NR 40.07(6) (6)Use of prohibited fish or crayfish as bait. Unless authorized by a permit issued by the department under this chapter, no person may use a prohibited fish invasive species or prohibited crayfish invasive species as bait.
NR 40.07 Note Note: Prohibited fish invasive species and crayfish invasive species are identified in s. NR 40.04 (2) (c).
NR 40.07(7) (7)Introduction prohibited. Unless authorized by a permit issued by the department under this chapter, no person may introduce a nonnative algae or cyanobacteria species in any water of the state. This subsection does not apply to the incidental introduction of a nonnative algae or cyanobacteria species by a person operating an aircraft, vehicle, equipment or gear while engaged in fire suppression.
NR 40.07 Note Note: Section 23.24 (3) (a) 1., Stats., prohibits any person from introducing nonnative aquatic plants into waters of this state unless the person has a valid aquatic plant management permit issued by the department.
NR 40.07(8) (8)White-nose syndrome prevention.
NR 40.07(8)(a)(a) Definition. In this subsection “near a cave or mine" means within 100 feet of a cave or mine.
NR 40.07(8)(b) (b) Entry with imported items prohibited. Except as provided in par. (e), no person may bring or place any equipment, gear, clothing or other object of any kind in or near a cave or mine if the equipment, gear, clothing or other object has been in or near a cave or mine located outside of Wisconsin.
NR 40.07(8)(c) (c) Requirements.
NR 40.07(8)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 5. and par. (e), no person may bring or place any equipment, gear, clothing or other object of any kind in or near a cave or mine if the equipment, gear, clothing or other object has been in or near a cave or mine located in this state unless the equipment, gear, clothing or other object has first been cleaned in accordance with par. (d).
NR 40.07(8)(c)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 5. and par. (e), any person removing any equipment, gear, clothing or other object of any kind from any cave or mine or from within 100 feet of any cave or mine or exiting any cave or mine or the area within 100 feet of any cave or mine with any equipment, gear, clothing or other object of any kind shall clean the equipment, gear, clothing and other objects in accordance with par. (d).
NR 40.07(8)(c)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 5. and par. (e), any person who caused or will cause contact to occur between a bat and an individual or object of any kind, including but not limited to a net, trap, weighting tube, bat bag, wing punch, ruler, clothing, glove, electronic equipment or exclusion material shall, prior to and immediately following the contact, clean the individual or object in accordance with par. (d).
NR 40.07(8)(c)4. 4. Except as provided in subd. 5. and par. (e), any person who owns or operates an active mine or a commercial cave or mine shall ensure that each individual entering or exiting the person's active mine or commercial cave or mine complies with par. (b) and subds. 1. to 3.
NR 40.07(8)(c)5. 5. The requirements of subds. 1. to 4. do not apply to dedicated equipment, gear, clothing and other objects of any kind that are used exclusively in or near and stored exclusively in or near a single cave or mine.
NR 40.07(8)(d) (d) Protocols. Individuals, equipment, gear, clothing and other objects of any kind to which the requirement of par. (c) 1., 2., or 3. applies shall be cleaned in accordance with protocols approved by the department. Unless it determines that emergency conditions require otherwise, the department shall provide notice and opportunity for public comment at least 14 days before it materially changes an approved protocol.
NR 40.07 Note Note: Detailed information about department-approved protocols may be obtained on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov) keyword “bats" or by writing to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Bat Monitoring Program, Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, P.O. Box 7921, Madison,WI 53707-7921.
NR 40.07(8)(e) (e) Written exemption. The department may exempt any person in writing from par. (b) or (c) if it determines that the exemption will not significantly increase the risk that Geomyces destructans (white-nose syndrome fungal pathogen) would be introduced or transported to other locations. The department may set conditions in any written exemption granted under this paragraph. Any person who receives a conditional exemption from the department under this paragraph shall comply with the conditions of the exemption.
NR 40.07(8)(f) (f) Site-specific prevention plan. Except as provided in subd. 5., any person who owns or operates a cave or mine shall develop a written plan for each of the person's caves and mines to prevent the introduction and transmission of Geomyces destructans (white-nose syndrome fungal pathogen).
NR 40.07(8)(f)1. 1. The prevention plan shall include a description of practices that will be installed or implemented by the owner or operator to prevent the introduction or transmission of Geomyces destructans via human transmission. The plan may include practices such as screening visitors, cleaning equipment, gear, clothing and other objects before they are brought into the cave or mine or upon their removal, the use of dedicated equipment, gear, clothing and other objects, and modification of the cave or mine environment to make it unsuitable for establishment and transmission of Geomyces destructans.
NR 40.07(8)(f)2. 2. The prevention plan shall be submitted by the owner or operator to the department by June 1, 2011, for its review and approval. The department may set conditions for the approval of any plan required under this paragraph and shall include any exemption granted under par. (e) to the owner or operator of a cave or mine in a plan approval issued under this paragraph. In setting conditions for the approval of any plan, the department shall consider the site-specific risk of Geomyces destructans introduction and transmission along with the feasibility and reasonableness of alternative practices for the prevention of Geomyces destructans transmission or introduction.
NR 40.07(8)(f)3. 3. The owner or operator shall implement the plan as approved by the department and shall maintain as appropriate all practices specified in the plan.
NR 40.07(8)(f)4. 4. The owner or operator shall maintain a copy of the approved prevention plan at the cave or mine covered by the plan or an alternate location approved by the department and shall make the copy available for inspection upon request by the department at any reasonable time.
NR 40.07(8)(f)5. 5. This paragraph does not apply to any of the following:
NR 40.07(8)(f)5.a. a. A cave or mine that the department has determined in writing lacks the environmental conditions, including temperature and humidity, suitable for the introduction or transmission of Geomyces destructans.
NR 40.07(8)(f)5.b. b. A cave or mine where the owner or operator restricts human access through the use of department-supplied and maintained signage or bat-friendly barriers or gates.
NR 40.07(8)(f)5.c. c. A cave or mine where the primary reason for human presence in the cave or mine relates to the storage or processing of a food or beverage intended for human consumption.
NR 40.07 History History: CR 08-074: cr. Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09; CR 10-016: am. (4) and (7) Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; EmR1039: emerg. cr (8), eff. 11-3-10; CR 10-123: cr. (8) Register May 2011 No. 665, eff. 6-1-11.
NR 40.08 NR 40.08Enforcement. Under s. 23.22 (9), Stats., if the department finds that any person is violating this chapter or a permit issued under this chapter, the department may do one or more of the following:
NR 40.08(1) (1) Issue a citation pursuant to ss. 23.50 to 23.99, Stats.
NR 40.08(2) (2) Refer the matter to the department of justice for enforcement.
NR 40.08(3) (3) Revoke any permit issued under this chapter, after notice and opportunity for hearing.
NR 40.08 History History: CR 08-074: cr. Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
NR 40.09 NR 40.09Interagency coordination. This chapter does not affect the authority of DATCP under chs. 93, 94, 95 and 97, Stats. The action of the department under this chapter shall be coordinated with DATCP. The secretaries of the department and DATCP shall execute a memorandum of agreement to enable coordination of invasive species work of their departments.
NR 40.09 History History: CR 08-074: cr. Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9-1-09.
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