Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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DNR Received Public Comments On Draft Economic Impact Analysis Regarding Nitrate Pollution In Groundwater


By - Apr 16th, 2021 02:03 pm

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently updating the NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code regarding nitrate pollution in groundwater.

The rule amendment proposes to establish agricultural nonpoint source performance standards targeted to abate nitrate pollution in areas of the state which are susceptible to groundwater contamination such that compliance with the nitrate standard can be achieved.

The DNR held a 30-day public comment period for the draft economic impact analysis (EIA) of the draft rule, ending on April 10, 2021. Over 70 comment submittals were received during this time. All comments received are available for public review on the NR 151 Rule Changes for Nitrate webpage located here.

The DNR will review the public comments and consider revisions to the EIA as needed. The next opportunity for public input on this rule will occur this summer when public hearings will be held and another public comment period will open to receive comments on the draft rule.

A full list of the proposed permanent administrative rules currently being developed by the DNR, or which have been adopted by the Natural Resources Board (NRB) and are pending publication, are available here. Scroll down to the WT-Watershed Management section for all related materials.

If you cannot access or download the information, for assistance, please email: DNRNR151Revisions@wisconsin.gov

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