281.57(8m)(c) (c) The department directed the municipality to correct the failed wastewater treatment system and the municipality received construction grant funding during fiscal year 1987-88 to make the corrections.
281.57(9) (9)Advance commitments for reimbursement from future appropriations.
281.57(9)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, implement and administer reimbursement funding to municipalities as part of the financial assistance program under this section to encourage the participation of all municipalities.
281.57(9)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules specifying reimbursement eligibility and procedures for commitments of financial assistance. The rules shall specify that reimbursement shall be made or committed:
281.57(9)(b)1. 1. To communities willing to apply for state assistance conditioned upon legislative appropriation of the amounts needed to reimburse municipalities.
281.57(9)(b)2. 2. To communities successfully completing all facility planning and engineering design requirements.
281.57(9)(b)3. 3. For all eligible costs consistent with sub. (4).
281.57(9)(b)4. 4. Prior to the start of construction of any reimbursable project if all required procedures have been complied with.
281.57(9)(b)5. 5. Subject to a priority determination system consistent with sub. (6) for reimbursable projects.
281.57(9)(b)6. 6. Subject to the same provisions of payment under sub. (7).
281.57(9)(b)7. 7. Subject to the same conditions of payment under sub. (8).
281.57(9)(c) (c) The maximum state assistance the department may commit in each fiscal year before fiscal year 1989-90 for future reimbursement under this subsection is an amount equal to the amount authorized under sub. (7) (c) for the subsequent fiscal year.
281.57(9m) (9m)Advance commitments for reimbursement of engineering design costs. The department may make an advance commitment to a municipality for the reimbursement of engineering design costs from funds appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tn) subject to all of the following requirements:
281.57(9m)(a) (a) For fiscal year 1989-90, the advance commitment shall include a provision making the reimbursement of engineering design costs conditional on the award or making of a construction grant under this section or a loan under ss. 281.58 and 281.59. If the financial assistance that the municipality receives for construction of a treatment work is a loan, the engineering design cost reimbursement shall be a loan. After June 30, 1990, and before September 1, 1990, the department may enter into an agreement with a municipality to provide engineering design costs under this subsection if the department makes an advance commitment for the reimbursement of those costs before July 1, 1990, and the municipality receives financial assistance under this section and s. 281.59 for construction.
281.57(9m)(b) (b) The advance commitment may be made only for engineering design activities commenced after the department makes the advance commitment.
281.57(9m)(c) (c) The advance commitment may be made only if the municipality has completed all facility planning requirements.
281.57(9m)(d) (d) The advance commitment may be made only for engineering design projects and costs which are eligible under sub. (4) (a), (b) and (c) 3.
281.57(9m)(e) (e) The advance commitment shall be subject to a priority determination system consistent with sub. (6).
281.57(10) (10)Expenditure authorization. The department may expend, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tn), the total amount which is authorized under that paragraph to be contracted for public debt and has not been expended, for new grants under this section for engineering design costs, construction costs and other costs which can be funded from bond revenue.
281.57(10e) (10e)Loan for water tower in the village of Athens. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10), and (12), during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $320,000 to the village of Athens for construction of a water tower and related costs, if the village applies for a loan. The department may not charge any interest on the loan.
281.57(10f) (10f)Loan for water tower in the village of Weston. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10), and (12), during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $400,000 to the village of Weston for construction of a water tower and related costs, if the village applies for a loan. The department may not charge any interest on the loan.
281.57(10m) (10m)Loan for modification or replacement of an innovative or alternative project. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10) and (12), during the 1997-99 fiscal biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $1,300,000 to a municipality for all of the planning, design and construction costs incurred after June 30, 1995, for the modification or replacement of a failed innovative or alternative point source pollution abatement facility for which the department issued written approval of eligibility under 40 CFR 35.2032 before December 10, 1996, and which requires additional construction to eliminate discharge of effluent to groundwater and to establish a new surface water outfall. The department may not charge any interest on the loan and may not require the municipality to repay the loan until the municipality receives a grant from the federal environmental protection agency for the modification or replacement of the point source pollution abatement facility. If the federal environmental protection agency denies the grant, the department shall forgive the loan.
281.57(10r) (10r)Loan for replacement of a failed sequential batch reactor. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10) and (12), during the 1999-2001 biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $770,000 to a municipality for all of the administrative, planning, design and construction costs incurred after January 1, 1997, for the replacement of a failed sequential batch reactor point source pollution abatement facility for which the department has issued written concurrence on or before March 26, 1999, that the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant is the most cost-effective option, and for which the municipality has on or before March 26, 1999, committed to work with the department towards securing reimbursement of the loan from the federal environmental protection agency under 40 CFR 35.2032. The department may not charge any interest on the loan.
281.57(10t) (10t)Loan for a drinking water treatment plant. Notwithstanding subs. (2), (4) to (10) and (12), during the 1999-2001 biennium, the department shall provide a loan of $1,100,000 to the village of Marathon for the upgrading or replacement of a drinking water treatment plant. The department may not charge any interest on the loan. The department may not require the municipality to repay the loan until the municipality receives a grant from the federal environmental protection agency for the upgrading or replacement of the drinking water treatment plant. If the federal environmental protection agency denies the grant or a portion of the grant, the village of Marathon shall repay the amount of the loan that exceeds the amount of the grant.
281.57(11) (11)Construction. This section shall be liberally construed in aid of the purposes declared in sub. (1).
281.57(12) (12)Sunset.
281.57(12)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (6), the department may not issue a grant award under the state program for a municipality that has not submitted to the department by January 2, 1989, a facility plan which meets the requirements of this section and is approvable by the department under this chapter.
281.57(12)(b) (b) Notwithstanding sub. (6), the department may not issue a grant award under the state program for planning or construction work after June 30, 1990.
281.58 281.58 Clean water fund program; financial assistance.
281.58(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
281.58(1)(ai) (ai) “Clean water fund program" means the program administered under this section with financial management provided under s. 281.59.
281.58(1)(am) (am) “Effluent limitation" has the meaning designated in s. 283.01 (6).
281.58(1)(b) (b) “Enforceable requirement" means any of the following:
281.58(1)(b)1. 1. Those conditions or limitations of a permit under ch. 283 which, if violated, could result in the initiation of a civil or criminal action under s. 283.89.
281.58(1)(b)2. 2. Those provisions of s. 281.19 (5) which, if violated could result in a departmental order under s. 281.19 (7).
281.58(1)(b)3. 3. If a permit under ch. 283 has not been issued, those conditions or limitations which, in the department's judgment, would be included in the permit when issued.
281.58(1)(b)4. 4. If no permit under ch. 283 applies, any requirement which the department determines is necessary for the best practicable waste treatment technology to meet applicable criteria.
281.58(1)(c) (c) “Industrial user" means any of the following:
281.58(1)(c)1. 1. Any nongovernmental, nonresidential user of a publicly owned treatment work which discharges more than the equivalent of 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary wastes, other than domestic wastes or discharges from sanitary conveniences, or discharges a volume that has the weight of biochemical oxygen demand or suspended solids at least as great as the weight found in 25,000 gallons per day of sanitary waste from residential users, and which is identified in the standard industrial classification manual, 1972, federal office of management and budget, as amended and supplemented as of October 1, 1978, under one of the following divisions:
281.58(1)(c)1.a. a. Division A: agriculture, forestry, and fishing.
281.58(1)(c)1.b. b. Division B: mining.
281.58(1)(c)1.c. c. Division D: manufacturing.
281.58(1)(c)1.d. d. Division E: transportation, communications, electric, gas, and sanitary services.
281.58(1)(c)1.e. e. Division I: services.
281.58(1)(c)2. 2. Any nongovernmental user of a publicly owned treatment work which discharges wastewater to the treatment work which contains toxic pollutants or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to contaminate the sludge of any municipal system, to injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, to constitute a hazard to humans or animals, to create a public nuisance, or to create any hazard in or have an adverse effect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works.
281.58(1)(c)3. 3. All commercial users of an individual system constructed with grant assistance under s. 281.57.
281.58(1)(cg) (cg) “Market interest rate" has the meaning given in s. 281.59 (1) (b).
281.58(1)(cm) (cm) “Median household income" means median household income determined by the U.S. bureau of the census as adjusted by the department to reflect changes in household income since the most recent federal census.
281.58(1)(cs) (cs) “Residential user" means a structure or part of a structure, including a mobile home, that is used primarily as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or 2 or more persons maintaining a common household and that uses a publicly owned treatment work. “Residential user" does not include an institutional, commercial, industrial or governmental facility.
281.58(1)(cv) (cv) “Septage" has the meaning given in s. 281.48 (2) (d).
281.58(1)(d) (d) “Treatment work" has the meaning designated in s. 283.01 (18).
281.58(1)(e) (e) “Violator of an effluent limitation" means a person or municipality that after May 17, 1988, is not in substantial compliance with the enforceable requirements of its permit issued under ch. 283 for a reason that the department determines is or has been within the control of the person or municipality.
281.58(2) (2)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules that are necessary for the proper execution of its responsibilities under this section. Notwithstanding s. 227.10 (1), the department and the department of administration are not required to promulgate rules for the purposes of providing financial assistance for pilot projects under sub. (7) (b) 7.
281.58(2m) (2m)General duties. The department shall:
281.58(2m)(a) (a) Administer its responsibilities under the clean water fund program.
281.58(2m)(b) (b) Have the lead state role with the U.S. environmental protection agency.
281.58(2m)(c) (c) Cooperate with the department of administration in administering the clean water fund program.
281.58(2m)(d) (d) Have the lead state role with municipalities in providing clean water fund program information, and cooperate with the department of administration in providing such information to municipalities.
281.58(2m)(e) (e) Inspect periodically clean water fund project construction to determine project compliance with construction plans and specifications and the requirements of this section and s. 281.59 and, if applicable, of 33 USC 1251 to 1376 and 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
281.58(2m)(f) (f) Submit a biennial budget request under s. 16.42 for the clean water fund program.
281.58(3) (3)Acceptance of federal capitalization grants. The department may enter into an agreement under 33 USC 1382 with the U.S. environmental protection agency to receive a capitalization grant under 33 USC 1381 to 1387. The agreement may contain any provision required by 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and any regulation, guideline or policy adopted under 33 USC 1381 to 1387.
281.58(3m) (3m)Biennial needs list. By May 1 of each even-numbered year, the department shall prepare and submit to the department of administration a biennial needs list that includes all of the following information:
281.58(3m)(a) (a) A list of wastewater treatment projects that the department estimates will apply for financial assistance under the clean water fund program during the next biennium.
281.58(3m)(b) (b) The estimated cost and estimated construction schedule of each project on the list, and the total of the estimated costs of all projects on the list.
281.58(3m)(c) (c) The estimated rank of each project on the priority list under sub. (8e).
281.58(6) (6)Methods of providing financial assistance.
281.58(6)(a)(a) The department may determine whether a municipality is eligible for financial assistance under the clean water fund program for any of the following:
281.58(6)(a)1. 1. Planning, designing and constructing or replacing a treatment work.
281.58(6)(a)1m. 1m. Activities other than those specified in subd. 1. associated with achieving and maintaining compliance with a permit issued under ch. 283.
281.58(6)(a)2. 2. Implementing a management program established under 33 USC 1329 (b).
281.58(6)(a)3. 3. Developing and implementing a conservation and management plan under 33 USC 1330.
281.58(6)(b) (b) The following methods of providing financial assistance may be used under the clean water fund program:
281.58(6)(b)1. 1. Purchasing or refinancing the obligation of a municipality if the obligation was incurred to finance the cost of constructing a water pollution control project located in this state.
281.58(6)(b)3. 3. Guaranteeing, or purchasing insurance for, municipal obligations for the construction or replacement of a treatment work if the guarantee or insurance would improve credit market access or reduce interest rates.
281.58(6)(b)4. 4. Making loans at or below the market interest rate.
281.58(6)(b)5. 5. Providing state financial hardship assistance under sub. (13) from the account under s. 25.43 (2) (b).
281.58(6)(b)7. 7. Making grants under sub. (13m).
281.58(6)(b)8. 8. Providing payments to the board of commissioners of public lands to reduce principal or interest payments, or both, on loans made to municipalities under subch. II of ch. 24 by the board of commissioners of public lands for projects that are eligible for financial assistance under the clean water fund program.
281.58(6)(b)9. 9. Using funds received as federal capitalization grants under sub. (3), any other method that is consistent with the federal program for state water pollution control revolving funds under 33 USC 1381 to 1387 or any other federal law providing funding for or otherwise relating to that program.
281.58(7) (7)Eligibility.
281.58(7)(a)(a) The department shall, by rule, establish criteria for determining which applicants and which projects are eligible to receive financial assistance under the clean water fund program. The primary criteria for eligibility shall be water quality and public health. The rules for clean water fund projects funded from the account under s. 25.43 (2) (a) shall be consistent with 33 USC 1251 to 1376 and 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and the regulations promulgated thereunder. The rules for clean water fund projects funded from the account under s. 25.43 (2) (b) may be consistent with 33 USC 1251 to 1376 and 33 USC 1381 to 1387 and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
281.58(7)(b) (b) The department may determine whether a municipality is eligible for financial assistance under the clean water fund program for any of the following types of projects:
281.58(7)(b)1. 1. Projects that the department determines are necessary to prevent a municipality from significantly exceeding an effluent limitation contained in a permit issued under ch. 283, including projects or capacity for the receiving, storage, and treatment of septage.
281.58(7)(b)2. 2. Projects needed to provide treatment to achieve compliance with an enforceable requirement changed or established after May 17, 1988, if the project is for a municipality that is in substantial compliance with its permit, issued under ch. 283, in regard to the changed or established enforceable requirements.
281.58(7)(b)4. 4. Projects for unsewered municipalities.
281.58(7)(b)5. 5. Projects for the prevention or treatment of nonpoint source pollution or urban storm water runoff.
281.58(7)(b)6. 6. Projects for the planning, design, construction or replacement of treatment works that violate effluent limitations contained in a permit issued under ch. 283.
281.58(7)(b)7. 7. Pilot projects that are consistent with the federal program for state water pollution control revolving funds under 33 USC 1381 to 1387.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 135 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before December 14, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 14, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-14-17)