Industry, Labor & Human Relations (CR 93-33):
An order amending s. ILHR 83.23, relating to mound type private sewage systems.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations (CR 95-231):
An order affecting chs. ILHR 41-42, relating to boilers and pressure vessels.
An order affecting ss. NR 20.03, 20.04, 20.07, 21.06, 21.11, 22.06, 22.11, 23.05, 26.01, 26.08, 26.09 and 26.21, relating to sport and commercial fishing and fish refuges.
An order repealing and recreating s. NR 10.32, relating to the duck zone boundary for migratory game bird hunting.
An order affecting ss. PI 35.03 and 35.06, relating to the Milwaukee parental private school choice program.
An order affecting s. RL 10.04, relating to examination requirements for optometrists to obtain Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agent (DPA) certificates.
An order affecting ss. Tax 2.09, 2.105, 2.12 and 3.94, relating to:
1) Claims for refund;
2) The reproduction of franchise or income tax forms;
3) Notices of federal audit adjustments and federal or other states' amended returns; and
4) Amended Wisconsin returns.
An order creating s. Tax 2.31, relating to compensation of nonresident members of professional athletic teams.
An order repealing and recreating ch. UWS 17, relating to student nonacademic disciplinary procedures.
The following administrative rule orders have been adopted and published in the April 30, 1996 Wisconsin Administrative Register. Copies of these rules are sent to subscribers of the complete Wisconsin Administrative Code, and also to the subscribers of the specific affected Code.
For subscription information, contact Document Sales at (608) 266-3358.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (CR 95-147):
An order affecting ch. ATCP 30, Appendix A. relating to atrazine use restrictions.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
An order affecting ch. ATCP 70, relating to food processing plants.
An order affecting ch. DOD 15, relating to the community-based economic development program.
An order affecting ch. DOD 6, relating to the Community Block Grant portion of the Wisconsin Development Fund.
An order creating ch. HSS 86, relating to appeal by a county of an independent professional review determination that a resident of a state center for the developmentally disabled from that county is appropriate for community care.
An order affecting ss. HSS 108.02, 152.065, 153.07 and 154.07, relating to recovery of the cost of benefits from the estate of a person who was a client of the community options program or a participant in the aid program for persons with chronic renal disease, the aid program for persons with hemophilia or the aid program for adults with cystic fibrosis, or from the estate of the surviving spouse of that person.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations (CR 95-148):
An order amending ch. ILHR 145 (title) and s. ILHR 145.01, relating to active fresh perishable fruit and vegetable processing seasons.
An order creating s. Med 10.02 (2) (za) and ch. Med 21, relating to requirements for patient health care records.
An order affecting chs. Opt 3 to 7, relating to examinations, continuing education and late renewal.
An order affecting s. PD 1.04 (5) and (7), relating to the certification of private attorneys for appellate cases and to the certification equivalent for staff attorneys.
An order amending s. PD 3.02 (1), relating to cost of counsel, and s. PD 3.04 (1), relating to partial indigency.
An order creating ch. PSC 160, relating to the provision of universal telecommunication service and the establishment of a universal service fund.
An order affecting ch. Trans 131, relating to the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program (MVIP).
An order affecting ch. Trans 310, relating to child restraint standards.
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analyses
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
Ch. ATCP 30 - Atrazine use restrictions.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The amendments to the atrazine rule will affect small businesses in Wisconsin. The greatest small business impact of the rule will be on users of atrazine -- farmers who grow corn. The proposed prohibition areas contain approximately 34,000 acres. Assuming that 50% of this land is in corn and that 50% of these acres are treated with atrazine, then 8,400 acres of corn will be affected. This acreage would represent between 40 and 90 producers, depending on their corn acreage. These producers are small businesses, as defined by s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats. Secondary effects may be felt by distributors and applicators of atrazine pesticides, crop consultants and equipment dealers. Since the secondary effects relate to identifying and assisting farmers in implementing alternative weed control methods, these effects will most likely result in additional or replacement business and the impacts are not further discussed in this document.
Specific economic impacts of alternative pest control techniques are discussed in the environmental impact statement for this rule.
Reporting, Record keeping and Other Procedures Required for Compliance
The maximum application rate for atrazine use in Wisconsin is based on soil texture. This may necessitate referring to a soil survey map or obtaining a soil test. While this activity is routine, documentation would need to be maintained to justify the selected application rate. A map delineating application areas must be prepared if the field is subdivided and variable application rates are used. This procedure is already required under the current atrazine rule.
All users of atrazine, including farmers, will need to maintain specific records for each application. This procedure is already required under the current atrazine rule.
Atrazine cannot be used in certain areas of the State where groundwater contamination exceeds the atrazine enforcement standard in s. NR 140.10, Wis. Adm. Code.
Professional Skills Required to Comply
The rule affects how much atrazine can be applied and on which fields. Because overall use of atrazine will be reduced in the State, alternative weed control techniques may be needed in some situations. These techniques may include different crop rotations, reduced atrazine rates, either alone or in combination with other herbicides, or combinations of herbicides and mechanical weed control measures.