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|
|Lake Superior cisco and lake trout regulations||NR 20 and 25||Meredith Penthorn|
Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations
|Fish refuge establishment||NR 20, 26||Meredith Penthorn|
Federal funding for the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program
|WA-17-21(E)||Disposal of material dredged from the Great Lakes||NR 500, 520||
Jan. 1, 2026, or the date on which the permanent rules take effect, as provided in 2021 Wisconsin Act 93, section 7m
|Kate Strom Hiorns|
Establishing the 2023 migratory bird season framework and regulations
|NR 10||January 11, 2024||Scott Karel|
|WM-01-21(E)||Gray wolf harvest regulations||NR 8, 10, 12, 19||Scott Karel|
|WM-09-12(E)||Wolf hunting and trapping season, regulations, and a depredation program||NR 10, 12, 19||Effective Aug. 18, 2012||
The date on which the permanent rules take effect, as provided in 2011 Wisconsin Act 169, section 21