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299.91 Hearings; procedure; review.
299.93 Environmental surcharge.
299.95 Enforcement; duty of department of justice; expenses.
299.97 Penalties and remedies.
299.01 299.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
299.01(3) (3) "Department" means the department of natural resources.
299.01(4) (4) "Environmental pollution" means the contaminating or rendering unclean or impure the air, land or waters of the state, or making the same injurious to public health, harmful for commercial or recreational use, or deleterious to fish, bird, animal or plant life.
299.01(5) (5) "Groundwater" means any of the waters of the state occurring in a saturated subsurface geological formation of rock or soil.
299.01(6) (6) "Hazardous substance" means any substance or combination of substances including any waste of a solid, semisolid, liquid or gaseous form which may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness or which may pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics. This term includes, but is not limited to, substances which are toxic, corrosive, flammable, irritants, strong sensitizers or explosives as determined by the department.
299.01(7) (7) "Industrial wastes" include liquid or other wastes resulting from any process of industry, manufacture, trade or business or the development of any natural resource.
299.01(8) (8) "Municipality" means any city, town, village, county, county utility district, town sanitary district, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or metropolitan sewage district.
299.01(9) (9) "Other wastes" include all other substances, except industrial wastes and sewage, which pollute any of the surface waters of the state. The term also includes unnecessary siltation resulting from operations such as the washing of vegetables or raw food products, gravel washing, stripping of lands for development of subdivisions, highways, quarries and gravel pits, mine drainage, cleaning of vehicles or barges or gross neglect of land erosion.
299.01(10) (10) "Person" means an individual, owner, operator, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, municipality, interstate agency, state agency or federal agency.
299.01(11) (11) "Sewage" means the water-carried wastes created in and to be conducted away from residences, industrial establishments and public buildings, as defined in s. 101.01 (12), with such surface water or groundwater as may be present.
299.01(12) (12) "Sewerage system" means all structures, conduits and pipe lines by which sewage is collected and disposed of, except plumbing inside and in connection with buildings served, and service pipes from building to street main.
299.01(13) (13) "Wastewater" means all sewage.
299.01 History History: 1995 a. 227 s. 996.
299.05 299.05 Permit guarantee program.
299.05(1) (1) The department shall promulgate rules under which the department refunds fees paid by an applicant for a license or approval that is issued under ss. 30.10 to 30.205 or 30.21 to 30.27, chs. 280 to 292 or subch. II of ch. 295 and that is of a type specified in the rule if the department fails to make a determination on the application within the time limit specified in the rule for that type of license or approval. The rules under this subsection do not apply to an applicant for a license or other approval related to mining, as defined in s. 293.01 (9), prospecting, as defined in s. 293.01 (18), or nonmetallic mining, as defined in s. 295.11 (3).
299.05(2) (2) The department shall specify time limits for at least the following types of licenses and approvals in the rules under sub. (1):
299.05(2)(a) (a) Permits, contracts, and other approvals under ss. 30.10 to 30.205 and 30.21 to 30.27.
299.05(2)(b) (b) Approvals under s. 281.34.
299.05(2)(c) (c) Permits under subch. IV of ch. 283.
299.05(2)(e) (e) Licenses under subch. III of ch. 289.
299.05(2)(f) (f) Licenses issued under subch. IV of ch. 291.
299.05 History History: 1997 a. 27, 301; 2003 a. 118, 310.
299.07 299.07 License denial, nonrenewal and revocation based on tax delinquency.
299.07(1) (1)
299.07(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (am), the department shall require each applicant to provide the department with the applicant's social security number, if the applicant is an individual, or the applicant's federal employer identification number, if the applicant is not an individual, as a condition of issuing or renewing any of the following:
299.07(1)(a)1. 1. A registration under s. 280.15.
Effective date note Note: Subd. 1. is amended eff. 6-1-08 by 2005 Wis. Act 360 to read:
Effective date text 1. A registration or license under s. 280.15.
299.07(1)(a)2. 2. A certification under s. 281.17 (3).
299.07(1)(a)3. 3. A license or certification under s. 281.48 (3).
299.07(1)(a)4. 4. A certification under s. 285.51 (2).
299.07(1)(a)4m. 4m. A certification under s. 285.59 (5).
299.07(1)(a)5. 5. A certification under s. 289.42 (1).
299.07(1)(a)6. 6. A license under s. 291.23.
299.07(1)(a)7. 7. A license under s. 293.21.
299.07(1)(a)8. 8. A license under s. 293.25 (2).
299.07(1)(a)10. 10. A license under s. 295.33.
299.07(1)(a)11. 11. A certification or registration under s. 299.11.
299.07(1)(a)12. 12. A license under s. 299.51 (3) (c).
299.07(1)(am)1.1. If an individual who applies for the issuance or renewal of a license, registration or certification specified in par. (a) does not have a social security number, the department shall require the applicant, as a condition of issuing or renewing the license, registration or certification, to submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation that the applicant does not have a social security number. The statement shall be in the form prescribed by the department of workforce development.
299.07(1)(am)2. 2. A license, registration or certification specified in par. (a) that is issued in reliance on a statement submitted under subd. 1. is invalid if the statement is false.
299.07(1)(b) (b) The department may not disclose any information received under par. (a) to any person except as follows:
299.07(1)(b)1. 1. To the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301.
299.07(1)(b)2. 2. If the department is required to obtain the information under s. 299.08 (1) (a), to the department of workforce development in accordance with a memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857.
299.07(2) (2) The department shall deny an application for the issuance or renewal of a license, registration or certification specified in sub. (1) (a), or shall revoke a license, registration or certification specified in sub. (1) (a), if the department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the applicant or holder of the license, registration or certification is liable for delinquent taxes.
299.07 History History: 1997 a. 237; 1999 a. 9, 32; 2005 a. 360.
299.08 299.08 License denial, nonrenewal, suspension or restriction based on failure to pay support.
299.08(1) (1)
299.08(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (am), the department shall require each applicant who is an individual to provide the department with the applicant's social security number as a condition of issuing or renewing any of the following:
299.08(1)(a)1. 1. A registration under s. 280.15.
Effective date note Note: Subd. 1. is amended eff. 6-1-08 by 2005 Wis. Act 360 to read:
Effective date text 1. A registration or license under s. 280.15.
299.08(1)(a)2. 2. A certification under s. 281.17 (3).
299.08(1)(a)3. 3. A license or certification under s. 281.48 (3).
299.08(1)(a)4. 4. A certification under s. 285.51 (2).
299.08(1)(a)5. 5. A certification under s. 289.42 (1).
299.08(1)(a)6. 6. A license under s. 291.23.
299.08(1)(a)7. 7. A license under s. 299.51 (3) (c).
299.08(1)(am)1.1. If an individual who applies for the issuance or renewal of a license, registration or certification specified in par. (a) does not have a social security number, the department shall require the applicant, as a condition of issuing or renewing the license, registration or certification, to submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation that the applicant does not have a social security number. The statement shall be in the form prescribed by the department of workforce development.
299.08(1)(am)2. 2. A license, registration or certification specified in par. (a) that is issued in reliance on a statement submitted under subd. 1. is invalid if the statement is false.
299.08(1)(b) (b) The department may not disclose any information received under par. (a) to any person except as follows:
299.08(1)(b)1. 1. To the department of workforce development in accordance with a memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857.
299.08(1)(b)2. 2. If the department is required to obtain the information under s. 299.07 (1) (a), to the department of revenue for the purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301.
299.08(2) (2) The department shall deny an application for the issuance or renewal of a license, registration or certification specified in sub. (1) (a), or shall suspend a license, registration or certification specified in sub. (1) (a) for failure to make court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse or failure to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of workforce development or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and relating to paternity or child support proceedings, as required in a memorandum of understanding under s. 49.857.
299.08 History History: 1997 a. 191, 237; 1999 a. 9, 32; 2005 a. 360.
299.11 299.11 Laboratory certification program.
299.11(1) (1)Definitions. As used in this section:
299.11(1)(a) (a) "Accuracy" means the closeness of a measured value to its generally accepted value or its value based upon an accepted reference standard.
299.11(1)(b) (b) "Certified laboratory" means a laboratory which performs tests for hire in connection with a covered program and which receives certification under sub. (7) or receives recognition as a certified laboratory under sub. (5).
299.11(1)(c) (c) "Council" means the certification standards review council created under s. 15.107 (12).
299.11(1)(d) (d) "Covered program" means test results submitted in connection with any of the following:
299.11(1)(d)1. 1. A feasibility report, plan of operation or the condition of any license issued for a solid waste facility under subch. III of ch. 289, or hazardous waste facility under s. 291.25 (2) and (3).
299.11(1)(d)2. 2. An application for a mining permit under s. 293.37 (2).
299.11(1)(d)3. 3. Monitoring required by terms and conditions of a permit issued under ch. 283.
299.11(1)(d)4. 4. The replacement of a well or provision of alternative water supplies under s. 281.75 or 281.77.
299.11(1)(d)5. 5. Groundwater monitoring under ch. 160.
299.11(1)(d)6. 6. The management or enforcement of the safe drinking water program under s. 280.13 (1) (b) and (d) or 281.17 (8).
299.11(1)(d)7. 7. The terms of department contracts when specifically required in the contracts.
299.11(1)(d)8. 8. An investigation of a discharge of a hazardous substance under s. 292.11.
299.11(1)(d)9. 9. A regulatory program specified by the department by rule if, after consultation with the council, the department finds that existing quality control programs do not provide consistent and reliable results and the best available remedy is to require that all laboratories performing the tests for that regulatory program be certified or registered.
299.11(1)(e) (e) "Laboratory" means a facility which performs tests in connection with a covered program.
299.11(1)(f) (f) "Precision" means the closeness of repeated measurements of the same parameter within a sample.
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