2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 8, 2019 - Introduced by Senators Cowles,
Testin, Marklein, Olsen,
Stroebel, Nass and Wanggaard, cosponsored by Representatives Krug,
Thiesfeldt, Nygren, Kitchens, Tusler, Mursau, Rohrkaste and Edming.
Referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Energy.
1An Act to consolidate, renumber and amend
283.31 (8) (a), (b), (c); and to
20.370 (4) (mi) of the statutes; relating to: permit fees for concentrated
3animal feeding operations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) that holds
a water pollutant discharge elimination system (WPDES) permit from the
Department of Natural Resources must pay an annual permit fee of $345. Of that
amount, $95 is deposited into an appropriation account for DNR's environmental
quality functions and its management of state water resources, with the remainder
deposited into the general fund.
Under this bill, the full amount of the $345 annual WPDES permit fee for a
CAFO is deposited into the DNR appropriation account for environmental quality
functions and management of state water resources.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.370 (4) (mi) of the statutes is amended to read:
(mi) General program operations — private and public sources. 2
From the general fund, all moneys not otherwise appropriated that are received from 3
private or public sources, other than state agencies and the federal government, for 4
facilities, materials, or services provided by the department relating to its 5
environmental quality functions and to the management of the state's water 6
resources and all moneys required under s. 283.31 (8) (b)
to be credited to this 7
appropriation to pay for expenses associated with those facilities, materials, or 8
283.31 (8) (a), (b) and (c) of the statutes are consolidated, 10
renumbered 283.31 (8) and amended to read:
The holder of a permit under this section for a concentrated animal 12
feeding operation shall annually pay to the department a fee of $345
. (b) Of each
13fee paid under par. (a), $95, which
shall be credited to the appropriation account 14
under s. 20.370 (4) (mi). (c)
The department shall annually submit a report to the 15
joint committee on finance and, under s. 13.172 (3), to the standing committees of the 16
legislature with jurisdiction over agricultural and environmental matters describing 17
the use of the moneys credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (4) (mi) 18
under par. (b) this subsection