Publications and forms

Remediation and Redevelopment Program 128(a) Year-End Report Available

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)’s Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program’s year-end report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now available.

The CERCLA Section 128(a) Grant Final Report, for the reporting period of Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021, highlights work undertaken and completed within the latest funding year.

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New Online Form To Report Hazardous Substance Discharges

An online form is now available from the Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program to report the discovery of hazardous substances identified through sampling. The Notification for Hazardous Substance Discharge Form – Non-emergency Only (4400-225) is now a web-based form found on the RR Program Submittal Portal.

Form 4400-225 should be used to report the discovery of a discharge that is identified through laboratory analysis of soil, water, sediment, vapor or indoor air. Hazardous substance discharges must be reported immediately according to Wis. Stat. § 292.11.

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Now Available – RR-0133 and RR-0134, Optional Template Letters for Notification of Private Drinking Water Results

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program now offers two new, optional template letters to use when notifying private well users of drinking water sample results. Responsible parties must report all potable well sampling results to the DNR and well owners and occupants within 10 business days after receiving the sample results per Wis. Admin. Code § NR 716.14.

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Reminder: Issues & Trends Webinar on September 21, 2021: Contaminated Sediments

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program reminds you that the next webinar in the Issues & Trends series will take place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The scheduled presentation is: Contaminated Sediments.

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Now Available – Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table and History of Changes to Vapor Action Levels (VAL), Vapor Risk Screening Levels (VRSL) and Attenuation Factors (AF) for Common Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Wisconsin

The publications Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table (RR-0136) and Guidance: History of Changes to Vapor Action Levels, Vapor Risk Screening Levels and Attenuation Factors for Common Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in Wisconsin (RR-0137) are now posted and available online.

The Guidance: Wisconsin Vapor Quick Look-Up Table (RR-0136) includes indoor air vapor action levels (VALs) and vapor risk screening levels (VRSLs) for volatile organic compounds frequently encountered at remediation sites. Important updates to note with the latest version include:

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Now Available: Publication RR-115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediments Fact Sheet

Following a public comment period and consideration of the comments received, the publication RR-115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet, 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.

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Now Available: Publication RR-606, Guidance on the Case Closure Process and Continuing Obligations: Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 725 to 727

Following a public comment period and consideration of the comments received, the publication RR-606, Guidance on the Case Closure Process and Continuing Obligations: Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 725 to 727 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.

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Public Input Opportunity Ends Soon for Publication RR-0115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet

The public comment period ends next week on July 1, 2021, for the publication RR-0115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet.

The document can be found at the RR Program’s Public Notices & Guidance web page under the “Program Guidance” tab. Comments may be submitted through July 1, 2021, to Carrie Webb at CarrieA.Webb@wisconsin.gov or to DNRRRGuidance@wisconsin.gov.

The fact sheet is a brief outline of the typical approaches that are used to navigate through Wisconsin Statutes (Wis. Stat.) ch. 292 and Wisconsin Administrative Code(Wis. Admin. Code) chs. NR 700 to 799 with respect to the investigation and remediation of contaminated sediment.

Now Available: Publication RR-982, Guidance on Post-Closure Modifications

Following a public comment period and consideration of the comments received, the publication RR-982, Guidance on Post-Closure Modifications, 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.

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Public Input Opportunity – Publication RR-0115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet

The Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program is now seeking input on the publication RR-0115, Guidance: Contaminated Sediment Fact Sheet

The fact sheet is a brief outline of the typical approaches that are used to navigate through Wisconsin Statutes (Wis. Stat.) ch. 292 and Wisconsin Administrative Code (Wis. Admin. Code) chs. NR 700 to 799 with respect to the investigation and remediation of contaminated sediment.

The document can be found at the RR Program’s Public Notices & Guidance web page under the “Program Guidance” tab.

Comments may be submitted through July 1, 2021 to Carrie Webb at CarrieA.Webb@wisconsin.gov or to DNRRRGuidance@wisconsin.gov.