Wisconsin Counties Association 2022 Annual Conference Day 1: Latest Efforts to Address PFAS Water Contamination

On September 19, 2022, Wisconsin Counties Association hosted their 2022 Annual Conference – Day 1. This segment features a workshop on “Latest Efforts to Address PFAS Water Contamination.” PFAS are not only the “forever” chemical, but they are also the  “everywhere in our lives” chemical. For more than eight decades, consumers have enjoyed the properties of PFAS in […]

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PFAS External Advisory Group

On August 19, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted a PFAS External Advisory Group meeting. Agenda items include information on and updates to ongoing PFAS initiatives such as fish consumption advisories, voluntary municipal drinking water system sampling, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding opportunities for communities and the Green Tier program. Agenda PFAS Technical […]

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PFAS Technical Group

On August 19, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hosted the PFAS Technical Group meeting. Guests from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared state and federal updates related to PFAS monitoring with attendees. Agenda: Welcome and Introductions – Jason Lowery Factors and Trends in State […]

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PSC Roadmap to Zero Carbon Meeting

On August 16, 2022, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Roadmap to Zero Carbon Investigation 5-EI-158 hosted a workshop. The Commission ordered staff to facilitate further action to address performance-based regulation through one or more workshops. The Commission also expressed interest in three-individual topics for further attention: customer affordability, energy efficiency and demand response. This workshop […]

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DNR Drinking Water and Groundwater Study Group Quarterly Meeting

On August 4, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Drinking and Groundwater Study Group held their quarterly meeting. Agenda: Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law Funding – Matt Marcum – DNR NR 811 Updates – McCrea Baker – DNR NR 809 Updates – Adam DeWeese and Dino Tsoris – DNR PFAS Update – Kyle Burton – DNR […]

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DNR Air Quality Study Group Quarterly Meeting

On August 4, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Study Group held their quarterly meeting. Agenda: Proposed guidance and rules and legislative update with Jason Treutel, Air Quality Planning and Standards Section Chief Kristin Hart, Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section Chief EPA Spring Unified Agenda Jason Treutel, Air Quality Planning and […]

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Wisconsin Technology Council: Electrifying Our Highways – How Wisconsin Can Lead the Way

On July 26, 2022, Wisconsin is one of three states that allows high-voltage direct current transmission lines and communications fiber to be buried in certain highway rights-of-way, which holds enormous potential for electric and connected vehicles and distribution of solar and wind energy. Wisconsin Technology Council hosted a luncheon to learn more about the technology […]

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Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules

On July 20, 2022, the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules held a public hearing followed by an executive session on the following: EmR 2130 [Extension Request]: Lake Michigan whitefish management and affecting small business (DNR) EmR 2205 [Extension Request]: eligibility criteria for disaster funds authorized by s. 323.31, Stats. (DMA – Emergency Management) […]

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Badger Talks Live: Investment Opportunities of Climate Change

On July 19, 2022, UW-Madison Badger Talks hosted an event on “Investment Opportunities of Climate Change.” Addressing climate change will cost a fair bit of money over the next 30 years. Recently, McKinsey released a report that summarized those costs. They’ll talk about that report and the investment opportunities created when the government and the […]

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Remediation and Redevelopment External Advisory Group

On July 15, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host its first meeting of the Remediation and Redevelopment External Advisory Group. The DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment Program oversees the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination and the redevelopment of contaminated properties. The DNR has a business need to receive constructive and practical input […]

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Dane County Circuit Court Status Conference: Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. vs. Frederick Prehn et al

On July 13, 2022, Dane County Circuit Court held a status conference on Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. vs. Frederick Prehn et al. Case Number 2021CV002526. Judge Everett Mitchell presiding. The February 21st hearing scheduled in MEA v. Prehn, 21-CV-2526, will likely include an oral ruling from the court on Prehn’s Motion to Dismiss and MEA’s […]

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