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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 - Air Management
AM-10-19 Incorporating the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone NR 404, 438

Public hearing May 31, 2019 [PDF]

Brianna Denk
AM-20-18 Implementing reasonably available control technology for volatile organic compound emissions from miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coatings and miscellaneous industrial adhesives NR 422 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (April 2019) David Bizot
AM-18-13 Volatile organic compound control regulations for lithographic printing NR 422 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2019) Yu-Lien Chu
AM-24-12(B) Increasing the operational efficiency of and simplifying the air permit process NR 406, 407 NRB meeting for adoption (Sept. 2019) Kristin Hart
CF - Community Financial Assistance
CF-19-17 Off-highway motorcycles NR 45, 65

Public hearing Sept. 18, 2019

Brigit Brown
CS - Customer & Outreach Services
CS-03-16 Automated system for delivering recreational license products NR 6, 8, 10, 19, 20, 23, 64 Public hearings Aug. 21, 2017 [PDF] Linda Olver
DG - Drinking Water & Groundwater
DG-24-19 New drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) NR 809

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope November 12, 2019

Adam DeWeese
DG-15-19 Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater NR 140

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope November 12, 2019

Bruce Rheineck
DG-16-16 Well construction and pump installation NR 812 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2019) Liesa Lehmann
EA - Environmental Analysis
EA-14-18 Nonferrous metallic mining activities NR 130, 131, 132, 182 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Feb. 2019) Ann Kipper
FH - Fisheries Management
FH-23-18 Minor revisions to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters NR 20-26 NRB meeting for adoption (Sept. 2019) Meredith Penthorn
FH-19-18 Fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters NR 19-26 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2019) Meredith Penthorn
FH-16-18 Taking catfish and rough fish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow NR 13, 19, 20-23, 25, 26 NRB meeting for adoption (June 2019) Meredith Penthorn
FH-08-18 Aquaculture and fish farms NR 1, 19, 20, 40 NRB meeting for adoption (June 2019) Meredith Penthorn
FH-02-18 Harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery NR 20, 25

Public hearing Sept. 4, 2019

Meredith Penthorn
FH-21-16 Lake trout harvest, season, and refuge in Lake Michigan NR 20 NRB meeting to reconsider proposed rule (Feb. 2018) Brad Eggold
FH-19-16 Fish harvest in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2017) Terry Margenau
FH-13-16 Cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior NR 20, 25 NRB meeting for adoption of modified rule (Aug. 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
(Sept. 14-27, 2016)

Steve Hewett
FH-10-16 Fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters NR 19-26 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2017) Scott Loomans
FH-06-16 Minor changes to the fisheries administrative code NR 19-26 NRB meeting for adoption (Sept. 2017) 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

Public hearing November 20, 2019

Meredith Penthorn
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 - Forestry
FR-23-16 Amendments to Forest Tax Law Programs
(Managed Forest Law and Forest Crop Law)
NR 46 NRB meeting for adoption (June 2019) R.J. Wickham
FR-07-14 Cost Shared State Gypsy Moth Suppression Program NR 47 NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2018) Andrea Diss-Torrance
LE - Law Enforcement
LE-06-19 Recreational vehicale regulations NR 5, 6, 64 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Aug. 2019) Matt O'Brien
LF - Facilities & Lands
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
RR - Remediation & Redevelopment
RR-10-17 Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments, eligibility for the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption, and other subjects within the NR 700 rule series that require updates to stay current or revisions to maintain consistency NR 700-754, 756, 758 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Jan. 2019) Jenna Soyer
SS - Science Services
SS-22-12 Revision of Laboratory Registration and Certification to update, provide clarity and correct minor errors NR 149 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2018) Tom Trainor
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 - Waste & Materials Management
WA-11-19 Implementing electronics recycling program requirements NR 502, 520, 530

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope Nov. 4, 2019

Sarah Murray
WA-06-18 Research, development, and demonstration plans at municipal solid waste landfills NR 514 Legislative review/hearings (Feb. 2019)

NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2018)
Kate Strom Hiorns
WA-06-17 Generation, transportation, recycling, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil NR 600 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2019) Ruth O'Donnell
WA-11-15 Beneficial use of industrial byproducts NR 538 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2019) Phil Fauble
WM - Wildlife Management
WM-17-19 Ruffed grouse management NR 10

Public hearing Nov. 7, 2019 [PDF]

Scott Karel
WM-05-19 2019 Bureau of Wildlife Management housekeeping rule NR 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, 45

Soliciation of information for economic impact analysis
(October 28 - November 11, 2019)

Scott Karel
WM-04-19 Eliminating night hunting restrictions for raccoons NR 10

Public hearings Oct. 16 & 17, 2019

Scott Karel
WM-01-19 Black bear management NR 10

Public hearing November 19, 2019

Scott Walter
WM-26-18 Establishing the 2019 migratory bird hunting seasons NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (June 2019) Scott Karel
WM-24-18 Wildlife refuges and closed areas NR 11, 15 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2019) Scott Karel
WM-21-18 Hunting, trapping, and target shooting NR 10, 45 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2019) Scott Karel
WM-12-18 Deer carcass transportation, deer farm fencing, and chronic wasting disease NR 10, 16 Public hearing June 11, 2018 [PDF] Scott Karel
WM-10-18 Marten Protection Closed Areas NR 10, 11 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2019) Scott Karel
WM-04-18 Wildlife harvest management regulations NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (April 2019) Scott Karel
WM-16-17 Minor revisions of rules for hunting and trapping NR 10, 45 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2018) Scott Karel
WM-15-17 Elk management NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (September 2018) Kevin Wallenfang
WM-08-17 Revising white-tailed deer 3-year population objectives and deer management unit boundaries NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2017) Kevin Wallenfang
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 NRB meeting for adoption (May 2017) Scott Loomans
WM-02-17 Establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons NR 10 NRB meeting for adoption (May 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 (Dec. 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 NRB meeting for adoption (April 2018) Scott Karel
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 - Watershed Management
WT-19-19 Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas NR 151, 243

Preliminary public hearings on Statement of Scope Nov. 4, 6 & 7, 2019

Brian Weigel
WT-09-19 Storm water discharge permits NR 216 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Sept. 2019) Jim Bertolacini
WT-02-19 Wetland mitigation NR 350 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Aug. 2019) Josie Lathrop
WT-04-17 Model ordinances for construction site erosion control and post-construction storm water management NR 152 NRB meeting for adoption (Feb. 2018) Mary Ann Lowndes
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 adoption (Jan. 2018) Mike Gilbertson
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 adoption (June 2019) Ann Hirekatur
WT-17-12 Site specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria NR 119

Public hearing Sept. 12, 2019

Kristi Minahan
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 - Water Quality
WY-23-19 Revisions to add surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health as well as revisions to the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitting program to implement the new water quality criteria NR 105, 106, 219

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope November 12, 2019

Meghan Williams
WY-18-18 Clarifying and streamlining certain regulatory requirements for septage servicing NR 113, 114 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Jan. 2019) Wade Strickland
WY-09-18 Site-specific phosphorus water quality criteria for Petenwell Lake, Castle Rock Lake, and Lake Wisconsin NR 102 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2019) Marcia Willhite
WY-09-17 Establishment of site-specific phosphorus criteria for a single lake, Lac Courte Oreilles, in Sawyer County NR 102

Public hearing November 8, 2019

Kristi Minahan
WY-18-16 Updating Wisconsin's antidegradation policy and implementation procedures NR 102, 106, 205, 207 NRB meeting for Statement of Scope (Oct. 2016) Kristi Minahan
WY-18-15 Administration of cost-sharing grant programs for lake and river planning, monitoring and protection, and aquatic invasive species NR 190, 191, 192, 195, 198 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2019) Ali Mikulyuk
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 adoption (Oct. 2019) Kristi Minahan
WY-19-14 Cooling Water Intake Structures NR 111

Public hearings Sept. 9 and 11, 2019

Emma Lorenzen
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, 217

Public hearing Sept. 12, 2019

Kristi Minahan
Last revised: Friday November 08 2019