Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Its interests are legislative and rulemaking matters affecting environmental 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 Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868
(715) 234-7004
(715) 236-7934
wallyt@ricelakeutilities.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul G Kent Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/25/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Margaret I Hoefer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/25/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 13
Assembly Bill 13
Relating to: methods of providing assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program and projects that are eligible for assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 215
Assembly Bill 215
Relating to: the number of wastewater discharge permits required for a publicly owned sewage treatment facility or system.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/3/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 680
Assembly Bill 680
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

For
Notification Date
1/29/2014
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.
Senate Bill 10
Senate Bill 10
Relating to: methods of providing assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program and projects that are eligible for assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 7

For
Notification Date
2/11/2013
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.
Senate Bill 190
Senate Bill 190
Relating to: the number of wastewater discharge permits required for a publicly owned sewage treatment facility or system.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 70

For
Notification Date
6/3/2013
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.
Senate Bill 349
Senate Bill 349
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/23/2013
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.
Senate Bill 547
Senate Bill 547
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

For
Notification Date
2/12/2014
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 165, Small Loan Program and ch. NR 162, Clean Water Fund Program.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 165, Small Loan Program and ch. NR 162, Clean Water Fund Program.

Register Number: 557 (6/1/2002)
Other
Notification Date
12/20/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Monitor DNR Rule No. CF-13-13, which proposes to update NR 162, which provides loans to municipalities to finance wastewater Infrastructure projects, urban runoff and stormwater best management practices.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitor DNR Rule No. CF-13-13, which proposes to update NR 162, which provides loans to municipalities to finance wastewater Infrastructure projects, urban runoff and stormwater best management practices.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2014
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.

Relating to municipal ordinances on stormwater management.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to municipal ordinances on stormwater management.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/25/2013
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.

Phosphorus regulation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Phosphorus regulation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/28/2013
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.

Regulation of sanitary sewer overflows at wastewater treatment works.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of sanitary sewer overflows at wastewater treatment works.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/6/2013
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.

Monitoring, development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the Clean Water Fund Program within the environmental improvement fund of the budget bill.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring, development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the Clean Water Fund Program within the environmental improvement fund of the budget bill.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$26,539.30
2013
July - December
$27,769.50
2014
January - June
$49,364.50
2014
July - December
$6,915.50
Total $110,588.80
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
10.90
2013
July - December
30.20
2014
January - June
41.70
2014
July - December
20.80
Total 103.60
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
153.40
2013
July - December
128.20
2014
January - June
227.10
2014
July - December
20.30
Total 529.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: methods of providing assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program and projects that are eligible for assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
21 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: local regulation of nonmetallic mining; local regulation of air quality; local regulation of water quality; local regulation of the use of explosives in mining, quarrying, and related activities; highway use contracts by local governments; and local regulation of borrow sites and material disposal sites for transportation projects of the Department of Transportation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
9 %
2014
January - June
4 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
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)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
86 %
2014
July - December
Total 37 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
11 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
68 %
2013
July - December
86 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
85 %
Total 45 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
15 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures