Proposed permanent natural resources rules

This table lists proposed permanent administrative rules which are currently being developed by the DNR, or which have been adopted by the NRB and are pending publication.

  • The table is organized alphabetically by Natural Resources Board (NRB) order number. The first two letters are an abbreviation for the lead DNR bureau/program name. The middle number is a sequential number. The last number is the year. Hover your mouse over each NRB order number to see more information.
  • The DNR sometimes creates separate Web pages as an additional resource for proposed rules of particular significance or interest. Where a separate Web page has been created, the text in the "Subject" column is linked to it.
  • The "Rules Status" column describes where the rule is in the rulemaking process and links to NRB meeting agendas, public hearings announcements or other documents for more information.
NRB Order Number Subject Affected Wis. Adm. Code Chapters Rule Status Administrative Rules System Website DNR Contact
AM-32-13 Reporting, Monitoring & Recordkeeping Required for Stationary Source Owners/Operators NR 400-439, 455, 484-499 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kristin Hart
AM-28-13 Stage Two Vapor Recovery System Removal Grants NR 171 Withdrawn Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Bob Eckdale
AM-19-13 Mercury Air Emissions from Coal Fired Electrical Generating Units (EUGs) NR 446 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (June 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Bob Eckdale
AM-18-13 Volatile organic compound control regulations for lithographic printing NR 422, 423, 439, 484 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Bob Eckdale
AM-24-12 Construction & Operation Permit Program Requirements NR 406, 407, 445 NRB meeting for hearing authorization (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kristin Hart
AM-21-12 State air permit program consistency with federal regulations NR 400, 405, 408, 410 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (June 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Gail Good
AM-08-11 State ambient air quality standards NR 404, 484 Solicitation Notice on Economic Impact Analysis (Sep. 2012) [PDF exit DNR] Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Mike Friedlander
AM-05-11 Consistence, clarity and appropriateness of existing open burning requirements NR 30, 429, 502, 506 On hold Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Bob Eckdale
CF-13-13 Revisions to the Clean Water Fund Program NR 162 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Robin Schmidt
CF-12-13 Revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program NR 166 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Robin Schmidt
DG-15-13 Total Coliform Rule NR 809 Statement of Scope approved by Governor (June 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Lee Boushon
DG-03-13 Well Driller and Pump Installer Registration, Construction and Installation Requirements NR 146, 812 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (July 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Dorie Turpin
DG-02-13 Geothermal Licensing NR 280 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (July 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Randell Clark
ER-30-13 Addition of Blanding's Turtle to the State's Protected Wild Animal list, possession exemptions, and turtle seasons and limits NR 10, 16, 19, 21, 22 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Terrell Hyde
FH-14-14 Fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters NR 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Dec. 2014)   Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-13-14 Implementing a web-based Electronic Fish Harvest Reporting System (EFHRS) for licensed commercial fishers of the Great Lakes NR 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2014)   Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-12-14 Minor changes to fisheries administrative code NR 20 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2014)   Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-02-14 Modifications in daily bag limit and minimum size limit in response to tribal harvest NR 20, 23 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (March 2014)   Ron Bruch
FH-34-13 Trolling Regulations on Inland Waters NR 20 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-26-12 Lake trout harvest limits and other issues as requirement by the State-Tribal Lake Superior Agreement NR 25 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (June 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-25-12 Trap placement locations and commercial fishing activity in the Restricted Use Area of Lake Superior NR 25 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (April 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-19-12 Housekeeping corrections, clarification and updates to outdated code regarding fishing in inland, outlying and boundary waters NR 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 Legislative review (April 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-10-12 Great Lakes commercial fishing harvest in Lake Michigan for bloater chubs NR 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (June 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] William Horns
FH-01-12 Tournament Fishing Rules NR 20 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (April 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Jon Hansen
FH-21-11 Revisions to NR 19 relating to requiring access to wire cutters when trolling on outlying waters NR 19 Approved by Governor (Aug. 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kate Strom Hiorns
FR-20-12 Regulation of firewood entering state lands NR 45 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (May 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Andrea Diss-Torrance
FR-07-14 Cost Shared State Gypsy Moth Suppression Program NR 47 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Aug. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Joe Schwantes
FR-07-12 County Forest Time Standard Grants NR 47 NRB meeting for adoption (Sep. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Joe Schwantes
FR-19-11 WI Forest Landowner Grant Program (WFLGP) NR 47 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (May 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Carol Nielsen
FR-18-11 Revisions to MFL Programs NR 46   Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kathryn Nelson
LE-01-14 Boat Rules and Regulation NR 5 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Roy Zellmer
LE-17-13 Law Enforcement Aids to Counties and Municipalities NR 50, 64 Public hearing Dec. 12, 2014 [PDF] Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Roy Zellmer
SS-22-12 Revision of Laboratory Registration and Certification to update, provide clarity and correct minor errors NR 149 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (May 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Camille Turcotte
SS-14-12 Modification of analytical test methods to ensure Wisconsin's Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) program is consistent with federal regulations NR 219 NRB meeting for adoption (April 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Camille Turcotte
SS-04-12 Control of invasive species NR 40 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Terrell Hyde
WA-14-13 Revisions Required by the New Ferrous Mining Law as Required by Section 103 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 1 NR 103, 123, 130, 131, 132, 135, 140, 150, 182, 213, 214, 216, 350, 406, 500-505, 660-669, 812, 815 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Ed Lynch
WM-01-15 Hunting and trapping related to the 2015 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Agenda NR 10, 11 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Dec. 2014)   Scott Loomans
WM-06-14 Establishing deer hunting seasons during which the use of crossbows is allowed NR 10, 12, 45 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (May 2014)   Scott Loomans
WM-33-13 Muskrat and Mink Trapping Seasons NR 10 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (July 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-21-13 Hunting and Trapping in State Parks NR 10, 45 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (July 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-11-13 Deer management, hunting and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee's Report NR 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19 NRB meeting for hearing authorization (Dec. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-10-13 Licensing of Wildlife Rehabilitators NR 19 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-08-13 Prohibit Firearm Use on State Property in Columbia County NR 45 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-05-13 Hunting and Management of Bobcat and Elk NR 10 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (July 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-04-13 Bureau of Wildlife Management Housekeeping Changes NR 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 45 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-15-12 Coyote hunting during the firearm deer season NR 10 Public hearing (Nov. 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-08-12 Wolf hunting, trapping and regulations NR 10, 12, 19 NRB meeting for hearing authorization (Dec. 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WM-09-11 Bobcat hunting and trapping seasons NR 10 Legislative review/hearings (March 2013) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Scott Loomans
WT-17-12 Site specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria NR 119 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Sep. 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kristi Minihan
WT-13-12 Ensure Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) program is consistent with federal regulations including changes to 2011 Act 167 NR 200, 201, 203, 205 Public hearing (May 2014) [PDF] Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Paul Luebke
WT-12-12 Ensure Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program is consistent with federal regulations NR 106, 200, 205, 220 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (June 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Keith Pierce
WT-11-12 Ensure Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program is consistent with federal regulations NR 106 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (June 2012) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Amanda Minks
WT-06-12 Shoreland Management Program NR 115 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (Aug. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Russ Rasmussen
WT-31-10 Watershed rules for Great Lakes Initiatives NR 106 Solicitation Notice on Economic Impact Analysis (April 2014) [exit DNR] Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Peggy Wischhoff
WT-20-10 Storm water discharge permits NR 216 Statement of Scope approved (March 2010) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Jim Bertalocini
WT-29-09 Wastewater operator certification requirements NR 114 Rule signed by DNR Secretary and published (May 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Jack Saltes
WY-25-13 Surface Water Designated Uses, associated water quality criteria, variance waters and qualifying factors for variances based on economic impacts NR 102, 104, 105 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kristi Minihan
WY-23-13 Processes for waterbody assessments and impaired waters listing, biological criteria for water quality standards, and biological confirmation of phosphorus impairments NR 102 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2014) Proposed rule documents [exit DNR] Kristi Minihan
Last revised: Tuesday November 18 2014