People interested in environmental protection might want to take a look at current DNR proposals to change or eliminate 28 rules, and one state law, addressing small businesses.
The DNR's proposals can be found in this pdf, and cover matters ranging from septic systems to recycling to pesticides to recreation to water quality to landfill operations.
The agency says the regulations targeted are archaic or otherwise unneeded and their elimination or amending will not harm the environment.
A comment period - - the second regarding the proposals - - closes December 5th; given the priorities of the current administration and legislative majorities, I'd say the process is pretty far down the road to approval.
But additional comments can forward more information to the DNR and also establish a record, so take a look at the list and the material that accompanies it.
The DNR posted information on its website about the process, here:
Comments on the draft report can be sent electronically or by mail to: DNRCleanAir@wisconsin.gov or Eileen Pierce, Wisconsin DNR, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711.The proposed regulatory changes emerged from a Scott Walker-ordered review covering any "business entity, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field, and which employs 25 or fewer full-time employees or which has gross annual sales of less than $5,000,000."