Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
MEG is a coalition of 95 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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul Kent Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/25/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Margaret Hoefer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 11/1/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 165
Assembly Bill 165
Relating to: the display of turf fertilizer containing phosphorus.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/18/2012
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 182
Assembly Bill 182
Relating to: assignment of income, prizes, and earnings to pay a municipal court judgment and 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
6/14/2011
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 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: trading of water pollution credits, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/3/2012
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 58
Senate Bill 58
Relating to: liability of public utility customers for unbilled utility service.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/14/2011
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 557
Senate Bill 557
Relating to: trading of water pollution credits, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/14/2012
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Phosphorus efflluent limits

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Clean Water Fund changes

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

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Clean Water Fund changes

Notification Date
3/4/2011
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
Phosphorus effluent limits

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 207, water quality antidegradation.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 207, water quality antidegradation.

Register Number: 648 (12/15/2009)
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2011
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).

Register Number: 617 (5/15/2007)
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

Wisconsin Administrative Register
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 07-111
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2011
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.

Register Number: 640 (4/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-123
Other
Notification Date
1/1/2011
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

Development and drafting of issues related to the 2011-2013 executive budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development and drafting of issues related to the 2011-2013 executive budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/4/2012
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 and drafting of issues related to the 2011-2013 executive budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development and drafting of issues related to the 2011-2013 executive budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/3/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

WPDES authority
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WPDES authority

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
3/15/2012
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.

Monitoring, development, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to water quality trading
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring, development, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to water quality trading

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/31/2012
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.

Landlord utility bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Landlord utility bill

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
5/14/2011
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.

Revisions to Wis. Admin. Code sec. 283.84
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Revisions to Wis. Admin. Code sec. 283.84

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
5/14/2011
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.

Monitoring, development, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Wis. Admin. Code NR 210
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring, development, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to Wis. Admin. Code NR 210

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/7/2011
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
1/1/2011
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, 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
1/1/2011
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

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$5,226.00
2011
July - December
$1,296.50
2012
January - June
$4,854.50
2012
July - December
$1,501.50
Total $12,878.50
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
4.10
2011
July - December
2.80
2012
January - June
4.90
2012
July - December
1.60
Total 13.40
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
22.70
2011
July - December
4.10
2012
January - June
21.00
2012
July - December
6.10
Total 53.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: assignment of income, prizes, and earnings to pay a municipal court judgment and prohibiting municipal electric or water utilities from collecting certain utility arrearages from owners of rental properties as property liens.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
25 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the display of turf fertilizer containing phosphorus.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
15 %
2012
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
33 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
38 %
Total 18 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
36 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 15 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
4 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
17 %
2012
July - December
62 %
Total 15 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
27 %
2011
July - December
75 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 18 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
68 %
2012
July - December
Total 26 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures