The Waste Facility Siting Board initiates the negotiation and performs the arbitration process for the siting of every solid and hazardous waste facility in the state of Wisconsin. The board’s authority is created by law in Wis. Stat. Ch. 289, Subch. III. The intent of the law is to create and maintain a comprehensive and effective policy of negotiation and arbitration between an applicant for a waste facility license and a local committee representing the affected municipalities.