(b) Consider all of the following in conducting the business assessment activities under the contract:
1. The need for a hazardous pollution prevention assessment and a program participant's willingness to participate in an assessment.
2. The technical and financial ability of a program participant to implement hazardous pollution prevention.
3. The potential for others to use the information gained from a hazardous pollution prevention assessment.
27,6913 Section 6913. 560.19 (3) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
560.19 (3) The department shall do all of the following:
(a) In coordination with the hazardous pollution prevention program under s. 36.25 (30), the department of natural resources and the council, conduct an education, environmental management and technical assistance program to promote hazardous pollution prevention among businesses in the state.
(b) Assist the council in preparing the report under sub. (4) (d).
27,6914 Section 6914. 560.19 (4) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
560.19 (4) The council shall do all of the following:
(a) Monitor and make recommendations to the department and other state agencies on hazardous pollution prevention activities in this state.
(b) Advise the department and other state agencies on the promotion of hazardous pollution prevention.
(c) Recommend educational priorities to the University of Wisconsin-Extension for the hazardous pollution prevention program under s. 36.25 (30).
(d) With the assistance of the department, the department of natural resources and the hazardous pollution prevention program under s. 36.25 (30), prepare and submit to the governor and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), by February 15 of each odd-numbered year, a report on all of the following:
1. The program under s. 36.25 (30) (a).
2. The program under s. 144.955.
3. The activities of the department under this section.
4. Other hazardous pollution prevention activities in this state.
27,6915 Section 6915. 560.19 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
27,6916 Section 6916. Subchapter II (title) of chapter 560 [precedes 560.21] of the statutes is repealed.
27,6917 Section 6917. 560.21 of the statutes is repealed.
27,6918 Section 6918. 560.23 of the statutes is renumbered 41.11, and 41.11 (2), as renumbered, is amended to read:
41.11 (2) Sales. The secretary shall annually formulate, in consultation with the 5 members of the council on tourism selected under s. 560.24 41.12, a statewide marketing strategy, which is a plan for marketing and promotion of the facilities and attractions of the state for the ensuing year. The department shall implement the plan. The department shall cooperate with the commercial recreation industry to assure coordination with private plans and programs, and may assist in the development and marketing of combined recreational opportunities such as package tours, convention and trade show facilities and special transportation arrangements.
27,6919 Section 6919. 560.24 of the statutes is renumbered 41.12, and 41.12 (1), (2) and (3), as renumbered, are amended to read:
41.12 (1) The council on tourism shall advise the secretary on matters relating to tourism. Five members of the council on tourism shall assist the secretary in formulating a statewide marketing strategy. The 5 members shall be selected by a vote of the council on tourism from among the members, other than ex officio members, of the council on tourism.
(2) The council on tourism shall develop a plan to assist and encourage private companies located in this state to promote this state in their advertisements. Upon the adoption of a plan by the council on tourism, the secretary shall consider implementing the plan.
(3) The council on tourism shall consider the use of famous residents and former residents of this state in the tourism marketing strategies.
27,6920 Section 6920. 560.25 of the statutes is renumbered 41.14.
27,6921 Section 6921. 560.26 of the statutes is renumbered 41.15.
27,6922 Section 6922. 560.29 of the statutes is renumbered 41.17.
27,6923 Section 6923. 560.31 (title) and (1) to (2m) of the statutes are renumbered 41.19 (title) and (1) to (2m), and 41.19 (2m) (c) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
41.19 (2m) (c) (intro.) Subject to par. (d), from the appropriation under s. 20.143 (2) 20.380 (1) (bm), the department shall award a grant to the applicant on behalf of an area of the state selected under par. (a) if all of the following apply:
27,6923g Section 6923g. 560.31 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.31 (3) The At the commencement of each gubernatorial term of office, the secretary shall exercise his or her authority under s. 15.04 (1) (c) to create one or more committees to advise the department on issues related to the operation of the heritage tourism pilot program. The secretary shall create a sufficient number of committees, as determined by the secretary, to address each major type of heritage tourism that is the focus of the heritage tourism pilot program. The secretary shall appoint at least 2 members of each committee created under this subsection from a list of names submitted by the director of the historical society.
27,6923h Section 6923h. 560.31 (3) of the statutes , as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), is renumbered 41.19 (3).
27,6923maf Section 6923maf. Subchapter III (title) of chapter 560 [precedes 560.41] of the statutes is amended to read:
CHAPTER 560
SUBCHAPTER III
PERMIT INFORMATION CENTER and
Regulatory assistance bureau
27,6923mb Section 6923mb. 560.41 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.41 (1) "Center" "Bureau" means the permit information center operated by and regulatory assistance bureau in the department.
27,6923mc Section 6923mc. 560.42 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (a) (intro.) The center bureau shall expedite the process of applying for permits, of reviewing and making determinations on permit applications and of issuing permits as follows:
27,6923md Section 6923md. 560.42 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (a) 1. The center bureau shall discharge its responsibilities under sub. (2) in a manner designed to expedite the process.
27,6923me Section 6923me. 560.42 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (a) 2. Upon request by a person applying for a permit and to the extent possible, the center bureau shall resolve misunderstandings between the person and the appropriate regulatory agency and shall prevent or mitigate delays in the process.
27,6923mf Section 6923mf. 560.42 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (a) 3. If the center bureau determines that it is unable to resolve misunderstandings or prevent or mitigate delays under subd. 2., the center bureau shall request the assistance of the secretary and the head of the appropriate regulatory agency.
27,6923mg Section 6923mg. 560.42 (1) (a) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (a) 4. If the center bureau determines that the secretary and head of the appropriate regulatory agency are unable to resolve misunderstandings or prevent or mitigate delays under subd. 3., the center bureau shall request the assistance of the governor.
27,6923mh Section 6923mh. 560.42 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (b) The center bureau shall give priority to businesses new to this state and to businesses expanding within this state in providing assistance under par. (a).
27,6923mi Section 6923mi. 560.42 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (1) (c) The center bureau shall maintain records identifying each person requesting assistance under par. (a) and setting forth assistance rendered and results achieved.
27,6923mj Section 6923mj. 560.42 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (2) (a) (intro.) The center bureau shall assist any person requesting information on which permits are required for a particular business activity or on the application process, including criteria applied in making a determination on a permit application and the time period within which a determination will be made. This assistance may include both any of the following:
27,6923mk Section 6923mk. 560.42 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (2) (b) If a person receives assistance under this subsection and applies for a permit and if the person requests, the center bureau shall check periodically on monitor the status of the permit application and periodically report the status to the person.
27,6923mL Section 6923mL. 560.42 (2m) of the statutes is renumbered 560.42 (2m) (intro.) and amended to read:
560.42 (2m) Advocacy. (intro.) The center bureau shall provide advocacy services before regulatory agencies on behalf of permit applicants. These services shall include monitoring all of the following:
(a) Monitoring the application approval process to ensure that permits are granted in the shortest amount of time possible consistent with the substantive requirements established by rule or law.
27,6923mm Section 6923mm. 560.42 (2m) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
560.42 (2m) (b) Advocating legislative changes to improve and expedite the issuance of permits.
27,6923mn Section 6923mn. 560.42 (2r) of the statutes is created to read:
560.42 (2r) Mediation and dispute resolution services. The bureau may provide mediation or other dispute resolution services to facilitate the resolution of a dispute between a regulatory agency and a person applying for a permit. The provision of mediation or other dispute resolution services under this subsection does not affect any right that the person may have to a contested hearing under ch. 227.
27,6923mm Section 6923mm. 560.42 (3) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (3) (title) Assistance by center Bureau.
27,6923mn Section 6923mn. 560.42 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (3) (a) The center bureau may not charge any person for services provided under this subchapter.
27,6923mo Section 6923mo. 560.42 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (3) (b) The center bureau may refer to the appropriate regulatory agency, without giving further assistance, any person seeking information or assistance on a permit under chs. 186, 215, 217, 220 to 224, 440 to 480 and 600 to 646.
27,6923mp Section 6923mp. 560.42 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (3) (c) Advice, assistance, mediation or other dispute resolution services or information rendered by the center bureau under this subchapter does not relieve any person from the obligation to secure a required permit or satisfy a regulatory requirement.
27,6923mq Section 6923mq. 560.42 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (3) (d) The center bureau shall not be liable for any consequences resulting from the failure of a regulatory agency to issue, or the failure of a person to seek, a permit.
27,6923mr Section 6923mr. 560.42 (4) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (4) (a) The center bureau shall maintain and publicize the availability of a toll-free telephone line available to in-state and out-of-state callers to the center bureau.
27,6923ms Section 6923ms. 560.42 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (4) (b) The center bureau shall seek to explain, promote and publicize its services to the public and shall provide information on its services for inclusion in any public informational material on permits provided by regulatory agencies.
27,6923mt Section 6923mt. 560.42 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (4) (c) The center bureau shall, in its efforts under pars. (a) and (b), clearly represent that its services are advisory, informational and facilitative only.
27,6923mu Section 6923mu. 560.42 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (5) (a) Report. On Annually, on or before July 1, 1985, and every January 1 thereafter April 1, the center bureau shall submit to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3), a report containing the information required under pars. (am) and (b) to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
27,6924 Section 6924. 560.42 (5) (am) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (5) (am) Permit simplification. (intro.) Based on the experience of the center bureau in assisting persons and discussions with regulatory agencies, the center bureau shall periodically submit a report containing recommendations for the legislature, governor, public records and forms board and regulatory agencies concerning all of the following:
27,6925 Section 6925. 560.42 (5) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (5) (b) Record of assistance. (intro.) Based on the experiences of the center bureau in assisting persons and on reports received under s. 227.116 (4), the center bureau shall periodically prepare information for the legislature, governor, public records and forms board and regulatory agencies which shall include all of the following:
27,6925cb Section 6925cb. 560.42 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
560.42 (6) Permit consolidation. In its first annual report reports submitted under sub. (5) (a), the center bureau shall include a study of its recommendations concerning the feasibility and desirability of providing consolidated or multiple permit application forms or consolidated hearings on consolidated or multiple permit application forms.
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