NR 198.22 NR 198.22 Eligible projects.
NR 198.22(1)(1) Projects eligible for funding under this subchapter include:
NR 198.22(1)(a) (a) The dissemination of information about aquatic invasive species consistent with the department's statewide education strategy for preventing and controlling invasive species including, but not limited to, attending or conducting workshops, training or coordinating volunteer monitors and other education programs.
NR 198.22(1)(b) (b) Monitoring, mapping and reporting of data about presence or absence of aquatic invasive species to provide baseline information and monitor trends in a waterbody or waterbodies.
NR 198.22(1)(c) (c) Development of plans for the prevention and control of aquatic invasive species.
NR 198.22(1)(d) (d) Watercraft inspection programs that include all of the following:
NR 198.22(1)(d)1. 1. Inspectors that have attended a training workshop and received program materials provided or approved by the department prior to project initiation. Training may be part of the grant project.
NR 198.22(1)(d)2. 2. Trained inspectors deployed at a boat launch site to conduct inspections, collect and report data, provide boater education and report suspect specimens.
NR 198.22(1)(d)3. 3. Inspectors that staff boat launch facilities a minimum of 200 hours annually during weekends, holidays, fishing tournaments and other special events between May 1 and October 30 when public boating activity on lakes is the highest.
NR 198.22(1)(d)4. 4. Data collected through an inspection that is reported through the statewide watercraft inspection database. These reports shall serve as the final report as required in s. NR 198.13 (8).
NR 198.22 Note Note: Guidance for conducting watercraft inspection programs, Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program, Volunteer Monitoring Guidance for Aquatic Invasive Species, publication #WT-780 can be obtained from the DNR, Bureau of Watershed Management, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.
NR 198.22(1)(e) (e) Studies and assessments as needed to aid in the prevention or control of aquatic invasive species.
NR 198.22 Note Note: The department and university extension have developed educational materials and publications that are suitable for aquatic invasive species education, planning and prevention projects. To avoid unnecessary costs, duplication of effort and assure that consistent and accurate information is provided statewide, sponsors should first consider ordering copies of existing publications or adapting them before creating new publications.
NR 198.22 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (1) (a) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.23 NR 198.23 Applications and grant awards.
NR 198.23(1)(1) Applications shall be made on forms provided by the department. Applications shall be submitted to the region director for the region in which the project is located by August 1 or February 1 of each year for a project to be eligible for a grant award in the subsequent 6 month period.
NR 198.23 Note Note: Forms may be obtained free of charge from the department at (608) 266-7555, or at the following DNR region headquarters located at:
NR 198.23 Note 1. Southeast — 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Box 12436, Milwaukee 53212
NR 198.23 Note 2. South Central — 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg 53711
NR 198.23 Note 3. Northeast — 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54313
NR 198.23 Note 4. Northern/Rhinelander — 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander 54501
NR 198.23 Note 5. Northern/Spooner — 810 West Maple St., Spooner 54801
NR 198.23 Note 6. West Central — 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Call Box 4001, Eau Claire 54702
NR 198.23(2) (2) A complete application shall contain the following information:
NR 198.23(2)(a) (a) A brief description of the project's goals and objectives including a description of the waters on which the project will take place and how the results of the project will lead to the prevention or control of aquatic invasive species.
NR 198.23(2)(b) (b) A complete description of the project methods.
NR 198.23(2)(c) (c) An itemized budget for the full costs of the project including a calculation of the department's share of the project that will ultimately be reimbursed and a statement of the sponsor's capacity for financing its completion.
NR 198.23(2)(d) (d) A time line for project completion.
NR 198.23(2)(e) (e) A signed and dated resolution from the sponsor authorizing the application and identifying a representative to act on its behalf.
NR 198.23(2)(f) (f) A description of the existing and proposed availability of public access to, and public use of, the waterbody including a map of the project waterbody identifying boat landings, public parks, platted access sites and road ends or rights of way providing public access to the water.
NR 198.23(2)(g) (g) A description of how the project is consistent with existing plans or management efforts for the water body.
NR 198.23(2)(h) (h) Other information as may be required by the department to evaluate the project.
NR 198.23(3) (3) All required application material in sub. (2) that is not included on a department-provided form shall be submitted in an electronic format specified by the department.
NR 198.23(4) (4) The department shall review the application for completeness and may return the application with a request in writing for more detailed information. The application is not considered complete until the additional information requested by the department has been received.
NR 198.23(5) (5) The department shall issue grant awards based upon the priorities and considerations established in s. NR 198.15.
NR 198.23(6) (6) Except as limited in sub. (7), the total state share of the cost of an education, prevention and planning project may not exceed 75% of the total project cost.
NR 198.23(7) (7) The maximum amount of a grant award shall be $150,000. Applications shall be separated into 2 classes. The 2 classes consist of those requesting less than $50,000 in state share and those requesting $50,000 or more in state share. Each class of projects shall be evaluated separately and have equal priority for funding.
NR 198.23 Note Note: For example, $200,000 is allocated to the Education, Prevention and Planning projects. The $200,000 would be distributed evenly between applications for less than $50,000 and applications for $50,000 or more. The applications would compete against other application in each class for the $100,000 distributed to that class.
NR 198.23(8) (8) State share of the costs of a watercraft inspection program is limited to $4,000 annually for each public boat launch facility not to exceed 75% of the total project cost up to the maximum grant amount. Remote image recording devices may be installed at landings to aid an existing watercraft inspection program. Only the first year costs of purchase or lease and installation are eligible for reimbursement. The costs for remote image recording devices will not be considered part of the annual $4,000 limit.
NR 198.23(9) (9) Notwithstanding s. NR 198.13 (2), the department may distribute up to 25% of the state share of the project costs to the sponsor following acceptance of the grant agreement by the sponsor.
NR 198.23 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (2) (a) and (f), renum. (3) to (8) to be (4) to (9) and am. (6), (7) and (8), cr. (3) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
subch. III of ch. NR 198 Subchapter III — Early Detection and Response Projects
NR 198.30 NR 198.30 Purpose. Grants awarded under this subsection are intended to provide for the early identification and control of pioneer populations of aquatic invasive species before they become established. These projects are intended for waters where the presence of aquatic invasive species is relatively new and the area of coverage is limited such that there is a high likelihood that they can be removed or significantly reduced and managed at low densities.
NR 198.30 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.31 NR 198.31 Applicability. This subchapter applies to all sponsors applying for a grant for an early detection and response project.
NR 198.31 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.32 NR 198.32 Eligible projects. Early detection and response projects provide a means for sponsors to effectively control recently discovered aquatic invasive species populations and later receive reimbursement from the department for a portion of the cost of the project by following the procedure described in this section. The procedure is as follows:
NR 198.32(1) (1) The sponsor shall immediately notify the department when a pioneer population is suspected in a waterbody. The sponsor shall collect a specimen and submit it to the department using the following procedures:
NR 198.32(1)(a) (a) Collect an entire intact adult specimen. For plants include the roots, stems, and flowers and fruits if available.
NR 198.32(1)(b) (b) Ice or refrigerate the specimen immediately.
NR 198.32(1)(c) (c) Make a label that includes: the date collected, the person who collected the specimen, the township, range and section, county, and waterbody name of where the specimen was collected. Include topographic map or plat map if possible.
NR 198.32(1)(d) (d) Submit the specimen to the department within 3 days.
NR 198.32(2) (2) The department shall verify the species and may authorize control if it is determined to be a controllable pioneer population. For authorized projects, the department shall specify the conditions and procedures under which the project may take place and issue any required permits.
NR 198.32(3) (3) The sponsor shall implement control of the aquatic invasive species through means authorized by the department.
NR 198.32(4) (4) For authorized projects, the department shall specify pre- and post-control monitoring, follow-up control and reporting requirements that the sponsor shall implement including:
NR 198.32(4)(a) (a) A contingency plan for effective monitoring and a response strategy for controlling the reappearance of the aquatic invasive species.
NR 198.32(4)(b) (b) A prevention plan to reasonably assure that re-introduction of the aquatic invasive species will not occur.
NR 198.32(5) (5) Following authorization, the sponsor shall complete a grant application for the project and may request an advance partial payment.
NR 198.32(6) (6) The sponsor shall report to the department the results of the completed project and request reimbursement for the remainder of the state's share of the project.
NR 198.32 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (intro.), (1) (intro.), (a), (2), (5) and (6) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.33 NR 198.33 Applications and grant awards.
NR 198.33(1)(1) Applications shall be made on forms provided by the department. Applications may be submitted at any time following the authorization of the project in s. NR 198.32 (2) to the region headquarters in which the project is located.
NR 198.33 Note Note: Forms may be obtained free of charge by contacting the department at (608) 266-7555, or at the following DNR region headquarters located at:
NR 198.33 Note 1. Southeast — 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Box 12436, Milwaukee 53212
NR 198.33 Note 2. South Central — 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg 53711
NR 198.33 Note 3. Northeast — 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54313
NR 198.33 Note 4. Northern/Rhinelander — 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander 54501
NR 198.33 Note 5. Northern/Spooner — 810 West Maple St., Spooner 54801
NR 198.33 Note 6. West Central — 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Call Box 4001, Eau Claire 54702
NR 198.33(2) (2) A complete application shall contain the following information:
NR 198.33(2)(a) (a) The name of the waterbody on which the project will take place, the targeted aquatic invasive species and a map showing the location proposed for control.
NR 198.33(2)(b) (b) An estimated budget for the full costs of the project including a calculation of the department's share of the project that will ultimately be reimbursed.
NR 198.33(2)(c) (c) A signed and dated resolution from the sponsor authorizing the application and identifying a representative to act on its behalf.
NR 198.33(2)(d) (d) Copies of any required permit applications.
NR 198.33(3) (3) The department shall review the application and may approve it for a grant award.
NR 198.33(4) (4) The department shall issue grant awards for authorized projects in the order they are received until all the annual funding allotted for early detection and response projects is awarded. The grant period for early detection and response projects shall begin on the date control is authorized under s. NR 198.32 (2).
NR 198.33(5) (5) The total state share of the cost of an early detection and response project may not exceed 75% of the total project costs up to maximum of $20,000.
NR 198.33(6) (6) Notwithstanding s. NR 198.13 (2), the department may distribute up to 25% of the state share of the project costs to the sponsor following acceptance of the grant agreement by the sponsor.
NR 198.33 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: r. and recr. (2) (c), am. (4) and (5), cr. (6) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
subch. IV of ch. NR 198 Subchapter IV — Established Population Control Projects.
NR 198.40 NR 198.40 Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter is to establish the procedures for the administration of grants to sponsors for implementing projects to control established infestations of aquatic invasive species. Established infestations are substantial reproducing populations of aquatic invasive species that are not pioneer infestations.
NR 198.40 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05.
NR 198.41 NR 198.41 Applicability. This subchapter applies to all sponsors applying for grants for implementing a project to control an established population of aquatic invasive species. State, federal and hydroelectric corporation sponsors, including universities, colleges and schools may only sponsor projects under this subchapter where they are the majority owner of the shorelands adjacent to the public water with an established population or owner of a wetland with an established population or where all other potential sponsors have declined sponsorship of the project.
NR 198.41 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.42 NR 198.42 Eligible and ineligible projects.
NR 198.42(1) (1) Projects eligible for funding under this subchapter include any of the following:
NR 198.42(1)(a) (a) A department-approved project recommendation included in a management plan adopted by the sponsor for the control of aquatic invasive species and the protection and improvement of aquatic resources.
NR 198.42(1)(b) (b) Purple loosestrife biocontrol projects.
NR 198.42(1)(c) (c) Other projects that are recommended in or authorized under a statewide or federal management plan for control of aquatic invasive species.
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