Municipal Environmental Group - Wastewater Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Its interests are legislative and rulemaking matters related to municipal wastewater facilities.

Lobbying Interests:
Issues associated with watershed management in Wisconsin, 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 cost effective wastewater treatment services to the public.

Contact
PC
Paul Christensen
101 North Main Street
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 563-7766 x105
pchristensen@fortatkinsonwi.net
https://megwastewater.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 61
Assembly Bill 61
Relating to: creating a deicer applicators certification program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/11/2023
First Communication Date
4/11/2023
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 100
Assembly Bill 100
Relating to: funding for reduction of infiltration and inflow in connecting laterals and sewer lines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/9/2023
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

For
Notification Date
6/21/2023
First Communication Date
6/15/2023
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 457
Assembly Bill 457
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to regulate storm water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/5/2023
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 52
Senate Bill 52
Relating to: creating a deicer applicators certification program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/7/2023
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 99
Senate Bill 99
Relating to: funding for reduction of infiltration and inflow in connecting laterals and sewer lines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/6/2023
First Communication Date
3/3/2023
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/30/2023
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 455
Senate Bill 455
Relating to: authorizing the Public Service Commission to regulate storm water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/5/2023
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 691
Senate Bill 691
Relating to: water and sewerage system connections and annexation of territory and extraterritorial zoning in certain towns. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/30/2023
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

LRB-4336/1 relating to water and sewerage system connections and annexation of territory and extraterritorial zoning in certain towns ("urban towns")
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-4336/1 relating to water and sewerage system connections and annexation of territory and extraterritorial zoning in certain towns ("urban towns")

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/21/2023
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.

DG-25-20 Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DG-25-20 Amendments to ch. NR 140 to set numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2023
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.

CF-12-19 Clean Water Fund Program, Ch. NR 162, Wis. Adm. Code
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CF-12-19 Clean Water Fund Program, Ch. NR 162, Wis. Adm. Code

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/31/2023
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.

DG-31-20 Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DG-31-20 Revisions to ch. NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/31/2023
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.

DG-17-22 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
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DG-17-22 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

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
7/31/2023
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.

LRB 2936/1 relating to programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 2936/1 relating to programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/16/2023
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.

LRB 1576/1 Authorizing the Public Service Commission to Regulate Storm Water Utilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1576/1 Authorizing the Public Service Commission to Regulate Storm Water Utilities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/14/2023
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.

Clean Water Fund Bill (LRB 1932/1)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clean Water Fund Bill (LRB 1932/1)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/7/2023
First Communication Date
2/2/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

antidegradation standards Rule Number WY-13-20
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
antidegradation standards Rule Number WY-13-20

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/3/2023
First Communication Date
1/25/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Clean Water Rule (CR-22-045)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clean Water Rule (CR-22-045)

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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Improvements to municipality WPDES permits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Improvements to municipality WPDES permits.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

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 has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Potential action associated with PFAS and related compounds.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Potential action associated with PFAS and related compounds.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/3/2023
First Communication Date
1/25/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$45,032.50
2023
July - December
$0.00
Total $45,032.50
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
20.80
2023
July - December
11.30
Total 32.10
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
145.30
2023
July - December
35.00
Total 180.30

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: creating a deicer applicators certification program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2%
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
2%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 1%
Relating to: funding for reduction of infiltration and inflow in connecting laterals and sewer lines. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
4%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: creating a deicer applicators certification program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
4%
2023
July - December
1%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 3%
Relating to: funding for reduction of infiltration and inflow in connecting laterals and sewer lines. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
3%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%
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
33%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 17%
Relating to: water and sewerage system connections and annexation of territory and extraterritorial zoning in certain towns. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
11%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 2%

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

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%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
24%
2023
July - December
51%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 30%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
35%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 27%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
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%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
8%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 6%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures