285.31(5)(c) (c) The rules promulgated under sub. (3) (a) do not apply to a retail station the construction of which begins after April 17, 2012.
285.31(6) (6) Vapor recovery system removal grants.
285.31(6)(ae) (ae) In this subsection:
285.31(6)(ae)1. 1. “Dispenser" means a device that dispenses fuel and measures the amount dispensed.
285.31(6)(ae)2. 2. “Hanging hardware" means the equipment on the outside of a dispenser cabinet through which fuel is dispensed, including hose adapters, breakaway connectors, hoses, swivels, and nozzles.
285.31(6)(ae)3. 3. “PEI/RP300-09" means the 2009 version of the Petroleum Equipment Institute publication Recommended Practices for Installation and Testing of Vapor-Recovery Systems at Vehicle-Fueling Sites.
285.31(6)(am) (am) The department shall administer a program to provide grants to owners and operators of retail stations for eligible costs incurred after April 15, 2012, to remove vapor control systems described in sub. (3) (a). The maximum grant under this subsection is 50 percent of eligible costs of removing a vapor control system from a retail station or $8,000, whichever is less. The department shall award grants under this subsection in the order in which applications are received.
285.31(6)(b) (b) The costs of all of the following are eligible costs under this subsection:
285.31(6)(b)1. 1. Labor and parts associated with any electrical work or programming required to convert an existing dispenser from operating with vapor recovery to operating without vapor recovery.
285.31(6)(b)2. 2. Labor and parts for replacing hanging hardware designed for vapor recovery on an existing dispenser with hanging hardware that is not designed for vapor recovery.
285.31(6)(b)3. 3. If the owner or operator replaces an existing dispenser with a new or used dispenser, the cost of the hanging hardware on the new or used dispenser.
285.31(6)(b)4. 4. Labor and parts to prepare the interior of a dispenser for the tests described in subd. 5., including the installation of a pipe plug in the vapor return line.
285.31(6)(b)5. 5. Conducting tests required by section 14 of PEI/RP300-09, but the costs of repair or parts associated with these tests or of any additional labor involved in the repair, replacement, or installation of parts not associated with the vapor recovery equipment are not eligible costs.
285.31(6)(c) (c) Costs of parts and labor not described in par. (b) are eligible costs under this subsection if the owner or operator itemizes the costs and includes an explanation showing the reason for incurring those costs with the application for the grant and the department determines that it was necessary to incur those costs. The costs of work that is not consistent with the procedures specified in section 14 of PEI/RP300-09 are not eligible costs unless the owner or operator obtains written approval of the work from the department of safety and professional services or, after July 1, 2013, the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and includes a copy of the written approval with the application for the grant.
285.31 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1995 a. 27, 144; 1995 a. 227 s. 504; Stats. 1995 s. 285.31; 1997 a. 27; 2011 a. 196; 2013 a. 20, 86.
285.33 285.33 Employee trip reduction program.
285.33(1)(1)Areas.
285.33(1)(a)(a) The department shall issue documents that describe the areas of the state in which employee trip reduction programs are required by 42 USC 7511a (d) (1) (B).
285.33(1)(b) (b) The department may, by rule, determine areas of the state, other than areas described under par. (a), in which the department will require employee trip reduction programs. The department may not require an employee trip reduction program in an area unless that requirement is authorized under s. 285.11 (6).
285.33(1)(c) (c) Notwithstanding ss. 227.01 (13) and 227.10 (1), a document issued under par. (a) is not a rule. A document issued under par. (a) may be reviewed under ss. 227.42 and 227.52.
285.33(2) (2) Requirements.
285.33(2)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate by rule requirements for employers who are located in areas described under sub. (1) (a) or (b) to implement programs to reduce work-related trips and miles traveled by employees. The department shall develop the rules in accordance with 42 USC 7511a (d) (1) (B) and the guidance issued by the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency under 42 USC 7408 (f).
285.33(2)(b) (b) The rules under par. (a) shall establish reasonable limits on the direct and indirect expenses that an employer may be required to incur to comply with the rules. The rules shall specify a limit for each of the following:
285.33(2)(b)1. 1. The maximum annual expenses for each worksite subject to the rules.
285.33(2)(b)2. 2. The maximum annual expenses for each employee subject to the rules at a worksite.
285.33(3) (3) Compliance plans.
285.33(3)(a)(a) Except as provided under sub. (4) or (5), if an employer is located in an area that is described before November 15, 1993, by the department under sub. (1) (a) or (b) and is subject to the rules promulgated under sub. (2), the employer shall submit to the department, no later than November 15, 1994, a plan that demonstrates that the employer will comply with the rules no later than November 15, 1996.
285.33(3)(b) (b) The department may not require as a condition of approving a compliance plan that an employer incur annual expenses greater than the limits established under sub. (2) (b).
285.33(3)(c) (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an employer is considered to meet the requirements of this section if the employer's compliance plan is approved by the department and the employer makes reasonable efforts to implement the compliance plan.
285.33(4) (4) Alternative control plan.
285.33(4)(a)(a) Instead of submitting a compliance plan under sub. (3) (a), an employer may submit to the department a plan for an alternate control program that provides for any of the following:
285.33(4)(a)1. 1. Air quality benefits similar to a compliance plan under sub. (3) (a), as determined by the department.
285.33(4)(a)2. 2. A reduction of emissions of volatile organic compounds, achieved after August 31, 1995, in the areas described under sub. (1) (a) or (b) that is at least 1.3 times the reduction of the emissions of volatile organic compounds that would be achieved under a compliance plan under sub. (3) (a).
285.33(4)(a)3. 3. A reduction of emissions of volatile organic compounds, achieved after August 31, 1995, in the areas described under sub. (1) (a) or (b) that is equal to or greater than the reduction of the emissions of volatile organic compounds that would be achieved under a compliance plan under sub. (3) (a), if the emissions reduction is included in an operation permit under s. 285.60 or another document that is enforceable by the federal government.
285.33(4)(b) (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an employer with an alternate control plan under par. (a) 1. or 2. that is approved by the department is considered to meet the requirements of this section if the employer makes reasonable efforts to implement the alternate control plan.
285.33(5) (5) Suspension.
285.33(5)(a)(a) If the secretary determines that the requirement for an employee trip reduction program under 42 USC 7511a (d) (1) (B) is suspended or terminated, the secretary may suspend the program under this section.
285.33(5)(b) (b) If the U.S. congress has passed and the president has signed legislation that eliminates or suspends the requirement for an employee trip reduction program under 42 USC 7511a (d) (1) (B), the governor may suspend the program under this section.
285.33 History History: 1991 a. 302; 1995 a. 52; 1995 a. 227 s. 464; Stats. 1995 s. 285.33.
285.33 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 486, Wis. adm. code.
285.35 285.35 Clean fuel fleet program.
285.35(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
285.35(1)(a) (a) “Clean alternative fuel" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7581 (2).
285.35(1)(b) (b) “Clean-fuel vehicle" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7581 (7).
285.35(1)(c) (c) “Covered fleet" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7581 (5).
285.35(2) (2) Areas.
285.35(2)(a)(a) The department shall issue documents that describe the areas of the state in which clean-fuel vehicle programs are required under 42 USC 7511a (c) (4) (A).
285.35(2)(b) (b) The department may, by rule, determine areas of the state, other than areas described under par. (a), in which the department will require clean-fuel vehicle programs. The department may not require a clean-fuel vehicle program in an area unless that requirement is authorized under s. 285.11 (6).
285.35(2)(c) (c) Notwithstanding ss. 227.01 (13) and 227.10 (1) a document issued under par. (a) is not a rule. A document issued under par. (a) may be reviewed under ss. 227.42 and 227.52.
285.35(3) (3) Requirements. The department shall promulgate by rule requirements for the use of clean-fuel vehicles and clean alternative fuels by operators of covered fleets in areas identified under sub. (2) (a) or (b). The rules shall be in accordance with the requirements applicable to covered fleets under 42 USC 7586 and regulations promulgated under that provision.
285.35 History History: 1991 a. 302; 1995 a. 227 s. 465; Stats. 1995 s. 285.35.
285.35 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 487, Wis. adm. code.
285.37 285.37 Reformulated gasoline.
285.37(1)(1)Definitions. In this section, “reformulated gasoline" means gasoline formulated to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds and toxic air pollutants as provided in 42 USC 7545 (k) (1) to (3).
285.37(2) (2) Areas.
285.37(2)(a)(a) The department shall issue documents that describe the areas of the state in which the use of reformulated gasoline is required under 42 USC 7545 (k) (5).
285.37(2)(b) (b) The department shall issue documents that describe areas of the state, other than areas described under par. (a) or (c), in which the use of reformulated gasoline is required, if the governor designates the areas in an application under 42 USC 7545 (k) (6) that is approved by the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency.
285.37(2)(c) (c) The department may, by rule, determine areas of the state, other than areas described under par. (a) or (b), in which the department will require the use of reformulated gasoline. The department may not require the use of reformulated gasoline in an area unless that requirement is authorized under s. 285.11 (6).
285.37(2)(d) (d) Notwithstanding ss. 227.01 (13) and 227.10 (1), a document issued under par. (a) or (b) is not a rule. A document issued under par. (a) may be reviewed under ss. 227.42 and 227.52.
285.37(3) (3) Prohibitions.
285.37(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), beginning on January 1, 1995, no person may sell gasoline in an area described under sub. (2) (a), (b) or (c) unless the gasoline satisfies the minimum specifications for reformulated gasoline under s. 168.04.
285.37(3)(b) (b) The secretary, with the approval of the administrator of the federal environmental protection agency, may grant temporary waivers from the prohibition under par. (a) if fuel that satisfies the minimum specifications for reformulated gasoline is unavailable.
285.37 History History: 1991 a. 302; 1995 a. 227 s. 466, 467; Stats. 1995 s. 285.37.
285.39 285.39 Volatile organic compounds growth accommodation and replenishment.
285.39(1)(1)Growth accommodation calculation.
285.39(1)(a)(a) The growth accommodation for any specified year, as calculated by the department, is the predicted emissions specified in par. (b) minus the sum of:
285.39(1)(a)1. 1. Net actual emissions specified in par. (c);
285.39(1)(a)2. 2. Net certified accommodation credits specified in par. (d);
285.39(1)(a)3. 3. Net offset credits specified in par. (e); and
285.39(1)(a)4. 4. Set asides specified in par. (f).
285.39(1)(b) (b) Predicted emissions are the total predicted annual emissions of volatile organic compounds in the volatile organic compound accommodation area necessary to attain and maintain the ambient air quality standard for ozone for the year 2 years before the specified year, as set forth in the plan approved by the U.S. environmental protection agency under 42 USC 7502 (a).
285.39(1)(c) (c) Net actual emissions are the total actual annual emissions of all volatile organic compounds in the volatile organic compound accommodation area for the year 2 years before the specified year as reported under sub. (2) (a) minus:
285.39(1)(c)1. 1. The sum of the annual emissions of volatile organic compounds attributable to shutdowns of facilities in the volatile organic accommodation area during the previous year; and
285.39(1)(c)2. 2. If a rule has been promulgated under sub. (3), the sum of the annual emissions reductions of volatile organic compounds attributable to the sources subject to the rule promulgated under sub. (3) during the previous year.
285.39(1)(d) (d) Net certified accommodation credits are the sum of all volatile organic compound growth accommodation credits certified to date under s. 285.63 (7) or (8) minus the sum of the actual annual emissions of volatile organic compounds for the year 2 years before the specified year attributable to the sources receiving volatile organic compound growth accommodation credits certified to date under s. 285.63 (7) or (8).
285.39(1)(e) (e) Net offset credits are the sum of all allowable emissions of volatile organic compounds authorized to date attributable to sources subject to an annual volatile organic compounds emission limitation that is specified in an air pollution control permit to operate under an emission reduction option or specified as an emission credit under a plan approved by the U.S. environmental protection agency under 42 USC 7502 (a) or in reports submitted to the U.S. environmental protection agency under the plan minus the sum of the actual annual emissions of volatile organic compounds for the year 2 years before the specified year attributable to sources subject to an annual volatile organic compounds emission limitation that is specified in an air pollution control permit to operate under an emission reduction option or specified as an emission credit under a plan approved by the U.S. environmental protection agency under 42 USC 7502 (a) or in reports submitted to the U.S. environmental protection agency under the plan.
285.39(1)(f) (f) Set asides are:
285.39(1)(f)1. 1. Fifteen percent of the annual emissions of volatile organic compounds attributable to shutdowns of facilities in the volatile organic compound accommodation area since January 1, 1987; and
285.39(1)(f)2. 2. If a rule has been promulgated under sub. (3), 15 percent of the sum of the annual emissions reductions of volatile organic compounds attributable, since January 1, 1987, to the sources subject to the rule promulgated under sub. (3).
285.39(2) (2) Annual reports. The department shall prepare an annual report by January 15, which may be combined with other reports published by the department, that:
285.39(2)(a) (a) States, on a calendar year basis, the total annual emissions, for the year 2 years before the year in which the report is prepared, of all volatile organic compounds in the volatile organic compound accommodation area, except methylene chloride and methyl chloroform and other volatile organic compounds that the department determines by rule to be compounds that do not contribute to the formation of ozone in the troposphere.
285.39(2)(b) (b) Includes an annual plan for the management of the volatile organic compounds growth accommodation and replenishment and the growth accommodation replenishment grant program. At a minimum, the plan shall:
285.39(2)(b)1. 1. Indicate the amount of the growth accommodation at the beginning of the year.
285.39(2)(b)2. 2. Indicate the likely amount of the growth accommodation at the end of the year.
285.39(2)(b)3. 3. Report the status of the development and implementation of plans or rules under subs. (3) to (5).
285.39(2)(b)4. 4. Report if, during the prior year, the replenishment implementation period has expired.
285.39(3) (3) Growth accommodation replenishment. The department shall:
285.39(3)(a) (a) Promulgate rules under s. 285.30 (6) (e), relating to the inspection of vehicles for tampering with air pollution control equipment.
285.39(3)(b) (b) Promulgate rules restricting the amount of volatile organic compounds that may be contained in architectural coatings sold at retail in the volatile organic compound accommodation area or for use by a service provider in the volatile organic compound accommodation area. The department may exempt from a rule under this paragraph one or more categories of architectural coatings, based upon the type of coating or the use to which a coating is put, if it would be technically impractical to prohibit a category of architectural coating. The proposed rules shall include a provision to allow for the limited sale and use of the supplies of prohibited architectural coatings that retailers and suppliers in the volatile organic compound area already have in stock at the time of promulgation of the rules.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 69 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on January 3, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after January 3, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 1-3-20)