Maximum cost-share rates.
Subchapter VI — Soil and Water Professionals
Conservation engineering practitioners.
Nutrient management planners.
Soil and manure testing laboratories.
Training for county staff.
Subchapter VII — Local Regulation
Local regulations; general.
Manure storage systems; ordinance.
Shoreland management; ordinance.
Livestock operations; local regulation.
Subchapter VIII — Standards for Cost-Shared Practices
General standards for cost-shared practices; pre-approval of cost-shared practices.
Manure storage systems.
Manure storage system closure.
Barnyard runoff control systems.
Trails and walkways.
Critical area stabilization.
Feed storage runoff control systems.
Grade stabilization structures.
Livestock watering facilities.
Milking center waste control systems.
Relocating or abandoning animal feeding operations.
Roof runoff systems.
Streambank or shoreline protection.
Waste transfer systems.
Wastewater treatment strips.
Water and sediment control basins.
Wetland development or restoration.
Ch. ATCP 50 Note
Chapter Ag 166 was renumbered ch. ATCP 50 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, April, 1993, No. 448
. Chapter ATCP 50 was repealed and recreated, Register, November, 1996, No. 491
, eff. 12-1-96; corrections in ch. ATCP 50 made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 1996, No. 491
. Chapter ATCP 50 as it existed on September 30, 2002 was repealed and a new chapter ATCP 50 was created effective October 1, 2002.
Ch. ATCP 50 Note
This chapter implements Wisconsin's soil and water resource management program under ch. 92
, Stats. The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection administers the program in cooperation with county land conservation committees, the land and water conservation board, the department of natural resources, and other state and federal agencies. The program has the purposes specified under s. 92.14 (2)
Ch. ATCP 50 Note
The rule revision that was published in the May, 2007 Wis. Adm. Register applies to small businesses as defined in s. 227.114 (1)
, Stats., on August 1, 2007.
ATCP 50.01 Definitions.
In this chapter:
“Agricultural practice" means beekeeping; commercial feedlots; dairying; egg production; floriculture; fish or fur farming; grazing; livestock raising; orchards; poultry raising; raising of grain, grass, mint, or seed crops; raising of fruits, nuts, or berries; sod farming; placing land in federal programs in return for payments in kind; owning land, at least 35 acres of which is enrolled in the conservation reserve program under 16 USC 3831
; or vegetable raising.
“Conservation practice" means a facility or practice that is designed to prevent or reduce soil erosion, prevent or reduce nonpoint source water pollution, or achieve or maintain compliance with soil and water conservation standards. “Conservation practice" includes a nutrient management plan.
“Contaminated runoff" means drainage that has come through or across a feed storage or manure storage area. “Contaminated runoff" includes the liquid and any sediment, manure, feed, or other material carried in the liquid.
ATCP 50.01 Note
Note: “Contaminated runoff" contains lower concentrations of contaminants than leachate from feed or manure.
“Cost-shared practice" means a conservation practice financed by a cost-share grant.
“Cost-share grant" means a grant that reimburses a landowner for all or part of the cost to install or maintain a conservation practice identified in the grant.
“County drainage board" means a board created and appointed under s. 88.17
“County land conservation committee" means the committee created by a county board under s. 92.06
, Stats. “County land conservation committee" includes employees or agents of a county land conservation committee who, with committee authorization, act on behalf of the committee.
“CREP program" means the combined state-federal conservation reserve enhancement program under s. 93.70
, Stats. and 16 USC 3834
“Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
“DNR" means the state of Wisconsin department of natural resources.
“Farm" means a parcel of land on which a landowner conducts one or more agricultural practices.
“Lake district" means a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district created under subch. IV of ch. 33
“Land out of agricultural production" means acreage that the owner can no longer use for normal crop or livestock production. Land is not taken “out of agricultural production," for purposes of s. ATCP 50.08
, if the landowner is free to use it for pasture, hay production, and cropping subject to residue management.
A person who rents, controls, or uses a parcel of land for agricultural purposes.
“Leachate" means the concentrated liquid which has percolated through, or drained from, animal feed or manure storage areas.
ATCP 50.01 Note
Note: “Leachate" contains much higher concentrations of contaminants than contaminated runoff.
“Livestock operation" means a feedlot or other facility or pasture where animals are fed, confined, maintained, or stabled.
“Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 92.15 (1) (b)
, Stats., and includes a county, town, city, village, lake district, and county drainage board.
“Local regulation" means any of the following regulations that require conservation practices on farms:
Soil and water conservation standards that a county land conservation committee adopts under s. 92.07 (2)
An ordinance or regulation that a town, city, or village adopts under s. 92.11
, or 93.90
, Stats., or under other town, city, or village authority.
A regulation adopted by a county drainage board, a lake district, or other special purpose district, or a tribe.
“LWCB" means the state of Wisconsin land and water conservation board.
“Manure" means livestock excreta. “Manure" includes the following when intermingled with excreta in normal farming operations: debris including bedding, water, soil, hair, and feathers; processing derivatives including separated sand, separated manure solids, precipitated manure sludges, supernatants, digested liquids, composted biosolids, and process water; and runoff collected from barnyards, animal lots, and feed storage areas.