The state Public Service Commission may discuss the siting of a manure digester project in Northeast Wisconsin when it meets Friday, Sept. 15, in Madison.
Kewaunee County Supervisor Lee Luft said it was announced at Tuesday’s DNR-Kewaunee County Alternative Practices meeting that “there will be a public meeting hosted by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission regarding the siting of a manure digester project.”
Luft said he was unable to get more information about the meeting, which is apparently scheduled for 10 a.m., but that is the scheduled time and date of the next open meeting of the comission itself, which usually meets in the Flambeau River Conference Room at the PSC Building, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
“Unfortunately, this meeting will occur on the very same day as the public hearings on NR-151 in Green Bay,” Luft said, referring to the hearing about proposed regulations on manure spreading over shallow soils.
Luft and other Kewaunee County officials have commented that they have had little opportunity for input or further information about the size, scope or siting of the digester project, which was announced by Gov. Scott Walker in Kewaunee last November.
The digester is one of several topics of discussion for the county Land and Water Conservation Committee when it meets Tuesday morning in Luxemburg. The 9 a.m. meeting has been moved into a larger room than usual, the 4-H Room at the Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 625 Third St., Luxemburg.
In addition to the digester project and NR-151, the committee plans to discuss draft ordinances regarding waste irrigation and waste hauler certification, the variance protocol for the county Public Health & Groundwater Protection Ordinance, and a resolution supporting funding for a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study for the rivers of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties and the streams that lie in and between the Ahnapee River watershed and the Sauk Creek watershed.