Midwest Environmental Advocates

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Individuals and organizations advocating for public rights in the environment

Lobbying Interests:
Legislative matters and Administrative rule-makings that affect public rights in the environment

Contact
RC
Ry Carpenter
634 W. Main St, Ste 201
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 251-5047 x2
rcarpenter@midwestadvocates.org
http://midwestadvocates.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 44
Assembly Bill 44
Relating to: the responsibility of a property owner for discharge of a hazardous substance by another.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2023
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 312
Assembly Bill 312
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
6/12/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 319
Assembly Bill 319
Relating to: asphalt or concrete plants at a nonmetallic mining site and modifying and creating administrative rules related to nonmetallic mining. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
6/13/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 320
Assembly Bill 320
Relating to: permits for constructing or enlarging artificial water bodies for the purpose of nonmetallic mining reclamation and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/13/2023
First Communication Date
6/13/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 579
Assembly Bill 579
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and Great Lakes waters.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/1/2023
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 656
Assembly Bill 656
Relating to: the regulation of wakesurfing and wakeboarding.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2023
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 796
Assembly Bill 796
Relating to: report on environmental impacts to vulnerable communities and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2024
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 46
Senate Bill 46
Relating to: the responsibility of a property owner for discharge of a hazardous substance by another.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/13/2023
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/2/2023
First Communication Date
5/25/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 541
Senate Bill 541
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and Great Lakes waters.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/24/2023
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 680
Senate Bill 680
Relating to: the regulation of wakesurfing and wakeboarding.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2023
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 1022
Senate Bill 1022
Relating to: creating an exemption to certain requirements for rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources relating to groundwater protection standards for PFAS.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2024
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

Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances for certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances for certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in groundwater
Scope Statement
SS 075_22
For
Notification Date
1/6/2023
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.

Management of diversions (transfers of water from the Great Lakes basin to outside of the Great Lakes basin) and intrabasin transfers including the application and review process and other related criteria
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Management of diversions (transfers of water from the Great Lakes basin to outside of the Great Lakes basin) and intrabasin transfers including the application and review process and other related criteria
Scope Statement
SS 026_22
Other
Notification Date
1/12/2023
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.

Navigable waterways
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Navigable waterways
Scope Statement
SS 048_22
Other
Notification Date
1/12/2023
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 chapters NR 102, 106, 205 and NR 207 and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s antidegradation policy and implementation procedures
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to chapters NR 102, 106, 205 and NR 207 and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s antidegradation policy and implementation procedures
Scope Statement
SS 076_16
For
Notification Date
5/18/2023
First Communication Date
5/10/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Revisions to chapters NR 102, 106, 205, and 207, and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s water quality antidegradation policy and procedures
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to chapters NR 102, 106, 205, and 207, and other related regulations for the purpose of updating Wisconsin’s water quality antidegradation policy and procedures
Scope Statement
SS 051_21
For
Notification Date
1/12/2023
First Communication Date
5/10/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Revisions to subch. II of ch. NR 809 related to control of lead and copper in public drinking water, to be consistent with revisions to the federal Lead and Copper Rule and the federal Lead and Copper Rule Improvements.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to subch. II of ch. NR 809 related to control of lead and copper in public drinking water, to be consistent with revisions to the federal Lead and Copper Rule and the federal Lead and Copper Rule Improvements.
Scope Statement
SS 088_23
For
Notification Date
1/11/2024
First Communication Date
1/9/2024
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Statewide water supply service area planning for municipalities serving populations greater than 10,000 people
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Statewide water supply service area planning for municipalities serving populations greater than 10,000 people
Scope Statement
SS 025_22
Other
Notification Date
1/12/2023
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

State policy and practice related to the Public Trust Doctrine
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State policy and practice related to the Public Trust Doctrine

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

Wisconsin Clean Water Act Implementation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Clean Water Act Implementation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

Livestock Siting Law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Livestock Siting Law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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.

Rainfall Modeling
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Rainfall Modeling

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
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

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$2,434.52
2023
July - December
$5,133.38
Total $7,567.91
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
24.52
2023
July - December
23.52
Total 48.04
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
59.94
2023
July - December
140.21
Total 200.15

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: permits for constructing or enlarging artificial water bodies for the purpose of nonmetallic mining reclamation and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Natural Resources.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
1%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
13%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
56%
2023
July - December
21%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 33%
Relating to: the regulation of wakesurfing and wakeboarding.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
1%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and Great Lakes waters.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
15%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%
Relating to: use of fill in commercial waterways and Great Lakes waters.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
25%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 17%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
3%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
27%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 16%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
8%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures