NR 345.04 Note Note: These standards can be found at the following website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/stormwater/standards/.
NR 345.04(1)(d)7. 7. Mechanical equipment may not be operated below the ordinary high water mark or on the bed of a navigable waterway.
NR 345.04(1)(d)8. 8. The applicant is the riparian owner or has permission of the riparian owner to remove bottom material.
NR 345.04 Note Note: When the state is the riparian property owner, the requirements of s. NR 45.04 shall be met.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9. 9. To stop the spread of invasive species and viruses from one navigable waterway to another navigable waterway, all equipment or portions of equipment used for constructing, operating, or maintaining the project, including tracked vehicles, barges, boats, silt or turbidity curtains, hoses, sheet piles, and pumps, shall be decontaminated for invasive species and viruses before and after use or prior to use within another navigable waterway. Decontamination activities shall be performed by taking actions specified in subd. 9. a. to c. or h. Decontamination shall include either subd. 9. d., e., f., g., or h. for any equipment, or portions of equipment, that is used in non-frozen navigable waters when the air temperature is above 19 degrees Fahrenheit at the time the decontamination procedures take place.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.a. a. Inspect all equipment used for constructing, operating, or maintaining the project and remove all plants and animals, and other mud, debris, etc.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.b. b. Drain all water from equipment used in navigable waters.
NR 345.04 Note Note: This does not apply to water in closed engine cooling systems or water tanks, or containers of potable drinking water or other beverages meant for human consumption. If a tanker truck discharges water collected from navigable waters in upland areas, the tank does not require disinfection.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.c. c. Dispose of plants and animals in the trash. An operator may not transfer plants or animals or water from one navigable waterway to another.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.d. d. Wash equipment at a temperature of not less than 212 degrees Fahrenheit water (steam clean).
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.e. e. Wash equipment with soap and water or high pressure water of not less than 2000 pounds per square inch.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.f. f. Allow equipment to dry thoroughly for not less than 5 days.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Additional drying techniques including drying through natural or mechanical means or changes in drying duration may be submitted to the department for review and approval.
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.g. g. Disinfect equipment with 200 parts per million (0.5 ounces per gallon) chlorine for not less than 10 minute contact time. Every effort should be made to keep the disinfection solution and rinse water out of surface waters.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Chlorine refers to either household bleach solution (5.25% chlorine) or granular chlorine (70% calcium hypochlorite).
NR 345.04(1)(d)9.h. h. Follow the most recent department approved disinfection protocols or department approved best management practices for infested waters. The department shall maintain on its website and make available at its offices a list of the most recent disinfection protocols or department approved best management practices for invasive species and viruses.
NR 345.04 Note Note: See the department's website at http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic “Waterway and Wetlands". Recommendations for additional disinfection or decontamination protocols or department approved best management practices may be submitted to the department for review and approval to be added to this list.
NR 345.04(1)(e) (e) Standards for dredging necessary to place or maintain an exempt structure under s. 30.20 (1g) (b) 1., Stats. The standards for this activity are contained in the rules that describe the exempt structures.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Chapters NR 320, 323, 326, 328 and 329 contain rules regarding various exempt activities including culvert replacement, habitat structures, piers, boat shelters, riprap replacement, intake and outfall structures and dry fire hydrants.
NR 345.04(1)(f) (f) Permit required.
NR 345.04(1)(f)1.1. Activities which do not meet the standards in par. (c), (d) or (e) are determined ineligible for an exemption by the department shall require a general permit or contract or individual permit or contract.
NR 345.04(1)(f)2. 2. The department has the authority under s. 30.20 (1m), Stats., to require a permit in lieu of exemption.
NR 345.04(2) (2)General permits.
NR 345.04(2)(a)(a) Procedures.
NR 345.04(2)(a)1.1. General permits shall be processed according to the procedures in ch. NR 310.
NR 345.04(2)(a)2. 2. If the department determines that a dredging proposal submitted under this section has the potential to impact an endangered or threatened species in accordance with s. 29.604, Stats., the application shall be deemed incomplete. The department may not consider the application complete or issue a general permit until the applicant submits documentation to demonstrate one of the following:
NR 345.04(2)(a)2.a. a. The dredging project avoids impacts to the endangered or threatened species in accordance with s. 29.604, Stats.
NR 345.04(2)(a)2.b. b. The dredging project has received an incidental take authorization under s. 29.604, Stats.
NR 345.04(2)(a)2m. 2m. If the department determines that the dredging proposal submitted under this section has the potential to impact an archaeological site or historic structure in accordance with s. 44.40, Stats., the application shall be deemed incomplete. The department may not consider the application complete or issue a general permit until the applicant submits documentation to demonstrate that the dredging project avoids impacts to the archaeological site or historic structure, or completes and documents requested investigations of archaeological sites or historic structures in accordance with s. 44.40, Stats. Reports of completed archaeological or historic structures investigations for projects are subject to departmental and Wisconsin Historical Society review and approval in advance of permit issuance.
NR 345.04(2)(a)3. 3. If the applicant modifies their dredging project plans to meet the requirements of subd. 2. or 2m., the modified plans shall be submitted before the department can consider the application complete or issue a general permit.
NR 345.04(2)(a)4. 4. General permit applications under par. (i) for licensed aquatic nursery growers may be submitted to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection. Applications shall be considered received on the date they are received by the department.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Applications may be obtained from the department's regional headquarters or service centers, or on the department's website at http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic “Waterway and Wetland Permits." DATCP has agreed to send application forms and instructions provided by the department to aquatic nursery growers along with license renewal forms. DATCP will forward all applications to the department for processing.
NR 345.04(2)(b) (b) Applicable activities. Dredging that meets all of the standards in par. (c) and either par. (d), (f), (h), (i), (im) or (ir) is eligible for a general permit under ss. 30.20 (1t) and 30.206, Stats. Dredging that meets all of the standards in par. (c) and either par. (e) or (g) is eligible for a general permit under ss. 30.20 (1t) (a) and (am) and 30.206, Stats.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Eligibility for an exemption or general permit does not automatically result in a federal permit or state water quality certification for fill in wetlands. Some projects involving minimal wetland fill may be eligible for authorization under a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers general permit which has already been granted state water quality certification or a general permit under s. 281.36 (3g) (b), Stats. (under development). All other projects affecting wetlands will require individual water quality certification including public notice as required by s. 401, Federal Clean Water Act, and s. 281.36 (3b) (b), Stats., and carried out under chs. NR 103 and 299. For further instructions, see the department's website at http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic “Waterway and Wetland Permits."
NR 345.04 Note Note: Effective Aug. 1, 2012, s. 30.20(1t)(b), Stats., is repealed. As provided by s. 30.206(1r), Stats., the General Permit for Removal of Plant and Animal Nuisance Deposits authorized by s. 30.20(1t) (b), Stats., and s. NR 345.04(2)(b), (c), and (im) is invalid effective June 6, 2013. This permit is replaced with Statewide General Permit GP5-2013-WI (WDNR-GP5-2013), which is found on the department website http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic "Waterway." WDNR-GP5-2013-WI expires June 5, 2018, unless renewed, modified, or revoked on or before that date.
NR 345.04(2)(c) (c) General permit standards. In order to be eligible for a general permit, projects must meet all of the general permit standards in par. (c) in the addition to the specific activity standards in par. (d), (e), (im) or (ir).
NR 345.04(2)(c)1. 1. The applicant shall provide information that the dredged material does not contain any hazardous substance as follows:
NR 345.04(2)(c)1.a. a. Through the collection and laboratory analysis of the dredged material in compliance with ch. NR 347; or
NR 345.04(2)(c)1.b. b. Through the review of historical dredge material information from the vicinity of the proposed project that was collected and analyzed in accordance with ch. NR 347; or
NR 345.04(2)(c)1.c. c. By assessing the potential for hazardous substances to be present based upon the characteristic of the watershed, industrial and municipal discharges to the waterbody and dredge material data from similar waterways.
NR 345.04(2)(c)2. 2. To protect fish habitat during spawning seasons, the dredging may not occur during the following time periods:
NR 345.04(2)(c)2.a. a. For trout streams identified under s. NR 1.02 (7) and perennial tributaries to those trout streams, September 15 through May 15.
NR 345.04(2)(c)2.b. b. For all waters not identified in subd. 2. a. and located south of state highway 29, March 15 through May 15.
NR 345.04(2)(c)2.c. c. For all waters not identified in subd. 2. a. and located north of state highway 29, April 1 through June 1.
NR 345.04(2)(c)2.d. d. The applicant may request that the requirement in subd. 2. a., b. or c. be waived by the department on a case-by-case basis, by submitting a written statement signed by the local department fisheries biologist, documenting consultation about the proposed dredging project, and that the local department fisheries biologist has determined that the requirements of this paragraph are not necessary to protect fish spawning for the proposed project.
NR 345.04(2)(c)3. 3. Any dredged material removed from the waterbody may not be permanently placed in a wetland, or floodway or re-deposited below the ordinary high water mark of a navigable waterway, except as provided for as backfill in accordance with par. (d) 9.
NR 345.04(2)(c)4. 4. Dredged material may be temporarily placed for not more than 8 hours within a wetland or below the ordinary high water mark of a navigable waterway if the material is placed on matting with appropriate erosion control to prevent runoff. Any areas used for temporary placement shall be completely restored within 24 hours.
NR 345.04(2)(c)5. 5. The project shall be conducted in a manner that prevents dispersal of sediment away from the project site. Temporary control measures such as silt curtains shall be used as needed, and shall be installed prior to dredging and removed from the waterbody no more than 24 hours after dredging is complete. Any temporary control measures shall follow all state lighting requirements and may not obstruct navigation.
NR 345.04(2)(c)6. 6. Dredging shall be conducted to minimize the re-suspension of sediment to the maximum extent practicable in accordance with the following:
NR 345.04(2)(c)6.a. a. For trout streams identified under s. NR 1.02 (7) and perennial tributaries to those trout streams, the total suspended solid concentrations may not exceed 40 mg/L.
NR 345.04(2)(c)6.b. b. For all waters not identified in subd. 6. a., the total suspended solid concentrations may not exceed 80 mg/L.
NR 345.04(2)(c)7. 7. Erosion control measures shall meet or exceed the technical standards for erosion control approved by the department under subch. V of ch. NR 151. Any area where topsoil is exposed during construction shall be immediately seeded and mulched to stabilize disturbed areas and prevent soils from being eroded and washed into the waterway.
NR 345.04 Note Note: These standards can be found at the following website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/stormwater/standards/.
NR 345.04(2)(c)8. 8. Unless part of a permanent stormwater management system, all temporary erosion and sediment control practices shall be removed upon final site stabilization. Areas disturbed during removal shall be restored.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9. 9. To stop the spread of invasive species and viruses from one navigable waterway to another navigable waterway, all equipment or portions of equipment used for constructing, operating, or maintaining the project, including tracked vehicles, barges, boats, silt or turbidity curtains, hoses, sheet piles, and pumps, shall be decontaminated for invasive species and viruses before and after use or prior to use within another navigable waterway. Decontamination activities shall be performed by taking actions specified in subd. 9. a. to c. or h. Decontamination shall include either subd. 9. d., e., f., g., or h. for any equipment, or portions of equipment, that is used in non-frozen navigable waters when the air temperature is above 19 degrees Fahrenheit at the time the decontamination procedures take place.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.a. a. Inspect all equipment used for constructing, operating, or maintaining the project and remove all plants and animals, and other mud, debris, etc.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.b. b. Drain all water from equipment used in navigable waters.
NR 345.04 Note Note: This does not apply to water in closed engine cooling systems or water tanks, or containers of potable drinking water or other beverages meant for human consumption. If a tanker truck discharges water collected from navigable waters in upland areas, the tank does not require disinfection.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.c. c. Dispose of plants and animals in the trash. An operator may not transfer plants or animals or water from one navigable waterway to another.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.d. d. Wash equipment at a temperature of not less than 212 degrees Fahrenheit water (steam clean).
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.e. e. Wash equipment with soap and water or high pressure water of not less than 2000 pounds per square inch.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.f. f. Allow equipment to dry thoroughly for not less than 5 days.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Additional drying techniques including drying through natural or mechanical means or changes in drying duration may be submitted to the department for review and approval.
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.g. g. Disinfect equipment with 200 parts per million (0.5 ounces per gallon) chlorine for not less than 10 minute contact time. Every effort should be made to keep the disinfection solution and rinse water out of surface waters.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Chlorine refers to either household bleach solution (5.25% chlorine) or granular chlorine (70% calcium hypochlorite).
NR 345.04(2)(c)9.h. h. Follow the most recent department approved disinfection protocols or department approved best management practices for infested waters. The department shall maintain on its website and make available at its offices a list of the most recent disinfection protocols or department approved best management practices for invasive species and viruses.
NR 345.04 Note Note: See the department's website at http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic “Waterway and Wetlands". Recommendations for additional disinfection or decontamination protocols or department approved best management practices may be submitted to the department for review and approval to be added to this list.
NR 345.04(2)(c)10. 10. If the project location is within the riparian zone, the applicant is the riparian owner or has permission of the riparian owner to dredge the bottom material.
NR 345.04 Note Note: Effective Aug. 1, 2012, s. 30.20(1t)(b), Stats., is repealed. As provided by s. 30.206(1r), Stats., the General Permit for Removal of Plant and Animal Nuisance Deposits authorized by s. 30.20(1t) (b), Stats., and s. NR 345.04(2)(b), (c), and (im) is invalid effective June 6, 2013. This permit is replaced with Statewide General Permit GP5-2013-WI (WDNR-GP5-2013), which is found on the department website http://dnr.wi.gov under the topic "Waterway." WDNR-GP5-2013-WI expires June 5, 2018, unless renewed, modified, or revoked on or before that date.
NR 345.04(2)(d) (d) Standards for installation of utility crossing. Dredging to install a utility crossing is eligible for a general permit subject to all of the following limitations:
NR 345.04(2)(d)1. 1. The location of the utility crossing shall be located to reduce environmental impacts by minimizing the disturbance of the following: adjacent wetland corridors, banks with steep slopes and fish and wildlife habitat within the waterway.
NR 345.04(2)(d)2. 2. The dredging may occur only to cross a navigable stream no more than 35 feet across.
NR 345.04(2)(d)3. 3. The general permit may authorize up to 10 waterway crossings that are part of a single project.
NR 345.04(2)(d)4. 4. The size of the open trench or plowed channel may not exceed 48 inches in width in perennial streams and 72 inches in intermittent streams where no flow is present during construction.
NR 345.04(2)(d)5. 5. The dredging shall conform to the dimensions and elevations shown on the application.
NR 345.04(2)(d)6. 6. All equipment used for the project shall be designed and properly sized to minimize to the extent practicable, the amount of sediment that is resuspended into the water.
NR 345.04(2)(d)7. 7. Any area within 75 feet of the ordinary high water mark, where topsoil is exposed during construction, shall be stabilized within 24 hours to prevent soil from being eroded and washed into the waterway.
NR 345.04(2)(d)8. 8. During construction and installation of the utility crossing, the entire volume of the stream flow shall be maintained downstream from the project site.
NR 345.04(2)(d)9. 9. During excavation of the trench, dredged material may be temporarily stockpiled in an upland area provided it is separated from the stream by an installed silt fence or a protective, vegetated buffer strip not less than 20 feet in width.
NR 345.04(2)(d)10. 10. The trench excavation, filling and installation of utility crossing the below the ordinary high mark shall be completed within an 8-hour period.
NR 345.04(2)(d)11. 11. In perennial streams, clean, washed gravel or crushed stone or clean river stone originally removed from the utility trench or plowed channel, shall be used as backfill material to replace the excavated material. In intermittent streams with no flow present, the originally removed material may be used as backfill material for the dredged trench if the disturbed site is immediately stabilized.
NR 345.04(2)(d)12. 12. When the dredging is complete, the streambed contours shall be the same as the pre-construction contours.
NR 345.04(2)(e) (e) Standards for maintenance dredging in established drainage districts. Dredging to maintain a district drain which is part of a drainage district established under ch. 88, Stats., is eligible for a general permit subject to the following limitations:
NR 345.04(2)(e)1. 1. Unless the department previously authorized the project under s. 30.20, Stats., the dredging may not be located in an area of special natural resource interest.
NR 345.04(2)(e)2. 2. Unless the department previously authorized the project under s. 30.20, Stats., the dredging may not be located where there are public rights features as described in s. NR 1.06.
NR 345.04(2)(e)3. 3. Dredging shall comply with s. ATCP 48.32.
NR 345.04(2)(e)4. 4. Maintenance of the district ditch and any structures in the ditch shall comply with the established specifications and compliance plan under ss. ATCP 48.20 and 48.22.
NR 345.04(2)(e)5. 5. Dredging may not exceed the volume or extend beyond the dimensions of the previously dredged project.
NR 345.04(2)(f) (f) Standards for manual dredging.
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