Small Business Advisor - March 2021

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Small Business Advisor - March 2021

Becoming a Sustainability Champion – Webinar March 24

Learn how to become a sustainability champion.  Join the Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) for an informative webinar on March 24 at 1 PM Central. The program will address speaking to and getting buy-in from management about new initiatives, engaging employees, and promoting your sustainability efforts to stakeholders from a leading printing company – Lauterbach Group.

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Opportunities for Input

Draft WPDES Recycling of Scrap and Waste Materials and Dismantling of Vehicles for Parts Selling and Salvage General Permits – Comments due March 22

The Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Recycling of Scrap and Waste Materials (WI-S058831-4) and Dismantling of Vehicles for Parts Selling and Salvage (WI-S059145-4) general permits are tentatively proposed to be reissued.  The DNR will accept written comments until March 22, 2021. Comments may be submitted electronically to or mailed to: Suzan Limberg – WT/3, Wisconsin DNR, 101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921.

The documents (Public Notice of Intent, draft permits and fact sheets) are available here:

Storm water discharges to waters of the state from certain industrial activities in the categories listed below may be covered by the corresponding general permits. These proposed general permits contain requirements specified under ch. NR 216, Wis. Adm. Code. Chapter NR 216 states how storm water from industrial operations can be discharged so that waters of the state will be protected. These proposed general permits will apply to discharges to waters of the state throughout the state. Each permit specifies the specific contamination areas of concern for each type of industry and the corresponding compliance schedule required for implementing storm water pollution controls for those areas.

Draft publication RR-606, Guidance on the Case Closure Process and Continuing Obligations: Wis. Admin. Code chs. NR 725 to727 – Comments due March 24

The purpose of the guidance is to guide users in preparing for a case closure request, particularly at sites where contamination remains after response actions are complete and continuing obligations are needed to address exposure pathways. This guidance document is intended for use by responsible parties, consultants or other interested parties, DNR staff and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection staff. 

The document can be found at the RR Program’s Public Notices & Guidance web page under the “Program Guidance” tab. Comments may be submitted through March 24, 2021 to Jane Lemcke at or

Draft Guidance for Facility Start Up: Field Start Up Inspection Checklist/Expectations for Additions/Modifications at Community Systems - Comments due March 31 

The document is available at:   Please submit any comments by March 31, 2021 to  If you have questions, please contact Eileen Pierce, 608-235-3922. 

Other Training Opportunities

WisCon Weekly Webinars – 1 pm, Monday

Join Webinar Live at  The Weekly Webinar is a short (15-20 minute) weekly presentation on workplace health and safety topics followed by an open question and answer period.

Remaining March Topics are:

  • 22 MAR – Falling Object Protection in Construction
  • 29 MAR – Grain Safety

Questions entered online during the presentation will be answered at the end of the presentation.  If the answer isn’t available immediately, it will be addressed the following week.

For these, and other outreach training programs from WisCon, you can go to the Safety and Health Training webpage at