrawal with the department.
281.35(3)(am) (am) A registration under par. (a) shall contain a statement of and supporting documentation for all of the following:
281.35(3)(am)1. 1. The source of the proposed or existing withdrawal.
281.35(3)(am)2. 2. The location of any discharge or return flow.
281.35(3)(am)3. 3. The location and nature of the proposed or existing water use.
281.35(3)(am)4. 4. The actual or estimated average annual and monthly volumes and rates of withdrawal.
281.35(3)(am)5. 5. The actual or estimated average annual and monthly volumes and rates of water loss from the withdrawal.
281.35(3)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any of the following:
281.35(3)(b)1. 1. A person making a withdrawal who has been issued an approval and, as a condition of the approval, is reporting the volume and rate of withdrawal and, if applicable, the volume and rate of water loss from the withdrawal to the department or, if the person is a public utility, to the public service commission.
281.35(3)(b)2. 2. A person who is required to comply with sub. (4) before beginning the proposed withdrawal.
281.35(3)(b)3. 3. A person holding a permit under s. 283.31 or the federal water pollution control act, as amended, 33 USC 1251 to 1376, for whom the department has established a water loss coefficient, based on flow diagrams and other water use information provided by the permittee, that the department uses to calculate the permittee's water loss.
281.35(3)(c) (c) Each person who registers a withdrawal under par. (a) shall report the volume and rate of withdrawal and, if applicable, the volume and rate of water loss from the withdrawal to the department in the form and at the times required by the department.
281.35(4) (4)Water loss approval required.
281.35(4)(a)(a) This subsection applies to all of the following:
281.35(4)(a)1. 1. A person to whom a permit has been issued under s. 30.18 or who is required to obtain a permit under that section before beginning or increasing a withdrawal.
281.35(4)(a)2. 2. A person who is operating a well under an approval issued under s. 281.17 (1) or who is required to obtain an approval under that paragraph before constructing or installing a well.
281.35(4)(a)3. 3. An owner who is operating a system or plant under plans approved under s. 281.41 or who is required to submit plans and obtain an approval under that section before construction or extension of a proposed system or plant.
281.35(4)(b) (b) Before any person specified in par. (a) may begin a new withdrawal or increase the amount of an existing withdrawal, the person shall apply to the department under s. 30.18, 281.17 (1) or 281.41 for a new approval or a modification of its existing approval if either of the following conditions applies:
281.35(4)(b)1. 1. The person proposes to begin a new withdrawal that will result in a water loss averaging more than 2,000,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period.
281.35(4)(b)2. 2. The person proposes to increase an existing withdrawal that will result in a water loss averaging more than 2,000,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period above the person's authorized base level of water loss.
281.35(5) (5)Application; approval; denial.
281.35(5)(a)(a) Application. An application under sub. (4) (b) shall contain a statement of and documentation for all of the following:
281.35(5)(a)1. 1. The current operating capacity of the withdrawal system, if the proposed increase requires the expansion of an existing system.
281.35(5)(a)2. 2. The total new or increased operating capacity of the withdrawal system.
281.35(5)(a)3. 3. The place and source of the proposed withdrawal.
281.35(5)(a)4. 4. The place of the proposed discharge or return flow.
281.35(5)(a)5. 5. The place and nature of the proposed water use.
281.35(5)(a)6. 6. The estimated average annual and monthly volumes and rates of withdrawal.
281.35(5)(a)7. 7. The estimated average annual and monthly volumes and rates of water loss.
281.35(5)(a)8. 8. The anticipated effects, if any, that the withdrawal will have on existing uses of water resources and related land uses both within and outside of the Great Lakes basin or the upper Mississippi river basin.
281.35(5)(a)9. 9. Any land acquisition, equipment, energy consumption or the relocation or resiting of any existing community, facility, right-of-way or structure that will be required.
281.35(5)(a)10. 10. The total anticipated costs of any proposed construction.
281.35(5)(a)11. 11. A list of all federal, state, provincial and local approvals, permits, licenses and other authorizations required for any proposed construction.
281.35(5)(a)13. 13. A statement as to whether the proposed withdrawal complies with all applicable plans for the use, management and protection of the waters of the state and related land resources, including plans developed under ss. 281.12 (1) and 283.83 and the requirements specified in any water quantity resources plan under sub. (8).
281.35(5)(a)14. 14. A description of other ways the applicant's need for water may be satisfied if the application is denied or modified.
281.35(5)(a)15. 15. A description of the conservation practices the applicant intends to follow.
281.35(5)(a)16. 16. Any other information required by the department by rule.
281.35(5)(b) (b) Great Lakes basin; consultation required. If the department receives an application that, if approved, will result in a new water loss to the Great Lakes basin averaging more than 5,000,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period, or an increase in an existing withdrawal that will result in a water loss averaging 5,000,000 gallons per day in any 30-day period above the applicant's authorized base level of water loss, the department shall notify the office of the governor or premier and the agency responsible for management of water resources in each state and province of the Great Lakes region and, if required under the boundary water agreement of 1909, the international joint commission. The department shall also request each state and province that has cooperated in establishing the regional consultation procedure under sub. (11) (f) to comment on the application. In making its determination on an application, the department shall consider any comments that are received within the time limit established under par. (c).
281.35(5)(c) (c) Department response. Within the time limit established by the department by rule, which shall be consistent with the time limit, if any, established by the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes states and provinces, the department shall do one of the following in writing:
281.35(5)(c)1. 1. Notify the applicant that the application is approved or denied, and if it is denied, the reason for the denial.
281.35(5)(c)2. 2. Notify the applicant of any modifications necessary to qualify the application for approval.
281.35(5)(d) (d) Grounds for approval. Before approving an application, the department shall determine all of the following:
281.35(5)(d)1. 1. That no public water rights in navigable waters will be adversely affected.
281.35(5)(d)2. 2. That the proposed withdrawal does not conflict with any applicable plan for future uses of the waters of the state, including plans developed under ss. 281.12 (1) and 283.83 and any water quantity resources plan prepared under sub. (8).
281.35(5)(d)3. 3. That both the applicant's current water use, if any, and the applicant's proposed plans for withdrawal, transportation, development and use of water resources incorporate reasonable conservation practices.
281.35(5)(d)4. 4. That the proposed withdrawal and uses will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and ecosystem of the Great Lakes basin or the upper Mississippi river basin.
281.35(5)(d)5. 5. That the proposed withdrawal and uses are consistent with the protection of public health, safety and welfare and will not be detrimental to the public interest.
281.35(5)(d)6. 6. That the proposed withdrawal will not have a significant detrimental effect on the quantity and quality of the waters of the state.
281.35(5)(d)7. 7. If the proposed withdrawal will result in an interbasin diversion, all of the following:
281.35(5)(d)7.a. a. That each state or province to which the water will be diverted has developed and is implementing a plan to manage and conserve its own water quantity resources, and that further development of its water resources is impracticable or would have a substantial adverse economic, social or environmental impact.
281.35(5)(d)7.b. b. That granting the application will not impair the ability of the Great Lakes basin or upper Mississippi river basin to meet its own water needs.
281.35(5)(d)7.c. c. That the interbasin diversion alone, or in combination with other water losses, will not have a significant adverse impact on lake levels, water use, the environment or the ecosystem of the Great Lakes basin or upper Mississippi river basin.
281.35(5)(d)7.d. d. That the proposed withdrawal is consistent with all applicable federal, regional and interstate water resources plans.
281.35(5)(e) (e) Right to hearing. Except as provided in s. 227.42 (4), any person who receives notice of a denial or modification requirement under par. (c) is entitled to a contested case hearing under ch. 227 if the person requests the hearing within 30 days after receiving the notice.
281.35(5)(f) (f) The department shall charge each applicant for an approval under this subsection the fee established under sub. (10) (a) 5. All moneys collected under this paragraph shall be credited to the general fund.
281.35(6) (6)Approval.
281.35(6)(a)(a) Issuance; contents. If an application is approved under sub. (5), the department shall modify the applicant's existing approval or shall issue a new approval that specifies all of the following:
281.35(6)(a)1. 1. The location of the withdrawal.
281.35(6)(a)2. 2. The authorized base level of water loss from the withdrawal.
281.35(6)(a)3. 3. The dates on which or seasons during which water may be withdrawn.
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