Unless otherwise specified, all submittals for review and
approval of any initial site report, feasibility report, plan of operation site
investigation report, remedial action options report, construction
documentation report, or closure plan, or any modifications to those plans,
shall include all of the following:
(1) REVIEW FEE. The appropriate review fee
specified in s. NR 520.04 shall be identified. The department will send an
invoice for the plan review fee to the contact for the facility upon receipt of
the submittal. Payment in check or money order shall be sent to the
department's bureau of finance within 30 days after receipt of the
(2) COVER LETTER. A letter
detailing the desired department action or response.
(3) PAPER AND ELECTRONIC COPIES. Unless
otherwise specified, 4 paper copies and one electronic copy of the plan or
report prepared pursuant to the appropriate section of chs. NR 500 to 538, and
an additional electronic copy of any plan sheets or drawings submitted as a
part of the plan or report. Three paper copies shall be submitted to the
department's field office responsible for the area in which the facility is
located and one paper copy, one electronic copy, and the additional electronic
copy of associated plans or drawings shall be submitted to the bureau of waste
management in Madison unless otherwise specified by the department. The
complete electronic copy of the report and the separate electronic copy of any
plan sheets or drawings shall be provided in formats and on media acceptable to
The reports and plan sheets shall be
under the seal of a licensed professional engineer. In addition, the following
certification shall be included:
"I, __________________________, hereby certify that I am a
licensed professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin in accordance with the
requirements of ch. A-E 4, Wis. Adm. Code; that this document has been prepared
in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct in ch. A-E 8, Wis. Adm.
Code; and that, to the best of my knowledge, all information contained in this
document is correct and the document was prepared in compliance with all
applicable requirements in chs. NR 500 to 538, Wis. Adm. Code."
Initial site reports,
feasibility reports, plans of operation, site investigation, remedial action
options reports and any other reports where interpretation of geology or
hydrogeology is necessary shall be under the seal of a licensed professional
geologist. In addition, the following certification shall be included:
"I, __________________, hereby certify that I am a licensed
professional geologist in the State of Wisconsin in accordance with the
requirements of ch. GHSS 2, Wis. Adm. Code; that the preparation of this
document has not involved any unprofessional conduct as detailed in ch. GHSS 5,
Wis. Adm. Code; and that, to the best of my knowledge, all information
contained in this document is correct and the document was prepared in
compliance with all applicable requirements in chs. NR 500 to 538, Wis. Adm.
TECHNICAL PROCEDURES. All technical procedures used to investigate a solid
waste facility shall be the current standard procedures as specified by ASTM
International, United States geological survey, USEPA's standard methods for
the examination of water and wastewater, or other equivalent or appropriate
methods approved by the department. Test procedures used shall be specified.
Any deviation from a standard method shall be explained in detail with reasons
figures, photographs and tables to clarify information or conclusions. The
visuals shall be legible. All paper copies of maps, plan sheets, drawings,
isometrics, cross-sections and aerial photographs shall meet the following
(a) No larger than 32 inches by
44 inches and no smaller than 8 1/ 2 inches by 11 inches.
(b) Be of appropriate scale to show all
required details in sufficient clarity.
(c) Be numbered, referenced in the narrative,
titled, have a legend of all symbols used, contain horizontal and vertical
scales, where applicable, and specify drafting or origination dates.
(d) Use uniform scales.
(e) Contain a north arrow.
(f) Use mean sea level as the basis for all
(g) Contain a survey
grid based on monuments established in the field which utilizes a coordinate
system and datum acceptable to the department. Examples of acceptable
coordinate systems include state plane, Universal Transverse Mercator, and
Wisconsin Transverse Mercator.
Show original topography and the grid system on plan sheets showing
construction, operation or closure topography. For complex plans, existing
conditions within the landfill area may be shown by lighter lines or may be
(i) Show survey grid
location and reference major plan sheets on all cross-sections. A reduced
diagram of a cross-section location plan view map shall be included on the
sheets with the cross-sections.
(7) TABLE OF CONTENTS. A table of contents
listing all sections of the submittal.
(8) APPENDIX. An appendix listing names of
all references, all raw data, testing and sampling procedures and
Admin. Code Department of Natural
Cr. Register, January,
1988, No. 385, eff. 2-6-88; am. (intro.), (1), (3), (4) and (6) (h), Register,
June, 1996, No. 486, eff. 7-1-96; am. (3) and (4), Register, December, 1997,
No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; CR 05-020: am. (3), (4), (5), (6) (intro.), (a), (f) and
(g) Register January 2006 No. 601, eff. 2-1-06.
Amended by, CR 21-076: am. (intro.)
July 2022 No. 799, eff. 8/1/2022.