POLLUTION DISCHARGE ELIMINATION
POLICY AND PURPOSE
Statement of policy and purpose.
STANDARDS; EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS
State and federal standards.
Variances to water quality standard.
Thermal effluent limitations.
Standards of performance.
Toxic and pretreatment effluent standards.
Water pollutant discharge elimination system; permits, terms and conditions.
Storm water discharge permits.
Applications for permit.
Notice to other government agencies.
Public access to information.
Requests for information by permittee.
Permit duration, modification, revocation and reissuance.
Monitoring and reporting; access to premises.
Waste treatment service charges.
Reporting of new discharges.
Waiver for certain nutrient management research projects.
Exemption for certain alcohol fuel production systems.
Exemption for certain fruit and vegetable washing facilities.
Review of permits, decisions, terms and conditions.
GENERAL PROVISIONS; ENFORCEMENT
Land application of sewage sludge.
Continuing planning process.
Trading of water pollution credits.
Design of publicly owned treatment facilities.
Liability for water pollution.
Civil and criminal remedies.
Ch. 283 Cross-reference
See also NR 200- and chs. NR 102
, and 105
Wis. adm. code.
POLICY AND PURPOSE
Statement of policy and purpose. 283.001(1)
Although in recent years intensive efforts have been made toward the abatement of pollution of the waters of this state, pollution of these waters continues. Unabated pollution of the waters of this state continues to arouse widespread public concern. It continues to endanger public health; to threaten fish and aquatic life, scenic and ecological values; and to limit the domestic, municipal, recreational, industrial, agricultural and other uses of water. It is the policy of this state to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of its waters to protect public health, safeguard fish and aquatic life and scenic and ecological values, and to enhance the domestic, municipal, recreational, industrial, agricultural, and other uses of water. In order to achieve this policy, the legislature declares that:
It is the goal of the state of Wisconsin to eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the state by 1985;
It is also the goal of the state of Wisconsin that, wherever attainable, an interim goal of water quality which provides for the protection and propagation of fish, shellfish, and wildlife and provides for recreation in and on the water be achieved by 1983;
It is also the policy of the state of Wisconsin that the discharge of toxic pollutants in toxic amounts be prohibited.
The purpose of this chapter is to grant to the department of natural resources all authority necessary to establish, administer and maintain a state pollutant discharge elimination system to effectuate the policy set forth under sub. (1)
and consistent with all the requirements of the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972, P.L. 92-500
; 86 Stat. 816.