Register May 2013 No. 689
Chapter NR 548
NR 548.01   Purpose.
NR 548.02   Applicability.
NR 548.03   Definitions.
NR 548.04   Eligibility for grant assistance.
NR 548.05   Eligible and ineligible costs.
NR 548.06   Financial assistance.
NR 548.07   Grant selection system.
NR 548.08   Grant assistance application.
NR 548.09   Project reports.
NR 548.10   Grantee accountability.
NR 548.11   Grant variances.
NR 548.12   Grant termination.
NR 548.13   Enforcement.
Ch. NR 548 Note Note: As a result of the repeal of s. 287.25, 2009 Stats., this chapter is currently without effect. The rule is being retained in the Administrative Code pending future legislative action.
Ch. NR 548 Note Note: Corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, August, 1997, No. 500.
NR 548.01 NR 548.01Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules under s. 287.25, Stats., for the implementation and administration of a grant program to fund innovative solid waste reduction and recycling demonstration projects.
NR 548.01 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 548.02 NR 548.02Applicability. This chapter applies to all applicants for and recipients of funding under the solid waste reduction and recycling demonstration grant program established pursuant to s. 287.25, Stats.
NR 548.02 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 548.03 NR 548.03Definitions. In this chapter:
NR 548.03(1) (1) “Applicant" means a Wisconsin town, village, city, public entity, private business or nonprofit organization, or more than one of these entities acting jointly, that submits an application for funding a solid waste reduction or recycling demonstration project.
NR 548.03(2) (2) “Department" means the department of natural resources.
NR 548.03(3) (3) “In kind contribution" means a payment of an equivalent amount with goods, commodities or services rather than money.
NR 548.03(4) (4) “Innovative technology" means a new and creative application of science to the objectives of reducing solid waste at its source and increasing recycling of municipal, commercial and industrial waste.
NR 548.03(5) (5) “Postconsumer waste" has the meaning given in s. 287.01 (7), Stats.
NR 548.03(6) (6) “Recycling" means the collection, processing, remanufacturing and marketing of solid waste materials.
NR 548.03(7) (7) “Responsible unit" has the meaning given in s. 287.01 (9), Stats.
NR 548.03(8) (8) “Solid waste" has the meaning given in s. 289.01 (33), Stats.
NR 548.03 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 548.04 NR 548.04Eligibility for grant assistance.
NR 548.04(1) (1)Eligible applicants. An applicant may apply for a demonstration grant for the purpose of implementing innovative waste reduction and recycling activities.
NR 548.04(2) (2)Ineligible applicants. The following applicants are ineligible for grant assistance:
NR 548.04(2)(a) (a) Applicants that have previously received a demonstration grant.
NR 548.04(2)(b) (b) Beginning on January 1, 1993, a responsible unit which has not complied with s. 287.09 (2) (b), Stats.
NR 548.04(3) (3)Eligible projects.
NR 548.04(3)(a)(a) An applicant shall show:
NR 548.04(3)(a)1. 1. That the proposed project demonstrates an innovative technique, process or system for waste reduction or recycling;
NR 548.04(3)(a)2. 2. The ability to carry out the demonstration project;
NR 548.04(3)(a)3. 3. Evidence of adequate financial support to carry out and complete the proposed project.
NR 548.04(3)(b) (b) Regardless of par. (a) 1., an applicant whose project includes use of a proven technology may receive a grant for that portion of the project which demonstrates an innovative technology or process.
NR 548.04 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 548.05 NR 548.05Eligible and ineligible costs.
NR 548.05(1) (1)Eligible costs. Those project costs which are consistent with the approved project scope, reasonable and necessary, and incurred during the grant period are eligible for grant funding. Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to any of the following:
NR 548.05(1)(a) (a) Salaries and fringe benefit costs of personnel engaged in the project.
NR 548.05(1)(b) (b) The purchase of necessary supplies, small equipment purchases and large purchases on an amortized basis.
NR 548.05(1)(c) (c) The costs of leased equipment and facilities for the length of the demonstration project.
NR 548.05(1)(d) (d) The in kind contribution of the applicant of labor, equipment or facilities.
NR 548.05(2) (2)Ineligible costs. Costs not directly associated with or not necessary for the implementation of the demonstration project are ineligible for grant funding. Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to any of the following:
NR 548.05(2)(a) (a) Fines and penalties due to violations of, or failure to comply with, federal, state or local laws or regulations.
NR 548.05(2)(b) (b) Ordinary operating expenses of local government, such as salaries and expenses of a mayor or city council members, that are not directly related to the project.
NR 548.05(2)(c) (c) Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another federal or state financial assistance program.
NR 548.05(2)(d) (d) Costs incurred in a contract which creates a real or apparent conflict of interest. An apparent conflict of interest arises when an official or employee of a grantee participates in the selection, awarding or administration of a contract supported by this project and:
NR 548.05(2)(d)1. 1. The official or employee, or his or her spouse or partner, has an ownership interest in the firm selected for the contract; or
NR 548.05(2)(d)2. 2. A person identified in subd. 1. receives a contract, gratuity or favor from the award of the contract.
NR 548.05(2)(e) (e) Program costs incurred beyond the grant period.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.