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Senate Bill 61

Relating To: environmental compliance audits, environmental management systems, providing incentives for improving environmental performance, providing immunity from civil penalties for certain violations of environmental requirements, access to certain information, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
Bill Text and History
2003 Wisconsin Act 276
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 3/8/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/8/2003

Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 5/16/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/16/2003

American Chemistry Council (formerly American Plastics Council Inc) Notified Date 3/26/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/26/2004

American Petroleum Institute Notified Date 3/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/14/2003

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry Notified Date 1/27/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/27/2004

Comments
Voluntary compliance audits with a "no penalty" clause for correcting problems actually acts as an incentive for firms to do the audits. This may actually assist the DNR in indentifying problems that might otherwise have gone undetected.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 5/5/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/5/2003

Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 4/3/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/3/2003

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 4/28/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/28/2003

Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc. Notified Date 4/29/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/29/2003

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 3/20/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/20/2003

Petroleum Marketers Assn of WI / WI Assn of Convenience Stores Notified Date 4/25/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/25/2003

Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 4/15/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/15/2003

Comments
Oppose Section 1: Envtal Results Progr because no longer includes money for 5 FTE staff and $400K technical assistance grants. Oppose Section 2: Envtal Improvement Prog because it is unacceptable envtal audit immunity.
Stora Enso North America Notified Date 3/6/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/6/2003

Superior Services Inc Notified Date 6/30/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/30/2003

Wisconsin Alliance of Cities Inc Notified Date 3/27/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/27/2003

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 3/27/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/27/2003

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 4/15/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/15/2003

Comments
Based on Reference Bureau interpretation, the eligible entities applies to local governments. Also, it has been interpreted that waivers for certain environmental requirements only apply to state law and would not interfere with local ordinances.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 3/27/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/27/2003

Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) Notified Date 4/7/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/7/2003

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 4/16/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/16/2003

Wisconsin Fertilizer & Chemical Association Notified Date 3/17/2004 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/17/2004

Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc Notified Date 3/27/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/27/2003

Wisconsin Insurance Alliance Notified Date 7/18/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
7/18/2003

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 3/7/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/7/2003

Wisconsin Muck Farmers Association Notified Date 5/8/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
5/8/2003

Wisconsin Pork Producers Association Notified Date 5/8/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
5/8/2003

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Notified Date 5/8/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
5/8/2003

Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) Notified Date 4/22/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/22/2003

Comments
SB61 weakens compliance and enforcement of Wisconsin's environmental laws.
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Notified Date 3/24/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/24/2003

Wisconsin Realtors Association Notified Date 3/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/4/2003

Other
Report Date
3/14/2003

Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association Notified Date 5/8/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
5/8/2003

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Notified Date 3/27/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/27/2003

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 4/2/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/2/2003

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 4/16/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
4/23/2003

Other
Report Date
4/16/2003

Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 4/14/2003 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/14/2003

Lobbying Efforts

  2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
2004
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
6.00
2004
January - June
41.00
2004
July - December
Total 47.00
Alliant Energy Corp. 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
8.00
2004
July - December
Total 8.00
American Chemistry Council (formerly American Plastics Council Inc) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
4.00
2004
July - December
Total 4.00
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
9.00
2004
July - December
Total 9.00
Stora Enso North America 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
5.00
2004
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Energy Corporation 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
6.00
2004
January - June
2004
July - December
Total 6.00
Wisconsin Engine Manufacturer & Distributor Alliance (WEMDA) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
4.00
2004
July - December
Total 4.00
Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
8.00
2004
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2003
January - June
2003
July - December
2004
January - June
3.00
2004
July - December
Total 3.00