Adopted unanimously by the Natural Resources Board
Status: NRB considered the draft rule for adoption during its February 2022 meeting. DNR’s final economic impact analysis of the rule was released in September 2021. PFAS surface water rulemaking website.
Summary: Revision of chapters NR 105, NR 106, and NR 219 and other related regulations to add surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health. Additionally, revisions to the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitting program to implement the new water quality criteria, including additional monitoring and new effluent limitations. Previously, DNR could address PFAS discharges in WPDES permits on a case-by-case basis. This rule set a uniform standard and procedures.
Scope Statement: SS 091-19 was approved by the governor in August 2019.
NRB Order: WY-23-19