NR 727.05(1)(d) (d) Manage any residual contamination in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
NR 727.05(2) (2) For cases where a continuing obligation is required under either s. NR 708.17 or 722.15, or ch. NR 726, the property owner shall notify anyone purchasing the property of the responsibility to comply with the continuing obligation.
NR 727.05(3) (3) For cases where occupants are responsible for maintenance of a continuing obligation under either s. NR 708.17 or 722.15 or ch. NR 726, the property owner shall include the continuing obligation in the lease agreement.
NR 727.05(4) (4) In order to maintain the off-site exemption under s. 292.13, Stats., the property owner, or occupant if applicable, shall avoid all of the following:
NR 727.05(4)(a) (a) Interference with response actions taken.
NR 727.05(4)(b) (b) Actions that may make the contamination worse or that would cause or worsen the discharge of a hazardous substance to the environment.
NR 727.05 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 727.07 NR 727.07 Notification of the agency with administrative authority regarding continuing obligations. For situations where a continuing obligation has been imposed under either s. NR 708.17, 722.15, or 726.13, the property owner shall notify the agency within 45 days prior to taking any of the following actions, to determine whether further action may be necessary to protect human health, safety, or welfare or the environment:
NR 727.07(1) (1) Removal of a building, cover, including a soil cover, barrier, or engineered containment structure or a portion thereof.
NR 727.07(2) (2) Removal of a structural impediment, including any structural impediment that prevented completion of the investigation or remediation.
NR 727.07(3) (3) Change from industrial to non-industrial land use, including where soil standards applied at closure were based on industrial land use exposure assumptions.
NR 727.07(4) (4) Change in use of a vapor mitigation system, including a passive or active vapor mitigation system.
NR 727.07(5) (5) Change in use from non-residential setting to residential setting, including where vapor risk screening levels were based on non-residential setting exposure assumptions at closure.
NR 727.07 Note Note: This may include sites or facilities where exposures applicable to non-residential settings, (i.e., commercial or industrial uses, or continued use of the compound of concern), changes to a residential setting (i.e. single or multiple family dwellings, or educational, child care and senior care facilities).
NR 727.07(6) (6) Construction of a building over residual soil or groundwater contamination by volatile compounds, including where a building did not exist at closure, but where construction of a building without adequate vapor control may result in a completed exposure pathway.
NR 727.07(7) (7) Site-specific conditions, including any other situation where the agency required notification, on a case-by-case basis, including changes in use or occupancy of a property.
NR 727.07 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 727.09 NR 727.09 Updating the department database or continuing obligations. In order to evaluate any of the following situations, the agency may require that the person requesting a change submit information, as necessary:
NR 727.09(1) (1)Compliance with continuing obligations. The agency may require additional response actions be taken at sites or facilities closed with deed restrictions or where continuing obligations have been imposed under either s. NR 708.17, 722.15, or 726.13, in cases where compliance with the restriction, condition, or continuing obligation has not been maintained.
NR 727.09 Note Note: The department conducts audits of cases where continuing obligations have been imposed. In some cases, these audits identify a lack of compliance with the continuing obligation imposed, and measures are required to return the site to compliance.
NR 727.09(2) (2)Updating a groundwater use restriction. For cases that have been closed conditioned upon the recording of a groundwater use restriction, the responsible party or property owner may, at any time after groundwater contaminant concentrations fall below ch. NR 140 preventive action limits, apply for unconditional case closure and may request that the agency issue an affidavit that can be recorded at the county register of deeds office to give notice that the previously recorded groundwater use restriction is no longer required. The responsible party may also apply for a preventive action limit exemption under s. NR 140.28 if concentrations fall below ch. NR 140 enforcement standards and the appropriate criteria under s. NR 140.28 are met. Once an exemption is granted under s. NR 140.28, the responsible party may request that the agency issue an affidavit that can be recorded at the county register of deeds office to give notice that an exemption has been granted under s. NR 140.28 and that the previously recorded groundwater use restriction is no longer required.
NR 727.09 Note Note: Prior to November, 2001, cases with groundwater enforcement standard exceedances were closed with a deed restriction, called a groundwater use restriction. The groundwater use restriction required department review and approval of a water supply well constructed or reconstructed on an affected property. Since November, 2001, these sites have been closed by adding them to a department database. Chapter NR 812 contains the requirement for department review and approval of any well constructed or reconstructed on a property listed on the GIS Registry (department database). Responsible parties or property owners of sites or facilities or properties subsequently meeting groundwater enforcement standards may request to have the deed restriction updated and the site or property removed from the department database, or that the information on the database be modified.
NR 727.09(3) (3)Updating a deed restriction. For cases that have been closed with a deed restriction that has since been satisfied, the responsible party or property owner may, at any time after the conditions necessitating a deed restriction have been either eliminated or satisfied and the restriction is no longer needed, request that the agency issue a written determination that can be referenced in an affidavit, confirming this situation. An affidavit can be then recorded at the county register of deeds office to give notice that some or all of the conditions, as applicable, in the previously recorded deed restriction are no longer required.
NR 727.09 Note Note: Prior to June 3, 2006, cases meeting certain conditions were closed with a deed restriction in accordance with ch. NR 726. Since that time, the use of deed restrictions for closure have been replaced with conditions in a closure letter under ch. NR 726 or in a remedial action approval under ch. NR 722.
NR 727.09(4) (4)Removal from the department database. For cases that have been included on the department database under s. NR 708.17, 722.15, or 726.13, the responsible party, property owner or other party may apply to the agency for removal of the site or facility or property, as applicable, from the department database. A site may not be removed from the database until all applicable standards have been met and all requirements imposed have been satisfied or nullified. A request may be submitted to the agency at any time after any of the following have been achieved:
NR 727.09(4)(a) (a) Groundwater contaminant concentrations are below ch. NR 140 enforcement standards.
NR 727.09(4)(b) (b) Soil contaminant concentrations are below ch. NR 720 soil standards.
NR 727.09(4)(c) (c) Other requirements or continuing obligations imposed have been satisfied or nullified.
NR 727.09(5) (5)Modification of the department database. For cases that have been included on the department database under s. NR 708.17, 722.15, or 726.13, the responsible party, property owner or other party may request that the department modify information on the department database at any time after any of the following have been achieved:
NR 727.09(5)(a) (a) Groundwater contaminant concentrations are below ch. NR 140 enforcement standards.
NR 727.09(5)(b) (b) Soil contaminant concentrations are below ch. NR 720 soil standards.
NR 727.09(5)(c) (c) Other requirements or continuing obligations imposed have been satisfied or nullified.
NR 727.09 Note Note: Cases may be included on the department database for more than one reason. If one or more of the conditions have been satisfied or nullified, but one or more remain, the information on the database can be changed to reflect current conditions.
NR 727.09 Note Note: Fees are required under ch. NR 749 for the removal or modification of information on the department database.
NR 727.09(6) (6)Deed notices.
NR 727.09(6)(a)(a) Deed notices that are required for modification or removal of a site or facility or property from the department database, or for another agency decision, shall be drafted in compliance with all of the following requirements:
NR 727.09(6)(a)1. 1. The document shall be drafted as an affidavit in the format required by s. 59.43 (2m), Stats.
NR 727.09(6)(a)2. 2. The property's legal description shall be typed onto the form or a copy of the legal description shall be attached and incorporated by reference.
NR 727.09(6)(a)3. 3. The document shall be signed by the property owner or owners, and their signatures shall be notarized.
NR 727.09(6)(b) (b) If a deed notice is required under this section, responsible parties shall record the deed notice within 90 days after the agency specifies that a deed notice is required.
NR 727.09 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 727.11 NR 727.11 Fees.
NR 727.11(1)(1) Request for review. A request for a review, a determination, or processing a change to the department database under this chapter may not be considered by the agency until proof of payment of the required fees has been received by the department's remediation and redevelopment program, in accordance with ch. NR 749.
NR 727.11(2) (2)Review fee. For sites or facilities where the department has administrative authority to oversee the remediation of the site or facility, the fee listed in ch. NR 749 for review of a request to update a deed restriction, or to modify or remove a site or facility or property from the department database shall be submitted to the department with each request.
NR 727.11(3) (3)Department database processing fee.
NR 727.11(3)(a)(a) For sites or facilities where the department has administrative authority to oversee the remediation of the site or facility, the fee listed in ch. NR 749 for processing the change to the department database shall be submitted to the department with each request.
NR 727.11(3)(b) (b) For sites or facilities where the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection has administrative authority to oversee the remediation of the site or facility, the fee for processing the change to the department database shall be submitted to the department of natural resources with each request.
NR 727.11 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13; correction in (3) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., October 2013 No. 694.
NR 727.13 NR 727.13 Reopening closed cases.
NR 727.13(1) (1) The department may require additional response actions, including monitoring, for any case which has previously been closed by the department if information regarding site or facility conditions indicates that contamination on or from the site or facility poses a threat to public health, safety, or welfare or the environment.
NR 727.13(2) (2) The department may require additional response actions if a property owner fails to comply with a condition of closure, a deed restriction, or with the certificate of completion issued pursuant to s. 292.15, Stats., or fails to maintain or comply with a continuing obligation.
NR 727.13(3) (3) If additional response action is required for a previously closed case, the department:
NR 727.13(3)(a) (a) Shall indicate in writing to the responsible parties that additional response action is needed at the site or facility and provide the responsible parties with information regarding the nature of the problem and category of response action that is needed.
NR 727.13(3)(b) (b) May require the responsible parties to achieve compliance with the applicable public health and environmental laws, including chs. NR 700 to 754 where applicable, within a time period established by the department.
NR 727.13(4) (4) The party who conducted the cleanup, or a person who owns the source property, or a person who owns an affected property, may request reopening of a closed case, or may conduct additional remedial actions.
NR 727.13 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
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