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Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules

This table lists proposed permanent administrative rules currently being developed by the DNR or 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 abbreviations 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 web pages as an additional resource for proposed rules of particular significance or interest. Where an individual 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 DNR Contact
AM - Air Management

AM-10-23

Revising fees for reviewing air pollution control construction permit applications and exemption determination requests NR 410

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (March 4 - April 2, 2024)

Gail Good
AM-05-22

Simplify, reduce, modernize, and make more efficient reporting, recordkeeping, testing, inspection and determination of compliance requirements for sources of air contaminants.

NR 439

Public hearing April 18, 2024

Maria Hill

AM-05-21 Nitrogen compound emissions regulations NR 428

Rule effective April 1, 2024

Olivia Salmon
CF - Community Financial Assistance
CF-13-19 Safe Drinking Water Loan Program NR 166

Rule effective November 1, 2023

Jim Ritchie
CF-12-19 Clean Water Fund Loan Program NR 162

Rule effective November 1, 2023

Jim Ritchie
DG - Drinking Water & Groundwater

DG-16-23

Control of lead and copper in public drinking water, to be consistent with revisions to the federal Lead and Copper Rule and the federal Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

NR 809

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope Jan. 9, 2024

Ann Hirekatur
DG-03-23

Proposed rules to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new pump installations and water treatment and other specified code requirements.

NR 812 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Sept. 2023) Marty Nessman
DG-04-23

Water well driller, heat exchange driller, and pump installer licensing and registration, and drilling rig operator registration.

NR 146 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Sept. 2023) Marty Nessman

DG-17-22

Setting numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances for certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in groundwater.

NR 140

Rulemaking for NR 140 has been postponed

Bill Phelps

DG-08-22

Allowing for the use of new cement formulations for the construction of water wells NR 812

Rule effective November 1, 2023

Marty Nessman
DG-02-22 Statewide water supply service area planning for municipalities serving populations greater than 10,000 people NR 854

NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2024)

Chris Fuchsteiner
DG-03-22 The management of diversions (transfers of water from the Great Lakes basin to outside of the Great Lakes basin) and intrabasin transfers, including the application and review process and other related criteria NR 851

NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2024)

Nicole Clayton
DG-31-20 New drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS NR 809

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (June 2021)

Adam DeWeese
DG-25-20 Setting numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater NR 140

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (June 2021)

Bruce Rheineck
DG-22-20 Update, correct, and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment, and distribution NR 811

Rule effective Feb. 1, 2024

Theera Ratarasarn
EA - Environmental Analysis
         
FH - Fisheries Management

FH-12-23

Lake Superior cisco and lake trout regulations NR 25

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2023)

Scott Loomans

FH-14-22

Minor changes to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters (the 2023 Fisheries Management housekeeping rule)

NR 19-26

NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2024)

Scott Loomans

FH-01-23

Lake Michigan trawling regulations NR 25

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (April 2023)

Scott Loomans
FH-13-22

Wild bait harvest regulations

NR 19-26, 40

NRB meeting for adoption (Dec. 2023)

Scott Loomans
FH-10-22 Fish refuge establishment NR 20 and 26

NRB meeting for adoption (Feb. 2024)

Scott Loomans

FH-01-22

Changes to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters (the 2023 Fisheries Management Spring Hearings rule)

NR 19-26

Rule effective April 1, 2024

Scott Loomans
FH-15-20 Reorganizing Wisconsin boundary waters fishing regulations NR 20-23, 26 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (May 2021) Scott Loomans
FH-04-20 Sturgeon spearing harvest regulations and gear use NR 20

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope July 8, 2021

Scott Loomans
LE - Law Enforcement
         
PR - Parks & Recreation
PR-03-20 Property management regulations NR 5, 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 26, 27, 45

NRB meeting for adoption (Jan. 2024)

Brigit Brown
RR - Remediation & Redevelopment
RR-14-23

Definitions, notifications, fees, agreements, reports, and procedures for interim action and remedial action continuing obligations for environmental contamination

NR 700, 708, 714, 722, 724, 725, 726, 727, and 749

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Jan. 2024)

Molly Schmidt
RR-15-23

Definitions, land use classifications, procedures for identifying environmental standards for soil, and soil cleanup standards used to investigate and remediate environmental contamination

NR 700, 720, and 722

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Jan. 2024)

Molly Schmidt
WA - Waste & Materials Management
WA-11-22

Landfills, solid waste management fees, financial responsibility and reporting requirements

NR 500 to 524

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Jan. 2023)

Kate Strom Hiorns
WA-14-21 Technical corrections of state hazardous waste regulations NR 600 to 679

Public hearing May 8, 2024

Cathy Baerwald
WA-11-21 Incorporating federal hazardous waste regulations promulgated since the previous authorization of the Wisconsin hazardous waste program relating to updated test methods NR 600 to 679

Public hearing May 8, 2024

Cathy Baerwald
WA-12-21 Modifying and expanding universal waste management NR 600 to 679

Public hearing May 8, 2024

Cathy Baerwald
WA-13-21 Statewide materials recycling and effective recycling programs NR 500, 502, 542, 544

Public hearing Jan. 17, 2024

Kate Strom Hiorns
WA-18-21 Disposal of material dredged from the Great Lakes NR 500, 520

Rule effective Feb. 1, 2024

Kate Strom Hiorns
WM - Wildlife Management
WM-18-23 Deer Management Assistance Program NR 10

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (April 2024)

Scott Karel
WM-09-23 Wildlife damage and abatement

NR 12

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2023)

Scott Karel

WM-05-23

Elk management NR 10

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Dec. 2023)

Scott Karel
WM-18-22

The 2023 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing rule

NR 10, 45

NRB meeting for adoption (June 2023)

Scott Karel

WM-16-22

Establishing the 2023-2024 migratory bird season framework and regulations NR 10

Rule effective April 1, 2024

Scott Karel
WM-09-21 2021 Bureau of Wildlife Management housekeeping rule NR 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 27

Rule effective April 1, 2024

Scott Karel
WM-03-21 Gray wolf harvest regulations NR 10, 12, 19

NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2023)

Scott Karel
WT - Watershed Management
   

 

 

 
WW - Waterways
WW-06-22

Structures in navigable waterways

NR 320, 323, 326, 328, 329

NRB meeting for a rulemaking update (Sept. 2023) 

Kyle McLaughlin
WY - Water Quality
WY-21-20 Site-specific phosphorus criteria for Lac Courte Oreilles NR 102

Rule effective Feb. 1, 2024

Kristi Minahan
WY-13-20 Updating Wisconsin's water quality antidegradation policy and procedures NR 102, 106, 205, 207

NRB meeting for adoption (Sept. 2023)

Kristi Minahan