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Senate Bill 547

Relating To: Relating to: adaptive management plans for reducing discharges of phosphorus and total suspended solids to the waters of the state and a statewide variance to the water quality standard for phosphorus for certain dischargers. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2013 Wisconsin Act 378
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/27/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/27/2014

Clean Lakes Alliance Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/4/2014

Clean Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2014

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 2/7/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/7/2014

Dane County Cities & Villages Association Notified Date 2/5/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2014

Domtar Industries Inc. Notified Date 2/14/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/14/2014

GreenWhey Energy Notified Date 2/14/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/14/2014

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Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, and Affiliates Notified Date 2/24/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/24/2014

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 2/11/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/11/2014

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 2/10/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/10/2014

Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division Notified Date 2/12/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2014

Outagamie County Board of Supervisors Notified Date 2/26/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/26/2014

River Alliance of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/19/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/19/2014

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 2/18/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/18/2014

Comments
Although the amended SB 547 is improved by linking support to phosphorus reductions, local TMDL limits, reducing DOA’s role, and reducing EPA conflicts, we are concerned about compliance delays, changes to variance guidelines, and DOA's cost analysis
Wisconsin Agri-Business Association Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 2/14/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2014

Wisconsin Dairy Products Association Inc Notified Date 2/21/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/21/2014

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 2/5/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2014

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Housing Alliance Notified Date 2/18/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/18/2014

Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 2/12/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/12/2014

Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc. Notified Date 2/5/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2014

Comments
WLWCA generally supports the bill but is concerned that proper accountability measure for non-county efforts to implement non-point source reductions are needed. Further, it is unclear the level of county funding to be generated by the proposal
Supporting Documentation
20140205_110337_WLWCA Testimony on Senate 547 2014.docx

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 2/17/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/17/2014

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 2/5/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/5/2014

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 2/13/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2014

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 3/7/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/7/2014

Wisconsin Rural Water Association Notified Date 2/4/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/4/2014

Wisconsin Wildlife Federation Notified Date 3/31/2014 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/31/2014

Lobbying Efforts

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
965.00
2014
July - December
56.00
Total 1021.00
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
14.00
2014
July - December
Total 14.00
Clean Lakes Alliance 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
41.00
2014
July - December
Total 41.00
Clean Wisconsin Inc 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
239.00
2014
July - December
Total 239.00
Dane County Cities & Villages Association 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2.00
2014
July - December
Total 2.00
Domtar Industries Inc. 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
12.00
2014
July - December
8.00
Total 20.00
GreenWhey Energy 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5.00
2014
July - December
Total 5.00
Midwest Food Processors Association Inc 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
61.00
2014
July - December
Total 61.00
Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
231.00
2014
July - December
Total 231.00
River Alliance of Wisconsin 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15.00
2014
July - December
Total 15.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
6.00
2014
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
45.00
2014
July - December
41.00
Total 86.00
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
6.00
2014
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Dairy Products Association Inc 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10.00
2014
July - December
Total 10.00
Wisconsin Energy Corporation 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
12.00
2014
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
61.00
2014
July - December
Total 61.00
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, Inc. 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
13.00
2014
July - December
Total 13.00
Wisconsin Paper Council 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
143.00
2014
July - December
7.00
Total 150.00
Wisconsin Rural Water Association 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
13.00
2014
July - December
Total 13.00
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation 2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
36.00
2014
July - December
Total 36.00