Aquatic Plant Management Rules
The following rules all relate to Aquatic Plant Management (APM).
- NR 107 (Chemical)
- NR 109 (Manual/Mechanical)
- NR 40 (Invasive Species)
- Chapter 30/31 (Waterways)
- Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES)
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|
|IAPM Key Changes Summary||AIS Management Fact Sheet||Understanding IAPM Rule Changes for Lake Groups||APM Rule Process FAQ|
|Breakdown of the Key Changes|
|Key Change - Fees||Key Change - Posting and Public Notice||Key Change - IPM Planning||AIS Management Options for Lakeshore Property Owners|
|Key Change - Monitoring||Key Change - Ponds and Lakes Under 10 ac.||Key Change - Waivers||Key Change - Wetlands|
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 on Draft Rule||Feb. 22, 2022 at 1 p.m.||Register for the Public Hearing by clicking on the Zoom link in this DNR Notice of Hearing document.|
Public Input Opportunity:
Jan. 3 - March 1, 2022
|Please go the the DNR's Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules web page and look for WY-29-19 to find the draft Economic Impact Analysis and draft rule. There are also instructions on how to submit comments for the department's consideration.|
|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 draft Economic Impact Analysis and further instructions on how to submit comments for the department's consideration.|
|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|