281.346(5)(e)1.1. Except as provided in par. (dm), the department may not approve an application under par. (d) 1. for a new withdrawal that will equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, or for an existing withdrawal that is not covered by a general permit under sub. (4s) and that is proposed to be modified so that it will equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, but to which subd. 2. does not apply, unless the withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5)(e)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3. or par. (dm), the department may not approve an application under par. (d) 1. for a new withdrawal that will equal at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, or for an existing withdrawal that is not covered by a general permit under sub. (4s) and that is proposed to be modified so that it will equal at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5)(e)3. 3. A person who submits an application under par. (d) 1., to which subd. 2. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the withdrawal. If the person demonstrates that the water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the withdrawal.
281.346(5)(f) (f) Standards for approval of withdrawals covered by general permits.
281.346(5)(f)1.1. Except as provided in par. (dm), the department may not approve an application under par. (d) 1. for a withdrawal that is covered under a general permit under sub. (4s) if the applicant proposes to modify the withdrawal before December 8, 2021, so that it equals 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline or if the applicant proposes to modify the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, so that it equals 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued the current notice of coverage under the general permit and if subd. 2. does not apply, unless the withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5)(f)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3. or par. (dm), the department may not approve an application under par. (d) 1. for a withdrawal that is covered under a general permit under sub. (4s) if the applicant proposes to modify the withdrawal before December 8, 2021, so that it equals 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline or if the applicant proposes to modify the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, so that it equals 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued the current notice of coverage under the general permit, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5)(f)3. 3. A person who submits an application under par. (d) 1., to which subd. 2. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the increase in the withdrawal over the baseline or over the withdrawal amount, whichever is applicable under subd. 2. If the person demonstrates that the resulting increase in water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the increase in the withdrawal.
281.346(5)(g) (g) Modification of individual permit for increased withdrawal.
281.346(5)(g)1.1. If a person making a withdrawal that is covered under an individual permit issued under this subsection or s. 281.344 (5) proposes to increase, during the term of the permit, the amount of the withdrawal over the withdrawal amount specified in the permit, the person shall apply to the department for a modification of the permit to increase the withdrawal amount.
281.346(5)(g)2. 2. After receiving an application under subd. 1., the department shall, within the time limit established by the department by rule, determine whether to approve the application for modification of the permit or notify the applicant of any additional information needed to determine whether to approve the application.
281.346(5)(g)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 3m., if the department approves an application under subd. 1. and the department has issued any approvals that are required for modifying the withdrawal under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., the department shall modify the individual permit. In the modified permit, the department shall specify a withdrawal amount that is, except as provided in subd. 3e., equal to the smallest of the following amounts:
281.346(5)(g)3.a. a. The maximum hydraulic capacity of the most restrictive component of the water supply system used for the withdrawal for which the person has approval under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., or, if an approval under one of those provisions is not required for the most restrictive component of the water supply system, the maximum hydraulic capacity of the most restrictive component that the person proposes to use in the water supply system.
281.346(5)(g)3.b. b. If an approval under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., specifies a maximum amount of water that may be withdrawn, that amount.
281.346(5)(g)3.c. c. Any limit on the amount of the withdrawal necessary to ensure compliance with a decision-making standard applicable under par. (e) or (f).
281.346(5)(g)3e. 3e. If water is withdrawn through more than one water supply system to serve a facility and subd. 3. c. does not apply, the department shall determine the smallest amount under subd. 3. a. or b. for each of the water supply systems and shall specify a withdrawal amount that is equal to the sum of the amounts determined for each of the water supply systems.
281.346(5)(g)3m. 3m. If the department approves an application under subd. 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348, the department shall modify the individual permit. In the modified permit, the department shall specify a withdrawal amount that is equal to the withdrawal amount in the water supply service area plan.
281.346(5)(g)4. 4. If the department disapproves an application under subd. 1., the department shall notify the applicant in writing of the reason for the disapproval.
281.346(5)(gm) (gm) Consistency with water supply plans.
281.346(5)(gm)1. 1. The department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that serves a population of more than 10,000 unless the public water supply system is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348.
281.346(5)(gm)2. 2. The department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 unless the withdrawal is consistent with the water supply service area plan.
281.346(5)(h) (h) Standards for approval of certain modifications.
281.346(5)(h)1. 1. Except as provided in par. (gm), the department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1., if the person proposes to increase the amount of the withdrawal before December 8, 2021, and after the increase the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline, or, if the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal and the modification was subject to the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued that modified permit and if subd. 2. does not apply, unless the increased withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5)(h)1m. 1m. Except as provided in par. (gm), the department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1., if the person proposes to increase the amount of the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, and after the increase the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, and if subd. 2m. does not apply, unless the increased withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5)(h)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3. or par. (gm), the department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1., if the person proposes to increase the amount of the withdrawal before December 8, 2021, and after the increase the withdrawal would equal at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline, or, if the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal and the modification was subject to the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued that modified permit unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5)(h)2m. 2m. Except as provided in subd. 3. or par. (gm), the department may not approve an application under par. (g) 1., if the person proposes to increase the amount of the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, and after the increase the withdrawal would equal at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term, or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5)(h)3. 3. A person who submits an application under par. (g) 1., to which subd. 2. or 2m. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the increase in the withdrawal over the baseline or over the applicable withdrawal amount, whichever applies under subd. 2. or 2m. If the person demonstrates that the resulting increase in water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the increase in the withdrawal.
281.346(5)(i) (i) Term of permit. The term of an individual permit is 10 years.
281.346(5)(j) (j) Reissuance.
281.346(5)(j)1.1. A person to whom the department has issued an individual permit under this subsection or s. 281.344 (5) shall apply to the department for reissuance of the individual permit at least 180 days before the end of the term of the permit if the person intends to continue to withdraw from the Great Lakes basin at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days.
281.346(5)(j)2. 2. After receiving an application under subd. 1., the department shall, within the time limit established by the department by rule, determine whether to approve the application or notify the applicant of any additional information needed to determine whether to approve the application.
281.346(5)(j)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 3m., if the department approves an application under subd. 1., determines that the person is in substantial compliance with the current individual permit, and has issued any approvals that are required for the withdrawal under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., the department shall reissue the individual permit. In the permit, the department shall specify a withdrawal amount that is equal to the amount in the current permit, except that, if the person proposes in the application to increase the amount of the withdrawal, the department shall specify a withdrawal amount that is, except as provided in subd. 3e., equal to the smallest of the following amounts:
281.346(5)(j)3.a. a. The maximum hydraulic capacity of the most restrictive component of the water supply system used for the withdrawal for which the person has approval under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., or, if an approval under one of those provisions is not required for the most restrictive component of the water supply system, the maximum hydraulic capacity of the most restrictive component that the person proposes to use in the water supply system.
281.346(5)(j)3.b. b. If an approval under s. 30.12, 30.18, 281.34, or 281.41 or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., specifies a maximum amount of water that may be withdrawn, that amount.
281.346(5)(j)3.c. c. Any limit on the amount of the withdrawal necessary to ensure compliance with a decision-making standard applicable under par. (e) or (f).
281.346(5)(j)3e. 3e. If water is withdrawn through more than one water supply system to serve a facility and subd. 3. c. does not apply, the department shall determine the smallest amount under subd. 3. a. or b. for each of the water supply systems and shall specify a withdrawal amount that is equal to the sum of the amounts determined for each of the water supply systems.
281.346(5)(j)3m. 3m. If the department approves an application under subd. 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 and determines that the person is in substantial compliance with the current individual permit, the department shall reissue the individual permit. In the permit, the department shall specify a withdrawal amount that is equal to the withdrawal amount in the water supply service area plan.
281.346(5)(j)4. 4. If the department disapproves an application under subd. 1., the department shall notify the applicant in writing of the reason for the disapproval.
281.346(5)(jm) (jm) Consistency with water supply plans; reissuance.
281.346(5)(jm)1. 1. The department may not approve an application under par. (j) 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that serves a population of more than 10,000 if the person proposes to increase the amount of the withdrawal over the amount in the current permit, unless the public water supply system is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348.
281.346(5)(jm)2. 2. The department may not approve an application under par. (j) 1. for a withdrawal for the purpose of providing water to a public water supply system that is covered by an approved water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 unless the withdrawal is consistent with the water supply service area plan.
281.346(5)(k) (k) Standards for reissuance in certain cases.
281.346(5)(k)1. 1. Except as provided in par. (jm), the department may not approve an application under par. (j) 1., if the person proposes in the application to increase the amount of the withdrawal so that it equals 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, and if subd. 2. does not apply, unless the increased withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5)(k)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3. or par. (jm), the department may not approve an application under par. (j) 1., if the person proposes in the application to increase the amount of the withdrawal so that it equals at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5)(k)3. 3. A person who submits an application under par. (j) 1., to which subd. 2. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the increase in the withdrawal over the withdrawal amount as of the later of the dates under subd. 2. If the person demonstrates that the resulting increase in water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the increase in the withdrawal.
281.346(5)(L) (L) Prior notice. Beginning no later than 60 months after the compact's effective date, if a proposal for which approval is required under this subsection will result in a new water loss or an increase in a water loss that will average more than 5,000,000 gallons per day in any 90-day period, the department shall provide the other parties and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada, with detailed notice of the proposal and an opportunity to comment on the proposal. The department shall provide a response to any comment received under this paragraph. The department may not grant an approval under this subsection until at least 90 days after the day on which it provided notice under this paragraph.
281.346(5)(m) (m) Regional review. If a majority of the members of the regional body request regional review of a proposal described in s. 281.343 (4h) (a) 6. for a withdrawal and the department determines under s. 281.343 (4h) (b) 1. that the proposal is subject to regional review, the department shall conduct a technical review of the proposal and submit the proposal for regional review. The department may not determine under s. 281.343 (4h) (b) 1. that the proposal is subject to regional review unless the proposal will result in a water loss that will average more than 5,000,000 gallons per day in any 90-day period. If the department submits the proposal for regional review, the department may not act on the proposal until the proposal has undergone regional review and the department has considered the regional declaration of finding in determining whether to approve the proposal or until 90 days after the department submits the proposal for regional review, whichever is sooner.
281.346(5)(n) (n) Information to be provided. A person who submits an application under par. (d) 1., (g) 1., or (j) 1. shall provide the information required by the department by rule. If a decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or (6) applies, the person shall provide information about the potential impacts of the withdrawal on the waters of the Great Lakes basin and water dependent natural resources. If the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6) applies, the person shall provide an assessment of the individual impacts of the proposal for the purposes of sub. (6) (b). The person may also include a cumulative impact assessment.
281.346(5)(o) (o) Departmental modifications. After an opportunity for a hearing, the department may modify a permit issued under this subsection as necessary to ensure that a withdrawal complies with any applicable requirement under sub. (5m) or (6).
281.346(5)(p) (p) Suspension and revocation. The department may suspend or revoke a permit issued under this subsection for cause, including obtaining the permit by misrepresentation or failure to disclose material facts or substantially violating the terms of the permit.
281.346(5)(q) (q) Transfer of control. A permit is not transferable to any person except after notice to the department. A person who proposes to assume control over a permitted withdrawal shall file with the department a permit application and a statement of acceptance of the permit. The department may require modification or revocation and reissuance of the permit to change the name of the permittee.
281.346(5e) (5e) Requirements for water supply service area plans for public water supply systems in the Great Lakes basin.
281.346(5e)(a)(a) Unpermitted withdrawals.
281.346(5e)(a)1.1. Beginning on December 8, 2011, the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for a new withdrawal from the Great Lakes basin of at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, or for modification of an existing withdrawal that is not covered by a general permit under sub. (4s) so that it will equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, but to which subd. 2. does not apply, unless the withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5e)(a)2. 2. Beginning on December 8, 2011, except as provided in subd. 3., the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for a new withdrawal from the Great Lakes basin of at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, or for modification of an existing withdrawal that is not covered by a general permit under sub. (4s) so that it will equal at least 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5e)(a)3. 3. A person who submits a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348, that provides for a new withdrawal to which subd. 2. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the withdrawal. If the person demonstrates that the water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the withdrawal.
281.346(5e)(b) (b) Increased withdrawals covered by general permits.
281.346(5e)(b)1. 1. Beginning on December 8, 2011, the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for modifying a withdrawal that is covered under a general permit under sub. (4s) before December 8, 2021, so that the withdrawal equals 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline or if the plan provides for modifying the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, so that it equals 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued the current notice of coverage under the general permit and if subd. 2. does not apply, unless the withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5e)(b)2. 2. Beginning on December 8, 2011, except as provided in subd. 3., the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for modifying a withdrawal that is covered under a general permit under sub. (4s) before December 8, 2021, so that the withdrawal equals 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline or if the plan provides for modifying the withdrawal after December 7, 2021, so that it equals 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued the current notice of coverage under the general permit, unless the withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5e)(b)3. 3. A person who submits a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348, that provides for an increase in a withdrawal to which subd. 2. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the increase in the withdrawal over the baseline or over the withdrawal amount, whichever is applicable under subd. 2. If the person demonstrates that the resulting increase in water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the increase in the withdrawal.
281.346(5e)(c) (c) Increased withdrawals covered by individual permits.
281.346(5e)(c)1. 1. Beginning on the December 8, 2011, the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for increasing, before December 8, 2021, the amount of a withdrawal that is covered under an individual permit issued under sub. (5) if after the increase the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline, or, if the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal and the modification was subject to the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued that modified permit and if subd. 2. does not apply, unless the increased withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5e)(c)1m. 1m. Beginning on December 8, 2011, the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for increasing, after December 7, 2021, the amount of a withdrawal that is covered under an individual permit issued under sub. (5) and after the increase the withdrawal would equal 1,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m) or the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, and if subd. 2m. does not apply, unless the increased withdrawal meets the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m).
281.346(5e)(c)2. 2. Beginning on December 8, 2011, except as provided in subd. 3., the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for increasing, before December 8, 2021, the amount of a withdrawal that is covered under an individual permit issued under sub. (5) if after the increase the withdrawal would equal 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the baseline, or, if the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal and the modification was subject to the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), the withdrawal would equal 10,000,000 gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the date that the department issued that modified permit, unless the increased withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5e)(c)2m. 2m. Beginning on December 8, 2011, except as provided in subd. 3., the department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for increasing, after December 7, 2021, the amount of a withdrawal that is covered under an individual permit issued under sub. (5) and after the increase the withdrawal would equal 10,000,000 or more gallons per day for any 30 consecutive days over the withdrawal amount as of the beginning of the current permit term or the date that the department issued a modified permit for the withdrawal if the modification was subject to the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), whichever is later, unless the increased withdrawal meets the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6).
281.346(5e)(c)3. 3. A person who submits a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348, that provides for an increase in a withdrawal to which subd. 2. or 2m. would otherwise apply, may choose to demonstrate, using procedures specified in rules promulgated by the department, the water loss that will result from the increase in the withdrawal over the baseline or over the withdrawal amount, whichever is applicable under subd. 2. or 2m. If the person demonstrates that the resulting increase in water loss would average less than 5,000,000 gallons per day in every 90-day period, the state decision-making standard under sub. (5m), rather than the compact decision-making standard under sub. (6), applies to the increase in the withdrawal.
281.346(5e)(d) (d) Providing prior notice. The department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 that provides for a withdrawal described in sub. (5) (L) unless the department has provided notice as required under sub. (5) (L) at least 90 days before approving the water supply service area plan and has provided a response to any comment received.
281.346(5e)(e) (e) Regional review. The department may not approve a water supply service area plan under s. 281.348 if a majority of the members of the regional body request regional review of a withdrawal described in s. 281.343 (4h) (a) 6. provided for in the plan unless the department complies with sub. (5) (m).
281.346(5m) (5m) State decision-making standard. A proposal meets the state decision-making standard if all of the following apply:
281.346(5m)(a) (a) The amount of the withdrawal or increase in the withdrawal is needed to meet the projected needs of the person who will use the water.
281.346(5m)(b) (b) For an increase in a withdrawal, cost-effective conservation practices have been implemented for existing uses of the water, as required under rules promulgated by the department under sub. (8) (d).
281.346(5m)(c) (c) The applicant has assessed other potential water sources for cost-effectiveness and environmental effects.
281.346(5m)(d) (d) Cost-effective conservation practices will be implemented to ensure efficient use of the water, for a new withdrawal, or of the increased amount of an existing withdrawal.
281.346(5m)(e) (e) One of the following applies:
281.346(5m)(e)1. 1. No significant adverse environmental impacts to the waters of the state will result from the new or increased withdrawal.
281.346(5m)(e)2. 2. If the withdrawal is from a surface water body, the applicant demonstrates that the withdrawal will not result in the violation of water quality standards under s. 281.15 or impair fish populations.
281.346(5m)(e)3. 3. The department has issued a permit under s. 30.18 for the new or increased withdrawal or has issued a permit under s. 30.12 for a structure that will be used for the new or increased withdrawal.
281.346(5m)(e)4. 4. The department has issued an approval under s. 281.34, or s. 281.17, 2001 stats., for the new or increased withdrawal.
281.346(6) (6) Compact decision-making standard. A proposal meets the compact decision-making standard if all of the following apply:
281.346(6)(a) (a) All of the water withdrawn from the Great Lakes basin will be returned to the source watershed, less an allowance for consumptive use.
281.346(6)(b) (b) The withdrawal will result in no significant adverse individual impacts or cumulative impacts to the quantity or quality of the waters of the Great Lakes basin, to water dependent natural resources, to the source watershed, or, if the withdrawal is from a stream tributary to one of the Great Lakes, to the watershed of that stream.
281.346(6)(c) (c) The withdrawal will be implemented in a way that incorporates environmentally sound and economically feasible water conservation measures.
281.346(6)(d) (d) The withdrawal will be in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and interstate and international agreements, including the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909.
281.346(6)(e) (e) The proposed use of the water is reasonable, based on a consideration of all of the following:
281.346(6)(e)1. 1. Whether the proposed withdrawal is planned in a way that provides for efficient use of the water and will avoid or minimize the waste of water.
281.346(6)(e)2. 2. If the proposal would result in an increased water loss, whether efficient use is made of existing water supplies.
281.346(6)(e)3. 3. The balance of the effects of the proposed withdrawal and use, and other existing or planned withdrawals and water uses from the water source, on economic development, social development, and environmental protection.
281.346(6)(e)4. 4. The supply potential of the water source, considering quantity, quality, reliability, and safe yield of hydrologically interconnected water sources.
281.346(6)(e)5. 5. The probable degree and duration of any adverse impacts caused or expected to be caused by the proposed withdrawal and use, under foreseeable conditions, to other lawful consumptive uses or nonconsumptive uses of water or to the quantity or quality of the waters of the Great Lakes basin and water dependent natural resources, and the proposed plans and arrangements for avoidance or mitigation of those impacts.
281.346(6)(e)6. 6. Any provisions for restoration of hydrologic conditions and functions of the source watershed or, if the withdrawal is from the stream tributary to one of the Great Lakes, of the watershed of that stream.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 267 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2022. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2022, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-22)