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 670.410 Public notice and public comment period.
NR 670.410(1)(1)Scope.
NR 670.410(1)(a)(a) The department shall give public notice that any of the following actions have occurred:
NR 670.410(1)(a)1. 1. The department has completed the environmental review process under ch. NR 150.
NR 670.410(1)(a)2. 2. A license application has been determined to be complete under s. NR 670.403 (3).
NR 670.410(1)(a)3. 3. A preliminary determination has been issued to approve or deny the license application under s. NR 670.406.
NR 670.410(1)(a)4. 4. A hearing has been scheduled under s. NR 670.412.
NR 670.410(1)(b) (b) No public notice is required when a request for license modification, revocation and reissuance, or revocation or denial is denied under s. NR 670.405 (2). Written notice of that denial shall be given to the requester and to the licensee.
NR 670.410(1)(c) (c) Public notices may describe more than one license or license actions.
NR 670.410(2) (2)Timing.
NR 670.410(2)(a) (a) Public notice of the preliminary determination required under sub. (1) shall allow at least 45 days for public comment.
NR 670.410(2)(b) (b) If a hearing is to be held under ss. 289.26 or 289.27, Stats., public notice of the hearing shall be given at least 30 days before the hearing.
NR 670.410(3) (3)Methods. Public notice of activities described in sub. (1) (a) shall be given by the following methods:
NR 670.410(3)(a) (a) By mailing a copy of a notice to the following persons (any persons otherwise entitled to receive notice under this paragraph may waive their rights to receive notice for any classes and categories of licenses).
NR 670.410(3)(a)1. 1. The applicant.
NR 670.410(3)(a)2. 2. The EPA region 5 administrator if EPA is required to issue a permit for the same facility or activity.
NR 670.410(3)(a)3. 3. Federal and state agencies with jurisdiction over wildlife resources, the advisory council on historic preservation and state historic preservation officers, including any affected Indian tribes.
NR 670.410(3)(a)9. 9. Persons on a mailing list developed by:
NR 670.410(3)(a)9.a. a. Including those who request in writing to be on the list.
NR 670.410(3)(a)9.b. b. Soliciting persons for “area lists" from participants in past license proceedings in that area.
NR 670.410(3)(a)9.c. c. Notifying the public of the opportunity to be put on the mailing list through periodic publication in the public press and in publications such as state funded newsletters, environmental bulletins or state law journals. The department may update the mailing list from time to time by requesting written indication of continued interest from those listed. The department may delete from the list the name of any person who fails to respond to such a request.
NR 670.410(3)(a)10. 10. To the clerk of any unit of local government having jurisdiction over the area where the facility is proposed to be located.
NR 670.410(3)(a)11. 11. To each state agency having any authority under state law with respect to the construction or operation of the facility.
NR 670.410(3)(a)12. 12. The main public library in each affected municipality.
NR 670.410(3)(b) (b) For preliminary determinations, the department shall publish a class 1 notice according to ss. 985.04, 985.05 and 985.06, Stats., and broadcast over local radio stations.
NR 670.410(4) (4)Contents.
NR 670.410(4)(a) (a) All public notices. All public notices issued under this chapter shall contain the following minimum information:
NR 670.410(4)(a)1. 1. Name and address of the office processing the license action for which notice is being given.
NR 670.410(4)(a)2. 2. Name and address of the licensee or license applicant and, if different, of the facility or activity regulated by the license.
NR 670.410(4)(a)4. 4. Name, address and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain further information, including copies of the preliminary determination, fact sheet, and the license application.
NR 670.410(4)(a)5. 5. A brief description of the comment procedures required by ss. NR 670.411 and 670.412 and the time and place of any hearing that will be held, including a statement of procedures to request a hearing (unless a hearing has already been scheduled) and other procedures by which the public may participate in the final license decision.
NR 670.410(4)(a)6. 6. The location of the administrative record, the times at which the record will be open for public inspection, and a statement that all data submitted by the applicant is available as part of the administrative record.
NR 670.410(4)(a)10. 10. Any additional information considered necessary or proper.
NR 670.410(4)(b) (b) Public notices for hearings. In addition to the general public notice described in par. (a), the public notice of a hearing under s. NR 670.412 shall contain the information required under s. NR 2.06 (1) and (2).
NR 670.410(5) (5)In addition to the general public notice described in sub. (4) (a), all persons identified in sub. (3) (a) 1. to 3., shall be mailed a copy of the fact sheet and the preliminary determination.
NR 670.410 Note Note: Section 289.24 (4), Stats, requires the applicant to distribute copies of the license application to the persons specified under s. 289.32, Stats., immediately after receiving notice of the department's determination that the license application is complete.
NR 670.410 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.411 NR 670.411 Public comments and requests for public hearings. During the public comment period provided under s. NR 670.410, any interested person may submit written comments on the preliminary determination and may request a public hearing, if no hearing has already been scheduled. A request for a public hearing shall be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. All comments shall be considered in making the final decision and shall be answered as provided in s. NR 670.417.
NR 670.411 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.412 NR 670.412 Public hearings.
NR 670.412(1)(a) (a) The department may hold a public hearing whenever the department finds, on the basis of requests, a significant degree of public interest in the preliminary determination.
NR 670.412(1)(b) (b) The department may also hold a public hearing at the department's discretion, whenever, for instance, such a hearing might clarify one or more issues involved in the preliminary determination or operating license decision.
NR 670.412(1)(c) (c) The department may hold a public informational hearing whenever the department receives written notice of opposition to a preliminary determination and a request for a hearing within 45 days of public notice under s. NR 670.410 (2) (a), and whenever possible the department shall schedule a hearing under this section at a location convenient to the nearest population center to the proposed facility.
NR 670.412(1)(d) (d) Public notice of the hearing shall be given as specified in s. NR 670.410.
NR 670.412(1)(e) (e) Department determinations under this chapter are made as part of the process for approving a feasibility and plan of operation report or license under subch. III of ch. 289, Stats., or ch. 291, Stats., and are therefore exempt from s. 227.42 (1), Stats.
NR 670.412 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.415 NR 670.415 Issuance of the operating license.
NR 670.415(1)(1)Within 60 days after the close of the public comment period under s. NR 670.410 on a preliminary determination, the department shall issue a final determination. The department shall notify the applicant and each person who has submitted written comments or requested notice of the final determination. For the purposes of this section, a final determination means a final decision to issue, deny, modify, revoke or reissue, or revoke a license.
NR 670.415(2) (2)The department shall publish a notice of the intent to issue an initial operating license. The department may not publish the notice of intent to issue an initial operating license until the department receives and accepts the following documentation:
NR 670.415(2)(a) (a) For newly constructed surface impoundments, landfills or waste piles, the construction quality assurance certification required in s. NR 664.0019.
NR 670.415(2)(b) (b) For newly constructed treatment or storage facilities, the written construction certification statement required in s. NR 664.0025.
NR 670.415(3) (3)If the department fails to issue the operating license within 30 days of publishing the notice of intent required in sub. (2), the department shall refund the operating license review fee paid by the applicant.
NR 670.415 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; CR 16-007: am. (2) (a) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17.
NR 670.417 NR 670.417 Response to comments.
NR 670.417(1)(1)At the time that any final license decision is issued under s. NR 670.415, the department shall issue a response to comments. This response shall include both of the following:
NR 670.417(1)(a) (a) Specify which provisions, if any, of the preliminary determination have been changed in the final license decision, and the reasons for the change.
NR 670.417(1)(b) (b) Briefly describe and respond to all significant comments on the preliminary determination raised during the public comment period, or during any hearing.
NR 670.417(3) (3)The response to comments shall be available to the public.
NR 670.417 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06.
NR 670.427 NR 670.427 Annual renewal of the operating license.
NR 670.427(1)(1)The owner or operator of a treatment, storage or disposal facility who has been issued an operating license shall:
NR 670.427(1)(a) (a) Renew the operating license annually by submitting a license renewal form to the department by the date specified on the renewal application form.
NR 670.427(1)(b) (b) Submit the fee specified in ch. NR 670 Appendix II by the date specified on the environmental fee statement.
NR 670.427(2) (2)The owner or operator of a treatment, storage or disposal facility who fails to renew the license according to sub. (1) shall pay a late processing fee of $200 in addition to the license fee.
NR 670.427(3) (3)If the department fails to issue the annual operating license within 65 business days after the complete license renewal form is received by the department, the department shall refund fees paid by the applicant for the annual renewal of the operating license.
NR 670.427 Note Note: The department will mail the annual license renewal form and environmental fee statement to the owners or operators of treatment, storage or disposal facilities with effective operating licenses.
NR 670.427 Note Note: The license application is complete when the environmental fee and license application renewal form are received by the department.
NR 670.427 History History: CR 05-032: cr. Register July 2006 No. 607, eff. 8-1-06; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2013 No. 687.
subch. M of ch. NR 670 Subchapter M — Specific Decisionmaking Procedures
NR 670.431 NR 670.431 Pre-application public meeting and notice.
NR 670.431(1)(1)This section applies to all owners or operators submitting feasibility and plan of operation reports for initial operating licenses for hazardous waste management facilities. This section also applies to owners or operators submitting feasibility and plan of operation reports for reissuance of licenses for those facilities, where the submittal is proposing a significant change in facility operations. For the purposes of this section, a “significant change” is any change that would qualify as a class 3 license modification under s. NR 670.042. This section also applies to owners or operators submitting written notices of intent to be covered by a standardized license (see subch. J), including reissuance of a standardized license for units where the owner or operator proposes a significant change in facility operations, as defined in s. NR 670.320 (1) (c). This section does not apply to license applications submitted for the sole purpose of conducting long-term care activities or long-term care activities and corrective action at a facility.
NR 670.431(2) (2)Prior to the submission of a feasibility and plan of operation report for a facility, or the submission of a written notice of intent to be covered by a standardized license, the applicant shall hold at least one meeting with the public in order to solicit questions from the community and inform the community of proposed hazardous waste management activities. The applicant shall post a sign-in sheet or otherwise provide a voluntary opportunity for attendees to provide their names and addresses.
NR 670.431(3) (3)The applicant shall submit a summary of the meeting, along with the list of attendees and their addresses developed under sub. (2), and copies of any written comments or materials submitted at the meeting, to the department as a part of the feasibility and plan of operation report, according to s. NR 670.014 (2), or with the written notice of intent to be covered by a standardized license (see subch. J).
NR 670.431(4) (4)The applicant shall provide public notice of the pre-application meeting at least 30 days prior to the meeting. The applicant shall maintain, and provide to the department upon request, documentation of the notice.
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