Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
MEG is a coalition of 90 Wisconsin communities. Its wastewater division comprises communities that operate wastewater treatment plants. Its interests are legislative and rulemaking matters affecting environmental compliance issues.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues associated with watershed management in Wisconsin including regulatory limits on point and nonpoint discharges, regulation of publicly owned treatment works and other regulations potentially affecting the ability of publicly owned treatment works to provide low cost effective wastewater treatment services to the public.

Contact
WT
Wally Thom
320 W Coleman St
Rice Lake, WI 54868
(715) 234-7004
(715) 236-7934
wallyt@ricelakeutilities.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul Kent Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Julie Baldwin Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/1/2009 Withdrawn On 9/17/2010
Elizabeth Howard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/26/2010 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 281
Assembly Bill 281
Relating to: the restriction on the amount of phosphorus in certain cleaning agents.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 63

For
Notification Date
6/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 299
Assembly Bill 299
Relating to: products containing mercury and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 404
Assembly Bill 404
Relating to: prohibiting municipal electric or water utilities from collecting certain utility arrearages from owners of rental properties as property liens.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 200
Senate Bill 200
Relating to: products containing mercury and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 44

For
Notification Date
7/27/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Natural Resources: Water Quality
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Water Quality

Notification Date
4/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 207, water quality antidegradation.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
NR 207, water quality antidegradation.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 648 (12/15/2009)
Other
Notification Date
1/26/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

NR 500, Wis. Adm. Code to better manage accumulated sediment in detention structures required by the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
NR 500, Wis. Adm. Code to better manage accumulated sediment in detention structures required by the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Scope Statement
Register Number: 617 (5/15/2007)
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

relating to thermal standards for Wisconsin surface waters
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
relating to thermal standards for Wisconsin surface waters
Scope Statement
Register Number: 0 (12/12/2007)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-111
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

NR 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 110, 114, 150, 200, 203, 205, 210, 212, 213, 214, 299, 328, and 341, the Watershed Management Bureau administrative rule “clean-up” package.
Agency Name
Natural Resources
Subject
NR 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 110, 114, 150, 200, 203, 205, 210, 212, 213, 214, 299, 328, and 341, the Watershed Management Bureau administrative rule “clean-up” package.
Scope Statement
Register Number: 640 (4/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-123
Other
Notification Date
1/26/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

"Thermal Water Quality Standards." The DNR is in the process of developing a standard with regard to thermal water quality.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
"Thermal Water Quality Standards." The DNR is in the process of developing a standard with regard to thermal water quality.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

CSO/SSO Advisory Committee; SSO Policy Development and Administrative Code Revisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CSO/SSO Advisory Committee; SSO Policy Development and Administrative Code Revisions

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division

Development of wastewater discharge bacteria water quality standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of wastewater discharge bacteria water quality standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to phosphorus
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to phosphorus

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Thermal water quality standards for wastewater discharges
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Thermal water quality standards for wastewater discharges

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/1/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$27,580.00
2009
July - December
$22,371.50
2010
January - June
$41,069.00
2010
July - December
$8,198.50
Total $99,219.00
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
30.90
2009
July - December
17.90
2010
January - June
15.90
2010
July - December
5.10
Total 69.80
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
123.30
2009
July - December
103.00
2010
January - June
215.30
2010
July - December
39.60
Total 481.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the restriction on the amount of phosphorus in certain cleaning agents.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
1 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: products containing mercury and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
4 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
8 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
9 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
11 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 11 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
82 %
2010
January - June
87 %
2010
July - December
92 %
Total 62 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
8 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
3 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures