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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Paul G Kent Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Larry A Konopacki Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A
Vanessa D Wishart Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/2/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 85
Assembly Bill 85
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/21/2019
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 113
Assembly Bill 113
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/25/2019
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 321
Assembly Bill 321
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/12/2019
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 323
Assembly Bill 323
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/19/2019
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 843
Assembly Bill 843
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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.
Comments
An amendment is being worked out to address the concerns about the bill that we mentioned at the public hearing.
Senate Bill 91
Senate Bill 91
Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 151

For
Notification Date
3/14/2019
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 109
Senate Bill 109
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/19/2019
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 302
Senate Bill 302
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-maki...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/1/2019
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 310
Senate Bill 310
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 101

None
Notification Date
7/15/2019
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.
Comments
As interests may appear.
Senate Bill 772
Senate Bill 772
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting r...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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.
Comments
An amendment is being worked out to address the concerns about the bill that we mentioned at the public hearing.
Senate Bill 774
Senate Bill 774
Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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

Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater

SS 090_19
Other
Notification Date
9/3/2019
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 criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health, and the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination S...

SS 091_19
Other
Notification Date
9/3/2019
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.

The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
The promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

SS 089_19
Other
Notification Date
9/3/2019
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

provisions to NR 151.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
provisions to NR 151.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/1/2019
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.

SS 001-14. DNR (NR 201). CR 19-094. Process for waterbody assessments and impaired waters listing, biological criteria for water quality standards, and biological confirmation of phosphorus impairment.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
SS 001-14. DNR (NR 201). CR 19-094. Process for waterbody assessments and impaired waters listing, biological criteria for water quality standards, and biological confirmation of phosphorus impairment.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2019
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.

SS 046-12. DNR (NR 102, 119). CR 19-093. Phosphorus site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
SS 046-12. DNR (NR 102, 119). CR 19-093. Phosphorus site-specific water quality criteria methodology and procedures.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2019
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.

Wastewater Pipe Materials
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wastewater Pipe Materials

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
7/18/2019
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.

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
2/20/2019
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

Bacteria standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Bacteria standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

Clean Water Fund program within the environmental improvement fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Clean Water Fund program within the environmental improvement fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

Lab certification standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Lab certification standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

antidegradation standards
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
antidegradation standards

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

Biocriteria and bioconfirmation of phosphorus impacts
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Biocriteria and bioconfirmation of phosphorus impacts

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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, drafting or introduction of a rule relating to trading water effluent credits.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
development, drafting or introduction of a rule relating to trading water effluent credits.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the implementation of the state phosphorus water quality standards.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to the implementation of the state phosphorus water quality standards.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/31/2018
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.

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
12/31/2018
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

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$33,128.50
2019
July - December
$51,469.50
2020
January - June
$27,979.50
2020
July - December
$39,937.50
Total $152,515.00
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
46.30
2019
July - December
57.70
2020
January - June
15.30
2020
July - December
44.80
Total 164.10
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
108.60
2019
July - December
187.30
2020
January - June
120.30
2020
July - December
132.70
Total 548.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: buying and selling water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
13 %
2019
July - December
6 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: state health-based groundwater quality standards for certain groundwater contaminants.
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
21 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
3 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
3 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: PFAS management zones, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
3 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: PFAS standards and grant programs, providing blood testing for certain individuals, requiring a cancer cluster study, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
11 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: setting standards for certain contaminants, providing information relating to off-site disposal of certain waste, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
12 %
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
4 %
2019
July - December
78 %
2020
January - June
44 %
2020
July - December
Total 36 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
3 %
2020
July - December
Total 4 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
19 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
3 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
19 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
4 %
2020
July - December
6 %
Total 7 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
4 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
9 %
2019
July - December
2 %
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures