Municipal Environmental Group - Water Division

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Represents communities operating publicly owned water supply systems.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and rules affecting municipal drinking water utilities.

Title:
President

Contact
JR
John Richmond
PO Box 927
Madison, WI 537010927
(608) 283-1723
(608) 283-1709
cbeals@boardmanclark.com
http://megwater.org/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Lawrie J Kobza Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Jared Smith Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 300
Assembly Bill 300
Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 85

For
Notification Date
5/6/2021
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 302
Assembly Bill 302
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 86

For
Notification Date
5/6/2021
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 500
Assembly Bill 500
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2021
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.
Assembly Bill 504
Assembly Bill 504
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/22/2021
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 315
Senate Bill 315
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2021
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 316
Senate Bill 316
Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/6/2021
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 488
Senate Bill 488
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 126

For
Notification Date
8/9/2021
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 489
Senate Bill 489
Relating to: procedural changes for applications under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 112

For
Notification Date
8/18/2021
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 501
Senate Bill 501
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/13/2021
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

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
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
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
Scope Statement
SS 030_21
Other
Notification Date
7/28/2021
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.

Revisions to ch. NR 811, Wis. Adm. Code, to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Revisions to ch. NR 811, Wis. Adm. Code, to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution
Scope Statement
SS 037_21
Other
Notification Date
7/28/2021
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.

Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)
Subject
Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Scope Statement
SS 103_20
Undisclosed
Notification Date
10/11/2022
First Communication Date
10/7/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

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...
Scope Statement
SS 091_19
None
Notification Date
7/23/2021
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

Eligibility for Board of Commissioners of Public Lands loans
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Eligibility for Board of Commissioners of Public Lands loans

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/4/2021
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.

Environmental Improvement Fund
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Environmental Improvement Fund

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/4/2021
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.

Water supply planning
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Water supply planning

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/14/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$25,339.50
2021
July - December
$20,725.50
2022
January - June
$5,361.00
Total $51,426.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
34.90
2021
July - December
34.70
2022
January - June
5.00
Total 74.60
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
74.30
2021
July - December
54.20
2022
January - June
20.30
Total 148.80

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
3 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: deadlines for certain Public Service Commission actions after a water public utility application for certificate of authority or approval of lead service line financial assistance is filed.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
7 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: meter installation or replacement projects by water utilities. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
12 %
2021
July - December
1 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: allowing installation of certain groundwater recharge systems.
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 2 %
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
9 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: water supply service area plans for public water systems. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
9 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

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
2021
July - December
4 %
2022
January - June
25 %
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
71 %
2022
January - June
75 %
2022
July - December
Total 37 %

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
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
23 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %

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
18 %
2021
July - December
2 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures