The Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), sec. 1.11, Wisconsin Statutes, was created by Chapter 274, Laws of 1971 and became effective on April 29, 1972. It is closely patterned after the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was effective January 1, 1970. WEPA requires that all state agencies prepare environmental impact statements (EIS) with every recommendation or report on proposals for legislation and other major activities “significantly affecting the human environment.”
In addition, WEPA requires state agencies to study, develop and describe alternatives when a particular course of action involves unresolved conflicts in the use of available resources. In accordance with WEPA and the regulations of the Federal Council on Environmental Quality, the UW System has developed an Action Type List to assist in determining the need for an environmental impact statement. The three classifications
Campus WEPA Coordination & Project Documents
UW-Madison’s WEPA Coordinator responsibilities include:
- In consultation with the UW System Environmental Affairs Officer, identify the type of WEPA action required.
- Draft the request for Type I or Type II consultant services.
- For Type I and Type II actions, manage the university responsibilities including:
- Point of contact for consultants
- Attending kick-off meeting
- Mailing list identification
- Represent the university at scheduled public hearings
- Review the scope, draft, and final documents
- Respond to comments
- Make a Record of Decision
- For Type II actions, completing the Evaluation of Environmental Significance form.
Current and active project list
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Meat Science and Muscle Biology Building
Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF) Replacement
07-2016: Scoping letter sent to interested parties
09-2016: Draft EIA released for public review
10-2016: Draft EIA public meeting
12-2016: Final EIA released
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Music Performance Facility
Chemistry Instructional Expansion
01-2016: Scoping letter sent to interested parties
03-2016: Draft EIA released for public review
04-2016: Draft EIA public meeting
xx-xxxx: Final EIA released
Final Environmental Impact Assessmen