Proposed Emergency Administrative Rules
This table lists proposed emergency 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. Once published, emergency rules are effective for 150 days. The DNR can request an extension to this timeframe from the Legislature.
- The table is organized alphabetically by 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 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.
- Public Hearing Appearance Slip
|NRB Order Number||Subject||Affected Wis. Adm. Code Chapters||Rule Status||Expiration Date||DNR Contact|
|FH-07-21(E)||Fish harvest in Lake Superior||NR 20, 25||Meredith Penthorn|
|FH-29-20(E)||Lake trout harvest and season in Lake Michigan||NR 20||Meredith Penthorn|
|FH-28-20(E)||Lake Michigan whitefish management||NR 20, 25||Meredith Penthorn|
|FH-17-20(E)||Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations||NR 20||June 21, 2021||Meredith Penthorn|
|RR-11-17(E)||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||June 4, 2021||Molly Schmidt|
|WA-06-20(E)||Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants||NR 159||Feb. 7, 2023||Kate Strom Hiorns|
|WM-01-21(E)||Gray wolf harvest regulations||NR 8, 10, 12, 19||Scott Karel|
|WM-19-20(E)||Establishing the 2021 migratory bird season framework and regulations||NR 10||NRB meeting for adoption (April 2021)||Scott Karel|
|WM-16-12(E)||Coyote Hunting during the Firearm Deer Season||NR 10||Effective Oct. 1, 2012||The date on which the permanent rules take effect, as provided in 2011 Wisconsin Act 169, section 21||Scott Karel|
|WY-26-20(E)||Third party administration of operator certification examinations||NR 114, 146, 520, 524||Steve Geis|