Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 204.04 - Exceptional quality sludge

Current through March 28, 2022

(1) GENERAL. Exceptional quality sludge may be applied to lawns and home gardens as well as other sites allowed under this chapter. Exceptional quality sludge is considered not to pose any reasonably anticipated threat to public health or the environment, and is therefore exempt from many requirements of this chapter. However, due to possible adverse impacts that may occur if bulk exceptional quality sludge enters waters of the state, the use of this material should ensure that it remains on the land and certain requirements of this chapter are imposed for that purpose. The department may impose additional requirements on the use of bulk exceptional quality sludge, through the permit or sludge management plan, on a case-by-case basis if it is determined that misuse of the material is occurring and the misuse may have a deleterious impact on public health or the environment. A permit is not required for imported bulk or bagged exceptional quality sludge, but submittal of a sludge management plan is required of the person responsible for importing bulk exceptional quality sludge. The use or disposal of imported exceptional quality sludge shall comply with all the applicable provisions in this chapter.
(2) BULK RESTRICTIONS. Application on frozen or snow covered ground of any bulk exceptional quality sludge shall be restricted to the same extent as all other sludge covered by ss. NR 204.07(3) (L) and 204.11(1).
(3) EXEMPTIONS. The use of exceptional quality sludge is exempt from the following sections:
(a) Section NR 204.05(4).


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 204.04
Cr. Register, December, 1995, No. 480, eff. 1-1-96; corrections in (2), (3) (a), (b), (c) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register May 2011 No. 665.

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