2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
January 26, 2012 - Introduced by Senator Harsdorf, cosponsored by
Representatives Ripp, Wynn and Spanbauer. Referred to Committee on
Natural Resources and Environment.
SB402,1,3 1An Act to amend 283.60 (1) (intro.) and (c) of the statutes; relating to: the
2waiver of requirements related to the discharge of water pollution for certain
3research projects.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers
laws relating to the discharge of pollutants into surface water or groundwater,
including the requirement to obtain a water pollution discharge permit before
beginning a discharge. Current law authorizes DNR to waive the requirement to
obtain a water pollution discharge permit for a research project to evaluate advanced
agricultural nutrient management tools if certain requirements are met. This bill
authorizes DNR to waive any requirement of the laws relating to the discharge of
pollutants into the waters of the state for such a research project if the conditions are
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB402, s. 1 4Section 1. 283.60 (1) (intro.) and (c) of the statutes, as created by 2011
5Wisconsin Act 32
, are amended to read:
1283.60 (1) (intro.) The department may waive the compliance with any
2requirement for of this chapter or of a permit issued under this chapter for a research
3project for the purpose of evaluating advanced agricultural nutrient management
4tools and precision agricultural technology, if all of the following conditions are met:
SB402,2,95 (c) The person who will operate the project agrees to take necessary actions to
6maintain compliance with surface water and groundwater requirements under ch.
7281 and this chapter, other than the permitting a requirement waived under this
, and to take necessary actions to regain compliance with those requirements
9if a violation occurs in the course of the project.
SB402,2,1010 (End)