Hold the Date: First Rule Development Meeting Tentatively Scheduled for February 5, 2019

On January 23, 2019, the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) program will seek the approval of the Natural Resource Board (NRB) to initiate the rulemaking process for revisions to select provisions of Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 700799, Environmental Protection – Investigation and Remediation of Environmental Contamination. If this request is approved, the RR program will host a series of open meetings to seek input on the development of the proposed rules.

Pursuant to Wisconsin’s administrative rulemaking process, the RR program has prepared two statements of scope that describe the proposed content of the rulemaking.  These scope statements are available online in the Wisconsin Administrative Register.

Interested parties may attend or submit testimony for the upcoming Natural Resource Board meeting. For Natural Resource Board meeting participation guidance, please visit the Wisconsin Natural Resource Board web page. Meeting materials will be posted at this page ahead of the meeting date.

Following approval of the scope statements by the NRB, the RR Program will hold the first meeting in a series of public meetings to seek input on rule development.  This meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 5, 2019 from 10am to 1pm at the DNR’s Madison office, with remote access available.

At this meeting, the RR Program will provide background information on the proposed content and scope of the rulemaking and will present its plan for gathering input during the rule drafting phase of the rulemaking process.

These public rule development meetings are additional to the public hearings that are required to be held as part of Wisconsin’s administrative rulemaking process.

For questions regarding the scope statements or proposed rulemaking, please contact Christine Haag, Christine.haag@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-0244.

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