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Environmental Loans (EL) Compendium of 2015 revisions to chs. NR 162 & NR 166

This page provides links to detailed information regarding substantive changes made to EL program rules. The links are listed in the order the changes appear in the Wisconsin Administrative Codes.

View detailed rule changes as one document: Compendium of 2015 Rule Revisions [PDF].

July 1, 2015 - effective date of rule revisions

Application reviews on or before June 30, 2015

  • Old codes - State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016 project applications submitted on or before June 30, 2015 were reviewed under the old codes, which were still in effect on that date.

Application reviews on or after July 1, 2015

  • New codes - SFY 2016 project applications submitted on or after July 1, 2015 are being reviewed under the new codes, which went into effect on that date.


Title Section
Definitions ss. NR 162.003 and NR 166.03, Wis. Adm. Code
Refinancing - Types of Financial Assistance Available s. NR 162.01, Wis. Adm. Code

Financial assistance requirements

Links are listed in the order the changes appear in the Administrative Codes.


Title Section
Project Eligibility – SDWLP s. NR 166.06, Wis. Adm. Code
Project Eligibility – CWFP s. NR 162.03, Wis. Adm. Code
Cost Eligibility ss. NR 162.04 and NR 166.07, Wis. Adm. Code

Start of funding process

Title Section
Notice of Intent to Apply ss. NR 162.05 and NR 166.08, Wis. Adm. Code
Engineering Report - SDWLP s. NR 166.09, Wis. Adm. Code
Application ss. NR 162.06 and NR 166.10, Wis. Adm. Code

Middle of funding process (after application submittal but before loan closing)

Title Section
Financial Assistance Requirements ss. NR 162.07 and NR 166.11, Wis. Adm. Code
Requirements for a User Charge System – CWFP s. NR 162.08(3)(d), Wis. Adm. Code
Solicitation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises – Procurement ss. NR 162.09(4) and NR 166.12(4), Wis. Adm. Code
Change Order Submittals – Procurement ss. NR 162.09(7)(c)1. and NR 166.12(7)(c)1., Wis. Adm. Code
Loan Interest Rates ss. NR 162.11 and NR 166.13, Wis. Adm. Code

End of funding process (FAA and loan closing)

Title Section
Construction site performance standards - Financial Assistance Agreement Conditions ss. NR 162.12(1)(L) and NR 166.14(1)(k), Wis. Adm. Code
Financial Assistance Disbursements ss. NR 162.14(3)(c) and NR 166.16(3)(c), Wis. Adm. Code


Title Section
Amendments to Financial Assistance Agreement ss. NR 162.15 and NR 166.17, Wis. Adm. Code
Variances s. NR 166.22(4), Wis. Adm. Code

Subprograms of the Clean Water Fund Program (CWFP)

Title Section
Hardship Financial Assistance ch. NR 162, Wis. Adm. Code, subch. III
Interest Rate Subsidies for Small Loans ch. NR 162, Wis. Adm. Code, subch. IV

Priority Scoring and Ranking System

Title Section
Priority Scoring and Ranking System – SDWLP ss. NR 166.23 – 166.25, Wis. Adm. Code
Priority Scoring and Ranking System – CWFP ss. NR 162.50 – 162.53, Wis. Adm. Code
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