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Frac Sand Seminar 2014

March 12, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

On March 12, 2014, Axley Brynelson co-hosted a Seminar in Tomah, WI focused on training industrial sand operators, environmental and engineering professionals, and county and local AND TRIBAL government staff, on current issues related to industrial sand permitting. The day-long seminar was taught by numerous Wisconsin DNR officials. Attorneys Charles “Buck” Sweeney, Mitch Olson, and Ed Lawton attended on behalf of Axley.

The Seminar was the second joint program with DNR in the last 12 months focused on educating interested parties as to the regulatory framework and practical concerns observed by DNR in working with the industrial sand industry.

Among the topics addressed were the DNR’s “Green Tier” Program, Environmental Enforcement procedures, Geomorphic Reclamation, Air Management and Permitting, High Capacity Wells and Groundwater Regulation, Stormwater and Wastewater Regulation, and Wetland Regulation and Mitigation. In addition, Attorney Sweeney provided background on a number of the recent legislative developments potentially affecting the industry including those with respect to the issue of local government police powers. The seminar also presented an opportunity for informal conversations between participants in the industrial sand industry and state, local and tribal government staff who work with the industrial sand industry.

The presentation outlines for the program are available below. If you have any questions about this Seminar or industrial sand mining, please contact Attorney Buck Sweeney (csweeney@axley.com), Attorney Ed Lawton (elawton@axley.com) or Attorney Mitch Olson (molson@axley.com).

The event was sponsored by the attorneys at Axley Brynelson, LLP and Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C.


– Air Management
– Applicability of Chapter NR135 & Chapter 30 Guidance
– Frac Sand 101
– Frac Sand Permits
– Geomorphic Reclamation
– Green Tier Industrial Sand Mines Handout
– Green Tier
– Sandmining 2014
– Stepped Enforcement Process


March 12, 2014
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Cranberry Country Lodge
319 Wittig Road
Tomah, WI 54660 United States
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Axley Law Firm
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