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Aquatic Plant Management Rules

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
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.
Draft Rule

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