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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (June 30 - July 14, 2021)

Olivia Salmon
AM-10-19 Incorporating the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone NR 404, 407, 408, 428 NRB meeting for adoption (June 2021) 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

NRB meeting for adoption (May 2021)

Olivia Salmon
CF - Community Financial Assistance
CF-13-19 Safe Drinking Water Loan Program NR 166 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2020) Jim Ritchie
CF-12-19 Clean Water Fund Loan Program NR 162 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Oct. 2020) Jim Ritchie
DG - Drinking Water & Groundwater
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

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

Cathrine Wunderlich
DG-25-19 Well construction and pump installation NR 812

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (May 10 - June 9, 2021)

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (July 1-31, 2021)

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (May 14 - June 13, 2021)

Bruce Rheineck
EA - Environmental Analysis
EA-14-18 Nonferrous metallic mining activities NR 130, 131, 132, 182 NRB meeting for consideration of legislative modifications (June 2021) Ben Callan
FH - Fisheries Management
FH-30-20 Lake trout harvest and season in Lake Michigan NR 20

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (June 30 - July 13, 2021)

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

Public hearing Aug. 25, 2021

Meredith Penthorn
FH-10-20 Fish harvest in Lake Superior NR 20, 25

NRB meeting for adoption (April 2021)

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

NRB meeting for adoption (June 2021)

Meredith Penthorn
FH-08-20 Guide licenses and reporting requirements NR 20

NRB meeting for adoption (June 2021)

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 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (June 2020) Meredith Penthorn
FH-25-19 Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations NR 20

NRB meeting for adoption (June 2021)

Meredith Penthorn
LE - Law Enforcement
LE-06-19 Recreational vehicle regulations NR 5, 6, 64 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Aug. 2019) Matt O'Brien
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 adoption (April 2021)

Molly Schmidt
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
WA - Waste & Materials Management
WA-07-20 Regulating fire fighting foam that contains certain contaminants NR 159

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (July 22 - Aug. 21, 2021)

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

Public hearing June 28, 2021

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (June 25 - July 25, 2021)

Valerie Joosten
WM - Wildlife Management
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

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope June 7, 2021

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (July 21 - Aug. 4, 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-18-20 2021 Wildlife Management spring hearing rule related to hunting, trapping, and target shooting NR 10, 45 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (April 2021) 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-01-20 Furbearer registration and tagging simplification NR 8, 10

NRB meeting for adoption (Feb. 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-34-19 Elk management NR 10

NRB meeting for adoption (May 2021)

Scott Karel
WM-24-18 Wildlife refuges and closed areas NR 11, 15 NRB meeting for adoption (Oct. 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
WT - Watershed Management
WT-19-19 Targeted performance standards and prohibitions to abate pollution of groundwater by nitrate in sensitive areas NR 151, 243

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (March 8 - April 10, 2021)

Brian Weigel
WT-09-19 Storm water discharge permits NR 216

Public hearing April 20, 2021

Brian Weigel
WW - Waterways
WT-22-19 Administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wetland and Waterway Permit Program NR 300, 301, 305, 310 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (Feb. 2020) Amanda Minks
WT-02-19 Wetland mitigation NR 350

NRB meeting for adoption (June 2021)

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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (June 24 - July 24, 2021)

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

Preliminary public hearing on Statement of Scope July 13, 2021

Marcia Willhite
WY-29-19 Aquatic plant management, manual removal and mechanical control regulations, and aquatic habitation protection; surface water grants NR 107, 108, 109, 193 NRB meeting for approval of Statement of Scope (May 2020) 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

Solicitation of information for economic impact analysis (July 19 - Aug. 18, 2021)

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

Public hearing Sept. 7, 2021

Richard Douglas
WY-18-18 Clarifying and streamlining certain regulatory requirements for septage servicing NR 113, 114 NRB meeting for adoption (April 2021) Fred Hegeman