Rules published with this register and final regulatory flexibility analyses
The following administrative rule orders have been adopted and published in the January 31, 2007, 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.
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An order affecting ch. NR 320
, relating to the regulation of bridges and culverts in or over navigable waterways.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Any person or small business conducting an activity in navigable waters can qualify for an exemption or apply for a general permit or individual permit. To obtain a permit, small businesses follow the same requirements as other waterfront property owners: complete an application form and submit information to describe their project and demonstrate that it complies with statutory and code requirements to receive a certification. Schedules, application steps and compliance/reporting requirements are very basic for all applicants and most projects can be planned and conducted by individuals with no specific professional background. the proposed rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
The proposed rules were reviewed by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Transportation and the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. On October 18, 2006, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources held a public hearing. The Department did not receive any comments from the Committee regarding the proposed rule.