NR 700.03(58) (58)“Soil" means unsaturated organic material, derived from vegetation and unsaturated, loose, incoherent rock material, of any origin, that rests on bedrock other than foundry sand, debris and any industrial waste.
NR 700.03(59) (59)“Solid waste" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (33), Stats.
NR 700.03(59m) (59m)“Source property" means the property on which the hazardous substance discharge which is under investigation or cleanup, originally occurred.
NR 700.03(60) (60)“Submittal" means any document, report, plan, set of specifications, engineering design, or scientific evaluation of site data that is prepared to satisfy the requirements of chs. NR 700 to 754.
NR 700.03(60m) (60m)“Sub-slab" means beneath the lowermost building foundation slab.
NR 700.03(61) (61)“Surface water" has the meaning specified in s. NR 103.02 (3).
NR 700.03 Note Note: “Surface water" means “all natural and artificial, named and unnamed lakes and all naturally flowing streams within the boundaries of the state, but not including cooling lakes, farm ponds and facilities constructed for the treatment of wastewaters."
NR 700.03(62) (62)“Superfund" means the federal environmental cleanup fund and program created by CERCLA.
NR 700.03(62m) (62m)“Sustainable remedial action" means achieving protection of human health, safety, and the environment, while incorporating and balancing certain practices, processes, and technologies throughout all phases of the remedial action to deliberately generate a net positive impact on the environment, economy, and society.
NR 700.03(63) (63)“Treatment" means any method, technique or process, including thermal destruction, which changes the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of a hazardous substance or environmental pollution so as to render the contamination less hazardous.
NR 700.03(64) (64)“Treatability study" means the testing and documentation activities to evaluate the effectiveness of an interim or remedial action prior to full scale design and implementation. Treatability study includes, but is not limited to, bench scale studies and pilot scale studies.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Treatability studies provide additional data for the detailed analysis of treatment alternatives and the engineering design of remedial alternatives under ch. NR 724.
NR 700.03(64g) (64g)“TSCA" means the toxic substance control act, 15 USC 2601 to 2692.
NR 700.03(64r) (64r)“Unconsolidated material" means soil, sediment or other granular material, such as fill, not including debris.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Section NR 700.03 (58) defines “soil" as “unsaturated organic material, derived from vegetation and unsaturated, loose, incoherent rock material, of any origin, that rests on bedrock other than foundry sand, debris and any industrial waste." Section NR 700.03 (54) defines “sediment" as “particles in surface waters or wetlands that are derived from the erosion of rock, minerals, soils and biological materials, as well as chemical precipitation from the water column. Sediment particles are transported by, suspended in or deposited by water." Section NR 700.03 (10) defines “debris" as “material resulting from the construction, demolition or razing of buildings, roads and other structures and materials that have been discarded at a site or facility."
NR 700.03(65) (65)“U.S. EPA" or “EPA" means the United States environmental protection agency.
NR 700.03(66) (66)“Underground storage tank" or “UST" means any one or a combination of tanks, including connected pipes, that is used to contain an accumulation of hazardous substances, and the volume of which, including the volume of connected underground pipes, is 10 percent or more beneath the surface of the ground. The term does not include any of the following or pipes connected to any of the following:
NR 700.03(66)(a) (a) Septic tanks.
NR 700.03(66)(b) (b) Pipeline facilities, including gathering lines, regulated under:
NR 700.03(66)(b)1. 1. The Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 USC App. 1671, et seq.).
NR 700.03(66)(b)2. 2. The Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (49 USC App. 2001, et seq.).
NR 700.03(66)(b)3. 3. State laws comparable to the provisions of the law referred to in subd. 1. or 2. for intrastate pipeline facilities.
NR 700.03(66)(c) (c) Surface impoundments, pits, ponds or lagoons.
NR 700.03(66)(d) (d) Storm water or waste water collection systems.
NR 700.03(66)(e) (e) Flow-through process tanks.
NR 700.03(66)(f) (f) Liquid traps or associated gathering lines directly related to oil or gas production and gathering operations.
NR 700.03(66)(g) (g) Storage tanks situated in an underground area, such as, but not limited to, a basement, cellar, mineworking, drift, shaft or tunnel, if the storage tank is situated upon or above the surface of the floor.
NR 700.03 Note Note: This definition of “underground storage tank" is based on the definition found in s. ATCP 93.050 (122).
NR 700.03(66m) (66m)“Utility corridor" means any utility line that runs underground and any backfilled trench that was constructed to install a water main or lateral, a sewer main or lateral or other utility line.
NR 700.03(66p) (66p)“Vapor action level" means the concentration of vapors from volatile compounds is at or above the 1-in-100,000 (1x10-5) excess lifetime cancer risk or is at or above a hazard index of 1 for non-carcinogens.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Generic tables of risk based concentrations for air in residential and industrial land use scenarios can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/risk/human/rb-concentration_table/Generic_Tables/index.htm.
NR 700.03(66s) (66s)“Vapor mitigation system" means a system that prevents or reduces the migration of contaminant vapors into a building and does not have the primary purpose of remediating vapor contaminant sources.
NR 700.03(66w) (66w)“Vapor risk screening level" means the concentration of vapors in samples collected outside a building to estimate indoor vapor concentrations. The vapor risk screening level is equal to the vapor action level multiplied [divided] by an appropriate attenuation factor.
NR 700.03 Note Note: The correct word is shown in brackets. The scientific process for determining a vapor risk screening level is to divide, not multiply, the vapor action level by an appropriate attenuation factor. This error will be corrected in future rulemaking.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Vapor risk screening levels are applied to sub-slab, soil gas, and groundwater samples.
NR 700.03(66y) (66y)“Vapors" mean chemicals that are sufficiently volatile and toxic to pose an inhalation risk to human health via vapor intrusion from a soil or groundwater source.
NR 700.03(67) (67)“Waters of the state" has the meaning specified in s. 281.01 (18), Stats.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Section 281.01 (18), Stats., defines “waters of the state" to include “those portions of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior within the boundaries of Wisconsin, 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 the state or its jurisdiction."
NR 700.03(68) (68)“Wetlands" has the meaning specified in s. 23.32, Stats.
NR 700.03 Note Note: Section 23.32, Stats., defines “wetland" to mean “those areas where water is at, near or above the land surface long enough to be capable of supporting aquatic or hydrophytic vegetation, and which have soils indicative of wet conditions."
NR 700.03(69) (69)“Work plan" means a plan which outlines the intended scope of a response action, or any phase of a response action, including but not limited to intended methods, procedures and techniques to be used during the response action.
NR 700.03 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; cr. (42m), Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; am. (49), Register, April, 1995, No. 472, eff. 5-1-95; am. (intro.), Register, October, 1995, No. 478, eff. 11-1-95; am (intro.), (60), Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; cr. (38m) and (45m), Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; emerg. cr. (66m), eff. 5-18-00; cr. (66m), Register, January, 2001, No. 541, eff. 2-1-01; CR 01-129: cr. (28m), Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 12-023: am. (intro.), renum. (1) to (1m), cr. (1e), (1s), am. (2) (a), cr. (3m), (4m), am. (6), cr. (6m), (11m), am. (17), (27), cr. (30g), (30r), (33m), (34m), am. (36), cr. (39m), am. (43), cr. (43g), (43r), (45e), am. (45m), cr. (46m), am. (48), cr. (49g), (49r), renum. (51) to (intro.) and am., cr. (51) (a) to (c), (52m), (55m), (59m), am. (60), cr. (60m), (62m), (64g), (64r), (66p), (66s), (66w), (66y) Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13; CR 13-057: am. (21) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; correction in (17) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2017 No. 734.
NR 700.05 NR 700.05Confidentiality of information.
NR 700.05(1)(1)Except as provided under sub. (2), any record, report or other information furnished to, or obtained by, the department in the administration of chs. NR 700 to 754 is a public record subject to the provisions of ss. 19.21, 19.31 to 19.39, Stats., and s. NR 2.195.
NR 700.05(2) (2)If confidential status is sought for any record, report or other information furnished to or obtained by the department under chs. NR 700 to 754, the standards and procedures in s. NR 2.19 are applicable to all sites and facilities, and the standards and procedures in s. 289.09 (2), Stats., are applicable to the owners and operators of solid waste facilities.
NR 700.05 Note Note: Under s. NR 2.19, the department may grant confidential status if: (1) the standards for granting confidential status found in s. 289.09 or 291.15, Stats., are met; (2) confidential treatment is in the public interest using the balancing test in State ex rel. Youmanns v. Owens, 28 Wis. 2d 672 (1965); or (3) a specific statutory or common law right to confidential treatment is applicable.
NR 700.05(3) (3)Records, reports and other information for which the department has granted confidential status may be:
NR 700.05(3)(a) (a) Used by the department in compiling or publishing analyses or summaries relating to the general condition of the environment if the analyses or summaries do not identify a specific person or responsible party and the analyses or summaries do not reveal records or other information granted confidential status;
NR 700.05(3)(b) (b) Released by the department to the U.S. EPA or its authorized representative, if the U.S. EPA or its authorized representative agrees to protect the confidentiality of the records, reports or other information;
NR 700.05(3)(c) (c) Released for general distribution if the person who provided the information to the department expressly agrees to the release; and
NR 700.05(3)(d) (d) Released on a limited basis if the department is directed to take this action by a judge or administrative law judge under an order which protects the confidentiality of the record, report or other information.
NR 700.05 Note Note: Sections 292.11 (8), 292.31 (1) (d) and (3) (e), and 292.41 (5), Stats., provide the department with authority to gain access to property for the purpose of conducting response actions, and access to records relating to abandoned containers, discharged hazardous substances and solid waste disposed of at a site or facility.
NR 700.05 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; am. (1), (2), Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; CR 12-023: am. (1), (2) Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 700.07 NR 700.07Incorporation by reference. The material listed in this section is incorporated by reference at the paragraph noted: “SW-846, Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste", by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste, loose-leaf manual, “The Third Edition of SW 846, as amended by Final Updates I, II, IIA, IIB, III, IIIA, IIIB and IV", referenced in s. NR 716.13 (12).
NR 700.07 Note Note: These materials are available for inspection in the offices of the department of natural resources, 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin, or may be accessed at the following web site: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/test/main.htm or may be purchased for personal use from:
National Technical Information Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Springfield, VA 22161
NR 700.07 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; CR 12-023: am. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 700.08 NR 700.08Superfund site assessment. A site or facility may be evaluated by the department to determine eligibility for the federal superfund program, under CERCLA and the NCP. The department also may conduct federal site assessment activities, in cooperation with the U.S. EPA. Assessment activities may include, but are not limited to:
NR 700.08(1) (1)Identifying sites for addition to CERCLIS;
NR 700.08(2) (2)Reviewing files by department staff in the form of preliminary assessments;
NR 700.08(3) (3)Collecting data both on–and–off– site by conducting field sampling;
NR 700.08(4) (4)Preparing or reviewing federally prepared hazard ranking system scores, using the federal hazard ranking system; and
NR 700.08(5) (5)Nominating sites or facilities to the national priorities list.
NR 700.08 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 700.10 NR 700.10Identification of responsible parties. The department may attempt to identify potentially responsible parties during any phase of response action by any of the following methods:
NR 700.10(1) (1)Interviewing local officials, neighboring residents, persons involved with the operations of the site or facility, and past and present site or facility owners or operators.
NR 700.10(2) (2)Reviewing operational records of the site or facility.
NR 700.10(3) (3)Reviewing department records.
NR 700.10(4) (4)Determining current and past ownership of the site or facility.
NR 700.10(5) (5)Collecting and analyzing samples.
NR 700.10(6) (6)Other appropriate means.
NR 700.10 History History: CR 12-023: cr. Register October 2013 No. 694, eff. 11-1-13.
NR 700.11 NR 700.11Submittals.
NR 700.11(1)(1)General. Unless otherwise directed by the department, responsible parties shall comply with the following:
NR 700.11(1)(a) (a) Responsible parties shall submit site progress reports that summarize the completed work and additional work planned to adequately complete the response action at the site or facility to the department at 6 month intervals until case closure is granted by the department. The first site progress report shall be submitted to the department no later than 6 months after the responsible party notifies the department of the discharge in accordance with s. NR 706.05. Progress reports shall be provided on a reporting form supplied by the department. The department may require progress reports be submitted at a different frequency than semi-annually.
NR 700.11 Note Note: Copies of site progress report forms may be obtained at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Brownfields/Pubs.html.
NR 700.11(1)(bm) (bm) Unless otherwise directed by the department, responsible parties shall submit a site investigation work plan meeting the requirements of s. NR 716.09 to the department within 60 days of receiving notification that a site investigation is required.
NR 700.11(1)(cm) (cm) Responsible parties shall submit a site investigation report meeting the requirements of s. NR 716.15 to the department within 60 days after completion of the field investigation and receipt of the laboratory data.
NR 700.11(1)(dm) (dm) Responsible parties shall submit a remedial action options report meeting the requirements of s. NR 722.13 to the department within 60 days after submittal of the site investigation report.
NR 700.11(1)(em) (em) The department shall provide written acknowledgement of receipt of the reports listed in par. (bm) to (dm) within 30 days.
NR 700.11(3) (3)More extensive review. The department may perform more extensive review where an application is submitted to the department by a person seeking a liability exemption under s. 292.15, Stats., or where a person is participating in the dry cleaner environmental response program under s. 292.65, Stats.
NR 700.11 Note Note: Section 292.15, Stats., applies to persons who conduct remediation of contaminated property to obtain an exemption from liability.
NR 700.11(3g) (3g)Number of submittals. One paper copy and one electronic copy of each plan or report shall be submitted to the department, unless otherwise directed by the department. The electronic copy shall be submitted on optical disk media and may not be submitted as electronic mail attachments unless specifically approved in advance by the department. Electronic copy files shall have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch, and may not be locked or password protected. The department may request that the electronic copy of sampling results be submitted in a format that can be managed in software. An electronic copy of certain types of voluminous attachments or appendices may be substituted for the paper copy, if specifically approved in advance by the department. All documents shall be digital format versions rather than scanned versions except documents that are only available as scanned versions. Deeds and legal descriptions may be scanned versions. All information submitted shall be legible.
NR 700.11 Note Note: Guidance for GIS Registry submittals outlines how electronic copies should be submitted in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on optical disk media. This guidance can be accessed at http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/pubs/rr/RR690.pdf.
NR 700.11 Note Note: The department strongly recommends the use of 2-sided copies for the paper copy of the report, and the use of accordion folders for larger reports instead of 3-ring binders, to help address file space issues.
NR 700.11 Note Note: An example of a voluminous attachment is a laboratory quality assurance and control report.
NR 700.11 Note Note: Examples of formats that can be managed in software are spreadsheets, plain text tabular files, hypertext markup language files (HTML) and extensible markup language files (XML).
NR 700.11 Note Note: The department intends to implement an electronic document management system in the future that may require the submittal of all plans or reports in electronic format that can be managed in software.
NR 700.11(3r) (3r)Technical assistance. When requesting technical assistance or liability clarification from the department, the request shall be submitted on a form supplied by the department.
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