Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 299.02 - Definitions

Current through March 28, 2022

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 state.
(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.
(5) "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.
(8) "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 basic purpose.
(10) "Waters of the state" as defined in s. 281.01(18), 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.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 299.02
Cr. Register, May, 1981, No. 305, eff. 6-1-81; renum. from NR 299.03, cr. (7) and (9), Register, October, 1990, No. 418, eff. 11-1-90.

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