281.66(4)(a)(a) The department may provide local assistance grants and cost-sharing grants under this section. A local assistance grant may not exceed 70% of eligible costs. A cost-sharing grant may not exceed 50% of eligible costs.
281.66(4)(b)2. 2. Informational and educational activities related to nonpoint source water pollution control, construction site erosion control or storm water management.
281.66(4)(b)3. 3. Development, administration and enforcement of a construction site erosion control or storm water management ordinance.
281.66(4)(b)4. 4. Training of staff concerning nonpoint source water pollution control, construction site erosion control or storm water management.
281.66(4)(c)1. 1. Structural urban best management practices, including necessary land acquisition, storm sewer rerouting and removal of structures, and associated flood management, except that the department may not award a grant for structural urban best management practices associated with new construction or new development.
281.66(5)(a) (a) The extent to which the application proposes to use the cost-effective and appropriate practices to achieve water quality goals.
281.66(5)(c) (c) The extent to which the project will result in the attainment of established water quality objectives.
281.66(5)(d) (d) The local interest in and commitment to the project.
281.66(5)(g) (g) The extent to which the project is necessary to enable the city of Racine to control storm water discharges as required under 33 USC 1342 (p).
281.66(6) (6)Grants for campuses. Notwithstanding subs. (3) and (4), the department may distribute a grant to the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System for practices, techniques or measures to control storm water discharges on a University of Wisconsin System campus that is located in a municipality that is required to obtain a permit under s. 283.33 and that is located in a priority watershed, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (c), a priority lake area, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (bs), or an area that is identified as an area of concern by the International Joint Commission, as defined in s. 281.35 (1) (h), under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
281.66 History History: 1999 a. 9 ss. 2525f, 2525g.
281.665 281.665 Municipal flood control and riparian restoration program.
281.665(3)(a)(a) The department may provide a cost-sharing grant for a project that affects 2 or more local governmental units to one of the following:
281.665(3)(a)2. 2. A local governmental unit that has jurisdiction over the provision of storm water collection facilities for all of the affected local governmental units.
281.665(4)(a)(a) The department may provide local assistance grants and cost-sharing grants under this section. A local assistance grant may not exceed 70% of eligible costs, including planning and design costs. A cost-sharing grant may not exceed 70% of eligible costs for construction and real estate acquisition.
281.665(5) (5)Eligibility and scoring criteria.
281.665(5)(a)(a) The department shall promulgate rules specifying eligibility criteria for projects under this section and for determining which eligible projects will receive financial assistance under this section.
281.665(5)(b) (b) The department may not provide a cost-sharing grant for a project under this section if any of the following applies:
281.665(5)(b)1. 1. The project would transfer flooding downstream.
281.665(5)(b)3. 3. The project would accelerate upstream runoff.
281.665(5)(c) (c) The department shall include all of the following in the criteria for determining which eligible projects will receive cost-sharing grants under this section:
281.665(5)(c)2. 2. The extent to which a project maintains aquatic and riparian environments.
281.665(5)(c)4. 4. The extent to which a project provides opportunity for public access to water bodies and to the floodway.
281.665 History History: 1999 a. 9.
281.665 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 199, Wis. adm. code.
281.67 281.67 Watershed projects. The department shall assist and advise the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection regarding watershed projects under 16 USC 1001 to 1008.
281.68 281.68 Lake management planning grants and lake monitoring contracts.
281.68(1)(ag) (ag) "Lake" includes a flowage.
281.68(1)(b) (b) "Qualified lake association" means an association that meets the qualifications under sub. (3m) (a).
281.68(1m) (1m)Purposes of grants and contracts. The department shall develop and administer a financial assistance program to provide lake management planning grants and to award contracts under sub. (1t) for projects to provide information and education on the use of lakes and natural lake ecosystems and on the quality of water in lakes and the quality of natural lake ecosystems.
281.68(1r)(a) (a) Prevent pollution from entering into lakes or into natural lake ecosystems.
281.68(1t) (1t)Lake monitoring contracts. The department may award contracts to public groups or persons for the creation and support of a statewide lake monitoring network. The contracts may include payments for the costs of all of the following:
281.68(1t)(a) (a) Training, equipment, and supplies necessary for water quality sample collection.
281.68(1t)(d) (d) Producing and distributing water quality results and reports.
281.68(2)(a)(a) The department may provide a grant of 67 percent of the cost of a lake management planning project up to a total of $25,000 per grant. In each fiscal year, the total amount of moneys awarded as grants for lake management planning projects may not exceed $50,000 for any one lake.
281.68(2)(b) (b) The total amount of lake monitoring contracts for each fiscal year may not exceed 10 percent of the total amount appropriated under s. 20.370 (6) (ar) and (as).
281.68(3) (3)Rules for grants and contracts.
281.68(3)(a)1. 1. Eligible recipients to consist of nonprofit conservation organizations, as defined in s. 23.0955 (1), counties, cities, towns, villages, qualified lake associations, town sanitary districts, qualified school districts, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts, and other local governmental units, as defined in s. 66.0131 (1) (a), that are established for the purpose of lake management.
281.68(3)(bg) (bg) The department shall promulgate rules for the administration of the lake monitoring contracts program, which shall specify the eligible activities and qualifications for participation in the statewide lake monitoring network. Eligible activities shall include providing technical assistance to public or private entities that apply for, or have received, a grant under s. 23.22 (2) (c).
281.68(3m) (3m)Qualified entities.
281.68(3m)(a)(a) To be a qualified lake association, an association shall do all of the following:
281.68(3m)(a)2. 2. Specify in its articles of incorporation or bylaws that a substantial purpose of its being incorporated is to support the protection or improvement of one or more inland lakes for the benefit of the general public.
281.68(3m)(a)5. 5. Allow to be a member any individual who owns real estate on or within one mile of an inland lake for which the association was incorporated.
281.68(3m)(a)7. 7. Demonstrate that it has been in existence for at least one year.
281.68(3m)(a)9. 9. Require payment of an annual membership fee as set by the department by rule under par. (b).
281.68(3m)(c)2. 2. Allow another eligible recipient of grants under this section to cooperate with the school district in the project.
281.68(4) (4)Eligibility for lake management planning grants. At the completion of a lake management planning project, upon request of the recipient of a grant under this section, the department may approve recommendations made as a result of the project as eligible activities for a lake management grant under s. 281.69.
281.69 281.69 Lake management and classification grants and contracts.
281.69(1b)(ag) (ag) "Lake" includes a flowage.
281.69(1b)(bn) (bn) "Nonprofit conservation organization" has the meaning given in s. 23.0955 (1).
281.69(1b)(c) (c) "Qualified lake association" is an association that meets the qualifications under s. 281.68 (3m) (a).
281.69(1m)(a) (a) Lake management projects that will improve or protect the quality of water in lakes or the quality of natural lake ecosystems.
281.69(2) (2)Amounts of grants and contracts.
281.69(2)(b) (b) A grant for a lake classification project may be made for up to 75% of the cost of the project but may not exceed $50,000 per grant.
281.69(3) (3)Rules for lake management project grants. The department shall promulgate rules to administer and to determine eligibility for grants for lake management projects. The rules shall include all of the following:
281.69(3)(a) (a) A designation of eligible recipients, which shall include nonprofit conservation organizations, counties, cities, towns, villages, qualified lake associations, town sanitary districts, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts, and other local governmental units, as defined in s. 66.0131 (1) (a), that are established for the purpose of lake management.
281.69(3)(b) (b) A designation of eligible activities, which shall include all of the following:
281.69(3)(b)1. 1. The purchase of land or of a conservation easement, as defined in s. 700.40 (1) (a), if the eligible recipient enters into a contract under s. 281.71 and if the purchase will substantially contribute to the protection or improvement of a lake's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.69(3)(b)2. 2. The restoration of a wetland if the restoration will protect or improve a lake's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.69(3)(b)2m. 2m. The restoration of habitat in a littoral area of a lake or along its shoreline if the restoration will protect or improve the lake's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.69(3)(b)5. 5. A wetland enhancement or restoration project under sub. (3m).
281.69(3m)(a)(a) The department shall provide grants of $10,000 each from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (6) (ar) for lake management projects to eligible recipients, other than nonprofit conservation organizations, that have completed a comprehensive land use plan that includes a wetland enhancement or restoration project. The grant shall be used for the implementation of the wetland enhancement or restoration project. The 75% limitation under sub. (2) (a) does not apply to these grants.
281.69(3m)(b) (b) The department shall provide up to 25 grants per fiscal year during fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03. The department shall award the grants to eligible recipients who qualify for the grants in the order in which the grant applications are received by the department.
281.69(5) (5)Lake classification project grants.
281.69(5)(b) (b) The rules under par. (a) shall include guidelines to be used for lake classification. The guidelines shall require that certain factors be used in classifying each lake by use. The factors shall include all of the following:
281.69(5)(b)2. 2. The size of the lake's watershed.
281.69(5)(b)3. 3. The quality of the water in the lake.
281.69(5)(b)4. 4. The potential of the lake to be overused for recreational purposes.
281.69(5)(b)7. 7. The type and size of the fish and wildlife population in and around the lake.
281.69(5)(c) (c) The rules under par. (a) shall designate which classification and protection activities are eligible for lake classification grants.
281.69(5)(d) (d) The department may award lake classification grants only to counties.
281.69(6) (6)Lake classification technical assistance contracts. A nonprofit corporation receiving a lake classification technical assistance contract shall use the money provided under the contract to provide educational and technical assistance to local units of government and lake management organizations that will participate in a lake classification project.
281.69 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 343; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 227 s. 431; Stats. 1995 s. 281.69; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 1999 a. 185; 2001 a. 6, 16; 2009 a. 180.
281.69 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. NR 155 and 191, Wis. adm. code.
281.695 281.695 Aids to municipalities for prevention and abatement of water pollution.
281.695(3) (3) Any municipality is further authorized to accept contributions and other aid from commercial, industrial and other establishments for the purpose of aiding in the prevention or abatement of water pollution and in furtherance of such purpose to enter into contracts and agreements with such commercial, industrial and other establishments covering the following:
281.695(3)(a) (a) The collection, treatment and disposal of sewage and industrial wastes from commercial, industrial and other establishments;
281.695(3)(b) (b) The use and operation by such municipality of sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities owned by any such commercial, industrial and other establishment;
281.695(3)(c) (c) The coordination of the sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities of the municipality with the sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities of any commercial, industrial and other establishment.
281.695(5) (5) Any municipality may participate in the state financial assistance program for soil and water resources protection established under s. 281.55, 281.57 or 281.65 and may enter into agreements with the department of natural resources for that purpose. Any municipality may participate in the clean water fund program under ss. 281.58 and 281.59 and may enter into agreements with the department of administration and the department of natural resources for that purpose. Any county may participate in the state financial assistance program for soil and water resources protection established under s. 92.14 and may enter into agreements with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection for that purpose.
281.695(6) (6) Any municipality is authorized to enter into contracts with a nonprofit-sharing corporation for the municipality to design and construct the projects it will sublease from the department of natural resources pursuant to s. 281.55 (6) (b).
281.695 History History: 1975 c. 197; 1979 c. 34 s. 2102 (39) (d); 1983 a. 532 s. 36; 1987 a. 27, 197, 399, 403; 1989 a. 56, 366; 1995 a. 227; 1999 a. 150 s. 370; Stats. 1999 s. 281.695.
281.70 281.70 River protection grants.
281.70(3)(b) (b) A grant for a management project may be made for up to 75% of the cost of the project but may not exceed $50,000 per grant.
281.70(4) (4)Eligible recipients.
281.70(4)(a)2. 2. River management organizations that meet the qualifications under par. (b).
281.70(4)(a)3. 3. Nonprofit conservation organizations, as defined in s. 23.0955 (1).
281.70(4)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules to establish the qualifications that a river management organization must meet to qualify for a grant under this section.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)