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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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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
         WATER POLLUTION, COMMITTEE ON
Members: GEORGE P. STEINMETZ (representing Public Service Commis-
    sion), chairman; 0. J. MUEGGE (State Sanitary Engineer), vice
    chairman; RALPH D. CULBERTSON     (representing Department of
    Administration); LAURENCE F. MOTL (representing Conservation
    Commission); CARL N. NEUPERT (representing State Board of
    Health).
Director: THEODORE F. WISNIEWSKI.
Central Staff: KENNETH M. MACKENTHUN, biology; RALPH H. SCOTT,
    industrial wastes; F. H. SCHRAUFNAGEL, stream surveys.
Subcommittee on Aquatic Nuisance Control: 0. J. MUEGGE, chairman;
    L. F. MOTL; M. STARR NICHOLS.
Office: State Office Building, Madison.
Publications: Reports on industrial wastes and water pollution
    control.
  History. The 1927 Legislature created the Committee on Water
Pollution which is composed of the Commissioner of Administra-
tion or his representative; member or representative of the Public
Service Commission; a Conservation Commissioner or employe;
the State Health Officer; and the State Sanitary Engineer or other
engineer appointed by the State Board of Health. In 1949 the
Legislature authorized employment of a full-time director of water
pollution control. The State Board of Health is the administrative
agency for the Committee on Water Pollution. Orders of the com-
mittee are enforced by the Attorney General.
  Functions of the Committee.
  1. Enforcement.
     a. Supervises the enforcement and administration of all laws
        governing control of pollution of the surface waters of the
        state. Issues orders, in cases of continuing pollution, re-
        quiring the abatement of pollution within a specified time.
     b. Conducts investigations of pollution caused by intermittent
        discharges and supplies detailed reports of findings to the
        Conservation Department which carries out prosecutions
        under Chapter 29, Wisconsin Statutes.
  2. Investigations.
     a. Makes detailed studies on designated streams each year to
        determine sources of pollution and condition of receiving
        streams.
     b. Holds hearings. Reports of studies are the principal source
        of evidence on the basis of which orders are issued.
  3. Research.
     a. Conducts studies at sewage treatment plants and industrial
        waste treatment plants to determine the effectiveness of
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