For the purpose of this chapter:
(1) "Applicant" means any person who applies
for any license or permit granted by an agency of the federal government to
conduct any activity which may result in any discharge into the waters of the
(2) "Department" means the
department of natural resources.
(3) "Discharge" means any addition of any
pollutant to the waters of the state from any point source.
(4) "Licensing or permitting agency" means
any agency of the federal government to which application is made for any
license or permit to conduct an activity which may result in any discharge into
the waters of the state.
"Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association,
municipality, state agency, interstate agency or federal agency.
(6) "Pollutant" means any dredged spoil,
solid waste, incinerator residue, sewage, garbage, refuse, oil, sewage sludge,
munitions, hazardous waste, hazardous substance, chemical wastes, biological
materials, radioactive substance, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock,
sand, cellar dirt and industrial, municipal and agricultural waste.
(7) "Practicable alternatives" means
alternatives which are available and capable of being implemented after taking
into consideration cost, available technology, and logistics in light of
realistic project purposes.
"Regional administrator" means the administrator of region V of the U.S.
environmental protection agency.
(9) "Water dependency" means the activity
requires location in or adjacent to surface waters or wetlands to fulfill its
(10) "Waters of the
state" as defined in s.
Stats., means those portions of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior within the
boundaries of Wisconsin, and all lakes, bays, rivers, streams, springs, ponds,
wells, impounding reservoirs, marshes, watercourses, drainage systems and other
surface or groundwater, natural or artificial, public or private, within the
state or its jurisdiction.