The public comment period ends next week on October 28, 2021 for the publication RR-0126, Guidance for Sediment-Related Continuing Obligations for Environmental Protection, Wis. Stat. § 292.12(5m) and for publication RR-0117, Guidance: When should a site investigation enter surface water?
The documents can be found at the RR Program’s Public Notices & Guidance web page under the “Program Guidance” tab.
Comments may be submitted through Oct. 28, 2021 to Carrie Webb at CarrieA.Webb@wisconsin.gov or to DNRRRGuidance@wisconsin.gov.
DNR Publication RR-0126 is intended to help property owners understand their obligations under Wis. Stat. § 292.12 regarding continuing obligations that are imposed due to residual contamination remaining on their property.
DNR Publication RR-0117 refers to Wis. Admin. Code ch. NR 716, which requires a site investigation to evaluate known or potential impacts to environmental media (including sediment and surface water) and receptors (e.g., fish, bird, animal and plant life) as well as the potential pathways for migration of contamination.