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Proposed Permanent Administrative 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 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-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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Sept. 2022)

Maria Hill

AM-05-21 Nitrogen compound emissions regulations NR 428

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Dec. 2021)

Olivia Salmon
AM-31-19 Clarifying and updating air contaminant emissions inventory reporting requirements NR 438

Rule effective August 1, 2022

Olivia Salmon
AM-10-19 Incorporating the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone NR 404, 407, 408, 428 Rule effective March 1, 2022 Olivia Salmon
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

Rule effective June 1, 2022

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

Public hearing Nov. 9, 2022

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

NRB meeting for adoption (Sept, 2022)

Public hearing June 21, 2022

Jim Ritchie
DG - Drinking Water & Groundwater

DG-17-22

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

NR 140

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Dec. 2022)

Jim Zellmer

DG-08-22

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (Nov. 14-28, 2022)

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 approval of Statement of Scope (June 2022)

Adam Freihoefer
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 approval of Statement of Scope (June 2022)

Adam Freihoefer
DG-04-22

Numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater (Cycle 10 Bacteria)

NR 140

Public hearing Oct. 21, 2022

Bruce Rheineck
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

Public hearing Dec. 7, 2022

Theera Ratarasarn
DG-25-19 Well construction and pump installation NR 812

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

Frank Fetter
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

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

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

NRB meeting for adoption (Feb. 2022)

Public hearing Jan. 6, 2022

Bruce Rheineck
EA - Environmental Analysis
         
FH - Fisheries Management
FH-13-22

Wild bait harvest regulations

NR 19-26, 40

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Dec. 2022)

Meredith Penthorn
FH-10-22 Fish refuge establishment NR 20 and 26

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Sept. 2022)

Meredith Penthorn

FH-01-22

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

NR 19-26 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Aug. 2021) Meredith Penthorn
FH-16-21 Reporting requirements for sport trolling licensees NR 20

NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2022)

Public hearing Sept. 19, 2022[PDF]

Meredith Penthorn
FH-30-20 Lake trout harvest and season in Lake Michigan NR 20

Rule effective April 1, 2022

Meredith Penthorn
FH-16-20 Reorganizing commercial fishing and wholesale fish dealer regulations NR 25 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (May 2021) Meredith Penthorn
FH-15-20 Reorganizing Wisconsin boundary waters fishing regulations NR 20-23, 26 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (May 2021) Meredith Penthorn
FH-14-20 2021 Fisheries Management housekeeping rule NR 19-26

Rule effective April 1, 2022

Meredith Penthorn
FH-09-20 2021 Fisheries Management Spring Hearing rule for fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters NR 19-26

Rule effective April 1, 2022

Meredith Penthorn
FH-04-20 Sturgeon spearing harvest regulations and gear use NR 20

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope July 8, 2021

Meredith Penthorn
FH-02-20 Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting NR 25

Rule effective August 1, 2022

Meredith Penthorn
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 approval of Statement of Scope (Jan. 2022)

Brigit Brown
WA - Waste & Materials Management
WA-11-22

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

NR 500 to 524

NRB meeting for authorization to hold preliminary public hearing on the Statement of Scope (Dec. 2022)

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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2022)

Andrea Keller
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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2022)

Andrea Keller
WA-12-21 Modifying and expanding universal waste management NR 600 to 679

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2022)

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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (June 2022)

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (Nov. 28 - Dec. 12, 2022)

Kate Strom Hiorns
WA-07-20 Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants NR 159

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

Jason Lowery
WA-11-19 Implementing electronics recycling program requirements NR 502, 520, 530

NRB meeting for adoption of germane modifications (June 2022)

Sarah Murray
WA-17-18 Coal combustion residual landfills and surface impoundments NR 500 to 520

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

Valerie Joosten
WM - Wildlife Management

WM-16-22

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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Dec. 2022)

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

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (May 2022)

Scott Karel
WM-06-21 Wild rice harvest NR 19

Rule effective July 1, 2022

Scott Karel
WM-03-21 Gray wolf harvest regulations NR 8, 10, 12, 19

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope June 7, 2021

Scott Karel
WM-02-21 Gray wolf harvest regulations NR 8, 10, 12, 19

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (Nov. 15-29, 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-20-20 Establishing the 2021 migratory bird season framework and regulations NR 10

NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-18-20 2021 Wildlife Management spring hearing rule related to hunting, trapping, and target shooting NR 10, 45

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

Scott Karel
WM-11-20 Revising white-tailed deer 3-year deer management unit boundaries NR 10

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (March 29 - April 9, 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-34-19 Elk management NR 10

NRB meeting for adoption (May 2021)

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
WT - Watershed Management
WT-09-19 Storm water discharge permits NR 216

Rule effective April 1, 2022

Brian Weigel
WW - Waterways
WW-06-22

Structures in navigable waterways

NR 320, 323, 326, 328, 329

NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Sept. 2022)

Kyle McLaughlin
WT-22-19 Administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wetland and Waterway Permit Program NR 300, 301, 305, 310

NRB meeting for adoption (April 2022)

Public hearing March 7, 2022

Amanda Minks
WT-02-19 Wetland mitigation NR 350

Rule effective March 1, 2022

Amanda Minks
WT-17-12 Development of site-specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria for surface waters

NR 102, 119

Rule effective Oct. 1, 2022

Kristi Minahan
WY - Water Quality
WY-27-20 Third party administration of operator certification examinations NR 114, 146, 520, 524

Rule effective May 1, 2022

Steve Geis
WY-21-20 Site-specific phosphorus criteria for Lac Courte Oreilles NR 102

Public hearing Jan. 23, 2023

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (Dec. 12, 2022 - Jan. 11, 2023)

Kristi Minahan
WY-29-19 Aquatic plant management, manual removal and mechanical control regulations, aquatic habitat protection, and surface water grants NR 1, 105, 107, 109, 119, 150, 193, 329, 345

NRB meeting for adoption (Aug. 2022)

Madi Johansen
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

Rule effective Aug. 1, 2022

Meghan Williams
WY-14-19 Regulation of wastewater discharges from dental offices to sanitary sewers NR 229

Rule effective May 1, 2022

Richard Douglas
WY-23-13 Processes for waterbody assessments and impaired waters listing, biological thresholds for water quality standards, and biological confirmation of phosphorus impairments NR 102, 217

Rule effective Oct. 1, 2022

Kristi Minahan