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Hazardous materials - hazardous substances and leaking underground storage tanks (UST/LUSTs)
- NR 140 - groundwater quality
- NR 141 - groundwater monitoring well requirements
- NR 500 - general solid waste management requirements
- NR 660 - hazardous waste management
NR 700 - investigation and remediation of environmental
- NR 812 - well construction and pump installation
- NR 809 - safe drinking water
- Solid Waste Disposal Act (FHWA – listed in the summary of environmental legislation affecting transportation under the health subheading)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (FHWA – listed in the summary of environmental legislation affecting transportation under the land and water usage subheading)
Ch 160, Stats. - groundwater protection standards
- s. 292.11(3) - hazardous substance spills
- DSPS SPS 310 Code Compendium - Wisconsin Department of Commerce' administrative code for the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund
- DSPS 347 Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund (PECFA)
- Wisconsin Legislation- Section 84.01 (10) - right of entry
CERCLA (Superfund) FHWA – listed in the summary of
environmental legislation affecting transportation under the land
and water usage subheading
- SARA (reauthorization for CERCLA) FHWA information included with CERCLA in the table linked to CERCLA. In the summary of environmental legislation affecting transportation under the land and water usage subheading
- 40 CFR part 261 (Hazardous waste rules)
- Safe drinking water act FHWA listed in the summary of environmental legislation affecting transportation under the health subheading
- EPA RCRA Rule - identification and storage of wastes during remediation actions.
- DSPS 346 - risk screening and closure criteria for petroleum product contaminated sites, and agency roles and responsibilities.
- FDM 20-5-10 federal natural resource laws (Clean Water Act)
- FDM 20-15-1 federal transportation agreements with other federal agencies
- FDM 20-20-15 state water resource statutes
- FDM 20-25-1 state natural resource regulations (NR 299 water quality certification)
FDM 20-30-1 state agency agreements (WisDOT/DNR cooperative
- FDM 21-35-1 contaminated site assessment and remediation
- FDM 21-35-5 phase 1-reconnaissance and record search hazardous materials assessments
- FDM 21-35-10 phase 2-environmental sampling
- FDM 21-35-12 phase 2.5-remediation planning necessary for construction of a highway project
FDM 21-35-15 phase 3-remediation planning, defining full
extent of contamination
- FDM 21-35-20 phase 4-remediation, hazardous material management
- FDM 21-35-25 environmental documentation
- FDM 21-35-30 disposal of containerized non-hazardous waste
- FDM 21-35-35 disposal of hazardous waste
- Phase 1 hazardous materials assessment site summary (FDM 21-35-5)
- DT1229 nonhazardous waste drum inventory
- DT1231 hazardous waste inventory record
Manifest signing checklist FDM 21-35-35, figure 3
- DT 2219 bioremediation and direct landfilling project request
- DT 1208 nonhazardous waste container label (not electronic, needs to be affixed to the drum). Contact the regional environmental coordinator for labels.
- Phase 2 investigation request (FDM 21-35-10, at 10.3)
Notice of contamination in rights-of-way
Section NR 726.05(2)(b)4, Wis. Admin. Code, requires notification of appropriate units of government when a site closure request is made with groundwater ES exceedences in a right-of-way.
For contamination in highway rights-of-way for state trunk, interstate and U.S. highways:
- Fill out the Contamination notice document.
- Attach it to an email to Shar Te Beest email@example.com.
- Subject line of the email should read: "notification of contamination within right of way."
WisDOT will acknowledge receipt by return email, not by letterhead stationery.
Follow the recommended schedule (FDM Procedure 21-35-12 on Phase 2.5s, remediation planning necessary for construction.
- Coordination of remediation with construction is difficult for last minute revisions, so start as early as possible with Phase 2.5 work.
- If the remediation is not large (less than $75,000) or involves hazardous waste (RCRA), use the specialty consultant contractors.
- Always get a letter from the WDNR with approval to remediate prior to advertising for bid.
- Use pre-bid meetings for projects with remediation in the let cycle (see hazardous materials news).
- Hazardous waste disposal contractor contacts
- Regional environmental or hazardous materials coordinators
- Leaks and spills contact list
Lists and data sources
- DNR BRRTS Bureau of Remediation and Redevelopment Tracking System - comprehensive database on all LUST, spills, environmental repair, abandoned containers and superfund sites.
- Registry of waste disposal sites June 1999
- Information on agrichemical spills - local DATCP environmental enforcement (Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection)
- EPA cleanup sites for Region 5
- Superfund sites in
Wisconsin - use the superfund ESRI mapping tool to locate
superfund sites in Wisconsin, or to narrow a search to a specific
- Superfund - EPA's superfund program
- Region 5 waste database for Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) information
- RCRAINFO - national program management and inventory system of RCRA hazardous waste handlers.
- Bioremediation of contaminated soil - FDM 21-35-50
Waste Disposal Information
- Bioremediation - FDM 21-35-50
- Direct landfilling - FDM 21-35-50
- Non-hazardous waste (in containers) - FDM 21-35-30
- Hazardous waste - FDM 21-35-35
- Lead paint from bridges - CMM 1.30.3
FHWA and EPA guidebooks and information
- Policy revision to support the brownfields economic redevelopment initiative
- Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment
What approval is needed to purchase contaminated property?
The Real Estate Program Management Manual (available internally) contains detailed procedures for the purchase of contaminated property. Highlights are:
- For contamination eligible for Petroleum Environmental Cleanup
Fund Act (PECFA Program) funds, the region may acquire
the property in easement if:
- the site has been reviewed by the contaminated site exception committee before purchase is initiated
- the site has been accepted by PECFA
- the owner has hired a consultant
- a remediation plan is approved by WDNR
- the region is confident that the owner will complete clean up.
PECFA - for ineligible contaminated sites, the request to purchase the property must be approved by the contaminated site exception committee as explained in the contamination guide.
See FDM 21-35-25 for applicability:
Having completed a Phase 1 investigation for the improvement under consideration, the region has determined that further investigation of sites is merited. Those investigations are in the process of being scheduled. The WDNR and possibly affected parties will be notified of the results. The region will work with all concerned to insure that the disposition of any petroleum contamination is resolved to the satisfaction of the WDNR, WisDOT, and FHWA before acquisition of any questionable site, and before advertising the project for letting.
Non-petroleum sites will be handled on a case-by-case basis with detailed documentation and coordination with FHWA as needed.
See FDM 21-35-45 for language to use for bridge asbestos.
- Figures and table handouts for the PAH Transportation Research Board (TRB) paper
- Data tables for the PAH report
- Construction and materials manual - 1.30 hazardous materials
- U.S.T. and L.U.S.T regulations and overview
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