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94.73(6)(b)2. 2. If the corrective action includes groundwater remediation ordered by the department under sub. (2) or by the department of natural resources under s. 292.11 (7) (c), 80% of the corrective action costs that exceed $100,000 but that do not exceed $300,000.
94.73(6)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (e), if the department has previously reimbursed any responsible person for corrective action costs for the discharge site for which reimbursement is sought, the department shall reimburse the responsible person an amount equal to 50% of the corrective action costs that exceed $15,000 but that do not exceed $100,000, except that if the corrective action includes groundwater remediation ordered by the department under sub. (2) or by the department of natural resources under s. 292.11 (7) (c) the department shall reimburse the responsible person an amount equal to 50% of the corrective action costs that exceed $15,000 but that do not exceed $300,000.
94.73(6)(d) (d) If the corrective action is related to a discharge that occurred in the course of transporting an agricultural chemical, the reimbursement under par. (b) is limited to 75% of the corrective action costs that exceed $7,500 for a person required to be licensed under ss. 94.64 to 94.71 or that exceed $3,000 for any other person but that do not exceed $50,000.
94.73(6)(e) (e) If the corrective action is related to a discharge that occurred in the course of transporting an agricultural chemical, the reimbursement under par. (c) is limited to 50% of the corrective action costs that exceed $15,000 but that do not exceed $50,000.
94.73(7) (7)Payment.
94.73(7)(a)(a) Beginning on August 1, 1994, the department may, in accordance with this subsection, make payments to responsible persons who are eligible for reimbursement under sub. (3) and for whom the department has authorized reimbursement under sub. (6). The department shall make payments from the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w), subject to the availability of funds in those appropriations.
94.73(7)(b) (b) For costs incurred after January 1, 1989, the department may make an initial payment of not more than $50,000, or the amount authorized under sub. (6), whichever is less, to each eligible responsible person. The department shall make payments to eligible responsible persons from the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w). If there are insufficient funds in the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w) to pay the amounts specified under this paragraph, the department shall distribute the available funds according to rules promulgated by the department. Before distributing any funds, the department shall promulgate rules establishing distribution priorities or formulas based on the severity of the contamination, the time elapsed since the corrective action costs were incurred or other criteria that the department considers appropriate.
94.73(7)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2. and par. (d), if the department authorizes reimbursement to an eligible responsible person under sub. (6) in an amount that exceeds the initial payment to that person under par. (b), or if there were insufficient funds available to pay the full amount of the initial payment, the department shall pay that person an amount not to exceed $100,000 in each succeeding year until the balance of the amount authorized under sub. (6) is paid to that person.
94.73(7)(c)2. 2. The department may not make any payments under this paragraph in any year unless the department has made payments to all eligible responsible persons who are entitled to receive payment under par. (b) in that year.
94.73(7)(c)3. 3. The department shall make no more than one payment in each year under this paragraph to an eligible responsible person as provided by rule. If there are insufficient funds in the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w) to pay the amounts specified under this paragraph, the department shall distribute the available funds on a prorated basis.
94.73(7)(d) (d) Notwithstanding pars. (b) and (c), if the department has previously reimbursed an eligible responsible person for corrective action costs incurred for prior corrective action taken at the same discharge site, the department may not pay that person more than $50,000 annually, nor may the department make any payment to that person in a year unless all other payments due under pars. (b) and (c) have been made. If there are insufficient funds in the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w) to pay the amounts specified under this paragraph, the department shall distribute the available funds on a prorated basis.
94.73(7)(e) (e) The department shall make payments under par. (b) when funds are available in the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w). The department shall make all payments under pars. (c) and (d) on the last day of each fiscal year in which a responsible person is entitled to receive a payment, except that the department may make initial payments for applications granted after April 30 of any year on the last day of the following fiscal year. When, on the last day of a fiscal year, the amount of funds available in the appropriations under s. 20.115 (7) (e) and (w) exceeds the amount necessary to make all payments under pars. (b), (c) and (d), the department may make an additional payment to a responsible person who received a payment under par. (b) or may increase the amount of a payment to a responsible person under par. (b) or (c) over the $50,000 or $100,000 maximum authorized under those paragraphs if the responsible person is authorized under sub. (6) to receive additional reimbursement. After paying the full amount authorized under sub. (6) to all responsible persons under pars. (b) and (c), the department may increase the amount of a payment to a responsible person under par. (d) over the $50,000 maximum authorized under par. (d) if the responsible person is authorized under sub. (6) to receive additional reimbursement.
94.73(8) (8)Subrogation. The department is entitled to the right of subrogation for the reimbursement of corrective action costs to the extent that a responsible person who receives reimbursement of corrective action costs may recover the costs from a 3rd party. The amounts collected by the department under this subsection shall be deposited in the agrichemical management fund.
94.73(9) (9)Sampling requirements. The department, in cooperation with the department of natural resources, shall establish a program for the collection and analysis of soil and other environmental samples at sites where discharges may have occurred, including sites required to be registered according to rules promulgated by the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection under sub. (11).
94.73(10) (10)Council duties. The council shall do all of the following:
94.73(10)(a) (a) Advise the department on rules that are promulgated under this section.
94.73(10)(b) (b) Advise the department on recommended fees and surcharges to fund reimbursement of corrective action costs.
94.73(10)(c) (c) Advise the department on applications made for reimbursement of corrective action costs.
94.73(10)(d) (d) Advise the department on any matter related to the administration of this section.
94.73(11) (11)Rules. The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section. The department may promulgate rules regarding all of the following:
94.73(11)(a) (a) The form of the application required to be filed with the department by persons seeking reimbursement of corrective action costs.
94.73(11)(b) (b) The procedures to be used by the department in determining eligibility for and the amount of reimbursement for corrective action costs.
94.73(11)(c) (c) The procedures to be used in making annual payments under sub. (7).
94.73(11)(d) (d) Registration requirements for persons who own or operate pesticide mixing and loading sites.
94.73(11)(e) (e) Reasonable and customary charges for corrective action costs.
94.73(11)(f) (f) Payment priorities under sub. (7) among eligible responsible persons.
94.73(11)(g) (g) Requirements related to the contents of orders under sub. (2) or work plans under sub. (4) (a).
94.73(11)(h) (h) Corrective action costs that are not eligible for reimbursement under this section.
94.73(12) (12)Memorandum of understanding. The department and the department of natural resources shall enter into a memorandum of understanding establishing their respective functions in the administration of this section. The memorandum of understanding shall establish procedures to ensure that corrective actions taken under this section are consistent with actions taken under s. 292.11 (7). The department and the department of natural resources may request that the secretary of administration provide assistance in accomplishing the memorandum of understanding.
94.73(12m) (12m)Sample collection and analysis. For the purpose of investigating a discharge or exercising its authority under this section, the department may collect and analyze samples of plants, soil, surface water, groundwater and other material.
94.73(13) (13)Penalty. Any person who violates an order issued by the department under this section shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $5,000 for each violation. Each day of continued violation is a separate offense.
94.73(14) (14)Enforcement. The department, the department of justice at the request of the department or any district attorney at the request of the department may bring an action in the name of the state to recover a forfeiture under sub. (13) or to seek an injunction restraining the violation of an order issued by the department under this section.
94.73 History History: 1993 a. 16, 437; 1995 a. 27, 227.
94.76 94.76 Honeybee disease and pest control.
94.76(1) (1) The department shall maintain surveillance of the beekeeping industry for the detection and prevention of honeybee diseases and pests, and may promulgate or issue such rules or orders or adopt such control measures which in its judgment may be necessary to prevent, suppress or control the introduction, spread or dissemination of honeybee diseases and pests in this state.
94.76(2) (2) In the execution of its functions under this section, the department and its authorized agents shall have free access at all reasonable times to all apiaries, buildings, structures, rooms, vehicles or places where honeybees, beehives, beekeeping equipment or appliances, or honeybee products may be kept or stored, or in which they may be transported, and may open any package or container believed to contain honeybees, honeycombs, honeybee products, beekeeping equipment or appliances or any other materials capable of transmitting honeybee diseases or harboring pests, and obtain inspectional samples from such products or materials for further testing, examination or analysis.
94.76(3) (3) Honeybees shall be kept in movable frame hives. No person shall knowingly store, hold or expose honeybee products, beehives or any other beekeeping equipment or appliances in a manner which may contribute to the spread or dissemination of honeybee diseases or pests.
94.76(4) (4) No person may bring or cause to be brought into this state any honeybee, beehive, drawn comb or used beekeeping equipment or appliances without reporting the shipment to the department. Reports shall be made on forms furnished by the department which shall include the name and address of the consignor, name and address of the consignee, date and manner of shipment, and any further information that the department requires. All reports shall be accompanied by a certificate from an official inspector certifying that the materials have been inspected as required by the department by rule and are apparently free from honeybee diseases or pests.
94.76(5) (5) The department shall charge fees sufficient to cover the reasonable cost of inspections made at the request of any beekeeper to enable the interstate movement of beekeeping equipment or appliances, or honeybees or their products, and may bring an action for the payment thereof including reasonable costs of collection.
94.76 History History: 1975 c. 39; 1993 a. 216; 1995 a. 307.
94.761 94.761 Beekeepers, etc.; agricultural pursuit. The moving, raising and producing of bees, beeswax, honey and honey products shall be deemed an agricultural pursuit. Any keeper of 50 or more hives of bees who is engaged in the foregoing activities is a farmer and engaged in farming for all statutory purposes.
94.77 94.77 Penalties.
94.77(2)(2) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which a specific penalty is not prescribed shall be fined not to exceed $200 or imprisoned in the county jail not to exceed 6 months or both.
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