NR 670.320(3) (3) Procedures for routine changes with prior department approval.
NR 670.320(3)(a)(a) Routine changes to the standardized license with prior department approval may only be made with the prior written approval of the department.
NR 670.320(3)(b) (b) You shall also follow the procedures in sub. (2) (b) 1. and 2.
NR 670.320(4) (4) Procedures for significant changes.
NR 670.320(4)(a) (a) You shall first provide notice of and conduct a public meeting.
NR 670.320(4)(a)1. 1. `Public Meeting.' Hold a meeting with the public to solicit questions from the community and inform the community of your proposed modifications to your hazardous waste management activities. Post a sign-in sheet or otherwise provide a voluntary opportunity for people attending the meeting to provide their names and addresses.
NR 670.320(4)(a)2. 2. `Public Notice.' At least 30 days before you plan to hold the meeting, issue a public notice according to the requirements of s. NR 670.431 (4).
NR 670.320(4)(b) (b) After holding the public meeting, submit a modification request to the department that:
NR 670.320(4)(b)1. 1. Describes the exact change or changes you are requesting and whether they are changes to information you provided under s. NR 670.275 or to terms and conditions in the supplemental portion of your standardized license.
NR 670.320(4)(b)2. 2. Explains why the modification is needed.
NR 670.320(4)(b)3. 3. Includes a summary of the public meeting under par. (a), along with the list of attendees and their addresses and copies of any written comments or materials they submitted at the meeting.
NR 670.320 Note Note: A significant change that is also a facility expansion is subject to s. NR 670.007 (1).
NR 670.320(4)(c) (c) After receiving your modification request, the department shall make a tentative determination within 120 days to approve or disapprove the request. The department may take a one time extension of 30 days to prepare the draft license modification decision. If the department anticipates that it will use the 30-day extension, the department will inform the license applicant during their initial 120-day review period.
NR 670.320(4)(d) (d) After the department makes the tentative determination, the department shall follow the procedures in ss. NR 670.505 and 670.507 to 670.510 for processing an initial request for coverage under the standardized license apply to making the final determination on the modification request.
NR 670.320 History History: CR 16-007: cr. Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; correction in (4) (d) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register July 2017 No. 739; CR 19-082: am. (2) (b) 2. Register August 2020 No. 776, eff. 9-1-20.
subch. L of ch. NR 670 Subchapter L — General Decisionmaking Procedures
NR 670.401 NR 670.401Purpose and scope. This subchapter and subch. M contain department procedures for issuing, modifying, revoking and reissuing or denying licenses.
NR 670.401 Note Note: To coordinate decisionmaking when a permit will be issued by EPA and an operating license will be issued by the department, this chapter allows applications to be jointly processed, joint comment periods and hearings to be held, and a final permit and lice to be issued on a cooperative basis whenever EPA and the department agree to take these steps in general or in individual cases.
NR 670.401 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.403 NR 670.403License application procedures.
NR 670.403(1)(a) (a) Any person required to have a license under s. NR 670.001 shall complete, sign and submit a license application to the department.
NR 670.403(1)(b) (b) The department may not begin reviewing the license application until the applicant has fully complied with the requirements in ss. NR 670.007, 670.010 and 670.013.
NR 670.403(1)(c) (c) License applications shall comply with the signature and certification requirements of s. NR 670.011.
NR 670.403(3) (3)The department shall review for completeness every license application. Each license application submitted by the owner or operator of a HWM facility consisting of both the Part A and the feasibility and plan of operation report, shall be reviewed for completeness within 60 days of receipt. Upon completing the review, the department shall notify the applicant in writing whether the license application is complete. If the license application is incomplete, the department shall list the information necessary to make the license application complete. When the license application is for an existing HWM facility, the department shall specify in the notice of incompleteness a date for submitting the necessary submitted material. Requests for additional information will not render a license application incomplete.
NR 670.403(4) (4)If an applicant fails or refuses to correct deficiencies in the license application, the license application may be denied and appropriate enforcement actions may be taken under ch. 291, Stats.
NR 670.403(5) (5)If the department decides that a site visit is necessary for any reason in conjunction with the review of a license application, the department shall notify the applicant and a date shall be scheduled.
NR 670.403 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.404 NR 670.404Consolidation of EPA permit and department license processing.
NR 670.404(1)(a) (a) Whenever a facility or activity requires a department license and EPA permit, processing of the license and permit applications for the license and permit may be consolidated. The first step in consolidation is to prepare the preliminary determination of the license application and draft permit at the same time.
NR 670.404(1)(b) (b) Whenever a preliminary determination of the license application and the draft permit are prepared at the same time, the statements of basis, required under 40 CFR 124.7 for EPA issued permits only, or fact sheets, required under s. NR 670.408, public comment periods, s. NR 670.410, and any public hearings, s. NR 670.412, on the preliminary determination and permit may also be consolidated. The operating license and permit may be issued together. They need not be issued together if in the judgment of the EPA or department, joint processing would result in unreasonable delay in the issuance of the permit or operating license.
NR 670.404(3) (3)Processing of the permit and license applications under sub. (1) may be consolidated by doing all of the following:
NR 670.404(3)(b) (b) The EPA and the department may agree to consolidate the draft permit and preliminary determination whenever a facility or activity requires both a permit and an operating license.
NR 670.404(3)(c) (c) Permit and license applicants may recommend whether or not the processing of their applications shall be consolidated.
NR 670.404 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.405 NR 670.405Modification, revocation and reissuance, or revocation or denial of licenses.
NR 670.405(1)(1)Licenses may be modified, revoked and reissued, or revoked or denied either at the request of any interested person, including the licensee, or upon the department's initiative. However, licenses may only be modified, revoked and reissued, or revoked or denied for the reasons specified in ss. NR 670.010 (5) (e), 670.041, 670.043 and s. 291.87 (1m), Stats. All requests shall be in writing and shall contain facts or reasons supporting the request.
NR 670.405(2) (2)If the department decides the request is not justified, the department shall send the requester a brief written response giving a reason for the decision. Denials of requests for modification, revocation and reissuance, or revocation or denial are not subject to public notice, comment, or hearings.
NR 670.405(3)(a)(a) If the department tentatively decides to modify or revoke and reissue a license under s. NR 670.041 or 670.042 (3), the department shall prepare a preliminary determination under s. NR 670.406 incorporating the proposed changes. The department may request additional information and, in the case of a modified license, may require the submission of an updated application. In the case of revoked and reissued licenses, other than under s. NR 670.041 (2) (c), the department shall require the submission of a new license application. In the case of revoked and reissued licenses under s. NR 670.041 (2) (c), the department and the licensee shall comply with the appropriate requirements in subch. J. of ch. NR 670, for standardized licenses.
NR 670.405(3)(b) (b) In a license modification under this section, only those conditions to be modified shall be reopened when a new preliminary determination is prepared. All other aspects of the existing license shall remain in effect for the duration of the unmodified license. When a license is revoked and reissued under this section, the entire license is reopened just as if the license had expired and was being reissued. During any revocation and reissuance proceeding the licensee shall comply with all conditions of the existing license until a new final license is reissued.
NR 670.405(3)(c) (c) “Classes 1 and 2 modifications" as defined in s. NR 670.042 (1) and (2) are not subject to this section.
NR 670.405(4) (4)If the department tentatively decides to revoke or deny a license under s. NR 670.043 where the licensee objects, the department shall issue a notice of intent to revoke or deny.
NR 670.405 Note Note: Procedures for revocation, suspension or denial of a license are found in s. 291.87, Stats.
NR 670.405(5) (5)All preliminary determinations, including notices of intent to revoke or deny, prepared under this section shall be based on the administrative record as defined in s. NR 670.409.
NR 670.405 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: am. (3) (a) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 670.406 NR 670.406Preliminary determination of license applications.
NR 670.406(1)(1)Before issuing a preliminary determination, the department shall complete the environmental review process under ch. NR 150. Once the department determines that a license application is complete, the department shall issue a preliminary determination to approve or deny the application.
NR 670.406(4) (4)The preliminary determination shall contain all of the following information:
NR 670.406(4)(a) (a) All conditions under ss. NR 670.030 and 670.032.
NR 670.406(4)(b) (b) All compliance schedules under s. NR 670.033.
NR 670.406(4)(c) (c) All monitoring requirements under s. NR 670.031.
NR 670.406(4)(d) (d) Standards for treatment, storage or disposal and other license conditions under s. NR 670.030.
NR 670.406(4)(e) (e) The environmental impact statement if required.
NR 670.406(4)(f) (f) A preliminary determination of need for the facility under s. 289.28, Stats.
NR 670.406 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.408 NR 670.408Fact sheet.
NR 670.408(1)(1)A fact sheet shall be prepared for every preliminary determination. The fact sheet shall briefly set forth the principal facts and the significant factual, legal, methodological and policy questions considered in preparing the preliminary determination. The department shall send this fact sheet to the applicant and, on request, to any other person.
NR 670.408(2) (2)The fact sheet shall include all of the following, when applicable:
NR 670.408(2)(a) (a) A brief description of the type of facility or activity which is the subject of the preliminary determination.
NR 670.408(2)(b) (b) The type and quantity of wastes which are proposed to be or are being treated, stored or disposed of.
NR 670.408(2)(d) (d) A brief summary of the basis for the preliminary determination conditions including references to applicable statutory or regulatory provisions and appropriate supporting references to the administrative record required by s. NR 670.409.
NR 670.408(2)(e) (e) Reasons why any requested alternatives to required standards do or do not appear justified.
NR 670.408(2)(f) (f) A description of the procedures for reaching a final decision on the preliminary determination including all of the following:
NR 670.408(2)(f)1. 1. The beginning and ending dates of the comment period under s. NR 670.410 and the address where comments will be received.
NR 670.408(2)(f)2. 2. Procedures for requesting a hearing and the nature of that hearing.
NR 670.408(2)(f)3. 3. Any other procedures by which the public may participate in the final decision.
NR 670.408(2)(g) (g) Name and telephone number of a person to contact for additional information.
NR 670.408 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.409 NR 670.409Administrative record.
NR 670.409(1)(1)The provisions of a preliminary determination prepared by the department under s. NR 670.406 shall be based on the administrative record which consists of the following:
NR 670.409(1)(a) (a) The application and any supporting data furnished by the applicant.
NR 670.409(1)(b) (b) Fact sheets required under s. NR 670.408 and all documents cited in the fact sheets.
NR 670.409(1)(c) (c) The environmental analysis if required by ch. NR 150.
NR 670.409(1)(d) (d) Other documents contained in the supporting file for the preliminary determination.
NR 670.409(1)(e) (e) Any other information considered by the department.
NR 670.409(2) (2)The department shall base final license decisions under s. NR 670.415 on the administrative record which consists of the following:
NR 670.409(2)(a) (a) The administrative record for the preliminary determination in sub. (1).
NR 670.409(2)(b) (b) The public notices.
NR 670.409(2)(c) (c) All comments and written materials received during the public comment period provided under s. NR 670.410.
NR 670.409(2)(d) (d) The response to comments required by s. NR 670.417 and any new material placed in the record under that section.
NR 670.409(2)(e) (e) Other documents contained in the supporting file for the license.
NR 670.409(2)(f) (f) Any other information considered by the department.
NR 670.409(3) (3)If a contested case hearing under s. 289.27, Stats., is held, the department's final determination shall also consider all comments received during the written comment periods and at any informational hearings, and shall consider the department's responses to comments.
NR 670.409(4) (4)Material readily available at the department, or published materials which are generally available and which are included in the administrative record under this section need not be physically included in the same file as the rest of the record as long as it is specifically referred to in the fact sheet or in the response to comments.
NR 670.409 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 13-022: am. (1) (c) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699.
NR 670.410 NR 670.410Public notice and public comment period.
NR 670.410(1)(1)Scope.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.