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

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 554
Assembly Bill 554
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2015
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 735
Assembly Bill 735
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requiremen...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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 432
Senate Bill 432
Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2016
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 567
Senate Bill 567
Relating to: the review of water quality standards and variances to water quality standards by the Department of Natural Resources and exempting certain actions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration from the requiremen...

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 205

For
Notification Date
1/19/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Environmental Improvement Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Fund

Notification Date
2/27/2015
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

Create Chapter NR 119, relating to phosphorus site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Create Chapter NR 119, relating to phosphorus site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.

Register Number: 679 (7/15/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Environmental Protection — General, Chs. 100— Revises Chapter NR 150, relating to environmental analysis and review procedures under. SS 051-14
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Environmental Protection — General, Chs. 100— Revises Chapter NR 150, relating to environmental analysis and review procedures under. SS 051-14

Register Number: 701 (6/1/2014)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

NR 149, laboratory certification program fee adjustments.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 149, laboratory certification program fee adjustments.

Register Number: 552 (12/15/2001)
Other
Notification Date
3/14/2016
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.

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
8/8/2016
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.

Phosphorous site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Phosphorous site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.

Register Number: 679 (7/14/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Revise Chapter NR 106, relating to the Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (WPDES) Program for the purpose of making the rules consistent with federal regulations (Rule Package #4).
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revise Chapter NR 106, relating to the Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (WPDES) Program for the purpose of making the rules consistent with federal regulations (Rule Package #4).

Register Number: 678 (6/15/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Revise Chapter NR 219, relating to analytical test methods and procedures for analysis of wastewater samples.
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revise Chapter NR 219, relating to analytical test methods and procedures for analysis of wastewater samples.

Register Number: 678 (6/15/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Revise Chapters NR 106, 200, 205, 210, and 220 through 296, relating to rule revisions related to the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Permit Program to ensure that permit limitations and requirements are consistent with federal reg...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revise Chapters NR 106, 200, 205, 210, and 220 through 296, relating to rule revisions related to the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Permit Program to ensure that permit limitations and requirements are consistent with federal reg...

Register Number: 678 (6/15/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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.

Revise Chapters NR 200, 201, 203, and 205, relating to the administration of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program to ensure consistency with federal regulations related to processing of permits and other related permi...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Revise Chapters NR 200, 201, 203, and 205, relating to the administration of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program to ensure consistency with federal regulations related to processing of permits and other related permi...

Register Number: 678 (6/15/2012)
Other
Notification Date
1/28/2015
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

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal to improve the state nonpoint program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal to improve the state nonpoint program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/8/2016
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.

surface water quality standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
surface water quality standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
3/14/2016
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.

Development of a rule about water quality and bacteria standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of a rule about water quality and bacteria standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
10/1/2015
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
1/5/2015
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, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to biocriteria and bioconfirmation of phosphorus impacts.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Monitoring development, modification, drafting or introduction of a proposal related to biocriteria and bioconfirmation of phosphorus impacts.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/5/2015
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
1/5/2015
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

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$18,911.00
2015
July - December
$11,835.00
2016
January - June
$9,948.00
2016
July - December
$19,105.50
Total $59,799.50
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
43.80
2015
July - December
21.00
2016
January - June
9.80
2016
July - December
21.40
Total 96.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
87.70
2015
July - December
46.90
2016
January - June
53.40
2016
July - December
97.00
Total 285.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: out-of-state sewer and water affiliates of public utility holding companies and the sale or lease of municipal water or sewer public utilities to investor-owned public utilities.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
64 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 22 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
4 %
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
66 %
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
Total 18 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
32 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
46 %
Total 25 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
57 %
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
13 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
29 %
Total 9 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
12 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures