287.24(2)(d) (d) The responsible unit is not eligible under par. (a), (b), or (c) but one of the following applies:
287.24(2)(d)1. 1. By October 1 in the year preceding the year for which the grant is made, the responsible unit consists of what had been at least 2 responsible units.
287.24(2)(d)2. 2. By October 1 in the year preceding the year for which the grant is made, the responsible unit enters into a cooperative agreement with another responsible unit for the joint provision of at least one of the following elements of an effective recycling program:
287.24(2)(d)2.a. a. Performing comprehensive program planning.
287.24(2)(d)2.b. b. Collecting and transporting recyclable materials.
287.24(2)(d)2.c. c. Sorting recyclable materials at a materials recovery facility.
287.24(2)(d)2.d. d. Developing and distributing educational materials relating to waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.
287.24(2)(d)2.e. e. Carrying out a program of technical assistance to businesses and owners and occupants of multifamily dwellings to increase the availability and convenience of recycling.
287.24(2)(d)2.f. f. Any other program element approved by the department.
287.24(3) (3) Subject to sub. (4), the department shall determine the amount of a grant to a responsible unit under this section as follows:
287.24(3)(a) (a) Divide the amount available under s. 20.370 (6) (bw) for the year by the total population of the responsible units eligible under sub. (2).
287.24(3)(b) (b) Multiply the amount determined under par. (a) by the population of the responsible unit.
287.24(4) (4) A grant under this section plus a grant under s. 287.23 may not exceed the allowable expenses under s. 287.23 (3) (b).
287.24 History History: 2011 a. 32.
287.27 287.27 Materials recovered for reuse or recycling.
287.27(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "materials recovery facility" means a facility where the materials specified in sub. (4) (b) or s. 287.07 (3) or (4), not mixed with other solid waste, are processed for reuse or recycling by conversion into a consumer product or a product which is used as a raw material in a commercial or industrial process. "Materials recovery facility" does not include a facility operated by a pulp or paper mill which utilizes fiber or paper that has been separated from waste for use as a raw material in a commercial product.
287.27(2) (2)Reports by materials recovery facilities. Annually, the owner or operator of a materials recovery facility shall report to the department the amount of each of the materials specified in s. 287.07 (3) or (4) and any other materials specified by the department under sub. (4) (b) that the materials recovery facility receives and that were recovered from waste generated in this state.
287.27(3) (3)Reports by trade associations. A trade association may submit a report to the department containing the information required under sub. (2) in aggregate form for 2 or more materials recovery facilities that are affiliated with the trade association. A report under this subsection shall identify each materials recovery facility for which it is reporting. A materials recovery facility that is covered by a report under this subsection shall be considered to be in compliance with sub. (2).
287.27(4) (4)Rules. The department, by rule, may do any of the following:
287.27(4)(a) (a) Specify the form and manner of reporting under subs. (2) and (3).
287.27(4)(b) (b) Specify additional materials that the owner or operator of a materials recovery facility must report under sub. (2) or (3).
287.27(4)(c) (c) Exempt certain materials recovery facilities from all or a part of the reporting requirements of subs. (2) and (3) if the reports are not needed for the calculation of solid waste reuse or recycling rates under s. 287.19 (1) (a) 2.
287.27 History History: 1997 a. 60.
287.31 287.31 Newspaper recycling fee.
287.31(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
287.31(1)(a) (a) "Newspaper" means a publication that is printed on newsprint and that is published, printed and distributed in this state, at daily, weekly or other short, periodic intervals, for the dissemination of current news and information of a general character and of a general interest to the public. "Newspaper" also includes any "shoppers guide", as defined in s. 77.54 (15), that is printed on newsprint.
287.31(1)(b) (b) "Recycled content" means the proportion of fiber in a newspaper that is derived from postconsumer waste.
287.31(2) (2)Fee for not meeting target. Except as provided in sub. (4) (a), (am) or (c), each publisher of a newspaper shall annually pay to the department a newspaper recycling fee.
287.31(3) (3)Amount.
287.31(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in sub. (4) (b), the amount of the newspaper recycling fee imposed on a publisher under sub. (2) for any year is 1% of the total cost of newsprint used to print the newspaper during the year multiplied by the recycling status specified in par. (b).
287.31(3)(b) (b) The recycling status is the target recycled content specified in par. (c) minus the actual recycled content specified in par. (d).
287.31(3)(c) (c) The target recycled content is the following recycled content in the specified year:
287.31(3)(c)1. 1. 1992, 10%.
287.31(3)(c)2. 2. 1994, 25%.
287.31(3)(c)2e. 2e. 1996, 35%.
287.31(3)(c)2m. 2m. 1998 and thereafter, 33%.
287.31(3)(d) (d) The actual recycled content is the average of the recycled content of all newsprint used by that publisher to print the publisher's newspaper during the year.
287.31(4) (4)Exceptions.
287.31(4)(a)(a) The newspaper recycling fee imposed under sub. (2) does not apply to the publisher of a newspaper that meets or exceeds the target recycled content specified in sub. (3) (c).
287.31(4)(am) (am) The newspaper recycling fee imposed under sub. (2) does not apply to the publisher of a newspaper if the publisher is unable to obtain recycled newsprint in sufficient quantity, has attempted to obtain recycled newsprint from every producer of recycled newsprint that offered to sell recycled newsprint to the publisher within the preceding 12 months, and submits to the department documentation of its attempts including the name and address of each producer of recycled newsprint that the publisher contacted and the name and telephone number of the contact person at each of the producers.
287.31(4)(b)1.1. The department shall reduce the newspaper recycling fee imposed on a publisher if it determines that the publisher purchased newsprint under a contract signed on or before July 1, 1989, and all of the following apply:
287.31(4)(b)1.a. a. The contract requires the publisher to accept and pay for newsprint having a recycled content less than the target recycled content specified in sub. (3) (c).
287.31(4)(b)1.b. b. The contract does not contain language releasing the publisher from the obligation to purchase and pay for the newsprint upon the enactment of laws by this state relating to taxation or recycling of newsprint.
287.31(4)(b)2. 2. The department shall calculate the reduced fee under this paragraph as follows:
287.31(4)(b)2.a. a. Subtract the amount of newsprint described in subd. 1. used by the publisher during the year from the total amount of newsprint used by the publisher during the year.
287.31(4)(b)2.b. b. Divide the amount of newsprint determined under subd. 2. a. by the total amount of newsprint used by the publisher during the year.
287.31(4)(b)2.c. c. Multiply the amount determined under subd. 2. b. by the amount of the newspaper recycling fee calculated under sub. (3).
287.31(4)(c) (c) Subsection (3) does not apply to the publisher of a newspaper that has a circulation of less than 20,000 if the department determines, based on a review of a written request by the publisher, that compliance with the target recycled content requirements in sub. (3) (c) would create a financial hardship for the publisher. The department shall promulgate rules for making determinations of financial hardship under this paragraph.
287.31(5) (5)Collection. The department shall specify by rule the form and manner for payment of the newspaper recycling fee.
287.31(6) (6)Use of revenues. The newspaper recycling fees collected under sub. (5) shall be deposited in the environmental fund under s. 25.49.
287.31 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 227 s. 904; Stats. 1995 s. 287.31; 1997 a. 274; 2001 a. 38; 2003 a. 106; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32.
287.31 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 546, Wis. adm. code.
subch. IV of ch. 287 SUBCHAPTER IV
LITTERING
287.81 287.81 Littering.
287.81(1)(1) In this section:
287.81(1)(a) (a) "Aircraft" means any structure invented, used or designed for navigation or flight in the air.
287.81(1)(am) (am) "Highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (22).
287.81(1)(as) (as) "Large item" means an appliance, an item of furniture, a tire, a vehicle, a boat, an aircraft, building materials, or demolition waste.
287.81(1)(b) (b) "Vehicle" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (74), but includes an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined in s. 340.01 (15pm), and an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in s. 340.01 (2g).
287.81(1)(c) (c) "Waters of the state" has the meaning given in s. 281.01 (18).
287.81(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (3), a person who does any of the following may be required to forfeit not more than $500:
287.81(2)(a) (a) Deposits or discharges any solid waste on or along any highway, in any waters of the state, on the ice of any waters of the state or on any other public or private property.
287.81(2)(b) (b) Permits any solid waste to be thrown from a vehicle operated by the person.
287.81(2)(c) (c) Fails to remove within 30 days or otherwise abandons any automobile, boat or other vehicle in the waters of the state.
287.81(2)(d) (d) Owns an aircraft that has crashed in the waters of the state and fails to remove the aircraft from those waters within 30 days after the crash, within 30 days after June 15, 1991, or within 30 days after the national transportation safety board pursuant to an investigation under 49 CFR Part 831 authorizes its removal, whichever is latest.
287.81(2m) (2m) Except as provided in sub. (3), a person who deposits any large item on or along any highway, in any waters of the state, on the ice of any waters of the state, or on any other public or private property shall forfeit not more than $1,000.
287.81(3) (3)
287.81(3)(a)(a) Subsections (2) (a) and (2m) do not apply to a person who places solid waste in a receptacle designed for solid waste storage that is located along a highway or on other public or private property.
287.81(3)(b) (b) Subsections (2) and (2m) do not apply to a person who deposits or discharges solid waste in conformance with chs. 30, 31, 281 to 285 or 289 to 299 or a permit, license or other approval issued by the department under those chapters.
287.81 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 19; 1995 a. 227 s. 917; Stats. 1995 s. 287.81; 2001 a. 90; 2009 a. 368; 2011 a. 265.
subch. V of ch. 287 SUBCHAPTER V
ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
287.91 287.91 Enforcement; duty of department of justice; expenses.
287.91(1)(1) The attorney general shall enforce this chapter except for ss. 287.07, 287.08 and 287.81 and all rules promulgated under this chapter except under those sections.
287.91(2) (2) Notwithstanding sub. (1) and s. 287.95 (3) (a), the attorney general may enforce s. 287.07 (3), (4), and (5) by seeking injunctive relief against any person violating those provisions.
287.91(3) (3) The circuit court for Dane County or for any other county where a violation occurred in whole or in part has jurisdiction to enforce this chapter or related rules by injunctive and other relief appropriate for enforcement.
287.91(4) (4) The department of natural resources shall reimburse the department of justice for the expenses incurred in enforcing this chapter from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (2) (ma).
287.91 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1993 a. 75; 1995 a. 227 s. 919; Stats. 1995 s. 287.91; 2009 a. 50.
287.93 287.93 Inspections. Any officer, employee or authorized representative of the department may enter and inspect any place at which a solid waste facility is located or is being constructed or installed, or inspect any record relating to solid waste management of any person who generates, transports, treats, stores or disposes of solid waste, at any reasonable time for the purpose of ascertaining the state of compliance with this chapter and rules promulgated under this chapter. No person may refuse entry or access to any officer, employee or authorized representative of the department who requests entry or access for purposes of inspection, and who presents appropriate credentials. No person may obstruct, hamper or interfere with any such inspection. The department, if requested, shall furnish to the owner or operator of the premises a report setting forth all facts found that relate to compliance status.
287.93 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1995 a. 227 s. 920; Stats. 1995 s. 287.93.
287.95 287.95 Penalties concerning land disposal and incineration; citations.
287.95(1)(1) Any person who violates s. 287.07 (1m), (4m), or (5) may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, may be required to forfeit $200 for a 2nd violation and may be required to forfeit not more than $2,000 for a 3rd or subsequent violation.
287.95(2) (2)
287.95(2)(a)(a) Any person who violates s. 287.07 (2) or 287.08 before January 1, 1995, is not subject to a penalty.
287.95(2)(b) (b) After December 31, 1994, any person who violates s. 287.07 (2) or 287.08 may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, may be required to forfeit $200 for a 2nd violation and may be required to forfeit not more than $2,000 for a 3rd or subsequent violation.
287.95(3) (3)
287.95(3)(a)(a) Any person who violates s. 287.07 (3) and (4) before January 1, 1997, is not subject to a penalty.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Sept. 3, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Sept. 3, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 9-3-14)