30.275(4)(a) (a) Acquire and develop land for parks, open spaces, scenic easements, public access, automobile parking, fish and wildlife habitat, woodlands, wetlands and trails.
30.275(4)(b) (b) Lay out and develop scenic drives.
30.275(4)(c) (c) Undertake projects to improve surface water quality and surface water flow.
30.275(4)(d) (d) Provide grants to municipalities, lake sanitary districts, as defined in s. 30.50 (4q), and public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts to undertake any of the activities under pars. (a) to (c).
30.275 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 50, Wis. adm. code.
30.277 30.277 Urban rivers grant program.
30.277(1b) (1b) Definition. In this section:
30.277(1b)(a) (a) "Governmental unit" means a city, village, town, county or the Kickapoo reserve management board.
30.277(1b)(b) (b) "Nature-based outdoor recreation" has the meaning given by the department by rule under s. 23.0917 (4) (f).
30.277(1m) (1m)Funding. Beginning in fiscal year 1992-93, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz), the department shall award grants to governmental units to assist them in projects on or adjacent to rivers that flow through urban areas. The department may award these grants from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) beginning on July 1, 2000.
30.277(2) (2)Purposes of grants.
30.277(2)(a)(a) Grants awarded under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) shall be used for projects that emphasize the preservation or restoration of urban rivers or riverfronts for the purposes of economic revitalization and encouraging outdoor recreation activities that involve the enjoyment of the state's natural resources. These outdoor recreation activities include, but are not limited to fishing, wildlife observation, enjoyment of scenic beauty, canoeing, boating, hiking and bicycling.
30.277(2)(b) (b) A grant awarded to a governmental unit under this section may be used to acquire land and may be used for a shoreline enhancement project. For purposes of this paragraph, "land" includes rights in land.
30.277(2)(c) (c) Grants awarded under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall only be used for nature-based outdoor recreation.
30.277(3) (3)Criteria for grants. The department shall consider all of the following criteria in awarding grants for projects under this section:
30.277(3)(a) (a) The extent to which diverse outdoor recreational opportunities will be made available to all segments of the population.
30.277(3)(b) (b) The extent of preservation or restoration, under the project, of an urban riverfront.
30.277(3)(c) (c) The aesthetic value of the project.
30.277(3)(d) (d) The project's potential for increasing tourism.
30.277(3)(e) (e) Whether significant planning has occurred in the area subject to the jurisdiction of the governmental unit prior to its request for a grant under this section.
30.277(3)(f) (f) The level of support for the project demonstrated by the governmental unit, including financial support.
30.277(3)(g) (g) Whether the project involves a joint effort by 2 or more governmental units.
30.277(3)(h) (h) The potential benefits of the project to the overall economy of the area subject to the jurisdiction of the governmental unit.
30.277(3)(i) (i) The extent to which the project preserves or highlights an area with significant historical or cultural value.
30.277(3)(j) (j) The extent to which access by the public to the riverfront will be improved.
30.277(3)(k) (k) Whether the project is related to brownfields redevelopment, as defined in s. 23.09 (19) (a) 1.
30.277(4) (4)Cap on grants. No governmental unit may receive in any fiscal year more than 20% of the funds that are available for grants under this section.
30.277(4m) (4m)Grants for Kickapoo. The department may not award a grant under this section from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) to the Kickapoo reserve management board.
30.277(5) (5)Matching contributions. Except as provided in s. 23.096 (2m), to be eligible for a grant under this section, at least 50% of the acquisition costs for land or of the project costs shall be funded by private, local or federal funding, by in-kind contributions or by state funding. For purposes of this subsection, state funding may not include grants under this section, moneys appropriated to the department under s. 20.370 or money appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), (tp) to (tw), (ty) or (tz).
30.277(6) (6)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules for the administration of this section, including rules that specify the weight to be assigned to each criterion under sub. (3) and the minimum number of criteria under sub. (3) in which an applicant must perform satisfactorily in order to be awarded a grant. In specifying the weight to be assigned to the criteria under sub. (3), the department shall assign the greatest weight to the criterion under sub. (3) (k). The department shall promulgate a rule specifying the types of projects that qualify as a shoreline enhancement project under this section.
30.277 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 50, Wis. adm. code.
30.28 30.28 Fees for permits, other approvals, and determinations.
30.28(1)(1) Fees required. The department shall charge a fee for reviewing, investigating, and making decisions on determinations and on whether to issue or grant permits, contracts, authorizations, or other approvals under this subchapter. The required fee shall accompany the application or other submitted documentation. The department shall set each type of fee in the amount that is necessary to meet the costs incurred by the department except as follows:
30.28(1)(a) (a) For an individual permit issued under s. 30.208, the application fee shall be $600.
30.28(1)(b) (b) For authorization to proceed under a general permit issued under s. 30.206, the application fee shall be $300.
30.28(1)(c) (c) For an application for a general permit submitted under s. 30.207 (3), the fee shall be $2,000.
30.28(1)(d) (d) For a notice submitted under s. 30.207 (7), the fee shall be $100.
30.28(1m) (1m)Additional fees.
30.28(1m)(a)(a) In addition to the fees required under sub. (1), the department may set and charge fees for making any of the following determinations:
30.28(1m)(a)1. 1. An identification of an ordinary high-water mark.
30.28(1m)(a)2. 2. A determination of navigability.
30.28(1m)(a)3. 3. Any other determination that is necessary for reviewing, investigating, or making a decision on applications for permits, contracts, authorizations, or other approvals under this chapter.
30.28(1m)(b) (b) The department shall set each fee authorized under this subsection in the amount that is necessary to meet the costs incurred by the department.
30.28(2m) (2m)Adjustments in fees.
30.28(2m)(a)(a) The department shall refund a fee charged under sub. (1) (a) if the applicant requests a refund before the department determines that the application is complete. Except as provided in par. (am), the department may not refund a fee after the department determines that the application is complete unless required to do so under a rule promulgated under s. 299.05.
30.28(2m)(am) (am) The department shall refund 50% of the fee specified in sub. (1) (c) if the department denies an application for a general permit under s. 30.207 (3) (d) 1. or does not issue a general permit under s. 30.207 (6).
30.28(2m)(b) (b) If a person applies for a permit or otherwise seeks authorization or gives notice for a project or activity after the project or activity is begun or after it is completed, the department shall charge an amount equal to twice the amount of the fee that it would have charged under this section.
30.28(2m)(d) (d) The department may increase any fee specified in sub. (1) or (1m) only if the increase is necessary to meet the costs incurred by the department in performing the activities for which the fee is charged.
30.28(2r) (2r)Fee for expedited service.
30.28(2r)(a)(a) The department, by rule, may charge a supplemental fee for a permit, contract, authorization, other approval, or determination that is in addition to the fee charged under this section if all of the following apply:
30.28(2r)(a)1. 1. The applicant requests in writing that the permit, approval authorization, or determination be issued or the contract be granted within a time period that is shorter than the time limit under the rule promulgated under par. (b) for that type of permit, contract, authorization, approval, or determination.
30.28(2r)(a)2. 2. The department verifies that it will be able to comply with the request.
30.28(2r)(b) (b) If the department promulgates a rule under par. (a), the rule shall contain a time limit for each type of permit, contract, authorization, approval, or determination.
30.28(2v) (2v)Web site information fee. In addition to each fee charged under sub. (1), the department shall charge a supplemental fee to be used by the department to maintain a computerized system by which an applicant may determine the status of an application submitted under this subchapter. The department shall estimate the amount that the fee needs to be to provide sufficient funding for the cost of administering the computerized system. The department shall then set the fee to equal $3 or the amount of the estimated fee, whichever is less.
30.28(3) (3)Exemptions. This section does not apply to projects funded in whole or in part by any federal agency or state agency.
30.28 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 300, Wis. adm. code.
30.28 Annotation The department of natural resources has subject matter jurisdiction to issue after-the-fact permits, as well as those issued prior to the commencement of construction. Capoun Revocable Trust v. Ansari, 2000 WI App 83, 234 Wis. 2d 335, 610 N.W.2d 129, 99-1146.
30.28 Annotation Wisconsin's Wetland Reform Act. Kent and Jordan. Wis. Law. Feb. 2013.
30.285 30.285 Records of exemptions and permitted activities.
30.285(1)(1) On an annual basis, the department shall keep records of all of the following:
30.285(1)(a) (a) The number of exempted activities that are conducted under ss. 30.12 (1g) and (1k), 30.123 (6), 30.19 (1m), and 30.20 (1g) of which the department is aware.
30.285(1)(b) (b) The number of exemptions under par. (a) for which the department required applications for individual permits or contracts.
30.285(1)(c) (c) The number of exemptions under par. (a) for which the department required applications to seek authorizations to proceed under general permits.
30.285(1)(d) (d) The number of activities that are authorized under general permits for which the department requires applications for individual permits or contracts.
30.285(1)(e) (e) The number of piers and wharves for which the department issued a permit authorizing the configuration of the pier or wharf under s. 30.12 (1j) (c).
30.285(2) (2) For each record kept under sub. (1) (b) to (e), the department shall include all of the following:
30.285(2)(a) (a) The type of permit or contract application required.
30.285(2)(b) (b) The date of the application.
30.285(2)(c) (c) The date of the department's decision whether to issue the individual permit, grant authorization under the general permit, or to grant the contract.
30.285(2)(d) (d) The county in which the activity or project is located.
30.285 History History: 2003 a. 118; 2005 a. 253; 2007 a. 204.
30.29 30.29 Operation of motor vehicles in waters prohibited.
30.29(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
30.29(1)(a) (a) "Control" has the meaning given in s. 23.22 (1) (a).
30.29(1)(b) (b) "Motor vehicle" includes a utility terrain vehicle, as defined in s. 23.33 (1) (ng), and an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in s. 340.01 (2g).
30.29(1)(c) (c) "Outlying waters" has the meaning given in s. 29.001 (63).
30.29(2) (2)Prohibition. Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may operate a motor vehicle in or on any navigable water or the exposed bed of a navigable water.
30.29(3) (3)Exemptions. This section does not apply to:
30.29(3)(a) (a) Stream crossing. A person operating a motor vehicle to cross a stream by use of a bridge, culvert, ford or similar structure if the crossing is in the most direct manner practical, if the crossing is from a highway or private road or from an established trail and if the person operates the motor vehicle at the minimum speed required to maintain controlled forward motion of the motor vehicle.
30.29(3)(b) (b) Agriculture activities. A person operating a motor vehicle while the person is engaged in agricultural use, as defined under s. 91.01 (2).
30.29(3)(c) (c) Department activities. The department or any agent of the department operating a motor vehicle while the person is engaged in activities authorized by the department.
30.29(3)(d) (d) Activities for which a permit is issued. A person or agent of a person who is engaged in activities as authorized under a general or individual permit issued under this subchapter or as authorized under a contract entered into under this subchapter.
30.29(3)(e) (e) Amphibious vehicles. A person operating an amphibious motor vehicle registered as a boat with the department if the amphibious vehicle enters the water at a boat launch or a ford.
30.29(3)(f) (f) Boat launching. A person operating a motor vehicle to launch or load a boat, canoe or other watercraft.
30.29(3)(g) (g) On frozen waters. A person operating a motor vehicle on the surface of any navigable waters which are frozen.
30.29(3)(h) (h) Access to frozen waters. A person operating a motor vehicle to cross the bed or banks of a navigable water in order to reach the surface of any navigable waters which are frozen if the crossing is in the most direct manner practical, if the crossing is from a highway or private road or from an established trail and if the person operates the motor vehicle at the minimum speed required to maintain controlled forward motion of the motor vehicle.
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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)