285.48(1)(g) (g) “State implementation plan" means a state implementation plan for control of atmospheric ozone in another state.
285.48(1)(h) (h) “Summer" means the period beginning on May 1 and ending on September 30 of each year.
285.48(2) (2) Applicability. This section applies if the department of natural resources, pursuant to a call, issues a state implementation plan that requires electric generating facilities in the midcontinent area of this state to comply with nitrogen oxide emission reduction requirements. If the department of natural resources issues such a plan, the department of natural resources shall notify the department of administration and the public service commission. The notice shall specify the date on which electric generating facilities in the midcontinent area of this state are required to comply with the initial nitrogen oxide emission reduction requirements.
285.48(3) (3) Nitrogen oxide emissions standards and limitations.
285.48(3)(a)(a) In establishing nitrogen oxide emission reduction requirements for the control of atmospheric ozone in another state pursuant to a call, the department may not, in a state implementation plan, by rule or through the adoption of control strategies, establish nitrogen oxide emissions standards or limitations that do any of the following:
285.48(3)(a)1. 1. Require less than 2,234 tons, or the greater number of tons determined under par. (d) 1., in total nitrogen oxide emissions each summer from all electric generating facilities located in northwestern counties that are owned by electric cooperatives.
285.48(3)(a)2. 2. Require less than 315 tons, or the greater number of tons determined under par. (d) 1., in total nitrogen oxide emissions each summer from all electric generating facilities located in northwestern counties that are owned by public utilities.
285.48(3)(a)3. 3. Require less than 15,157 tons, or the greater number of tons determined under par. (d) 1., in total nitrogen oxide emissions each summer from all electric generating facilities located in other counties owned by public utilities or electric cooperatives.
285.48(3)(b) (b) The department shall issue emissions allowances in a number that is sufficient to allow the emissions specified in par. (a).
285.48(3)(c) (c) In establishing nitrogen oxide emission reduction requirements for the control of atmospheric ozone in another state pursuant to a call, the department may not, with respect to any nonutility stationary or mobile source in this state, in a state implementation plan, by rule or through the adoption of control strategies, establish nitrogen oxide emissions standards or limitations that do any of the following:
285.48(3)(c)1. 1. Require any reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions for any boiler, turbine or internal combustion engine the designed heat input of which is 250 million British thermal units per hour or less.
285.48(3)(c)2. 2. Require reductions of nitrogen oxide emissions that are in addition to those reductions required by or projected for nonutility stationary or mobile sources based on source-specific nitrogen oxide inventory data or other subinventory information used by the federal environmental protection agency to establish state nitrogen oxide emission budgets concerning interstate pollution transport.
285.48(3)(c)3. 3. Require any additional reductions of nitrogen oxide emissions from nonutility stationary or mobile sources in this state due to this section, including the reduction requirements under par. (a).
285.48(3)(d) (d) If the department of natural resources implements a state implementation plan specified in sub. (2) in a manner that requires reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions that are lower than the reductions set forth in the call published on October 27, 1998, the department of natural resources shall do each of the following:
285.48(3)(d)1. 1. Determine the amounts by which the number of tons specified in par. (a) 1., 2. and 3. shall be increased to reflect the lower reductions.
285.48(3)(d)2. 2. Take action that is necessary to relax any related emissions control requirements in a manner that reflects the lower reductions.
285.48(3)(d)2m. 2m. Determine the amounts by which reduction requirements for any nonutility stationary or mobile source in this state shall be relaxed to reflect the lower reductions.
285.48(3)(d)3. 3. Determine the amount by which the $2,400,000 in assessments under s. 196.86 (2) shall be decreased to reflect the lower reductions and provide notice of the decreased amount to the public service commission.
285.48(3)(d)4. 4. Determine the amount by which the $2,500,000 that is transferred to the air quality improvement fund under s. 16.958 (2) (a) shall be decreased to reflect the lower reductions and provide notice of the decreased amount to the department of administration.
285.48(4) (4) Low-income weatherization and energy conservation measures; renewable energy uses. The department shall ensure that at least 866 tons of total annual reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions required under the state implementation plan are achieved through any of the following:
285.48(4)(a) (a) The use of renewable energy, including renewable energy that is provided by electric providers for the purpose of complying with the requirements of s. 196.378 (2) (a) 2., or renewable energy that is used under programs under s. 196.374.
285.48(4)(b) (b) The implementation of low-income weatherization and energy conservation measures, including programs established under s. 16.957 (2) (a) or programs under s. 196.374.
285.48 History History: 1999 a. 9, 75; 2005 a. 141; 2009 a. 180.
285.49 285.49 Trading program for nitrogen oxide emissions credits. The department shall establish or authorize air contaminant sources to participate in a market-based trading program for the purchase, sale and transfer of nitrogen oxide emissions credits for use in any state implementation plan under s. 285.11 (6) that requires reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions. To the extent allowed under federal law, the department shall allow nitrogen oxide emissions reductions by any source in this state, regardless of whether the source is subject to nitrogen oxide controls under a state implementation plan, to be purchased, sold or transferred under the trading program.
285.49 History History: 1999 a. 9.
subch. VI of ch. 285 SUBCHAPTER VI
WASTE INCINERATORS; OZONE DEPLETING
SUBSTANCES; EMISSION LIMITS
AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
285.51 285.51 Solid waste incinerator operator certification.
285.51(1)(1)In this section, “solid waste treatment" has the meaning given in s. 289.01 (39).
285.51(2) (2)The department shall, by rule, establish a program for the certification of persons participating in or responsible for the operation of solid waste treatment facilities that burn solid waste. The certification requirements shall take effect on January 1, 1993. The department shall do all of the following:
285.51(2)(a) (a) Identify those persons or positions involved in the operation of a solid waste treatment facility who are required to obtain certification.
285.51(2)(b) (b) Establish the requirements for and term of initial certification and requirements for recertification upon expiration of that term. At a minimum, the department shall require applicants to complete a program of training and pass an examination in order to receive initial certification.
285.51(2)(c) (c) Establish different levels of certification and requirements for certification for different sizes or types of facilities, as the department determines is appropriate.
285.51(2)(d) (d) Impose fees for the operator training and certification program, except that the department may not impose a fee on an individual who is eligible for the veterans fee waiver program under s. 45.44.
285.51(2)(e) (e) Require that there be one or more certified operators on the site of a solid waste treatment facility at all times during the facility's hours of operation.
285.51(3) (3)The program under sub. (2) does not apply with respect to any of the following:
285.51(3)(a) (a) A facility described in s. 287.07 (7) (bg).
285.51(3)(b) (b) A solid waste treatment facility for the treatment of hazardous waste.
285.51(3)(c) (c) A solid waste treatment facility for high-volume industrial waste as defined in s. 289.01 (17).
285.51(3)(d) (d) A solid waste treatment facility of a type exempted from the program by the department by rule.
285.51(4) (4)The training required under sub. (2) (b) may be conducted by the department or by another person with the approval of the department.
285.51(5) (5)The department may suspend or revoke a solid waste treatment facility's operating license if persons at the facility fail to obtain certification required under sub. (2) (a) or for failure to have a certified operator on the site as required under sub. (2) (e).
285.51(6) (6)The department may suspend or revoke an operator's certification for failure to comply with this chapter, rules promulgated under this chapter or conditions of operation made applicable to a solid waste treatment facility by the department.
285.51 History History: 1995 a. 227 s. 457, 989; 2011 a. 209.
285.51 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 499, Wis. adm. code.
285.53 285.53 Testing emissions from medical waste incinerators.
285.53(1)(1)Testing for hazardous substances.
285.53(1)(a) (a) Applicability. This subsection applies to a medical waste incinerator, as defined in s. 287.07 (7) (c) 1. cr., that has a capacity of 5 tons or more per day.
285.53(1)(b) (b) Requirements.
285.53(1)(b)1.1. A person operating or responsible for the operation of a medical waste incinerator described in par. (a) shall test emissions of particulates, dioxins, furans, arsenic, lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, mercury and any other hazardous substance identified by the department by rule, at least as often as follows:
285.53(1)(b)1.a. a. During the initial 90-day period of operation.
285.53(1)(b)1.b. b. One year following the initial 90-day period of operation.
285.53(1)(b)1.c. c. Every 2 years following the testing under subd. 1. b.
285.53(1)(b)2. 2. A person operating or responsible for the operation of a medical waste incinerator described in par. (a) shall report the results of the testing under subd. 1. to the department and the city, village or town in which the medical waste incinerator is located.
285.53(1)(c) (c) Analysis.
285.53(1)(c)1.1. The department shall provide an analysis of the test results submitted under par. (b) 2. to the city, village or town in which the medical waste incinerator is located.
285.53(1)(c)2. 2. The city, village or town in which the medical waste incinerator is located shall publish the analysis provided under subd. 1. as a class 1 notice under ch. 985.
285.53(1)(c)3. 3. The department may charge the person operating or responsible for the operation of the medical waste incinerator a fee for reviewing and preparing the analysis of the test results.
285.53(2) (2) Continuous monitoring. A person operating or responsible for the operation of a medical waste incinerator, as defined in s. 287.07 (7) (c) 1. cr., shall continuously monitor emissions from the medical waste incinerator.
285.53 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1991 a. 300; 1995 a. 227 s. 479; Stats. 1995 s. 285.53.
285.54 285.54 Medical waste incinerator fees.
285.54(1)(1)In this section:
285.54(1)(a) (a) “Medical waste incinerator" has the meaning given in s. 287.07 (7) (c) 1. cr.
285.54(1)(b) (b) “Municipality" means a city, village or town.
285.54(2) (2)A municipality may, by ordinance, impose a fee, in accordance with rules promulgated under s. 287.03 (1) (am), on the operator of a medical waste incinerator located in the municipality to cover the costs incurred because of the presence of the medical waste incinerator, including costs of monitoring emissions and of providing periodic notification to residents concerning the medical waste incinerator. The fee imposed under this section may not exceed $1 per ton of waste that is incinerated at the medical waste incinerator unless the municipality and the operator of the medical waste incinerator agree to a higher fee.
285.54 History History: 1989 a. 335; 1995 a. 227; 1999 a. 150 s. 373; Stats. 1999 s. 285.54.
285.57 285.57 Emission of ozone-depleting substances.
285.57(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “class I substance" has the meaning given in 42 USC 7671 (3).
285.57(2) (2) Medical sterilizers.
285.57(2)(a)(a) The department shall evaluate the progress toward eliminating the use of class I substances in medical sterilizers. The department shall complete the evaluation no later than August 1, 1994.
285.57(2)(b) (b) Based on the results of the evaluation under par. (a), the department shall promulgate a rule that prohibits the use of class I substances in medical sterilizers or, if no adequate substitute for class I substances is available, requires persons who operate medical sterilizers that use class I substances to achieve the lowest achievable emission rate for class I substances.
285.57(3) (3) Solvents. The department shall advise persons who use class I substances as solvents on ways to eliminate that use.
285.57(4) (4) Citations. The department may follow the procedures for the issuance of a citation under ss. 23.50 to 23.99 to collect a forfeiture for a violation of sub. (2).
285.57(5) (5) Penalties. Any person who violates sub. (2) shall be required to forfeit not less than $250 nor more than $1,000. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
285.57 History History: 1993 a. 243; 1995 a. 227 s. 508; Stats. 1995 s. 285.57.
285.59 285.59 Recovery of ozone-depleting refrigerants.
285.59(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
285.59(1)(a) (a) “Ozone-depleting refrigerant" has the meaning given in s. 100.45 (1) (d).
285.59(1)(b) (b) “State agency" means any office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Fox River Navigational System Authority, the Wisconsin Aerospace Authority, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
285.59(2) (2) Salvaging refrigeration equipment. After June 30, 1992, except as provided in sub. (3), no person, including a state agency, may perform salvaging or dismantling of mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment in the course of which ozone-depleting refrigerant is or may be released or removed unless the person certifies all of the following to the department:
285.59(2)(a) (a) That the person uses equipment that is approved by the department to transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant from mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into storage tanks whenever it performs those activities.
285.59(2)(b) (b) That the individuals who use the equipment under par. (a) have, or are under the supervision of individuals who have, the qualifications established under sub. (5) (a) 1.
285.59(3) (3) Scrap metal processors.
285.59(3)(a)(a) In this subsection, “scrap metal processor" has the meaning given in s. 84.31 (2) (h).
285.59(3)(c) (c) After June 30, 1992, except as provided in par. (d), any person who sells, gives or transports mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment to a scrap metal processor shall do all of the following:
285.59(3)(c)1. 1. Transfer ozone-depleting refrigerant from the mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment into a storage tank as provided in sub. (2) (a) and (b) or obtain and possess documentation that another person performed that transfer.
285.59(3)(c)2. 2. Provide documentation to the scrap metal processor that it has complied with subd. 1.
285.59(3)(d) (d) Paragraph (c) does not apply to a person who sells, gives or transports mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment to a scrap metal processor that agrees in writing to transfer the ozone-depleting refrigerant into a storage tank as provided in sub. (2) (a) and (b).
285.59(4) (4) Release.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 186 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-20)