As the July 1 deadline for documentation of progress or compliance with the VGB Act approaches,

Wisconsin has released its interpretation of the legislation, including some additional state requirements. Any planned alterations or modifications to the circulation system of an existing public pool must be submitted by a licensed engineer or architect and receive approval prior to commencement, according the Wisconsin Administrative Code. Also, Department of Health Statute 172 requires facility operators to show documentation that they are in compliance with federal and state laws to CPSC-conducted inspections.

Those who do not meet requirements could have their permits voided and face fines.