Wisconsin Administrative Code
Technical College System Board
Chapter TCS 12 - Wisconsin environmental policy act procedures
Section TCS 12.07 - Distribution and review of the DEIS

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง TCS 12.07

Current through February 27, 2023

(1) DISTRIBUTION OF THE DEIS. Copies of the DEIS shall be distributed as follows:

(a) The governor's office.

(b) State, federal, and local governmental agencies having special expertise, interest or jurisdiction.

(c) Regional and county planning agencies located within the proposed action area.

(d) Libraries in the area of the proposed action.

(e) Department of transportation - bureau of environmental data analysis.

(f) Department of natural resources - bureau of environmental analysis and review.

(2) REQUESTED COPIES. Copies of the DEIS shall also be provided to any individual or group requesting a copy. A charge may be assessed to cover reproduction and handling costs.


(a) An announcement sheet giving a brief description of the proposed action, description of the administrative procedures to be followed, the date by which comments on the DEIS are to be submitted to the district, and the locations where copies of the DEIS are available for review will be circulated as follows:
1. All local and regional units of government which have jurisdiction over the area that may be affected by the proposed action or reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. A request will be made for posting the announcement sheet at the places normally used for public notice.

2. Local and regional news media in the area affected.

3. Groups, clubs, committees, or individuals which have demonstrated an interest and have requested receipt of this type of information.

4. All participants in the scoping process not covered in sub. (1) (a) to (c).

(b) The announcement under par. (a) shall be published as a class I notice, under ch. 985, Stats., in a newspaper published in the district where the proposed action is to occur.

(4) PERIOD OF TIME FOR COMMENT ON THE DEIS. A minimum of 45 days from the date the DEIS is mailed shall be allowed for the receipt of comments from state, federal and local agencies and the public.


(a) The board shall hold a public hearing on the DEIS. The hearing shall be noticed as follows:
1. At least 30 days prior to the hearing, notice shall be mailed to all known agencies and offices required to grant any permit or license of approval necessary for the proposal; to any regional planning commission within which the affected area lies; to the governing bodies of all towns, villages, cities and counties within which any part of the proposed action lies; to the governing bodies of any towns, villages or cities contiguous to any town, village or city within which any part of the proposed action lies; and to interested persons who have requested such notification.

2. At least 25 days prior to the hearing, a notice shall be published as a class I notice, under ch. 985, Stats., in a newspaper circulated in the affected area or, for actions of statewide significance, in the official state newspaper.

(b) The hearing shall be held in the affected area. On actions of statewide significance, the hearing may be held in Madison.

(c) The hearing shall be recorded either stenographically or electronically.

Cr. Register, April, 1987, No. 376, eff. 5-1-87; corrections made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 1, Stats., Register, April, 1999, No. 520.

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