289.55(4)(a) (a) Tire dumps determined by the department to contain more than 1,000,000 tires.
289.55(4)(b) (b) Tire dumps which constitute a fire hazard or threat to public health.
289.55(4)(c) (c) Tire dumps in densely populated areas.
289.55(4)(d) (d) All other tire dumps.
289.55(5) (5) Recovery of expenses. The department may ask the attorney general to initiate a civil action to recover from the person responsible for the nuisance the reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the department for its nuisance abatement activities and its administrative and legal expenses related to the abatement. The department's certification of expenses shall be prima facie evidence that the expenses are reasonable and necessary.
289.55(6) (6) Other abatement. This section does not change the existing authority of the department to enforce any existing laws or of any person to abate a nuisance. The department may reimburse a person for the costs of any such abatement.
289.55 History History: 1987 a. 27, 110; 1987 a. 403 s. 256; 1989 a. 335 s. 89; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 227 s. 630; Stats. 1995 s. 289.55; 1997 a. 27.
289.57 289.57 Disposal and treatment records.
289.57(1)(1)Submission of information. The owner or operator of each solid waste treatment facility at which solid waste is converted into fuel or burned and of each solid waste disposal facility shall annually submit to the department a report containing all of the following information:
289.57(1)(a) (a) The name of the owner of the facility.
289.57(1)(b) (b) The location of the facility.
289.57(1)(c) (c) For a solid waste disposal facility, the remaining capacity available for disposal.
289.57(1)(d) (d) A list of all licensed haulers transporting waste to the facility for disposal or treatment in the previous year.
289.57(1)(e) (e) A list of the states of origin of solid waste disposed of or treated at the facility in the previous year and the amount, by weight, of that solid waste originating in each state.
289.57(2) (2) Maintenance of records. Except as provided in s. 289.09 (2) (a) 2., the department shall separately maintain as a public record, for each solid waste facility, the reports required by sub. (1).
289.57 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1995 a. 227 s. 633; Stats. 1995 s. 289.57.
289.59 289.59 Disposal and burning of low-level radioactive waste.
289.59(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “low-level radioactive waste" has the meaning given in s. 16.11 (2) (m).
289.59(2) (2) Prohibitions.
289.59(2)(a)(a) No person may dispose of low-level radioactive waste that is determined by the federal nuclear regulatory commission under 42 USC 2021j to be below regulatory concern in a landfill or a hazardous waste disposal facility unless the landfill or hazardous waste disposal facility is licensed for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste by the federal nuclear regulatory commission or by this state under an agreement under 42 USC 2021 that grants this state the authority to regulate the disposal of low-level radioactive waste.
289.59(2)(b) (b) No person may burn in an incinerator low-level radioactive waste that is determined by the federal nuclear regulatory commission under 42 USC 2021j to be below regulatory concern.
289.59 History History: 1991 a. 50; 1995 a. 115; 1995 a. 227 s. 639; Stats. 1995 s. 289.59.
subch. VI of ch. 289 SUBCHAPTER VI
FEES; FUNDS
289.61 289.61 License and review fees.
289.61(1)(1)The department shall adopt by rule a graduated schedule of reasonable license and review fees to be charged for solid waste license and review activities.
289.61(2) (2)Solid waste license and review activities consist of reviewing feasibility reports, plans of operation, closure plans and license applications, issuing determinations of feasibility, plan of operation approvals and operating licenses, inspecting construction projects and taking other actions in administering ss. 289.21 to 289.32, 289.43, 289.47, 289.53 and 289.95.
289.61(3) (3)The department shall establish solid waste review fees at a level anticipated to recover the solid waste program staff review costs of conducting solid waste review activities.
289.61 History History: 1995 a. 227 s. 583.
289.62 289.62 Tonnage fees.
289.62(1)(1)Imposition of tonnage fee on nonapproved facilities; exception; use.
289.62(1)(a) (a) Imposition of tonnage fee. Except as provided under par. (b), the owner or operator of a nonapproved facility shall pay periodically to the department a tonnage fee for each ton or equivalent volume of solid or hazardous waste received and disposed of at the facility during the preceding reporting period. The department may determine by rule the volume which is equivalent to a ton of waste.
289.62(1)(b) (b) Exemption from tonnage fees; certain materials used in the operation of the facility. Solid waste materials approved by the department for lining, daily cover or capping or for constructing berms, dikes or roads within a solid waste disposal facility are not subject to the tonnage fee imposed under par. (a).
289.62(1)(f) (f) Reduction of or exemption from tonnage fees. The total annual tonnage fees for all solid waste received by a nonapproved facility shall be reduced by the amount of the base fee under s. 289.67 (3) for that facility. If the base fee for a nonapproved facility under s. 289.67 (3) is greater than the annual tonnage fee imposed under par. (a) for that facility, the solid or hazardous waste received by the facility is exempt from the tonnage fee for that year. The department shall establish methods by rule for estimating the total annual tonnages for all solid and hazardous wastes received by a nonapproved facility. If an estimate reveals that total annual tonnage fees for a nonapproved facility for a certain year are unlikely to exceed the base fee under s. 289.67 (3) for that year, the department shall grant an exemption under this paragraph without requiring the calculation of the actual total tonnage fees.
289.62(1)(g) (g) Use of tonnage fees. Tonnage fees paid by a nonapproved facility shall be paid into the environmental fund for environmental management.
289.62(2) (2) Amount of tonnage fee.
289.62(2)(a)(a) Tonnage fee; solid waste. Except as provided under pars. (c) and (g), the tonnage fee imposed by sub. (1) (a) is 1.5 cents per ton for solid waste.
289.62(2)(b) (b) Tonnage fee; certain hazardous waste. The tonnage fee imposed by sub. (1) (a) is 15 cents per ton for hazardous wastes other than waste specified under par. (c).
289.62(2)(c) (c) Tonnage fee; other waste. Except as provided under par. (g), the tonnage fee imposed by sub. (1) (a) is 1.5 cents per ton for waste consisting of ashes and sludges from electric and process steam generating facilities, sludges produced by waste treatment or manufacturing processes at pulp or paper mills, manufacturing process solid wastes from foundries and sludges produced by municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
289.62(2)(g) (g) Tonnage fee; mining waste. Notwithstanding pars. (a) to (c), with respect to prospecting or mining waste, the tonnage fee imposed under sub. (1) (a) is:
289.62(2)(g)1. 1. For hazardous tailing solids, 1.5 cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)2. 2. For nonhazardous tailing solids, 0.2 cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)3. 3. For hazardous sludge, one cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)4. 4. For nonhazardous sludge, 0.5 cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)5. 5. For hazardous waste rock, 0.3 cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)6. 6. For nonhazardous waste rock, 0.1 cent per ton.
289.62(2)(g)7. 7. For any prospecting or mining waste not specified under subds. 1. to 6., 0.5 cent per ton.
289.62 History History: 1995 a. 227 s. 589, 991; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 32; 2013 a. 1.
289.63 289.63 Groundwater and well compensation fees.
289.63(1)(1)Imposition of groundwater and well compensation fees on generators. Except as provided under sub. (6) and s. 289.675 (1), a generator of solid or hazardous waste shall pay separate groundwater and well compensation fees for each ton or equivalent volume of solid or hazardous waste which is disposed of at a licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility. If a person arranges for collection or disposal services on behalf of one or more generators, that person shall pay the groundwater and well compensation fees to the licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility or to any intermediate hauler used to transfer wastes from collection points to a licensed facility. An intermediate hauler who receives groundwater and well compensation fees under this subsection shall pay the fees to the licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility. Tonnage or equivalent volume shall be calculated in the same manner as the calculation made for tonnage fees under s. 289.62 (1).
289.63(2) (2) Collection. The owner or operator of a licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility shall collect the groundwater and well compensation fees from the generator, a person who arranges for disposal on behalf of one or more generators or an intermediate hauler and shall pay to the department the amount of the fees required to be collected according to the amount of solid or hazardous waste received and disposed of at the facility during the preceding reporting period.
289.63(3) (3) Amount of groundwater and well compensation fees. The fees imposed under this section are as follows:
289.63(3)(a) (a) Except as provided in sub. (4), the groundwater fee imposed under sub. (1) is 10 cents per ton for solid waste or hazardous waste.
289.63(3)(b) (b) The well compensation fee imposed under sub. (1) for solid waste or hazardous waste, excluding prospecting or mining waste, is 4 cents per ton.
289.63(4) (4) Amount of groundwater fee; prospecting or mining waste. The groundwater fee imposed under sub. (1) is one cent per ton for prospecting or mining waste, including tailing solids, sludge or waste rock.
289.63(5) (5) In addition to other fees. The groundwater and well compensation fees collected and paid under sub. (2) are in addition to the tonnage fee imposed under s. 289.62 (1), the environmental repair base fee imposed under s. 289.67 (3) and the environmental repair surcharge imposed under s. 289.67 (4).
289.63(6) (6) Exemption from groundwater and well compensation fees for certain materials.
289.63(6)(a) (a) Solid waste materials approved by the department for lining, daily cover or capping or for constructing berms, dikes or roads within a solid waste disposal facility are not subject to the groundwater and well compensation fees imposed under sub. (1), except that foundry sands or shredder fluff approved for use under s. 289.30 (5) or 289.31 (9) are subject to groundwater and well compensation fees.
289.63(6)(b)1.1. In this paragraph, “ natural disaster" means a severe natural or human-caused flood or a severe tornado, heavy rain, or storm.
289.63(6)(b)2. 2. Solid waste materials that are generated as the result of a natural disaster are not subject to the groundwater and well compensation fees imposed under sub. (1) if all of the following apply:
289.63(6)(b)2.a. a. The natural disaster resulted in a federal or state disaster declaration.
289.63(6)(b)2.b. b. The solid waste materials were generated within a municipality that was included in the federal or state disaster declaration.
289.63(6)(b)2.c. c. The solid waste materials resulting from the natural disaster were disposed of in the solid waste disposal facility within 60 days after the occurrence of the natural disaster.
289.63(6)(b)2.d. d. The solid waste materials were removed as part of the disaster recovery effort and were segregated from other solid wastes when delivered to the solid waste disposal facility.
289.63(6)(d)1.1. In this paragraph, “ qualified materials recovery facility" means one of the following:
289.63(6)(d)1.a. a. A materials recovery facility, as defined in s. 287.27 (1), if the operator of the facility is self-certified under s. NR 544.16 (2), Wis. Adm. Code, and, if the facility has an approved plan of operation, the facility is in compliance with its approved plan of operation.
289.63(6)(d)1.b. b. A facility at which materials generated by construction, demolition, and remodeling of structures are processed for recycling if the facility is licensed under this chapter as a solid waste processing facility, the approved plan of operation for the facility requires the reporting of the volume or weight of materials processed, recycled, and discarded as residue, and the facility is in compliance with its approved plan of operation.
289.63(6)(d)2. 2. Subject to subd. 3., the following amounts of solid waste materials are not subject to the groundwater and well compensation fees imposed under sub. (1):
289.63(6)(d)2.a. a. For a qualified materials recovery facility described in subd. 1. a., an amount equal to the weight of the residue generated by the qualified materials recovery facility or 10 percent of the total weight of material accepted by the qualified materials recovery facility, whichever is less.
289.63(6)(d)2.b. b. For a qualified materials recovery facility described in subd. 1. b., an amount equal to the weight of the residue generated by the qualified materials recovery facility or 30 percent of the total weight of material accepted by the qualified materials recovery facility, whichever is less.
289.63(6)(d)3.a.a. The department may require an operator that claims the exemption under this paragraph to certify that the operator's facility satisfies the criteria in subd. 1. a. or b. and to report the weight of the residue for which the operator does not pay the groundwater and well compensation fees and any other information needed to determine eligibility for the exemption.
289.63(6)(d)3.b. b. The department may require the owner or operator of a licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility to report the weight of any residue received by the solid or hazardous waste disposal facility for which the groundwater and well compensation fees are not paid and to identify the facilities that generate that residue.
289.63(6)(d)3.c. c. If the operator of a facility claims the exemption under this paragraph for a greater weight of residue than is authorized under subd. 2., the operator is ineligible for the exemption for any additional residue until it pays the balance of the groundwater and well compensation fees that it owes.
289.63(7) (7) Reporting period. The reporting period under this section is the same as the reporting period under s. 289.62 (1). The owner or operator of any licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility shall pay groundwater and well compensation fees required to be collected under sub. (2) at the same time as any tonnage fees under s. 289.62 (1) are paid.
289.63(8) (8) Use of groundwater and well compensation fees. The groundwater fees collected under sub. (2) shall be credited to the environmental fund for environmental management. The well compensation fees collected under sub. (2) shall be credited to the environmental fund for environmental management.
289.63(9) (9) Failure to pay groundwater and well compensation fees.
289.63(9)(a)(a) If a person required under sub. (1) to pay groundwater and well compensation fees to a licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility fails to pay the fees, the owner or operator of the licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility shall submit to the department with the payment required under sub. (2) an affidavit stating facts sufficient to show the person's failure to comply with sub. (1).
289.63(9)(b) (b) If the person named in the affidavit under par. (a) is a generator or a person who arranges for collection or disposal services on behalf of one or more generators and the person holds a license for the collection and transportation of solid or hazardous waste, the department shall immediately notify the person that the license will be suspended 30 days after the date the notice is mailed unless the person submits to the department an affidavit stating facts sufficient to show that it has paid the fees as required under sub. (1).
289.63(9)(c) (c) If the person named in the affidavit under par. (a) is an intermediate hauler that holds a license for the collection and transportation of solid or hazardous waste, the department shall immediately notify the person that the license will be suspended 30 days after the date the notice is mailed unless the person submits to the department an affidavit stating facts sufficient to show that either of the following has occurred:
289.63(9)(c)1. 1. The person named in the affidavit under par. (a) received the required fees from a generator, from a person who arranges for collection or disposal services on behalf of one or more generators or from an earlier intermediate hauler, and paid the fees to the licensed solid or hazardous waste disposal facility or to a subsequent intermediate hauler.
289.63(9)(c)2. 2. A generator, a person who arranges for collection or disposal services on behalf of one or more generators or an earlier intermediate hauler failed to pay the required fees to the person named in the affidavit under par. (a).
289.63(9)(d) (d) If the department does not receive an affidavit under par. (b) or (c) within 30 days after the date the notice is mailed, the department shall suspend the license issued to the person for the collection and transportation of solid or hazardous waste. Notwithstanding s. 227.42, the department is not required to provide the licensee with a hearing before the suspension.
289.63(9)(e) (e) When a person whose license is suspended under par. (d) provides the department with proof that the person has paid the owner or operator of the licensed solid or hazardous waste facility the amount of the unpaid fees, the department shall immediately reinstate the suspended license.
289.63(10) (10) Repayment or waiver of overdue groundwater and well compensation fees.
289.63(10)(a)1.1. If a person required under sub. (1) to pay groundwater and well compensation fees to a licensed solid waste or hazardous waste disposal facility fails, within 120 days after the date of disposal, to pay the groundwater and well compensation fees and to pay the charges imposed by the licensed solid waste or hazardous waste disposal facility, the owner or operator of the licensed solid waste or hazardous waste disposal facility may submit an affidavit to the department that includes all of the following:
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)