Water Use Permitting (Wisconsin)

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Place Wisconsin


   
Applies to States or Provinces Great Lakes Basin Illinois;Indiana;Michigan;Minnesota;New York;Ohio;Pennsylvania;Wisconsin
Name Water Use Permitting (Wisconsin)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local








Start Date 2011


















Program Administrator Wisconsin Department of Natural Resoures
Primary Website https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/800/860/
Applicable Jurisdiction The Great Lakes Basin includes the land area that drains to Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. A detailed map of the Basin can be found here: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/greatlakes/documents/glbasin_web.pdf


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wateruse/rules.html

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WaterUse/documents/PermittingFactsheet.pdf


Summary

Withdrawers in the Great Lakes Basin who withdraw water in quantities that average 100,000 gallons per day or more in any 30-day period are required to get a water use permit. Two types of water use permits exist: a general permit is required for withdrawals that average 100,000 gallons per day or more in any 30-day period but do not equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for 30 consecutive days. An individual permit is required for withdrawals that equal at least 1,000,000 gallons per day for 30 consecutive days. There are no permit application fees.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Water Use Program
Department Department of Natural Resources
Division Water Use Section
Address PO Box 7921

Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53707-7921
Phone 608-266-2299



Website http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/WaterUse/rules.html
     
     


















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