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118,112 Section 112. 281.36 (10) (intro.) and (a) of the statutes are consolidated, renumbered 281.36 (10) and amended to read:
281.36 (10) Other Additional requirements. The requirement of being issued a wetland individual permit or proceeding under the authority of a wetland general permit under this section is in addition to any permit or other approval required by the department for a project or activity that involves a discharge into a wetland. This section governs the determination of whether a discharge is in compliance with water quality standards but does not affect the authority of the department to do any of the following: (a) Regulate otherwise regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material in a nonfederal wetland under ss. 59.692, 61.351, 62.231, 87.30, 281.11 to 281.35, 281.41 to 281.47, or 281.49 to 281.85 or ch. 30, 31, 283, 289, 291, 292, 293, 295, or 299.
118,113 Section 113. 281.36 (10) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
118,114 Section 114. 281.36 (11) of the statutes is created to read:
281.36 (11) Restoration; surcharge fee. (a) The department shall set a surcharge fee to be charged for each application to proceed under a wetland general permit that is issued under sub. (3g) (a) 4., 5., or 6. The surcharge fee shall be set on an annual basis by the department and may not exceed more than 50 percent of the market price, as determined by the department, for the equivalent purchase of credits from a mitigation bank. These fees shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.370 (4) (bm) for the restoration and creation of wetlands. The department may enter into agreements with other entities for the restoration and creation of such wetlands.
(b) Any wetland that is restored or created using funding from the appropriation under s. 20.370 (4) (bm) shall be open to the public for hunting, fishing, trapping, cross-country skiing, or hiking or any combination thereof, but the department may establish reasonable restrictions on the use of the land by the public in order to protect public safety or to protect a unique plant or animal community.
118,115 Section 115. 281.36 (12) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
281.36 (12) (a) Fees required. The department shall charge a fee for reviewing, investigating, and making decisions on applications to proceed under wetland general permits under sub. (3g) and on applications for wetland individual permits under sub. (3m). For an authorization to proceed under a wetland general permit, the application fee shall be $500. For a wetland individual permit, the application fee shall be $800.
118,116 Section 116. 281.36 (12) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
281.36 (12) (b) Additional fee. The department may set and charge a fee in the amount necessary to meet the costs incurred by the department in reviewing mitigation that is conducted by mitigation banks.
118,117 Section 117. 281.36 (13) of the statutes is created to read:
281.36 (13) Parties to a violation. (a) Whoever is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section for which a forfeiture is imposed is a principal and may be charged and found in violation although he or she did not directly commit the violation and although the person who directly committed it has not been found in violation.
(b) A person is concerned in the commission of the violation if the person does any of the following:
1. Directly commits the violation.
2. Aids and abets the commission of the violation.
3. Is a party to a conspiracy with another to commit the violation or advises, hires, counsels, or otherwise procures any person to commit it.
118,118 Section 118. 281.36 (14) of the statutes is created to read:
281.36 (14) Penalties. (a) Except as provided in par. (b), any person who violates any provision of this section shall forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for the first offense and shall forfeit not less than $500 nor more than $10,000 upon being found in violation of the same offense a 2nd or subsequent time.
(b) Any person who violates a wetland general permit issued under sub. (3g) shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $500 for the first offense and shall forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $500 upon being found in violation of the same offense a 2nd or subsequent time.
(c) A violation of any condition contained in a wetland general permit issued under sub. (3g) is a violation of the statute under which the general permit was issued.
(d) In addition to the forfeitures specified under pars. (a) and (b), a court may order a defendant to abate any nuisance, restore a natural resource, or take, or refrain from taking, any other action as necessary to eliminate or minimize any environmental damage caused by the defendant.
118,119 Section 119. 281.37 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
118,120 Section 120. 281.37 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
118,121 Section 121. 281.37 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
118,122 Section 122. 281.37 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (1) (bn) and amended to read:
281.36 (1) (bn) "Mitigation project" means the restoration, enhancement or creation of wetlands to compensate for adverse impacts to other wetlands. "Mitigation project" includes using credits from a wetlands mitigation bank mitigation of the type specified in sub. (3r) (a) 3.
118,123 Section 123. 281.37 (1) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (1) (bL) and amended to read:
281.36 (1) (bL) "Wetlands mitigation Mitigation bank" means a system of accounting for wetland loss and compensation that includes one or more sites where wetlands are restored, enhanced or, created , or preserved to provide transferable credits to be subsequently applied or purchased in order to compensate for adverse impacts to other wetlands.
118,124 Section 124. 281.37 (1) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
118,125 Section 125. 281.37 (1) (f) of the statutes is repealed.
118,126 Section 126. 281.37 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
118,127 Section 127. 281.37 (2m) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (8m), and 281.36 (8m) (a) 1. and 2. and (b) (intro.) and 2., as renumbered, are amended to read:
281.36 (8m) (a) 1. A person who is the holder of a wetland individual permit or other approval that authorizes a mitigation project shall grant a conservation easement under s. 700.40 to the department or shall execute a comparable legal instrument to ensure that a wetland that is being restored, enhanced, or created, or preserved will not be destroyed or substantially degraded by any subsequent proprietor of or holder of interest in the property on which the wetland is located. The department shall revoke the wetland individual permit or other approval if the holder of the individual permit or other approval fails to take these measures.
2. A person who is restoring, enhancing, or creating , or preserving a wetland to provide transferable credits as part of a wetlands mitigation bank shall grant a conservation easement under s. 700.40 to the department, or shall execute a comparable legal instrument to ensure that the wetland will not be destroyed or substantially degraded by any subsequent proprietor of or holder of interest in the property on which the wetland is located.
(b) (intro.) Notwithstanding par. (a), the department shall modify or release a conservation easement granted under par. (a), or shall void a comparable legal instrument executed under par. (a) if all of the following apply:
2. The person who is required to grant the conservation easement or execute the legal instrument did not contribute to the loss of the wetland specified in subd. 1.
118,128 Section 128. 281.37 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (intro.) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) Rules for mitigation. (intro.) The department shall promulgate rules to establish a process for consideration of wetland compensatory mitigation under sub. (2). Upon promulgation, the rules shall apply to any application or other request for an initial determination for a permit or other authorization that is pending with the department on the date on which the rules take effect the mitigation program under sub. (3r). The rules shall address all of the following:
118,129 Section 129. 281.37 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (a) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (a) Requirements for the avoidance and minimization of adverse impacts to the wetland that will be affected by the permitted activity analysis of practicable alternatives that is included in an application for a wetland individual permit under sub. (3m) (b).
118,130 Section 130. 281.37 (3) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (b) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (b) The conditions under which credits in a wetlands mitigation bank may be used for wetland compensatory mitigation purchased from a mitigation bank to comply with the mitigation program under sub. (3r).
118,131 Section 131. 281.37 (3) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (c) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (c) Enforcement of a requirement to implement a mitigation project requirements under the mitigation program under sub. (3r) that apply to mitigation projects and mitigation banks.
118,132 Section 132. 281.37 (3) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (d) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (d) Baseline studies of the wetland wetlands that will be affected by the permitted activity discharges and of the sites for mitigation project site projects.
118,133 Section 133. 281.37 (3) (e) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (e) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (e) Plan and project design requirements for a mitigation project, which shall consider the relation of the project design projects and mitigation bank sites, which shall include requirements for relating the design of a mitigation project or a mitigation bank site to the hydrology of the watershed in which a mitigation project or mitigation bank site is located.
118,134 Section 134. 281.37 (3) (f) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (f), and 281.36 (3t) (f) (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (f) (intro.) The comparability of a wetland Standards for comparing wetlands that will be restored, enhanced or, created, or preserved as a mitigation project or at a mitigation bank site to the wetland wetlands that will be adversely affected by the permitted activity discharges, including all of the following:
118,135 Section 135. 281.37 (3) (g) of the statutes is repealed.
118,136 Section 136. 281.37 (3) (h) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (h) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (h) Standards for measuring the short-term and long-term success of a mitigation project projects and mitigation bank sites and requirements for the short-term and long-term monitoring of a mitigation project projects and mitigation bank sites.
118,137 Section 137. 281.37 (3) (i) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (3t) (i) and amended to read:
281.36 (3t) (i) Remedial actions to be taken by the applicant if a holders of wetland individual permits for mitigation project is projects that are not successful and actions to be taken by a wetlands mitigation bank if a banks for mitigation project on which mitigation credits are based is projects performed by the mitigation banks that are not successful.
118,138 Section 138. 281.37 (3) (j) of the statutes is repealed.
118,139 Section 139. 281.37 (3m) of the statutes is repealed.
118,140 Section 140. 281.37 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
118,141 Section 141. 281.37 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 281.36 (13m) and amended to read:
281.36 (13m) Report to legislature. No later than January 31, 2003, and no later than January 31 of each subsequent odd-numbered year, the department shall submit to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2) a report that provides an analysis of the impact of the implementation of this section mitigation on wetland resources and on the issuance of permits or other approvals under ss. 59.692, 61.351, 62.231, 87.30, 281.11 to 281.47 or 281.49 to 281.85 or ch. 30, 31, 283, 289, 291, 292, 293, 295, or 299.
118,142 Section 142. 281.98 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
281.98 (1) Except as provided in ss. 281.344 (14) (a), 281.36, 281.346 (14) (a), 281.47 (1) (d), 281.75 (19), and 281.99 (2), any person who violates this chapter or any rule promulgated or any plan approval, license, special order, or water quality certification issued under this chapter shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $5,000 for each violation. Each day of continued violation is a separate offense. While an order is suspended, stayed, or enjoined, this penalty does not accrue.
118,143 Section 143. 814.04 (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 2, is amended to read:
814.04 Items of costs. (intro.) Except as provided in ss. 93.20, 100.195 (5m) (b), 100.30 (5m), 106.50 (6) (i) and (6m) (a), 111.397 (2) (a), 115.80 (9), 281.36 (2) (b) 1., 767.553 (4) (d), 769.313, 802.05, 814.245, 895.035 (4), 895.044, 895.443 (3), 895.444 (2), 895.445 (3), 895.446 (3), 895.506, 943.212 (2) (b), 943.245 (2) (d), 943.51 (2) (b), and 995.10 (3), when allowed costs shall be as follows:
118,144 Section 144. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) Position authorizations. The authorized FTE positions for the department of natural resources are increased by 2.0 PR positions to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.370 (4) (bi) of the statutes, to implement the mitigation program under section 281.36 (3r) of the statutes as created in this act.
(2) Project position changes.
(a) The authorized FTE positions for the department of natural resources are decreased by 3.0 PR project positions funded from the appropriation under section 20.370 (4) (bi) of the statutes, for the purpose for which the appropriation is made.
(b) The authorized FTE positions for the department of natural resources are increased by 3.0 PR positions to be funded from the appropriation under section 20.370 (4) (bi) of the statutes, for the purpose of providing wetland identification and confirmation services under section 23.321 of the statutes, as affected by this act.
118,145 Section 145. Initial applicability.
(1) The treatment of sections 30.28 (2m) (c), 31.39 (2m) (c), 281.22 (2) (c), and 281.36 (3m), (3n), (3p), (3q), (3r), and(12) (a) and (b) of the statutes, the renumbering of section 30.28 (1) of the statutes, and the creation of section 30.28 (1) (a) and (b) of the statutes first apply to applications that are submitted to the department of natural resources on the effective date of this subsection.
(2) The treatment of section 281.36 (14) of the statutes first applies to violations committed on the effective date of this subsection.
118,146 Section 146. Effective date.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 4th month beginning after publication.
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