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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 Natural Resources Board (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 webpages as an additional resource for proposed rules of particular significance or interest. Where a separate webpage 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 DNR Contact
AM-07-15 Incorporation of the national ambient air quality standards for fine particles (PM2.5) into Wisconsin Admin. Code NR 404, 484 NRB meeting for adoption (December 2016) Yu-Lien Chu
AM-15-14 Maintaining consistency with the U.S. EPA air pollution control regulation and repealing obsolete rules NR 400, 404, 405, 420 Legislative review/hearings (March 2016) Gail Good
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) Kristin Hart
AM-18-13 Volatile organic compound control regulations for lithographic printing NR 422, 423, 439, 484 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2014) Gail Good
CS-03-16 Automated system for delivering recreational license products NR 6, 8, 10, 19, 20, 23, 64 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Jan. 2016) Linda Olver
DG-16-16 Well construction and pump installation NR 812 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2016) Lisa Lehmann
FH-21-16 Lake trout harvest, season, and refuge in Lake Michigan NR 20

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis
(April 26 - May 7, 2017)

Brad Eggold
FH-19-16 Fish harvest in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Sep. 2016) Terry Margenau
FH-13-16 Cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2017) Todd Kalish
FH-11-16 Commercial fishing in Wisconsin-Minnesota and Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters NR 21, 22

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis
(Sep. 14-27, 2016)

Steve Hewett
FH-10-16 Fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters NR 19-26 Public hearings April 10, 2017 [PDF] Scott Loomans
FH-06-16 Minor changes to the fisheries administrative code NR 19-26

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis
(Sep. 23 - Oct. 7, 2016)

Steve Hewett
FH-16-15 Lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2015) Terry Margenau
FH-10-15 Commercial Fishers of Lake Whitefish in Lake Michigan NR 25 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Aug. 2015) David Boyarski
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) Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-34-13 Trolling Regulations on Inland Waters NR 20 Legislative review/hearings (March 2015) Kate Strom Hiorns
FH-10-12 Great Lakes commercial fishing harvest in Lake Michigan for bloater chubs NR 25 Legislative review/hearings (Dec. 2015) David Boyarski
FR-07-14 Cost Shared State Gypsy Moth Suppression Program NR 47 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Aug. 2014) Andrea Diss-Torrance
LF-02-15 Governing public use of department properties and chapter 51 related to trail use and stewardship grant funding eligibility NR 45 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2017) Scott Loomans
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) Rick Mealy
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 Legislative review/hearings (June 2014) Rick Mealy
WA-11-15 Beneficial use of industrial byproducts NR 538 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2015) Ed Lynch
WA-40-10 Revisions to the NR 600 Series Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste and Used Oil Rules NR 600, 605, 610, 615, 620, 625, 630-633, 635, 636, 640, 645, 655, 656, 660, 665, 670, 675, 680, 685, 690 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2017) Ed Lynch
WM-03-17 Hunting, trapping, refuges, closed areas, and wildlife nuisance control (the 2017 wildlife management spring hearing agenda) NR 10, 11, 12, 15, 19 Public hearings April 10, 2017 [PDF] Scott Loomans
WM-02-17 Establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons NR 10

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis
(March 17-31, 2017)

Scott Loomans
WM-09-16 Beaver and otter trapping seasons NR 10 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (June 2016) Scott Loomans
WM-02-16 Hunting hours and the placement and use of tree stands and hunting blinds on DNR managed lands NR 10, 45 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2017) Scott Loomans
WM-13-15 Captive deer farm fence regulations NR 16 NRB meeting for adoption (Aug. 2016) Todd Schaller
WM-12-15 Minor revisons of rules for hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and invasive species NR 10, 12, 15, 19, 40 NRB meeting for adoption (December 2016) 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-10-13 Licensing of Wildlife Rehabilitators NR 19 Solicitation Notice on Economic Impact Analysis (July 15-28, 2015) [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) Scott Loomans
WM-04-13 Bureau of Wildlife Management Housekeeping Changes NR 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 45 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2017) Scott Loomans
WM-15-12 Coyote hunting during the firearm deer season NR 10 Public hearing (Nov. 2012) Scott Loomans
WM-08-12 Wolf hunting, trapping and regulations NR 10, 12, 19 NRB meeting for hearing authorization (Dec. 2012) Scott Loomans
WT-15-16 Runoff management and non-point source performance standards and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards NR 151, 243 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Aug. 2016) Russ Rasmussen
WT-03-15 Revision to best management practices and cost-share rates for agricultural and urban nonpoint source cost-share programs NR 154 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (June 2015) Pam Biersach
WT-17-12 Site specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria NR 119 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Sep. 2012) Kristi Minahan
WT-12-12 Ensure Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program is consistent with federal regulations NR 106, 200, 205, 220

Public hearings Feb. 6 & 7, 2017 [PDF]

Jason Knutson
WT-11-12 Ensure Wisconsin's Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program is consistent with federal regulations NR 106 Legislative review/hearings (March 2016) Amanda Minks
WT-31-10 Watershed rules for Great Lakes Initiatives NR 106 Legislative review/hearings (March 2016) Jennifer Jerich
WT-20-10 Storm water discharge permits NR 216 Statement of Scope approved (March 2010) Jim Bertalocini
WY-18-16 Updating Wisconsin's antidegradation policy and implementation procedures NR 102, 106, 205, 207 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2016) Brian Weigel
WY-18-15 Rules related to Lake Management Planning, Lake Protection & Classification, River Protection Planning, and Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention & Control Grant Programs NR 190, 191, 192, 195, 198 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2016) Carroll Schaal
WY-17-15 Revising Wisconsin's recreational water quality criteria for pathogens to be consistent with federal recommendations NR 102, 104, 219 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Jan. 2016) Sarah Yang
WY-19-14 Cooling Water Intake Structures NR 111 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2015) Jason Knutson
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) Kristi Minahan
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) Kristi Minahan
Last revised: Tuesday April 25 2017