Notice of Preliminary Hearing on Statement of Scope
The Department of Natural Resources announces that it will hold a preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope SS 074-23 (Board Order RR-15-23) for proposed rules affecting chs. NR 700, 720, and 722 related to definitions, land use classifications, procedures for identifying environmental standards for soil, and soil cleanup standards used to investigate and remediate environmental contamination. In accordance with s. 227.136, Wis. Stats., the DNR is seeking public comment and feedback on Statement of Scope SS 074-23 at the time and virtual location shown below.
This hearing will also include:
Statement of Scope SS 075-23 (Board Order RR-14-23), proposed revisions to chs. NR 700, 708, 714, 722, 724, 725, 726, 727, and 749 related to definitions, notifications, fees, agreements, reports, and procedures for interim action and remedial action continuing obligations for environmental contamination.
Hearing Information
Date:   December 21, 2023
Time:   1:00 p.m.
Virtual Location:
Meeting ID: 844 9089 3252
Join by Telephone: (312) 626-6799
Rule Information
Chapters NR 700, 720, and 722, Wis. Adm. Code, provide definitions, procedures, and standards for the cleanup of contaminated soil. These chapters were last updated in 2013. Updates to code are needed to increase clarity, provide consistency between state and federal regulations, and reflect evolving practices and policies.
For the hearing or visually impaired, non-English speakers, or those with other personal circumstances which might make communication at the meeting/hearing difficult, the department will, to the maximum extent possible and with reasonable advance notice, provide aids including an interpreter, or a non-English, large-print, or recorded version of hearing documents. To access these resources, please contact the email address or phone number listed below as soon as possible.
Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments
The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, either use the Zoom link above prior to the day of the hearing or download and complete the fillable hearing appearance form and send it to
Comments on the proposed scope statement must be received on or before December 21, 2023. Written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail, E-mail, or through the internet and will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearing.
Written comments and any questions on the proposed scope statement should be submitted to:
  Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Molly Schmidt – RR/5
P.O. Box 7921
101 S. Webster Street,
Madison, WI 53707-7921
The scope statement may be reviewed, and comments made at:
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