196.491 (3) (d) 3. The design and location or route is in the public interest considering alternative sources of supply, alternative locations or routes, individual hardships, engineering, economic, safety, reliability and environmental factors. In its consideration of environmental factors, the commission may not determine that the design and location or route is not in the public interest because of the impact of air pollution if the proposed facility will meet the requirements of ss. 144.30 to 144.426
196.491 (3) (d) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
196.491 (3) (d) 4. The proposed facility will not have undue adverse impact on other environmental values such as, but not limited to, ecological balance, public health and welfare, historic sites, geological formations, the aesthetics of land and water and recreational use. In its consideration of the impact on other environmental values, the commission may not determine that the proposed facility will have an undue adverse impact on these values because of the impact of air pollution if the proposed facility will meet the requirements of ss. 144.30 to 144.426 ch. 285.
196.856 (1) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
196.856 (1) The commission shall annually assess against the major utilities, as defined under s. 144.386 285.41 (1) (f), the total, not to exceed $400,000, of the amount appropriated under s. 20.370 (2) (cj) for acid deposition studies and evaluation and monitoring activities conducted by the department of natural resources.
. 196.98 of the statutes is amended to read:
196.98 Water reporting required. The commission shall ensure that each public utility to which s. 144.026 281.35 applies shall comply with the requirements of that section and shall report its volume and rate of withdrawal, as defined under s. 144.026 281.35 (1) (m), and its volume and rate of water loss, as defined under s. 144.026 281.35 (1) (L), if any, to the commission in the form and at the times specified by the department of natural resources. The commission shall provide the information reported under this section to the department of natural resources.
214.495 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
214.495 (1) A mortgage taken and recorded by a savings bank shall have priority over all liens, except tax and special assessment liens and liens under ss. 144.442 (9) 292.31 (8) (i), 144.76 (13) and 144.77 292.41 (6) (d) and 292.81, upon the mortgaged premises and the buildings and improvements thereon, that are filed after the recording of the mortgage.
215.21 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
215.21 (4) (a) All mortgages described in this section shall have priority over all liens, except tax and special assessment liens and liens under ss. 144.442 (9)
292.31 (8) (i), 144.76 (13) and 144.77 292.41 (6) (d) and 292.81, upon the mortgaged premises and the buildings and improvements thereon, which shall be filed subsequent to the recording of such mortgage.
227.01 (13) (ym) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (ym) Establishes conditions for a waiver to allow the burning of brush or other woody material under s. 159.07 287.07 (7) (e).
227.01 (13) (z) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (z) Defines or lists nonattainment areas under s. 144.371 285.23.
227.01 (13) (zc) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (zc) Establishes an inventory or a hazard ranking under s. 144.442 292.31.
227.01 (13) (zi) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (zi) Lists responsible units, as defined in s. 159.01 287.01 (9), and out-of-state units, as defined in s. 159.01 287.01 (5), with an effective recycling program under s. 159.11 287.11 (3).
227.01 (13) (zp) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.01 (13) (zp) Establishes water quality objectives for priority watersheds or priority lakes under s. 144.25 281.65 (4) (dm).
227.03 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.03 (2) Except as provided in s. 108.105, only the provisions of this chapter relating to rules are applicable to matters arising out of s. 66.191, 1981 stats., s. 40.65 (2), 144.445 289.33, 303.07 (7) or 303.21 or subch. II of ch. 107 or ch. 102, 108 or 949.
227.42 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.42 (4) This section does not apply if a hearing on the matter was conducted as a part of a hearing under s. 144.836 293.43.
227.42 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.42 (5) Except as provided under s. 144.44 (2) (m) 289.27 (1), this section does not apply to any part of the process for approving a feasibility report, plan of operation or license under s. 144.44 or 144.64 subch. III of ch. 289 or s. 291.23, 291.25, 291.29 or 291.31, any decision by the department of natural resources relating to the environmental impact of a proposed action under ss. 144.43 to 144.47 or 144.60 to 144.74 ch. 289 or 291 or ss. 292.31 and 292.35, or any part of the process of negotiation and arbitration under s. 144.445 289.33.
227.42 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
227.42 (6) This section does not apply to a decision issued or a hearing conducted under s. 144.645
234.01 (4n) (a) 8. of the statutes is amended to read:
234.01 (4n) (a) 8. Facilities for recycling as defined in s. 159.13 287.13 (1) (h).
234.67 (1) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.67 (1) (g) “Postconsumer waste" has the meaning given in s. 159.01 287.01 (7).
234.69 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.69 (1) (c) “Nonattainment area" has the meaning given in s. 144.30 (21) 285.01 (30).
234.69 (2) (b) 2. and 3. of the statutes are amended to read:
234.69 (2) (b) 2. Sections 144.30 to 144.403 Chapter 285, except ss. 285.30, 285.31, 285.55, 285.57, 285.59, 285.73, 285.77, 285.83, 285.85 and 285.87.
3. A local air pollution control program established under s. 144.41 285.73.
. 234.87 (1) (ae) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.87 (1) (ae) “Best management practices" has the meaning given in s. 144.25 281.65 (2) (a).
234.87 (1) (as) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.87 (1) (as) “Discharge" has the meaning given in s. 144.76 (1) (a) 292.01 (3).
. 234.87 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.87 (1) (b) “Priority lake area" has the meaning given in s. 144.25 281.65 (2) (bs).
. 234.87 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
234.87 (1) (c) “Priority watershed" has the meaning given in s. 144.25 281.65 (2) (c).
. 234.87 (3) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
234.87 (3) (b) 1. A priority watershed or priority lake area in which the program under s. 144.25 281.65 is implemented after May 16, 1992.
. 236.13 (2m) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27, is amended to read:
236.13 (2m) As a further condition of approval when lands included in the plat lie within 500 feet of the ordinary high-water mark of any navigable stream, lake or other body of navigable water or if land in the proposed plat involves lake or stream shorelands referred to in s. 236.16, the department of natural resources, to prevent pollution of navigable waters, or the department of commerce, to protect the public health and safety, may require assurance of adequate drainage areas for private sewage disposal systems and building setback restrictions, or provisions by the owner for public sewage disposal facilities for waters of the state, as defined in s. 281.01 (18), industrial wastes, as defined in s. 281.01 (5), and other wastes, as defined in s. 144.01 281.01 (7). The public sewage disposal facilities may consist of one or more systems as the department of natural resources or the department of commerce determines on the basis of need for prevention of pollution of the waters of the state or protection of public health and safety.
254.36 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
254.36 (2) The department, on the recommendation of the council, shall promulgate a radiation protection code. Other departments and agencies of state government and local governmental units may adopt the identical code, but no other rule, code or ordinance relating to this subject may be promulgated or enacted except as provided under ss. 144.83 (4) (i), 144.833 and 166.03 (2) (b) 6., 293.15 (8) and 293.25.
. Chapter 281 of the statutes is created to read:
water and sewage
281.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
(3) “Department" means the department of natural resources.
(4) “Garbage" means discarded materials resulting from the handling, processing, storage and consumption of food.
(5) “Industrial wastes" includes liquid or other wastes resulting from any process of industry, manufacture, trade or business or the development of any natural resource.
(6) “Municipality" means any city, town, village, county, county utility district, town sanitary district, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or metropolitan sewage district.
(7) “Other wastes" includes all other substances, except industrial wastes and sewage, which pollute any of the surface waters of the state. The term also includes unnecessary siltation resulting from operations such as the washing of vegetables or raw food products, gravel washing, stripping of lands for development of subdivisions, highways, quarries and gravel pits, mine drainage, cleaning of vehicles or barges or gross neglect of land erosion.
(8) “Owner" means the state, county, town, town sanitary district, city, village, metropolitan sewerage district, corporation, firm, company, institution or individual owning or operating any water supply, sewerage or water system or sewage and refuse disposal plant.
(9) “Person" means an individual, owner, operator, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, municipality, interstate agency, state agency or federal agency.
(10) “Pollution" includes contaminating or rendering unclean or impure the waters of the state, or making the same injurious to public health, harmful for commercial or recreational use, or deleterious to fish, bird, animal or plant life.
(11) “Refuse" means all matters produced from industrial or community life, subject to decomposition, not defined as sewage.
(12) “Secretary" means the secretary of natural resources.
(13) “Sewage" means the water-carried wastes created in and to be conducted away from residences, industrial establishments, and public buildings as defined in s. 101.01 (12), with such surface water or groundwater as may be present.
(14) “Sewerage system" means all structures, conduits and pipe lines by which sewage is collected and disposed of, except plumbing inside and in connection with buildings served, and service pipes from building to street main.
(15) “Solid waste" means any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility and other discarded or salvageable materials, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous materials resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under ch. 283, or source material, as defined in s. 254.31 (10), special nuclear material, as defined in s. 254.31 (11), or by-product material, as defined in s. 254.31 (3).
(16) “System or plant" includes water and sewerage systems and sewage and refuse disposal plants.
(17) “Wastewater" means all sewage.
(18) “Waters of the state" includes those portions of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior within the boundaries of this state, and all lakes, bays, rivers, streams, springs, ponds, wells, impounding reservoirs, marshes, watercourses, drainage systems and other surface water or groundwater, natural or artificial, public or private, within this state or its jurisdiction.
(19) “Water supply" means the sources and their surroundings from which water is supplied for drinking or domestic purposes.
(20) “Waterworks" or “water system" means all structures, conduits and appurtenances by means of which water is delivered to consumers except piping and fixtures inside buildings served, and service pipes from building to street main.
281.12 General department powers and duties.
281.13 Surveys and research.
281.15 Water quality standards.
281.17 Water quality and quantity; specific regulations.
281.20 Orders; nonpoint source pollution.
water quality and quantity;
water and sewage facilities;