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27,2488i Section 2488i. 92.07 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.07 (2) Standards. Each land conservation committee may develop and adopt standards and specifications for management practices to control erosion, sedimentation and nonpoint source water pollution. The standards and specifications for agricultural facilities and practices that are constructed or begun on or after the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], and, if cost-sharing is available to the owner or operator under s. 92.14, 281.16 (5) or 281.65 or from any other source, for agricultural facilities and practices that are constructed or begun before that date shall be consistent with the performance standards, prohibitions, conservation practices and technical standards under s. 281.16 (3). The land conservation committee shall use the rules promulgated under s. 281.16 (3) (e) to determine whether cost-sharing is available.
27,2488im Section 2488im. 92.07 (7m) of the statutes is created to read:
92.07 (7m) Assistance to the department of transportation. Each land conservation committee shall cooperate with the department of transportation as requested under s. 85.195.
27,2488s Section 2488s. 92.10 (title), (1) and (2) of the statutes are amended to read:
92.10 (title) Erosion control Land and water resource management planning program. (1) Creation. There is created an erosion control a land and water resource management planning program. The department, board and land conservation committees in identified priority counties jointly shall develop and administer this program.
(2) Purposes. The purposes of the erosion control land and water resource management planning program are to conserve long-term soil productivity, protect the quality of related natural resources, enhance water quality and focus on severe soil erosion problems in identified priority counties.
27,2488t Section 2488t. 92.10 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (3) (a) Identification. The department shall identify priority soil erosion control counties. Identified priority counties are required to prepare soil erosion control plans.
27,2488u Section 2488u. 92.10 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2489ad Section 2489ad. 92.10 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (4) (a) Data. The department shall develop a systematic method of collecting and organizing data related to soil erosion. The department shall cooperate with the land information board under s. 16.967 in developing this methodology or any related activities related to land information collection.
27,2489c Section 2489c. 92.10 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (4) (c) Plan assistance. The department shall assist land conservation committees in identified priority counties in preparing soil erosion control land and water resource management plans. The department may allocate funds appropriated under s. 20.115 (7) (c) to land conservation committees in identified priority counties to cover up to 50% of the cost of preparing soil erosion control land and water resource management plans.
27,2489d Section 2489d. 92.10 (4) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (4) (d) Plan review. The department shall review and approve or disapprove soil erosion control land and water resource management plans submitted by the land conservation committees in identified priority counties. The department may require land conservation committees to indicate specific projects to be funded under each plan and the related cost-sharing rates.
27,2489e Section 2489e. 92.10 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (5) (a) Plan review. The board shall review soil erosion control land and water resource management plans submitted by the land conservation committees and make recommendations to the department.
27,2489f Section 2489f. 92.10 (6) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (6) (a) Plan preparation. (intro.) A land conservation committee in an identified priority county shall prepare a soil erosion control land and water resource management plan which does all of the following:
27,2489g Section 2489g. 92.10 (6) (a) 6. and 7. of the statutes are created to read:
92.10 (6) (a) 6. Identifies causes, other than soil erosion, of nonpoint source water pollution.
7. Describes all proposed county activities related to nonpoint source water pollution.
27,2489h Section 2489h. 92.10 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (6) (b) Notification. A land conservation committee in an identified priority county shall notify landowners and land users of the results of any determinations of concerning soil erosion rates and nonpoint source water pollution, and provide an opportunity for landowners and land users to present information relating to the accuracy of the determinations during preparation of the soil erosion control land and water resource management plan.
27,2489j Section 2489j. 92.10 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (6) (c) Hearings. A land conservation committee in an identified priority county shall hold one or more public hearings on the soil erosion control land and water resource management plan.
27,2489k Section 2489k. 92.10 (6) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.10 (6) (d) Plan submission. A land conservation committee in an identified priority county shall submit the soil erosion control land and water resource management plan to the board and department.
27,2489L Section 2489L. 92.10 (6) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2490 Section 2490. 92.103 of the statutes is repealed.
27,2490g Section 2490g. 92.105 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.105 (1) Establishment. A land conservation committee shall establish soil and water conservation standards. The standards and specifications for agricultural facilities and practices that are constructed or begun on or after the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], and, if cost-sharing is available to the farmer under s. 92.14, 281.16 (5) or 281.65 or from any other source, for agricultural facilities and practices that are constructed or begun before that date shall be consistent with the performance standards, prohibitions, conservation practices and technical standards under s. 281.16 (3). It shall submit these standards to the board for review.
27,2490L Section 2490L. 92.14 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (2) (c) Providing financial and technical assistance for soil land and water conservation activities.
27,2490m Section 2490m. 92.14 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (2) (d) Promoting cost-effective soil land and water conservation activities.
27,2490n Section 2490n. 92.14 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (3)Basic allocations to counties. (intro.) To help counties meet administrative and technical operating costs in their soil land and water conservation activities, the department shall award grants from the appropriation under s. 20.115 (7) (c) or (qd) to any county land conservation committee which has a workload allocation plan approved by the department under s. 92.08 (2), and which, by county board action, has resolved to match any moneys granted under this subsection with an equal amount of county moneys. The county shall use the grant for county land conservation personnel to administer and implement activities directly related to any of the following:
27,2490p Section 2490p. 92.14 (3m) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (3m)Shoreland management grants. (intro.) From the appropriation under s. 20.115 (7) (c) or (qd) or 20.866 (2) (we), the department shall award grants to counties or farmers for implementing best management practices required under a shoreland management ordinance enacted under s. 92.17, including reimbursement for all of the following:
27,2490qb Section 2490qb. 92.14 (4) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (4) (title) Other soil land and water resource grants. (intro.) From the moneys remaining in s. 20.115 (7) (c) and (qd) after the department has awarded all grants for a year under sub. (3) or from the appropriation under s. 20.115 (7) (qd) 20.866 (2) (we), the department may award grants to any eligible county, including any county which has received a grant under sub. (3) or (3m), for one or more of the following:
27,2490r Section 2490r. 92.14 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (4) (a) Implementing soil land and water resource management projects to manage animal waste and conserve soil approved in plans under s. 92.10 and under s. 92.15, 1985 stats.
27,2490s Section 2490s. 92.14 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (4) (b) Implementing soil land and water resource management projects undertaken to comply with the requirements under ss. 92.104 and 92.105 by persons claiming a farmland preservation credit under subch. IX of ch. 71.
27,2490tm Section 2490tm. 92.14 (4m) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
92.14 (4m) Grant priority. The department shall give grants under sub. (4) (c) priority over other grants under sub. (4) and grants under sub. (3m).
27,2491 Section 2491. 92.14 (5) (title) and (a) of the statutes are amended to read:
92.14 (5) (title) Animal waste management grants in a priority watershed or priority lake area. (a) From the appropriation under s. 20.115 (7) (km), the department may make a grant for the purpose specified in sub. (4) (c) if the facility or system will be located in a priority watershed, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (c), or a priority lake area, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (bs), and the conditions specified in sub. (4) (c) are satisfied.
27,2491cm Section 2491cm. 92.14 (6) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (6) (a) The department shall establish a priority list of funding needs propose spending levels for soil land and water resource management activities under this section. The department shall submit the proposed spending levels to the board. The board shall review the proposed spending levels and shall approve, approve with modifications or disapprove the spending levels. The board may modify the spending levels if demand for grants under sub. (4) (c) is greater than was anticipated when the spending levels were established.
27,2491d Section 2491d. 92.14 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (6) (b) The department, in cooperation with the department of natural resources, shall prepare an annual grant allocation plan, that is consistent with the spending levels approved under par. (a), identifying the amounts to be spent annually for the categories of soil land and water resource management projects to be funded under this section and the general purposes of those projects, which it shall specify. The department shall submit that plan to the board.
27,2491dg Section 2491dg. 92.14 (6) (i) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (6) (i) 2. Conduct all land management and pollutant management activities in substantial accordance with the performance standards, prohibitions, conservation practices and technical standards under s. 281.16 and with plans approved under this section, under s. 92.15, 1985 stats., and under ss. 92.08, 92.10, 92.14 and 281.65, or to repay the cost-sharing funds to the grant recipient.
27,2491dr Section 2491dr. 92.14 (6) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (6) (j) A grant awarded under this section may be used for technical assistance, educational and training assistance, ordinance development and administration, cost-sharing for management practices and capital improvements, plan preparation under s. 92.10 (4) (c), easements or other activities determined by the department to satisfy the requirements of this chapter.
27,2491e Section 2491e. 92.14 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (7) Maintenance of effort. The department may not make a grant to a county under this section in any fiscal year unless that county enters into an agreement with the department to maintain or increase its aggregate expenditures from other sources for soil land and water conservation activities at or above the average level of such expenditures in its 2 fiscal years preceding August 1, 1987.
27,2491h Section 2491h. 92.14 (10) of the statutes is amended to read:
92.14 (10) Training. The county may use a grant under this section for training required under s. 92.18 or for any other training necessary to prepare personnel to perform job duties related to this section. The department may contract with any person from the appropriation under s. 20.115 (7) (c) for services to administer or implement this chapter, including information and education and training.
27,2491L Section 2491L. 92.15 of the statutes is created to read:
92.15 Local regulation of livestock operations. (1) In this section:
(a) "Livestock operation" means a feedlot or other facility or a pasture where animals are fed, confined, maintained or stabled.
(b) "Local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this state, a special purpose district in this state, an instrumentality or corporation of such a political subdivision or special purpose district, a combination or subunit of any of the foregoing or an instrumentality of the state and any of the foregoing.
(2) Notwithstanding ss. 92.11 and 92.17, a local governmental unit may enact regulations of livestock operations that are consistent with and do not exceed the performance standards, prohibitions, conservation practices and technical standards under s. 281.16 (3).
(3) (a) Notwithstanding ss. 92.11 and 92.17, a local governmental unit may enact regulations of livestock operations that exceed the performance standards, prohibitions, conservation practices and technical standards under s. 281.16 (3) only if the local governmental unit demonstrates to the satisfaction of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection or the department of natural resources that the regulations are necessary to achieve water quality standards under s. 281.15.
(b) The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection and the department of natural resources shall, by rule, specify procedures for review and approval of proposed local governmental unit regulations under par. (a).
(4) A local governmental unit may not apply a regulation under sub. (2) or (3) to a livestock operation that exists on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], unless the local governmental unit determines, using the rules promulgated under s. 281.16 (3) (e), that cost-sharing is available to the owner or operator of the livestock operation under s. 92.14, 281.16 (5) or 281.65 or from any other source.
(5) Any livestock operation that exists on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date], and that is required to obtain a permit under s. 283.31 or that receives a notice of discharge under ch. 283 may continue to operate as a livestock operation at the same location notwithstanding s. 59.69 (10) (a) or 62.23 (7) (h) or any zoning ordinance enacted under s. 59.69, 60.61, 60.62, 61.35 or 62.23 (7), if the livestock operation is a lawful use or a legal nonconforming use under any zoning ordinance enacted under s. 59.69, 60.61, 60.62, 61.35 or 62.23 (7) on the effective date of this subsection .... [revisor inserts date].
27,2493 Section 2493. 93.06 (12) of the statutes is created to read:
93.06 (12) Federal dairy policy reform. Provide assistance to organizations to seek the reform of federal milk marketing orders and other federally authorized dairy pricing policies for the benefit of milk producers in this state.
27,2493b Section 2493b. 93.06 (12) of the statutes, as created by 1997 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is repealed.
27,2494 Section 2494. 93.07 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.07 (5) Advice to university of Wisconsin system. To give advice to the secretary of education state superintendent of public instruction as to the courses in agricultural economics to be given in the university of Wisconsin system.
27,2498v Section 2498v. 93.41 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
93.41 (2m) The department shall conduct research on the incidence, levels and effects of stray voltage on agriculture in this state, including the prevalence and economic effects of stray voltage on milk production in this state.
27,2499 Section 2499. 93.41 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
93.41 (3) The department shall impose annual fees upon rural electric cooperatives organized under ch. 185. The amount of the fees shall total the amount appropriated under s. 20.115 (3) (jm). The fees received under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (3) (jm).
27,2500 Section 2500. 93.47 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
93.47 (2) The department may award grants from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.115 (4) (c) and (i) to individuals or organizations to fund demonstration projects designed to encourage the use of sustainable agriculture. The department shall promulgate rules to govern the sustainable agriculture grant program under this section.
27,2501 Section 2501. 93.47 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2501e Section 2501e. 93.50 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
27,2501f Section 2501f. 93.50 (2) (title) and (a) to (b) of the statutes are amended to read:
93.50 (2) (title) Board, mediators Mediators and arbitrators. (a) Selection of mediators. The board department shall select mediators who are residents of this state, who have the character and ability to serve as mediators and who have knowledge of financial or agricultural matters or of mediation processes. The board department shall ensure that each mediator receives sufficient training in mediation processes, resolving conflicts, farm finance and management and the farm credit system and practices to enable the mediator to perform his or her functions under this section.
(am) Selection of arbitrators. The board department shall select arbitrators who are residents of this state, who have the character and ability to serve as arbitrators and who have knowledge of financial or agricultural matters or of arbitration processes. The board department shall ensure that each arbitrator receives sufficient training in arbitration processes, resolving conflicts, farm finance and management and the farm credit system and practices to enable the arbitrator to perform his or her functions under this section.
(b) Compensation of mediators and arbitrators. Mediators and arbitrators shall be compensated for travel and other necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board department.
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