Department of Natural Resources
(Environmental Protection – WPDES, Chs. NR 200 - ) Notice of intent to implement and enforce federal pretreatment standards and requirements related to Dental Office Wastewater pursuant to s. NR 211.34 (1), Wis. Adm. Code. The Department of Natural Resources will implement and enforce the Pretreatment Standards for New and Existing Sources for the Dental Office Point Source Category, codified at 40 C.F.R. part 441, 82 FR 27176 (June 14, 2017), which regulates discharges to publicly-owned treatment works from facilities where the practice of dentistry is performed. The Department of Natural resources will implement and enforce these standards and requirements as of the date of publication of this notice. New sources which began discharging after July 14, 2017 must comply within 90 days of introducing wastewater to a POTW. 40 CFR §§ 441.40 & 441.50(a)(1). Existing facilities which discharged wastewater on or before July 14, 2017, must comply with the federally-enforced compliance date of July 14, 2020. 40 CFR § 441.30. As provided in s. NR 211.34 (2), Wis. Adm. Code. the Department of Natural Resources will adopt these standards and requirements into the Wisconsin Administrative Code as soon as possible.
The regulations referenced above are available at:
Legislative Reference Bureau
1 East Main Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
Department of Natural Resources (NR)