Following a public comment period, the publication Local Government Environmental Liability Exemptions and Responsibilities in Wisconsin (RR-055) is now posted and available online.
The document can be found here. Additional documents and guidance from the Remediation and Redevelopment Program may be found using the search tools available on the publications and forms webpage.
The purpose of this guidance is to provide basic information about Wisconsin’s local government unit environmental liability exemption (LGU exemption). The method of property acquisition used by an LGU determines if the exemption is acquired. DNR brownfields staff can help LGUs understand the exemption before taking title to a contaminated property and provide liability clarification letters.
Questions regarding this document may be submitted to Michael Prager at Michael.Prager@wisconsin.gov.