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285.54 285.54 Medical waste incinerator fees.
285.54(1) (1) In this section:
285.54(1)(a) (a) "Medical waste incinerator" has the meaning given in s. 287.07 (7) (c) 1. cr.
285.54(1)(b) (b) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
285.54(2) (2) A municipality may, by ordinance, impose a fee, in accordance with rules promulgated under s. 287.03 (1) (am), on the operator of a medical waste incinerator located in the municipality to cover the costs incurred because of the presence of the medical waste incinerator, including costs of monitoring emissions and of providing periodic notification to residents concerning the medical waste incinerator. The fee imposed under this section may not exceed $1 per ton of waste that is incinerated at the medical waste incinerator unless the municipality and the operator of the medical waste incinerator agree to a higher fee.
285.54 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1995 a. 227; 1999 a. 150 s. 373; Stats. 1999 s. 285.54.
285.57 285.57 Emission of ozone-depleting substances.
285.57(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "class I substance" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7671 (3).
285.57(2) (2)Medical sterilizers.
285.57(2)(a)(a) The department shall evaluate the progress toward eliminating the use of class I substances in medical sterilizers. The department shall complete the evaluation no later than August 1, 1994.
285.57(2)(b) (b) Based on the results of the evaluation under par. (a), the department shall promulgate a rule that prohibits the use of class I substances in medical sterilizers or, if no adequate substitute for class I substances is available, requires persons who operate medical sterilizers that use class I substances to achieve the lowest achievable emission rate for class I substances.
285.57(3) (3)Solvents. The department shall advise persons who use class I substances as solvents on ways to eliminate that use.
285.57(4) (4)Citations. The department may follow the procedures for the issuance of a citation under ss. 23.50 to 23.99 to collect a forfeiture for a violation of sub. (2).
285.57(5) (5)Penalties. Any person who violates sub. (2) shall be required to forfeit not less than $250 nor more than $1,000. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
285.57 History History: 1993 a. 243; 1995 a. 227 s. 508; Stats. 1995 s. 285.57.
285.59 285.59 Recovery of ozone-depleting refrigerants.
285.59(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
285.59(1)(a) (a) "Ozone-depleting refrigerant" has the meaning given in s. 100.45 (1) (d).
285.59(1)(b) (b) "State agency" means any office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
285.59(2) (2)Salvaging refrigeration equipment. After June 30, 1992, except as provided in sub. (3), no person, including a state agency, may perform salvaging or dismantling of mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment in the course of which ozone-depleting refrigerant is or may be released or removed unless the person certifies all of the following to the department:
285.59(2)(a) (a) That the person uses equipment that is approved by the department to transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant from mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into storage tanks whenever it performs those activities.
285.59(2)(b) (b) That the individuals who use the equipment under par. (a) have, or are under the supervision of individuals who have, the qualifications established under sub. (5) (a) 1.
285.59(3) (3)Scrap metal processors.
285.59(3)(a)(a) In this subsection, "scrap metal processor" has the meaning given in s. 84.31 (2) (h).
285.59(3)(c) (c) After June 30, 1992, except as provided in par. (d), any person who sells, gives or transports mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment to a scrap metal processor shall do all of the following:
285.59(3)(c)1. 1. Transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant from the mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into a storage tank as provided in sub. (2) (a) and (b) or obtain and possess documentation that another person performed that transfer.
285.59(3)(c)2. 2. Provide documentation to the scrap metal processor that it has complied with subd. 1.
285.59(3)(d) (d) Paragraph (c) does not apply to a person who sells, gives or transports mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment to a scrap metal processor that agrees in writing to transfer the ozone-depleting refrigerant into a storage tank as provided in sub. (2) (a) and (b).
285.59(4) (4)Release.
285.59(4)(a)(a) During the salvaging, dismantling or transporting of mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment, no person may knowingly or negligently release ozone-depleting refrigerant to the environment, except for minimal releases that occur as a result of efforts to transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant into storage tanks.
285.59(4)(am) (am) No person may knowingly or negligently release from a storage tank to the environment ozone-depleting refrigerant that was removed during the salvaging, dismantling or transporting of mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment, except that this paragraph does not apply to minimal releases that occur as a result of efforts to transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant into mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment or other storage tanks.
285.59(4)(b) (b) Any person who transports, for purposes of salvaging or dismantling, mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment that contains ozone-depleting refrigerant shall certify to the department that it complies with par. (a), except that this paragraph does not apply to an individual who transports his or her personal mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment.
285.59(5) (5)Department duties. The department shall do all of the following:
285.59(5)(a) (a) Promulgate rules for the administration of this section including establishing all of the following:
285.59(5)(a)1. 1. Qualifications, which may include training or certification requirements, for individuals who use equipment to transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant from mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into storage tanks.
285.59(5)(a)2. 2. Fees to cover the cost of administering subs. (2), (3) and (4) (b).
285.59(5)(b) (b) Approve equipment for the transfer of ozone-depleting refrigerant from mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into storage tanks.
285.59(6) (6)Department powers. The department may promulgate rules providing that any portion of sub. (2), (3) or (4) applies with respect to a substance used as a substitute for an ozone-depleting substance.
285.59(7) (7)Citations. The department may follow the procedures for the issuance of a citation under ss. 23.50 to 23.99 to collect a forfeiture for a violation of sub. (2), (3) (c) or (4).
285.59(8) (8)Penalties.
285.59(8)(a)(a) Any person who violates sub. (2) shall be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Each act of salvaging or dismantling in violation of sub. (2) constitutes a violation.
285.59(8)(b) (b) Any person who violates sub. (3) (c) shall be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Each sale, giving or transporting in violation of sub. (3) (c) constitutes a violation.
285.59(8)(c) (c) Any person who violates sub. (4) shall be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Each release in violation of sub. (4) constitutes a violation.
285.59 History History: 1989 a. 284; 1991 a. 97; 1993 a. 243; 1995 a. 227 s. 509; Stats. 1995 s. 285.59; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 16; 2005 a. 335; 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 7, 10; 2013 a. 166 s. 77.
subch. VII of ch. 285 SUBCHAPTER VII
PERMITS AND FEES
285.60 285.60 Air pollution control permits.
285.60(1) (1) New or modified sources.
285.60(1)(a)(a) Construction permit.
285.60(1)(a)1.1. Except as provided in sub. (2g), (3), (5m), or (6), no person may commence construction, reconstruction, replacement, or modification of a stationary source unless the person has a construction permit from the department.
285.60(1)(a)2. 2. A construction permit may authorize the initial operation of a stationary source for a period specified in the permit to allow testing of the stationary source's equipment and monitoring of the emissions associated with the equipment.
285.60(1)(b) (b) Operation permit.
285.60(1)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., par. (a) 2., sub. (6) or s. 285.62 (8), no person may operate a new source or a modified source unless the person has an operation permit under s. 285.62 from the department.
285.60(1)(b)2. 2. A person may continue to operate a new source or a modified source for which the department issued a permit under s. 144.392, 1989 stats., on or before November 15, 1992, but on which construction, reconstruction, replacement or modification began after November 15, 1992, but the person shall apply for an operation permit under s. 285.62 no later than March 1, 1996.
285.60(2) (2)Existing sources.
285.60(2)(a)(a) Operation permit requirement. Except as provided in sub. (6) or s. 285.62 (8), no person may operate an existing source after the operation permit requirement date specified under s. 285.62 (11) (a) unless the person has an operation permit under s. 285.62 from the department.
285.60(2)(b) (b) Elective operation permit. A person may apply for an operation permit for one or more points of emission from an existing source for which an operation permit is not required. No person may operate a stationary source under an emission reduction option program unless the person has an operation permit from the department. If a person elects to apply for an operation permit under this paragraph, the election may not be withdrawn and the stationary source may not be operated without the operation permit beginning on the date that the operation permit is first issued.
285.60(2g) (2g)Registration permits.
285.60(2g)(a)(a) Rules. Subject to sub. (8), the department shall promulgate rules specifying a simplified process under which the department may issue a registration permit authorizing construction or operation or both for a stationary source with low actual or potential emissions if the owner or operator provides to the department, on a form prescribed by the department, sufficient information to show that the source qualifies for a registration permit. In the rules, the department shall include criteria for identifying categories of sources the owners or operators of which may elect to obtain registration permits and general requirements applicable to sources that qualify for registration permits. In the rules, the department may exempt persons who qualify for registration permits from the requirement to obtain a construction permit.
285.60(2g)(am) (am) Registration permit for certain sources. Subject to sub. (8), the department shall issue a registration permit authorizing the construction or operation or both for any stationary source with actual emissions that do not exceed 50 percent of any applicable major source threshold under s. 285.11 (16).
285.60(2g)(b) (b) Procedure. The procedural requirements of ss. 285.61 (2) to (8) and 285.62 (2) to (7) do not apply to a registration permit under this subsection. Within 15 days after receipt of the form prescribed by the department, the department shall provide one of the following to an applicant for a registration permit:
285.60(2g)(b)1. 1. Written notice of the department's determination that the source qualifies for a registration permit.
285.60(2g)(b)2. 2. A written description of any information that is missing from the application for a registration permit.
285.60(2g)(b)3. 3. Written notice of the department's determination that the source does not qualify for a registration permit, specifically describing the reasons for that determination.
285.60(3) (3)General permits.
285.60(3)(a)(a) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules for the issuance of general permits authorizing construction or operation or both for similar stationary sources. In the rules, the department shall specify criteria for identifying categories of sources for which the department may issue general permits and general requirements applicable to sources that qualify for general permits. In the rules, the department may exempt persons who qualify for a general permit from the requirement to obtain a construction permit.
285.60(3)(b) (b) Procedure. The procedural requirements of ss. 285.61 (2) to (8) and 285.62 (2) to (5) do not apply to the determination of whether a source is covered by a general permit under this subsection. Within 15 days after receipt of an application for coverage under a general permit, the department shall provide one of the following to the applicant:
285.60(3)(b)1. 1. Written notice of the department's determination that the source qualifies for coverage under the general permit.
285.60(3)(b)2. 2. A written description of any information that is missing from the application for coverage under the general permit.
285.60(3)(b)3. 3. Written notice of the department's determination that the source does not qualify for coverage under the general permit, specifically describing the reasons for that determination.
285.60(3m) (3m)Consideration of certain greenhouse gas emissions. Unless required under the federal clean air act, in determining whether a person is required to obtain a construction permit or an operation permit for a stationary source under this section based on emissions of greenhouse gases resulting from the combustion or decomposition of nonfossilized and biodegradable organic material originating from plants, animals, or microorganisms, the department may only consider carbon dioxide emissions consistent with 40 CFR 51.166 (b) (48) and the definition of "subject to regulation" in 40 CFR 70.2.
285.60(4) (4)Permit flexibility. The department shall allow a person to make a change to a stationary source that has an operation permit, or for which the person has submitted a timely and complete application for an operation permit, for which the department would otherwise first require an operation permit revision, without first requiring a revision of the operation permit if the change is not a modification, as defined by the department by rule, and the change will not cause the stationary source to exceed the emissions allowable under the operation permit, whether expressed as an emission rate or in terms of total emissions. Except in the case of an emergency, a person shall notify the department and, for permits required under the federal clean air act, the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency in writing at least 21 days before the date on which the person proposes to make a change to a stationary source under this subsection. A person may not make a proposed change to a stationary source if the department informs the person before the end of that 21-day period that the proposed change is not a change authorized under this subsection. The department shall promulgate rules establishing a shorter time for advance notification of changes under this subsection in case of emergency.
285.60(5) (5)Exemption from additional permit requirements for approved relocated sources.
285.60(5)(a)(a) Approved relocated source. A source is an approved relocated source if all of the following requirements are met:
285.60(5)(a)1. 1. The source is to be relocated within an attainment area.
285.60(5)(a)2. 2. The source is a stationary source capable of being transported to a different location.
285.60(5)(a)3. 3. The source received an air pollution control permit for the relevant air contaminant prior to relocation.
285.60(5)(a)4. 4. The owner or operator of the source provides written notice to the department at least 20 days prior to relocation and the department does not object to the relocation.
285.60(5)(a)5. 5. The source in its new location meets all applicable emission limitations and any visibility requirements in the department's rules and does not violate an ambient air increment or ambient air quality standard.
285.60(5)(a)6. 6. The source is not an affected source as defined in 42 USC 7651a (1).
285.60(5)(b) (b) Exempt from additional permits. Notwithstanding subs. (1) and (2), no additional permit is required if a source is an approved relocated source.
285.60(5m) (5m)Waiver of construction permit requirements.
285.60(5m)(a)(a) Subject to sub. (8), the department shall promulgate rules under which a person is allowed to commence construction, reconstruction, replacement, or modification of a stationary source prior to the issuance of a construction permit upon a showing that commencing construction, reconstruction, replacement, or modification prior to the issuance of the permit is necessary to avoid undue hardship.
285.60(5m)(b) (b) Subject to sub. (8), the department may allow a person to commence construction, reconstruction, replacement, or modification of a stationary source prior to the issuance of a construction permit on a case-by-case basis or on bases specified in a rule.
285.60(5m)(c) (c) The department shall act on a waiver request under this subsection within 15 days after it receives the request.
285.60(6) (6)Exemption.
285.60(6)(a)(a) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section the department may, by rule, exempt types of stationary sources from any requirement of this section if the potential emissions from the sources do not present a significant hazard to public health, safety or welfare or to the environment.
285.60(6)(b) (b) Subject to sub. (8), the department shall, by rule, exempt minor sources from the requirement to obtain a construction permit and an operation permit if the emissions from the sources do not present a significant hazard to public health, safety or welfare or to the environment.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)