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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On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 13
Assembly Bill 13
Relating to: fire fighting foam containing PFAS and the partial suspension of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: creating a PFAS municipal grant program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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 419
Assembly Bill 419
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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 34
Senate Bill 34
Relating to: fire fighting foam containing PFAS and the partial suspension of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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 361
Senate Bill 361
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/11/2021
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

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

SS 075_22
Undisclosed
Notification Date
9/27/2022
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.

Financial responsibility for engineering controls for contaminated sediment remediation, and insurance and financial responsibility for Voluntary Party Liability Exemption projects with contaminated sediments; Chapters NR 700, 725, 726, 727, 750, 754,756, ...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Financial responsibility for engineering controls for contaminated sediment remediation, and insurance and financial responsibility for Voluntary Party Liability Exemption projects with contaminated sediments; Chapters NR 700, 725, 726, 727, 750, 754,756, ...

SS 107_18
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Implementation of 2015 Wisconsin Act 204 and 2017 Wisconsin Act 70, contaminated sediment usability, and other changes needed to update, clarify, and promote consistency within chs. NR 700 through NR 754, Wis. Adm. Code, including, but not limited to, appl...
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Implementation of 2015 Wisconsin Act 204 and 2017 Wisconsin Act 70, contaminated sediment usability, and other changes needed to update, clarify, and promote consistency within chs. NR 700 through NR 754, Wis. Adm. Code, including, but not limited to, appl...

SS 114_18
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

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
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants

SS 015_20
None
Notification Date
12/29/2020
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.

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

SS 051_21
Other
Notification Date
8/10/2021
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.

Storm water discharge permits
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Storm water discharge permits

SS 051_19
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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
None
Notification Date
1/7/2021
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.

Updating chapters NR 114, 146, 520 and 524 to allow for third party administration of operator certification examinations
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
Updating chapters NR 114, 146, 520 and 524 to allow for third party administration of operator certification examinations

SS 163_20
None
Notification Date
4/13/2021
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

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
9/27/2022
First Communication Date
8/29/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Comments
Commented on CWF Program IUP guidance of DNR

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/16/2020
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.

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
12/16/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$28,907.00
2021
July - December
$18,922.50
2022
January - June
$15,435.00
Total $63,264.50
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
7.90
2021
July - December
29.80
2022
January - June
23.00
Total 60.70
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
125.30
2021
July - December
55.90
2022
January - June
45.60
Total 226.80

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: fire fighting foam containing PFAS and the partial suspension of a rule of the Department of Natural Resources.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: creating a PFAS municipal grant program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulating and addressing PFAS, providing an exemption from rule-making procedures, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
3 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
12 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
12 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
13 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
22 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
32 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
3 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
41 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures