2021 - 2022 LEGISLATURE
September 21, 2021 - Offered by Representative Sortwell.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the substitute amendment as follows:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,4 21. Page 1, line 3: delete the material beginning with “Lakes" and ending with
3“exemptions" on line 4 and substitute “Lakes, extending the time limit for emergency
4rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures” .
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,5 52. Page 2, line 1: before that line insert:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,6 6 Section 1m. 289.43 (8) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,87 289.43 (8) (title) Exemption from regulation; low-hazard waste and material
8dredged from great lakes
AB99-ASA1-AA1,1,10 93. Page 2, line 2: delete the material beginning with that line and ending with
10page 3, line 2, and substitute:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,2 11“289.43 (8) (d) 1. The department may not regulate under s. 289.30 or 289.31
12any facility for the disposal of material dredged by a municipality or county or a

1contractor for a municipality or county from Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, or bays
2or harbors adjacent to Lake Michigan or Lake Superior, if all of the following apply:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,43 a. The department determines that the dredging and disposal will have a
4demonstrable economic public benefit, as defined under s. 281.36 (1) (am).
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,85 b. The department determines that the cumulative adverse environmental
6impact of the dredging and disposal is insignificant and will not injure public rights
7or interests, cause environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), or result in
8material injury to the rights of any riparian owner.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,109 c. The department determines that the facility is in compliance with
10performance standards established by the department by rule.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,1511 d. The facility accepts dredged material for not more than 10 years or in an
12amount not to exceed 35,000 cubic yards, whichever occurs first, unless there is a
13material adverse change in the contamination of the dredged material that would be
14disposed of at the facility or if there is a material change in the intended use of the
15dredged material.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,2116 e. The disposal facility is located at least 100 feet from any wetland or critical
17habitat area and is outside a floodplain. This subd. 1. e. does not apply if the project
18is for beach nourishment above the ordinary high water mark on a public beach that
19has already been noticeably disturbed by human activities such as the construction
20of a parking lot, public swimming area, or other improvement and that has no unique
21ecological value.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,2222 f. The disposal facility is located at least 100 feet from any water supply well.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,2,2423 g. The facility confines the disposal area to as limited a geographic area as is
1h. The department determines that the application and proposed facility are
2in compliance with any other conditions established by the department by rule.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,113 i. At least 60 days prior to beginning disposal under this paragraph, the
4municipality or county or the contractor for the municipality or county submits to the
5department the address or location of the disposal site, the name of the person or
6entity accepting the dredged material, a map or aerial image showing the disposal
7location, the coordinates for the center of the disposal location, the dates when
8dredged material is to be received at the disposal location, the approximate volume
9of material to be disposed, the intended uses of the dredged material, and the
10available laboratory analytical data for samples collected from the dredged material
11to determine environmental impact.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,1612 j. The department determines that a received application is complete and does
13not provide a written objection to the application within 30 days of receipt by the
14department. An application may not be reviewed until the department has
15determined the application is complete. One application may authorize disposal of
16dredged material from one dredging location at multiple disposal sites.”.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,18 174. Page 3, line 4: after “if" insert “the amount of dredged material deposited
18at the facility exceeds 35,000 cubic yards,".
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,19 195. Page 3, line 6: substitute “facility," for “facility".
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,21 206. Page 4, line 4: delete the material beginning with that line and ending with
21page 5, line 17.
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,22 227. Page 5, line 18: before that line insert:
AB99-ASA1-AA1,3,23 23 Section 7m. Nonstatutory provisions.
1(1) The department of natural resources shall use the procedure under s. 227.24
2to promulgate rules under s. 289.43 (8) (d) 1. no later than the first day of the 7th
3month beginning after the effective date of this subsection. Notwithstanding s.
4227.24 (1) (c) and (2), emergency rules promulgated under this subsection remain in
5effect until the first day of the 36th month beginning after the effective date of the
6emergency rules or the date on which permanent rules take effect, whichever is
7earlier. Emergency rules promulgated under this subsection shall be limited to rules
8pertaining to sediment sample analysis, the number of samples to be collected, and
9other items determined to be necessary by the department of natural resources.
10Notwithstanding s. 227.24 (1) (a) and (3), the department of natural resources is not
11required to provide evidence that promulgating a rule under this subsection as an
12emergency rule is necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, safety, or
13welfare and is not required to provide a finding of emergency for a rule promulgated
14under this subsection.”.