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Aquatic Plant Management Rules

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

Rule Revisions

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 upcoming opportunities to engage in the rule development process. You may also sign up for GovDelivery updates regarding upcoming meetings and written materials. You may go here to learn more about the rulemaking process and the steps involved.

Topic Date and Time Materials Meeting Recording and Transcript
Public Hearing Winter 2021-2022    
Draft Board Order Fall/Winter 2021.    
Draft Economic Impact Analysis Fall 2021    
The department asked for public comments and questions on the white paper policy proposals through January 15th, 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 November 19, 2020
White Paper Meeting 2 - Planning, Invasive Species Management, Native Plant Protections November 12, 2020
White Paper Meeting 1 - Permit Processing, Treatment Timing and Scale, Monitoring and Evaluation November 5, 2020