23.197(11) (11)Jersey Valley Lake. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide funding in an amount not to exceed $500,000 to Vernon County to restore Jersey Valley Lake. The funding authorized under this subsection shall be in a manner that, for every $1 expended by Vernon County for the repairs and installation, the department shall provide $3. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(12) (12)Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; flood management. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide funding in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 to a nationwide nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to land and water resource preservation to acquire land for a flood management program conducted by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and for habitat restoration on the acquired land. The funding authorized under this subsection shall be in a manner that, for every $1 expended by the nationwide nonprofit conservation organization for the land acquisition, the department shall provide $3. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(13) (13)Green Bay; recreational trail. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide funding in an amount not to exceed $875,800 to the city of Green Bay to acquire land for a bicycle and pedestrian trail. The funding authorized under this subsection shall be in a manner that, for every $1 expended by the city of Green Bay for the land acquisition, the department shall provide $3. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(14) (14)Antigo; trail development. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide funding in an amount not to exceed $600,000 to the city of Antigo for property development related to the ice age trail and the Springbrook trail located within the city. The funding authorized under this subsection shall be in a manner that, for every $1 expended by the city of Antigo for the property development, the department shall provide $1. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(15) (15)Agricultural easements. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department of natural resources shall provide to the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection the amount necessary for the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection to purchase agricultural conservation easements under s. 93.73 (7) that were preliminarily approved under s. 93.73 (5) during 2010, but the amount may not exceed $5,200,000. For the purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided under this subsection from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated under the subprogram under s. 23.0917 (3), but the easements acquired with these moneys shall otherwise not be treated as easements that are acquired under the stewardship program under s. 23.0917.
23.197 History History: 1999 a. 9, 84; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32.
23.198 23.198 Milwaukee Lakeshore State Park.
23.198(1) (1) Stewardship funding.
23.198(1)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide up to $4,500,000 for the development of Milwaukee Lakeshore State Park. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided under this paragraph shall be treated as moneys obligated under either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.198(1)(b) (b) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz), the department shall provide up to $500,000 for development of a state park as described in par. (a). For purposes of s. 23.0915 (1), moneys provided under this paragraph shall be treated as moneys expended for general property development.
23.198(2) (2)Other funding.
23.198(2)(a)(a) The department shall expend the following amounts from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (cq) for the development of a state park as described in sub. (1):
23.198(2)(a)1. 1. Up to $2,400,000 of the moneys appropriated from that appropriation for fiscal year 1999-2000.
23.198(2)(a)2. 2. Up to $2,000,000 of the moneys appropriated from that appropriation for fiscal year 2000-01.
23.198(2)(b) (b) Of the amounts authorized for expenditure under par. (a) 1., the department shall provide up to $400,000 to the Milwaukee Art Museum for the construction of a breakwater.
23.198(2)(c) (c) Beginning on July 1, 2000, the department shall expend from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (7) (fs) $1,000,000 for a state park as described in sub. (1).
23.198 History History: 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16.
23.1985 23.1985 Acquisition of certain public lands.
23.1985(1) (1) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall set aside the following amounts that may be obligated only to acquire land from the board of commissioners of public lands under s. 24.59 (1):
23.1985(1)(a) (a) For each fiscal year beginning with 2006-07 and ending with fiscal year 2012-13, $2,000,000.
23.1985(1)(c) (c) For each fiscal year beginning with 2016-17 and ending with fiscal year 2019-20, $1,000,000.
23.1985(2) (2) For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated under the subprogram under s. 23.0917 (3).
23.1985 History History: 2005 a. 352; 2007 a. 20; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20.
23.1987 23.1987 Fish hatchery infrastructure project.
23.1987(1) (1) From the moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall set aside $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 and $7,000,000 in fiscal year 2015-16 that may be obligated only for infrastructure improvements to the Kettle Moraine Springs fish hatchery. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys obligated under this subsection shall be treated as moneys obligated under the property development and local assistance subprogram under s. 23.0917 (4). Section 23.0917 (5g) does not apply with respect to amounts obligated before July 1, 2017, under this subsection.
23.1987(2) (2) The department may not obligate any moneys under sub. (1) without the approval of the joint committee on finance. The procedures under s. 13.10 shall apply to approvals by the joint committee on finance in lieu of the procedures under s. 23.0917 (6m).
23.1987 History History: 2013 a. 20.
23.20 23.20 Use of department gravel pits. The department may permit any town, county or state agency to obtain gravel, sand, fill dirt or other fill material needed for road purposes from any department-owned gravel pit or similar facility if this material is unavailable from private vendors within a reasonable distance of the worksite. The department may require environmental safeguards before permitting a town, county or state agency to obtain this material. The department shall charge a fee for this material commensurate with the fee charged by private vendors.
23.20 History History: 1981 c. 131; 1985 a. 202.
23.22 23.22 Invasive species.
23.22(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
23.22(1)(a) (a) "Control" means to cut, remove, destroy, suppress, or prevent the introduction or spread of.
23.22(1)(b) (b) "Council" means the invasive species council.
23.22(1)(bm) (bm) "Governmental unit" means a federal agency, state agency, county, city, village, or town.
23.22(1)(c) (c) "Invasive species" means nonindigenous species whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
23.22(1)(d) (d) "State agency" means a board, commission, committee, department, or office in the state government.
23.22(2) (2)Department responsibilities.
23.22(2)(a)(a) The department shall establish a statewide program to control invasive species in this state.
23.22(2)(b) (b) As part of the program established under par. (a), the department shall do all of the following:
23.22(2)(b)1. 1. Create and implement a statewide management plan to control invasive species in this state, which shall include inspections as specified under sub. (5).
23.22(2)(b)2. 2. Administer the program established under s. 23.24 as it relates to invasive aquatic plants.
23.22(2)(b)3. 3. Encourage cooperation among state agencies and other entities to control invasive species in this state.
23.22(2)(b)4. 4. Seek public and private funding for the program.
23.22(2)(b)5. 5. Provide education and encourage and conduct research concerning invasive species.
23.22(2)(b)6. 6. Promulgate rules to identify, classify, and control invasive species for purposes of the program. In promulgating these rules, the department shall consider the recommendations of the council under sub. (3) (a). As part of these rules, the department may establish procedures and requirements for issuing permits to control invasive species.
23.22(2)(c) (c) Under the program established under par. (a), the department shall promulgate rules to establish a procedure to award cost-sharing grants to public and private entities for up to 75 percent of the costs of projects to control invasive species. The rules promulgated under this paragraph shall establish criteria for determining eligible projects and eligible grant recipients. Eligible projects shall include education and inspection activities at boat landings. The rules shall allow cost-share contributions to be in the form of money or in-kind goods or services or any combination thereof. In promulgating these rules, the department shall consider the recommendations of the council under sub. (3) (c).
23.22(2)(d) (d) Under the program established under par. (a), the department shall set aside $42,000 from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (ku) during fiscal year 2013-14 to be used for a project to improve the sea lamprey barrier on the Kewaunee River at the Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility. Upon either the receipt or commitment of funding in the amount of $78,000 from one or more governmental units, the department shall release the amount set aside for the project.
23.22(2)(e) (e) Under the program established under par. (a), the department shall set aside $262,500 from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (ku) during fiscal year 2013-14 to be used for a project to construct a sea lamprey barrier on the Nemadji River. Upon either the receipt or commitment of funding in the amount of $487,500 from one or more governmental units, the department shall release the amount set aside for the project.
23.22(2)(f) (f) Under the program established under par. (a) and from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (kc), the department may expend up to $400,000 to carry out sea lamprey control projects and up to $120,000 to conduct surveys of sea lamprey larvae on any inland lakes, tributaries of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, or harbors of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.
23.22 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 198, Wis. adm. code.
23.22(2t) (2t)Department powers and cooperation.
23.22(2t)(a)(a) Using the procedure under s. 227.24, the department may promulgate an emergency rule to identify, classify, or control an invasive species under sub. (2) (b) 6. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the department is not required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this paragraph as an emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety, or welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated under this paragraph. Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (c) and (2), an emergency rule promulgated under this paragraph remains in effect until whichever of the following occurs first:
23.22(2t)(a)1. 1. The first day of the 25th month beginning after the effective date of the emergency rule.
23.22(2t)(a)2. 2. The effective date of the repeal of the emergency rule.
23.22(2t)(a)3. 3. The date on which the permanent rule identifying, classifying, or controlling the invasive species, promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6., takes effect.
23.22(2t)(b) (b) The department may hold hearings relating to any aspect of the administration of this section and, in connection with those hearings, compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence.
23.22(2t)(c) (c) The department may waive compliance with any requirement under this section or shorten the time periods under this section to the extent necessary to prevent an emergency condition threatening public health, safety, or welfare or the environment.
23.22(2t)(d) (d) The department may secure necessary scientific, technical, administrative, and operational services, including laboratory facilities, by contract or otherwise for purposes of this section.
23.22(2t)(e) (e) The department may advise and may consult, contract, and cooperate with, other state agencies, local governments, industries, other states, interstate or interlocal agencies, the federal government, and other interested persons or groups for purposes of this section.
23.22(2t)(f) (f) Every state agency shall cooperate with the department in the administration of this section where the interests of the department and the respective state agency overlap. The cooperating state agencies may provide by agreement for the manner of sharing expenses and responsibilities under this section.
23.22(3) (3)Council duties.
23.22(3)(a)(a) The council shall make recommendations to the department for a system for classifying invasive species under the program established under sub. (2). The recommendations shall contain criteria for each classification to be used, the allowed activities associated with each classification, criteria for determining state priorities for controlling invasive species under each classification, and criteria for determining the types of actions to be taken in response to the introduction or spread of an invasive species under each classification.
23.22(3)(b) (b) Under the program established under sub. (2), the council shall conduct studies of issues related to controlling invasive species. The studies shall address all of the following:
23.22(3)(b)1. 1. The effect of the state's bait industry on the introduction and spread of invasive species.
23.22(3)(b)2. 2. The effect of the state's pet industry on the introduction and spread of invasive species.
23.22(3)(b)3. 3. The acquisition of invasive species through mail order and Internet sales.
23.22(3)(b)4. 4. Any other issue as determined by the council.
23.22(3)(c) (c) The council shall make recommendations to the department on the establishment of a procedure for awarding cost-sharing grants under sub. (2) (c) to public and private entities for up to 75 percent of the costs of eligible projects to control invasive species. The recommendations shall contain criteria for determining eligibility for these grants and for determining which applicants should be awarded the grants.
23.22(3)(d) (d) To assist the council in its work, the council shall create 4 subcommittees on the subjects of education, research, regulation, and interagency coordination. The council may create additional subcommittees on other subjects.
23.22(5) (5)Inspections. As part of the statewide management plan, the department shall create a watercraft inspection program under which the department shall conduct periodic inspections of boats, boating equipment, and boat trailers entering and leaving navigable waters and shall educate boaters about the threat of invasive species that are aquatic species. The department shall encourage the use of volunteers or may use department employees for these inspections.
23.22(5m) (5m)Rules for compliance. In addition to the rules promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6., the department may promulgate rules establishing procedures for conducting investigations and inspections necessary to obtain compliance with this section.
23.22(6) (6)Reports.
23.22(6)(a)(a) The department shall submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), and to the governor and the council, a biennial report that includes all of the following:
23.22(6)(a)1. 1. Details on the administration of the program established under sub. (2), including an assessment as to the progress that is being made in controlling invasive species in this state.
23.22(6)(a)2. 2. A description of state funding that has been expended under the program.
23.22(6)(a)3. 3. A description of funding from other sources that has been expended to control invasive species in this state.
23.22(6)(a)4. 4. An assessment of the future needs of the program.
23.22(6)(b) (b) The department shall submit the biennial report under par. (a) before October 1 of each even-numbered year. Each report shall cover the 24-month period ending on the June 30 that immediately precedes the date of the report.
23.22(6)(c) (c) In addition to the report required under par. (a), the department shall submit an interim performance report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), and to the governor and the council, on the progress that has been made on the control of invasive species. The department shall submit this interim performance report before October 1 of each odd-numbered year. Each interim performance report shall cover the 12-month period ending on the June 30 that immediately precedes the date of the interim performance report.
23.22(7) (7)Appearance before legislature. Upon request of a standing committee of the legislature with jurisdiction over matters related to the environment, natural resources, or agriculture, the director of the program shall appear to testify.
23.22(8) (8)Penalties.
23.22(8)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), any person who violates a rule promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6., or any permit issued under those rules, shall forfeit not more than $200.
23.22(8)(b) (b) Any person who intentionally violates any rule promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6. or any permit issued under those rules shall be fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000, or shall be imprisoned for not less than 6 months nor more than 9 months or both.
23.22(8)(c) (c) A person who violates a rule promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6. or any permit issued under those rules and who, within 5 years before the arrest of the current conviction, was previously convicted of a violation of a rule promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6. or any permit issued under those rules shall be fined not less than $700 nor more than $2,000 or shall be imprisoned for not less than 6 months nor more than 9 months or both.
23.22(8)(d) (d) The court may order a person who is convicted under par. (a), (b), or (c) to abate any nuisance caused by the violation, restore any natural resource damaged by the violation, or take other appropriate action to eliminate or minimize any environmental damage caused by the violation.
23.22(9) (9)Enforcement.
23.22(9)(a)(a) If the department of natural resources finds that any person is violating a rule promulgated under sub. (2) (b) 6. or a permit issued under those rules for which the person is subject to a forfeiture under sub. (8) (a), the department of natural resources may do one or more of the following:
23.22(9)(a)1. 1. Issue a citation pursuant to s. 23.50 to 23.99.
23.22(9)(a)2. 2. Refer the matter to the department of justice for enforcement under par. (b).
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)