Now Available: Guidance: DNR’s Superior Lien Authority and What It Means for Property Owners (RR-507), Guidance: Environmental Liability Exemptions for Lenders and Representatives (RR-508) and Guidance: Post-Closure Modifications (RR-982)

Following a public comment period, the following publications are now posted and available online:

Guidance: DNR’s Superior Lien Authority and What It Means for Property Owners (RR-507)
This guidance is intended for property owners and mortgagees. It defines and explains a superior lien, which is a type of environmental lien that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) places on properties when the DNR cleans up contamination on a property and is not reimbursed. A superior lien allows the DNR to recover the public funds spent on the cleanup.

Guidance: Environmental Liability Exemptions for Lenders and Representatives (RR-508)
The purpose of this guidance is to provide information to lenders and representatives about environmental liability exemptions available for sites with hazardous substance discharges to the environment.

Guidance: Post-Closure Modifications (RR-982)
The purpose of this guidance is to aid in the preparation and review of post-closure modification (PCM) submittals to the DNR. Information about the types of PCMs, the process, fees and types of responses available from the DNR is provided. This guidance is for use by property owners, responsible parties, environmental consultants and DNR staff. It is based on authority provided under Wisconsin Statutes (Wis. Stat.) ยง 292.12(6) and Wisconsin Administrative Code (Wis. Admin. Code) ch. NR 727.

Additional documents and guidance from the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program may be found using the search tools available on the RR Document Search and Resource Portal.

Questions regarding RR-507 and RR-508 may be submitted to Molly Schmidt at MollyE.Schmidt@wisconsin.gov. Questions regarding RR-982 may be submitted to Jodie Thistle at Jodie.Thistle@wisconsin.gov.

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