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Toepel, M. G.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1962
(1962)

Administrative branch,   pp. [371]-[548] PDF (54.0 MB)


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WATER REGULATORY BOARD
        treatment facilities and to establish a basis of design.
     b. Conducts co-operative state-industry, studies with the aid
        and support of industrial groups interested in developing
        economical means of waste treatment and in evaluating
        stream improvement.
     c. May enter into research contracts with any public or pri-
        vate agency. Statutes provide that the committee may, on
        behalf of the state, accept funds from any private or public
        agency for research on industrial wastes and pollution
        control.
  4. Interstate Co-operation. To control pollution of interstate
     streams, the committee has entered into joint resolutions with
     Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan. The resolutions es-
     tablish minimum degrees of treatment for waste discharged
     into interstate waters.
  Aquatic Nuisance Control. Through its Subcommittee on Aquatic
Nuisance Control, the Committee on Water Pollution maintains
supervision over chemical control of aquatic weeds, algae, and
"swimmers' itch" on lakes used for recreational purposes. Any
individual or group desiring to control dense growths of aquatic
weeds, algae, or "swimmers' itch" must make application to the
committee for permission to apply chemicals; and the actual treat-
ment must be supervised by a representative of the committee.
Stataites require that the program be self-supporting and a charge
is therefore made for these services. Each year, property owners
on some 90 lakes in Wisconsin arrange for the control of aquatic
nuisances to improve fishing, boating, and swimming areas.
              WATER REGULATORY BOARD
Members: JOHN OCKERIMAN (representing Conservation Commission),
    chairman; W. H. CARTWRIGHT (representing Public Service Com-
    mission); C. 0. CRAMER (representing U.W. College of Agricul-
    ture); RALPH C. CULBERTSON (ex officio); one vacancy.
Secretary and Administrative Officer: H. V. TENNANT.
Office: Portage.
   Chapter 370, Laws 1937, as amended in 1959 and 1961, created
the Water Regulatory Board which consists of 5 members,- one
designated by The University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture,
one by the Conservation Commission, one by the Public Service
Commission, the State Chief Engineer, and a public member ap-
pointed for a 6-year term by the Governor. The secretary and ad-
ministrative officer authorized by the statutes is employed on a
part-time basis. The board also employs a part-time clerk-steno-
grapher, laborers, and truck drivers, as needed. The board:
   1. a. Supervises the operation, repair, and maintenance of dams,
         dikes, and other works constructed under the water con-
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