subch. II of ch. ATCP 161 Subchapter II — “Something Special From Wisconsin" Program; Permit and User Fees
ATCP 161.20 ATCP 161.20Purpose. This subchapter regulates use of the department's “Something Special from Wisconsin" logo and establishes a fee for its use under s. 93.44, Stats.
ATCP 161.20 History History: Cr. Register, March 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
ATCP 161.21 ATCP 161.21Definitions. As used in this subchapter:
ATCP 161.21(1) (1)“Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 161.21(2) (2)“Gross sales" means a person's total annual sales of all products and commodities, regardless of whether the logo was affixed to the products or commodities sold.
ATCP 161.21(3) (3)“Logo" means the certification mark “Something Special from Wisconsin" registered in the U.S. patent and trademark office on March 7, 1989, under registration No. 1,529,098.
ATCP 161.21(4) (4)“Packaging or labeling materials" means package labels, stickers, printed display materials, or similar items, featuring the logo, which are produced for sale to other persons, and which are designed to be used by other persons in connection with the sale or distribution of their products or commodities. “Packaging or labeling materials" does not include promotional items.
ATCP 161.21(5) (5)“Person" means any individual, partnership, firm association, corporation, or other business or legal entity.
ATCP 161.21(6) (6)“Product or commodity" means any article of commerce, including any product of agricultural or industrial production. “Product or commodity" does not include either of the following:
ATCP 161.21(6)(a) (a) Promotional items.
ATCP 161.21(6)(b) (b) Packaging or labeling materials.
ATCP 161.21(7) (7)“Promotional item" means clothing, pins, pens, cups, mugs, and similar items featuring the logo. “Promotional item" does not include packaging or labeling materials.
ATCP 161.21 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
ATCP 161.22 ATCP 161.22Permit required. No person may use the logo on any product or commodity, on any promotional item, or on any packaging or labeling materials without an annual permit from the department. An annual permit expires on June 30 of each year. A permit application filed on or before July 1, 1993, expires on June 30, 1994. To obtain a permit, a person shall submit an application under s. ATCP 161.23. The department may deny, suspend, or revoke a permit if the applicant or permit holder violates any provision of this chapter, fails to pay any required fee or royalty, or misrepresents any fact in a permit application.
ATCP 161.22 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
ATCP 161.23 ATCP 161.23Permit application.
ATCP 161.23(1)(1)General. To obtain a permit under s. ATCP 161.22, a person shall submit a signed written application on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the information required under this section. The application shall also be accompanied by the fees required under s. ATCP 161.24 if any.
ATCP 161.23 Note Note: A permit application form may be obtained from the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Marketing Division, P. O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
ATCP 161.23(2) (2) Name and business address. Every application shall include the applicant's name and business address.
ATCP 161.23(3) (3) Compliance agreement. Every application shall include a statement that the applicant agrees to comply with all applicable conditions under this subchapter for the use of the logo.
ATCP 161.23(4) (4) Products or commodities. If the applicant intends to sell any product or commodity bearing the logo, the application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 161.23(4)(a) (a) An identification of the specific products or commodities on which the logo will be used.
ATCP 161.23(4)(b) (b) For each product or commodity identified under par. (a), information showing that the product or commodity complies with the eligibility requirements under s. ATCP 161.25.
ATCP 161.23(4)(c) (c) The applicant's gross sales of all products and commodities during the applicant's last complete fiscal year, for purposes of calculating the required fee under s. ATCP 161.25. This information is not required if the applicant is applying for a permit for the first time.
ATCP 161.23(5) (5) Promotional items. If the applicant intends to sell any promotional item bearing the logo, the application shall identify the specific promotional items on which the applicant intends to use the logo.
ATCP 161.23(6) (6) Packaging or labeling materials. If the applicant intends to sell packaging or labeling materials bearing the logo, the application shall identify the packaging and labeling materials which the applicant intends to offer for sale.
ATCP 161.23 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93; am. (4) (b), Register, February, 1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1999.
ATCP 161.24 ATCP 161.24Annual permit fees.
ATCP 161.24(1)(1)Amount of fee. Except as provided under sub. (2), if a person intends to sell any product, commodity, or promotional item bearing the logo, or sell or use any packaging or labeling materials bearing the logo, that person's annual permit application under s. ATCP 161.23 shall include a fee based on the applicant's gross sales during the last complete fiscal year. The amount of the fee is determined as follows:
ATCP 161.24(1)(a) (a) If the applicant's gross annual sales are $10,000 or less, the annual fee is $10.00.
ATCP 161.24(1)(b) (b) If the applicant's gross annual sales are more than $10,000 but not more than $50,000, the annual fee is $35.00.
ATCP 161.24(1)(c) (c) If the applicant's gross annual sales are more than $50,000 but not more than $100,000, the annual fee is $50.00.
ATCP 161.24(1)(d) (d) If the applicant's gross annual sales are more than $100,000 but not more than $250,000, the annual fee is $100.
ATCP 161.24(1)(e) (e) If the applicant's gross annual sales are more than $250,000 but not more than $500,000, the annual fee is $150.
ATCP 161.24(1)(f) (f) If the applicant's gross annual sales are more than $500,000, the annual fee is $200.
ATCP 161.24(2) (2) Exemption. The fee under sub. (1) does not apply to a person which is a tax exempt organization under the federal internal revenue code, 26 USC 501 (a).
ATCP 161.24(3) (3) Failure to pay. The department may suspend or revoke a permit if the permit holder fails to pay annual user permit fees on a timely basis, and may bring an action to collect unpaid permit fees.
ATCP 161.24 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
ATCP 161.25 ATCP 161.25Products and commodities; eligibility requirements. No person may use the logo on any product or commodity unless the product or commodity meets both of the following requirements:
ATCP 161.25(1) (1)At least 50% of the product's or commodity's value-added is attributable to Wisconsin ingredients, or to Wisconsin production or processing activities.
ATCP 161.25(2) (2)The product or commodity is not an imitation of a product or commodity for which there is a standard of identity established under state or federal law.
ATCP 161.25 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
ATCP 161.26 ATCP 161.26Prohibitions. No person may do any of the following without the department's written permission:
ATCP 161.26(1) (1)Use the logo for a different purpose than that described in the person's permit application under s. ATCP 161.23.
ATCP 161.26(2) (2)Affix the logo to any item other than those described in the person's permit application under s. ATCP 161.23.
ATCP 161.26(3) (3)Alter the logo in any way.
ATCP 161.26 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1993, No. 447, eff. 4-1-93.
subch. IV of ch. ATCP 161 Subchapter IV — “Buy Local" Grant Program
ATCP 161.40 ATCP 161.40Purpose. This subchapter implements the “buy local" grant program created under s. 93.48, Stats.
ATCP 161.40 History History: EmR0804: cr. eff. 2-22-08; CR 08-038: cr. Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08.
ATCP 161.41 ATCP 161.41Definitions. In this subchapter:
ATCP 161.41(1) (1)“Authorized department official" means the department secretary, deputy secretary, or assistant deputy secretary.
ATCP 161.41(2) (2)“Department" means the Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 161.41(3) (3)“Direct Costs" means costs that can be identified specifically with a particular project, or that can be directly assigned to such activity relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy.
ATCP 161.41(4) (4)“Food product" means an unprocessed commodity or processed product that is used for food or drink by humans. “Food product" includes a food product ingredient.
ATCP 161.41(5) (5)“Grant applicant" means a person who submits a grant proposal under s. ATCP 161.44.
ATCP 161.41(6) (6)“Individual" means a natural person.
ATCP 161.41(7) (7)“Local purchaser" means a person who buys a Wisconsin food product at a retail location near the place where the food product is produced, or for resale at a retail location near the place where the food product is produced.
ATCP 161.41(8) (8)“Person" means an individual, corporation, cooperative, partnership, limited liability company, trust, governmental entity, academic institution, or other legal entity.
ATCP 161.41(9) (9)“Wisconsin food product" means a food product that is one of the following:
ATCP 161.41(9)(a) (a) Grown in this state.
ATCP 161.41(9)(b) (b) Produced from animals kept in this state.
ATCP 161.41(9)(c) (c) Primarily derived from food products that are grown in this state or produced from animals kept in this state.
ATCP 161.41 History History: EmR0804: cr. eff. 2-22-08; CR 08-038: cr. Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register April 2015 No. 712.
ATCP 161.42 ATCP 161.42Grant program; general.
ATCP 161.42(1)(1)Grant purposes. The department may award grants under s. 93.48, Stats., for projects that are designed to increase the sale of Wisconsin food products to local purchasers. This may include grants for projects to create, expand, diversify, or promote any of the following:
ATCP 161.42(1)(a) (a) Local food marketing systems and market outlets.
ATCP 161.42(1)(b) (b) Local food and cultural tourism routes.
ATCP 161.42(1)(c) (c) Production, processing, marketing, and distribution of Wisconsin food products primarily for sale to local purchasers.
ATCP 161.42(2) (2) Grant proposals; evaluation. A grant award under sub. (1) shall be based on a grant proposal under s. ATCP 161.44. The department shall evaluate grant proposals according to s. ATCP 161.45.
ATCP 161.42(3) (3) Grant awards. A grant award under sub. (1) shall be signed by an authorized department official. The grant award shall clearly identify the person to whom the grant is awarded, the amount awarded, and the purposes for which the grant is awarded. A grant award may not exceed $50,000. The department may not award more than one grant to the same person in any state fiscal biennium.
ATCP 161.42(4) (4) Grant terms and conditions. A grant is subject to the terms and conditions provided in s. ATCP 161.43 and the grant contract. The department may specify terms and conditions to ensure that grant funds are effectively used for the purposes awarded.
ATCP 161.42(5) (5) Grant contract. The department may not distribute any grant funds to the recipient of a grant award under sub. (1) until that recipient enters into a grant contract with the department. The contract shall comply with s. ATCP 161.46.
ATCP 161.42 Note Note: Grant proposals, grant awards, grant contracts, progress reports, and other documents are open to public inspection to the extent provided by Wisconsin's open records law, subch. II of ch. 19, Stats.
ATCP 161.42 History History: EmR0804: cr. eff. 2-22-08; CR 08-038: cr. Register September 2008 No. 633, eff. 10-1-08.
ATCP 161.43 ATCP 161.43Grant terms and conditions.
ATCP 161.43(1)(1)Use of grant funds. Grant funds may be used to reimburse any of the following expenses if those expenses are a reasonable and necessary part of the grant project:
ATCP 161.43(1)(a) (a) Operating expenses, including expenses for salaries and wages, contract and consulting services, travel, supplies, and public information.
ATCP 161.43(1)(b) (b) Real estate and equipment rental.
ATCP 161.43(1)(c) (c) The purchase of equipment whose full value is ordinarily depreciable within one year.
ATCP 161.43(1)(d) (d) Reasonable depreciation expense incurred, for capital equipment, during the term of the grant contract.
ATCP 161.43(2) (2) Prohibited uses of grant funds. Grant funds may not reimburse any of the following expenses:
ATCP 161.43(2)(a) (a) Real estate purchases.
ATCP 161.43(2)(b) (b) Repayment of loans or mortgages.
ATCP 161.43(2)(c) (c) Rent or contract payments for time periods extending beyond the term of the grant contract.
ATCP 161.43(2)(d) (d) Equipment purchases, except as specifically authorized in sub. (2) (c) and (d).
ATCP 161.43(2)(e) (e) Administrative or overhead costs that are not direct costs of the grant project.
ATCP 161.43(3) (3) Matching contributions. The recipient of a grant award under s. ATCP 161.42 shall make a matching contribution to the grant project. The matching contribution shall be equal to at least the grant award. A matching contribution may include the reasonable value of the grant recipient's direct contribution of capital, land, labor, equipment or cash to the grant project. A matching contribution may include grant funds from sources other than the department.
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