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Aquatic Plant Management Rules

The final proposed rule NR 107 ("Integrated Aquatic Plant Management") is now available for review.

The following rules all relate to Aquatic Plant Management (APM).

Rule Revisions

Want to learn more about what's in the draft rule? Look through these documents for summaries of the key changes in the draft rule and a breakdown of how the draft rule was written.

Big Picture Summaries
High-Level Summary of Program Changes AIS Management Fact Sheet Summary of Changes - Response to Comments APM Rule Process FAQ
Breakdown of the Key Changes
Waivers Fees Large Scale Thresholds and Monitoring Requirements IPM and Planning
Permit Process: Mechanical on Surface Waters Greater Than 10 Acres in Size Permit Process: Chemical on Surface Waters Greater Than 10 Acres in Size Permit Process: Surface Waters 10 Acres or Less in Size Permit Process: Wetlands
Other Resources
AIS Management Options for Lakeshore Property Owners Best Management Practices Handbook - 3.1: A Manager's Definition of Aquatic Plant Control Best Management Practives Handbook - 3.2: Developing a Lake Management Plan Aquatic Plant Management Strategic Analysis


The Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Program is undergoing rule revisions for both NR 107 and NR 109, related to chemical and mechanical/manual management of aquatic plants, respectively. Please see below for a summary of the rule drafting efforts. This webpage will also be updated with upcoming opportunities to learn more about the proposed rule throughout 2022-2023. Please sign up for GovDelivery updates to stay up to date on the rule process, upcoming educational opportunities and webpage updates.

Please visit the DNR's Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules web page and look for WY-29-19 to find the proposed rule and EIA. Additional information is also available about the adminstrative rulemaking process.

Topic Date and Time Materials Meeting Recording and Transcript
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board hearing to consider the proposed rule

Informational briefing: June 22, 2022

Tentative adoption: Aug 9 or 10, 2022

Agenda  
Draft Rule Public Input Opportunity: Jan. 3 - Mar. 1, 2022 WY-29-19 Response to Comments Please visit the DNR's Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules web page and look for WY-29-19 to find the proposed rule and associated documents.
Public Hearing on Draft Rule Feb. 22, 2022 at 1 p.m. Public hearing recording
Draft Economic Impact Analysis Public input opportunity:
Sept. 27 - Nov. 10, 2021.
Please go the the DNR's Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules web page and look for WY-29-19 to find the Economic Impact Analysis.
The department asked for public comments and questions on the white paper proposals for public notification methods and criteria through May 16, 2021. 19 individuals and organizations supplied feedback. The department supplied responses to questions and summarized all of the comments. Public Notification Methods and Criteria - Public Feedback Summary
The department asked for public comments and questions on the white paper policy proposals through Jan. 15, 2021. 25 individuals and organizations supplied feedback. Over 400 relevant questions and comments were received. The department supplied responses to questions and summarized all of the comments. Aquatic Plant Management Rule Development - Public Feedback Summary
APM Treatments - Public Notification Methods and Criteria Alternative

April 15, 2021

 

Written and verbal comments on the policy proposals within the white papers were received through January 15, 2021.
White Paper Meeting 3 - Mechanical Harvesting, Private Ponds, Emergent Species Management Nov. 19, 2020
White Paper Meeting 2 - Planning, Invasive Species Management, Native Plant Protections Nov. 12, 2020
White Paper Meeting 1 - Permit Processing, Treatment Timing and Scale, Monitoring and Evaluation Nov. 5, 2020