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.
NR 198.42(2) (2) For projects on lakes, adequate public boating access, as defined in s. NR 1.91 (4) or (6), is required.
NR 198.42(3) (3) Activities not eligible for funding under this subchapter include: dredging; routine chemical treatments or mechanical harvesting of aquatic plants to provide seasonal nuisance relief, and maintenance and operation of aeration systems and mechanical structures used to suppress aquatic plant growth. Structural facilities for providing boat washing stations are not eligible.
NR 198.42 Note Note: Equipment associated with boat washing facilities is eligible as provided for in s. NR 198.14 (1) (c).
NR 198.42 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (1) (a) and (c), r. (1) (d) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.43 NR 198.43 Plan submittal and approval. Sponsors shall prepare a management plan and submit it to the department for approval before applying for a control project under s. NR 198.42 (1) (a).
NR 198.43(1) (1) A management plan shall include all of the following:
NR 198.43(1)(a) (a) An identification of the problems or threat to the aquatic ecosystem presented by the aquatic invasive species including recreational uses and other beneficial functions up to the time of application, and how these uses and functions may have changed because of the presence of aquatic invasive species.
NR 198.43(1)(b) (b) A description of the historical control actions taken or those that are in progress.
NR 198.43(1)(c) (c) A thorough characterization of the waterbody's aquatic ecosystem's historical and current condition, including at least one year of current base line survey data quantifying the extent of the population.
NR 198.43(1)(d) (d) An assessment of the sources of watershed pollution and a strategy for their prevention and control.
NR 198.43(1)(e) (e) An assessment of the fishery, wildlife and aquatic plant community.
NR 198.43(1)(f) (f) An identification of the need for the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat, endangered resources, and other local natural resource concerns.
NR 198.43(1)(g) (g) Identification of the management objectives needed to maintain or restore the beneficial uses of the aquatic ecosystem including shoreland and shallow area protection and restoration.
NR 198.43(1)(h) (h) Identification of target levels of control needed to meet the objectives.
NR 198.43(1)(i) (i) Identification and discussion of the alternative management actions considered and proposed for aquatic invasive species control including expected results.
NR 198.43(1)(j) (j) An analysis of the need for and a list of the proposed control actions that will be implemented to achieve the target level of control.
NR 198.43(1)(k) (k) A discussion of the potential adverse impacts the project may have on non-targeted species, drinking water or other beneficial waterbody uses.
NR 198.43(1)(L) (L) A strategy for effectively monitoring and preventing the re-introduction of the aquatic invasive species after the initial control and to reasonably assure that new introductions of aquatic invasive species will not populate the waterbody.
NR 198.43(1)(m) (m) A contingency strategy for effectively responding to the re-introduction of the aquatic invasive species after the initial control.
NR 198.43(1)(n) (n) Sufficient information for determining the feasibility of alternative control measures, including: costs; the relative permanence of the control; the potential for long-term control of the causes of infestation; and the baseline data required to measure subsequent change.
NR 198.43(2) (2) Plans shall be submitted to the appropriate department regional office a minimum of 60 days prior to the application deadline for approval of recommendations and a determination of eligibility. When submitting a plan for approval, the following conditions apply:
NR 198.43(2)(a) (a) Plans shall be submitted in an electronic format along with one printed copy.
NR 198.43(2)(b) (b) The request for plan approval shall specify which plan recommendations the sponsor intends to implement with a grant application.
NR 198.43(2)(c) (c) The sponsor shall describe the process used to provide the public the opportunity to comment on the plan, provide a summary of the comments received and document the action by the sponsor in adopting the plan.
NR 198.43(2)(d) (d) Lake management plans approved for payment under ch. NR 190 do not constitute approval for project funding under this section. A sponsor may submit a plan completed under ch. NR 190 for approval under this section.
NR 198.43(3) (3) The department shall complete its review within 45 days of receipt of the plan and may approve all, part or none of the plan recommendations or request additional information. The department shall state the basis for denying the approval of plan recommendations in writing to the sponsor.
NR 198.43 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (1) (c), renum. (1) (d) to (m) to be (1) (e) to (n) and am. (1) (g), (L) and (m), cr. (1) (d) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.44 NR 198.44 Applications and grant awards. A sponsor may propose a project for a grant based on recommended activities in a management plan approved by the department under s. NR 198.43 or for other activities identified in s. NR 198.42.
NR 198.44(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 198.44 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 198.44 Note 1. Southeast — 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Box 12436, Milwaukee 53212
NR 198.44 Note 2. South Central — 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg 53711
NR 198.44 Note 3. Northeast — 2984 Shawano Ave., Green Bay, WI 54313
NR 198.44 Note 4. Northern/Rhinelander — 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander 54501
NR 198.44 Note 5. Northern/Spooner — 810 West Maple St., Spooner 54801
NR 198.44 Note 6. West Central — 1300 W. Clairemont Ave., Call Box 4001, Eau Claire 54702
NR 198.44(2) (2) A complete application shall contain the following information:
NR 198.44(2)(a) (a) A clear description of the project's goals and objectives including a description of the waters on which the project will take place, the targeted aquatic invasive species, the problems or threats the species pose to the waterbody and how the results of the project will lead to its control. If the targeted species is a plant or plants, a site map clearly depicting the locations of all existing vegetation types and the area proposed for control.
NR 198.44(2)(b) (b) Complete descriptions of the project methods including follow up activities necessary to maximize and extend the effectiveness of the project. Activities shall be conducted when it is most effective in controlling the target aquatic invasive species and protecting native species.
NR 198.44(2)(c) (c) Identification of the threat the infestation poses to adjacent waters.
NR 198.44(2)(d) (d) 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 198.44(2)(e) (e) A general time line for project completion.
NR 198.44(2)(f) (f) A signed and dated resolution from the sponsor authorizing the application and identifying a representative to act on its behalf.
NR 198.44(2)(g) (g) Copies of all permits or pending permit applications necessary to complete the project. No grant may be awarded until all the necessary permits and approvals for the project have been obtained. For multiple year projects, the provisions of this section only apply to the first year of permitted activity.
NR 198.44(2)(h) (h) 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 198.44(2)(i) (i) A description of how the project is consistent with existing plans or management efforts for the waterbody.
NR 198.44(2)(j) (j) Other information as may be required by the department to evaluate the project.
NR 198.44(2)(k) (k) If the sponsor is a state, federal, hydroelectric corporation sponsor, university, college or school sufficient information to determine that they are a majority owner of shorelands adjacent to the public water with an established population, an owner of a wetland with an established population or that all other potential sponsors have declined sponsorship of the project.
NR 198.44(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 198.44(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 198.44(5) (5) The department shall issue grant awards based upon the priority list established in s. NR 198.15.
NR 198.44(6) (6) The state share of the cost of the project may not exceed 75% of the total project costs up to a maximum state share of $200,000.
NR 198.44 History History: CR 04-060: cr. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; CR 08-063: am. (2) (g) and (h), cr. (2) (k) and (3), renum. (3) to (5) to be (4) to (6) and am. (6) Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
subch. V of ch. NR 198 Subchapter V — Maintenance and Containment Projects
NR 198.50 NR 198.50 Purpose. Grants awarded under this subchapter are intended to provide sponsors limited financial assistance for the ongoing control of a suppressed established aquatic invasive species population. These projects are intended only for waters where management activity has achieved the target level of control identified in an approved plan that meets the criteria of s. NR 198.43. Ongoing maintenance is needed to contain these populations so they do not re-establish throughout the waterbody, spread to other waters, or impair navigation and other beneficial uses of the waterbody.
NR 198.50 History History: CR 08-063: cr. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.51 NR 198.51 Applicability. This subchapter applies to all sponsors applying for a grant for a maintenance and containment project that is in compliance with an approved plan under subch. IV.
NR 198.51 History History: CR 08-063: cr. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.52 NR 198.52 Eligible activities. Activities eligible for funding under this subchapter may include any of the following:
NR 198.52(1) (1) Application fees for aquatic plant management permits issued by the department.
NR 198.52(2) (2) Surveying, monitoring, reporting and record-keeping required by the department.
NR 198.52(3) (3) Other activities determined necessary by the department.
NR 198.52 History History: CR 08-063: cr. Register June 2009 No. 642, eff. 7-1-09.
NR 198.53 NR 198.53 Applications and grant awards.
NR 198.53(1)(1) Claims for reimbursement may be submitted any time after the permitted activities are completed and the necessary compliance reports are submitted to the department.
NR 198.53(2) (2) A complete claim shall contain the following information:
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