May 14, 2013: The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board meeting will include the request to approve the final draft rule related to the farmland preservation program. The rule creates ch. ATCP 49 which specifies the application content and process for receiving certification of farmland preservation plans and ordinances, authorizes additional uses allowed in a farmland preservation zoning district and specifies when the DATCP may deny an application for a farmland preservation agreement.
May 15, 2013: The DNR will hold a public hearing on an air pollution control permit application for the construction of the proposed University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Foundation Rosendale Biodigester facility modification. The application includes plans and specifications for construction and initial operation of two anaerobic biodigesters, including one 1,966 brake horsepower spark ignition engine generator and one backup flare.
May 16, 2013: The DNR will hold a public hearing on an air pollution control construction and operation permit applications submitted by Generac Power Systems – Whitewater. The application includes plans and specifications for construction and operation of new engine/generator test cells and a varnish line, and revision of Operation Permit for an engine/generator assembly and testing facility.
May 16, 2013: The DNR will hold a public informational hearing on a proposed statewide general permit for wetland discharges that are a part of development for recreational purposes. The proposed statewide general permit, once in place, is valid for 5 years and will allow applicants to apply for coverage under the permit for discharges of dredged or fill material into a wetland up to 10,000 square feet (0.23 acres) for purposes of recreational development if the impact meets all of the eligibility criteria and conditions of the general permits. An environmental assessment has been prepared and is available for public review and comment. The Department has made the determination the draft statewide general permit will not cause significant adverse environmental effects as proposed. The Department has further made the preliminary decision that an environmental impact statement for the action to issue this statewide general permit is not necessary.