WMC Applauds Enactment of High-Capacity Well Reform Bill

 

MADISON – On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 76, which relates to the replacement, reconstruction and transfer of an approved high capacity well. This bill streamlines the regulations faced by operators of high capacity wells, which are used by farmers and other businesses all across Wisconsin. This legislation would allow high capacity well owners to maintain, repair, replace and transfer ownership of their already permitted high capacity wells without having to go through another lengthy review process.

Lucas Vebber, WMC General Counsel and Director of Environmental and Energy Policy, released the following statement after the governor signed the bill into law:

“This law gives the much-needed legal certainty for high capacity well owners in Wisconsin that has been missing for far too long. Thanks to the leadership of our pro-jobs legislature, especially Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel), Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and other co-sponsors, as well as the continued commitment of Gov. Walker to improve our state’s business climate, these owners can now make necessary updates without jumping through superfluous hoops imposed by state bureaucrats.”

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