NR 150.30(2)(g)5. 5. The potential to establish a precedent for future actions or to foreclose future options.
NR 150.30(2)(g)6. 6. The degree of risk or uncertainty in predicting environmental effects or effectively controlling potential deleterious environmental impacts, including those relating to public health or safety.
NR 150.30(2)(g)7. 7. The degree of controversy over the effects on the quality of the human environment.
NR 150.30(2)(h) (h) Identification of information that is incomplete or unavailable and a description of the relevance of such information.
NR 150.30(2)(i) (i) Sources of information or verbiage.
NR 150.30(3) (3)Draft EIS — public review.
NR 150.30(3)(a)(a) Document publication. The department shall publicly announce that the draft EIS is available for public comment and shall make the draft EIS available in a manner determined by the department and as required under s. 1.11 (2) (d), Stats., and s. NR 150.50. Copies of the draft EIS shall be provided to any individual or group requesting a copy. A charge may be assessed to cover reproduction and handling costs for requests for copies of documents. The announcement also may be distributed to the following entities:
NR 150.30(3)(a)1. 1. All local and regional units of government which have jurisdiction over the area that may be affected by the proposed project or reasonable alternatives to the proposed project.
NR 150.30(3)(a)2. 2. Information outlets accessible in the local, regional, or statewide areas affected by the proposed project.
NR 150.30(3)(a)3. 3. Groups, clubs, committees, or individuals that have demonstrated an interest in and requested receipt of this type of information.
NR 150.30(3)(a)4. 4. All participants in the scoping process not listed in subds. 1 to 3.
NR 150.30(3)(b) (b) Public announcement content. The public announcement shall include: a brief description of the proposed project, a brief description of the administrative procedures to be followed under this chapter, the date by which public comments on the draft EIS are to be submitted to the department, the name and address of a contact within the department who will receive comments and respond to questions, and the locations where copies of the draft EIS are available for review.
NR 150.30(3)(c) (c) Public comment period.
NR 150.30(3)(c)1.1. Unless otherwise provided by law, the department shall provide a minimum of 30 days after the date the draft EIS is publicly announced to receive comments from other agencies and the public.
NR 150.30(3)(c)2. 2. Unless otherwise provided by law, the department may grant reasonable requests from any person to extend the comment period for the draft EIS.
NR 150.30(3)(c)3. 3. The public comment period may be extended for a minimum of 7 days after the date the hearing is held pursuant to par. (d).
NR 150.30(3)(d) (d) Hearing. Pursuant to s. 1.11 (2) (d), Stats., a public hearing shall be held on the draft EIS and proposed action. Holding a public hearing as required by another statute fulfills the hearing requirement. Any hearing held pursuant to this paragraph shall be publicly announced and noticed in a manner consistent with s. 1.11 (2) (d), Stats.
NR 150.30 Note Note: Pursuant to s. 1.11 (2) (d), Stats., “notice of the hearing shall be given by publishing a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, at least 15 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper covering the affected area. If the proposal has statewide significance, notice shall be published in the official state newspaper."
NR 150.30 Note Note: A public hearing required by another statute fulfills s. 1.11 (2) (d), Stats.
NR 150.30(4) (4)Final EIS.
NR 150.30(4)(a)(a) Preparation. Following the public review period on the draft EIS, the department shall prepare a final EIS.
NR 150.30(4)(b) (b) Content. The final EIS shall include the draft EIS, a summary of the comments received on the draft EIS and the department's response to the comments. The final EIS may include revisions to draft EIS text or figures and may vary from the draft EIS in scope based on comments received on the draft EIS or other pertinent information that becomes known to the department.
NR 150.30(4)(c) (c) Final EIS publication. The final EIS shall be made publicly available under s. NR 150.50. Copies of the final EIS shall be provided to any individual or group requesting a copy. A charge may be assessed to cover reproduction and handling costs for requests for copies of documents.
NR 150.30 History History: CR 13-022: cr. Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14; correction in numbering in (1), (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., (1) (a) (title), (4) (a) (title) added under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 2., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699; EmR1517: emerg. am. (1) (g), (3) (c) 3., (d), eff. 6-10-15; CR 15-037: am. (1) (g), (2) (b), (3) (c) 3., (d) Register December 2015 No. 720, eff. 1-1-16.
NR 150.35 NR 150.35WEPA Compliance determination.
NR 150.35(1)(1) Actions under s. NR 150.20 (2) to (4) may not be taken until a determination is publicly announced or noticed regarding compliance with this chapter unless statutory deadlines preclude compliance with the procedural requirements of this chapter. Actions under s. NR 150.20 (1m) are compliant with WEPA and do not require a determination prior to the action being taken.
NR 150.35(1m) (1m) For any EIS under s. NR 150.20 (4) and determination under s. NR 150.20 (2) (b) and (3) (b), the department shall publicly announce findings of fact, conclusions of law and a determination that summarizes the procedures and process steps used to achieve compliance with this chapter.
NR 150.35(2) (2) For actions under s. NR 150.20 (2) (a) and (3) (a), the department may publicly announce the WEPA determination or provide notice in accordance with the public notification requirements for the proposed permit or approval document .
NR 150.35 History History: CR 13-022: cr. Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14; correction in numbering in (1), (1m) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699; EmR1517: emerg. am., eff. 6-10-15; CR 15-037: am. Register December 2015 No. 720, eff. 1-1-16.
NR 150.40 NR 150.40Cooperation with other agencies.
NR 150.40(1)(1)Review of other agency environmental analyses. The department may comment on the environmental analyses prepared by other state and federal agencies for WEPA or NEPA compliance. To the extent possible, the department shall review and comment on each relevant environmental analysis within the time period specified by the sponsoring or lead agency. The department may reply that it has no comment and should so reply when it is satisfied that its views are adequately reflected in the environmental analysis.
NR 150.40(2) (2)Interagency procedures on proposed actions involving NEPA or WEPA.
NR 150.40(2)(a)(a) The department may conduct an environmental review process jointly with another state, federal or local agency. The joint process shall meet the requirements of this chapter and may be determined by law, interagency consultation or written agreement.
NR 150.40(2)(b) (b) The department may adopt an environmental analysis prepared by another agency as the department's EIS on the proposed action if the environmental analysis substantially meets the requirements of s. NR 150.30. The department shall comply with the public review requirements in s. NR 150.30 (3), publish a determination on the proposed action under s. NR 150.35, and make all associated documents available to the public under s. NR 150.50.
NR 150.40 History History: CR 13-022: cr. Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14.
NR 150.50 NR 150.50Document retention and management. The department shall maintain a publicly accessible and searchable record system to provide public access to public announcements, strategic analyses, EIS analyses, and WEPA compliance determinations prepared by the department in compliance with this chapter. The record system shall be maintained in a manner consistent with the department's record retention policy.
NR 150.50 History History: CR 13-022: cr. Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 4-1-14.
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