NR 155.12(9) (9) “Grant period" means the time period during which a governmental unit or the Board of Regents is eligible to incur eligible costs and obtain reimbursement from the department for a project under a runoff management grant agreement or a local assistance grant agreement.
NR 155.12(10) (10) “Grantee" means a governmental unit or the Board of Regents that receives funding from the department under a runoff management grant agreement or a local assistance grant agreement.
NR 155.12(11) (11) “Grantor" means the department when serving to provide funds under this chapter to a grantee.
NR 155.12(12) (12) “Landowner" means any individual, partnership, corporation, municipality or person holding title to land.
NR 155.12(13) (13) “Land operator" means any individual, partnership, corporation, municipality or person having possession of or holding a lease in land and is not a landowner.
NR 155.12(14) (14) “Local assistance grant agreement" means an agreement between the department and a governmental unit or the Board of Regents for the purpose of providing funds for staffing activities to carry out the tasks identified in an urban runoff project selected for funding under this chapter.
NR 155.12(15) (15) “Local share" means that portion of the best management practice installation cost funded under sources other than those authorized in s. 92.14, 281.65, 281.66 or 281.665, Stats.
NR 155.12(16) (16) “Nonpoint source" means a land management activity which contributes to runoff, seepage or percolation which adversely affects or threatens the quality of waters of this state and which is not a point source under s. 283.01 (12), Stats.
NR 155.12(17) (17) “Operation and maintenance period" means the length of time an urban best management practice included on a cost-share agreement or a runoff management grant agreement shall be operated and maintained.
NR 155.12(18) (18) “Point source" has the meaning in s. 283.01 (12), Stats.
NR 155.12(19) (19) “Population" means population shown by the last federal census or by subsequent population estimate under s. 16.96, Stats.
NR 155.12(20) (20) “Priority lake area" means a hydrologic unit which drains to a lake or group of lakes and serves as the project boundary for watershed projects identified through the process in s. 281.65 (3m) (b), Stats., and implemented through the process in ch. NR 120.
NR 155.12(21) (21) “Priority watershed" means any watershed that is identified under s. 281.65 (3) (am) or (4) (cm) or (co), Stats.
NR 155.12(22) (22) “Priority watershed plan" means the detailed portion of the area-wide water quality management plans prepared for priority watersheds as described in s. NR 120.08.
NR 155.12(23) (23) “Project" means an urban runoff project.
NR 155.12(24) (24) “Project area" means the geographic extent of a targeted runoff management project.
NR 155.12(25) (25) “Project completion" means the expiration date of a runoff management grant agreement.
NR 155.12(26) (26) “Provider" means a governmental unit when serving to administer cost-share funds through a cost-share agreement with a private landowner or land operator.
NR 155.12(27) (27) “Recipient" means the receiver of cost-share funds from a provider.
NR 155.12(28) (28) “Runoff management grant agreement" means an agreement entered into between the department and a governmental unit or the Board of Regents which establishes the terms under which funds are provided by the department for the installation of urban best management practices or the purchase of property or easements in an urban runoff project funded under this chapter.
NR 155.12(29) (29) “Source area" means a component of urban land use including rooftops, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, storage areas, streets and lawns from which urban runoff pollutants are generated during periods of snow melt and rainfall runoff.
NR 155.12(30) (30) “Structural urban best management practices" means detention basins, wet basins, infiltration basins and trenches and wetland basins.
NR 155.12(31) (31) “Urban area" means an area with a population density of 1,000 or more per square mile, or an area of industrial or commercial land uses, or an area that is surrounded by an area described in this definition.
NR 155.12(32) (32) “Urban best management practice" means structural urban best management practices and other source area measures, transport system and end-of-pipe measures designed to control storm water runoff rates, volumes and discharge quality.
NR 155.12(33) (33) “Urban runoff" means runoff from rainfall or snow melt that is either a point source discharge as defined under s. 283.01 (12), Stats., or a nonpoint source discharge as defined under s. 281.65 (2) (b), Stats.
NR 155.12(34) (34) “Watershed" means a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a water of the state.
NR 155.12(35) (35) “Wetland" or “wetlands" has the meaning specified under s. 23.32 (1), Stats.
NR 155.12(36) (36) “WPDES" means Wisconsin pollutant discharge elimination system.
NR 155.12 History History: CR 00-025: cr. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 09-112: am. (7) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (1), (2), (9), (10), (14), (28) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff. 5-1-16.
NR 155.13 NR 155.13Eligible applicants.
NR 155.13(1) (1) A governmental unit or a federally recognized tribal governing body is eligible to apply for and receive a runoff management grant and local assistance grant administered under this chapter if at least one of the following conditions is met:
NR 155.13(1)(a) (a) The grant application is for a local governmental unit having jurisdiction over the project area.
NR 155.13(1)(b) (b) The grant application is for a local governmental unit not having jurisdiction over the project area if both of the following conditions are met:
NR 155.13(1)(b)1. 1. The local governmental unit is required to control storm water discharges under s. 283.33, Stats.
NR 155.13(1)(b)2. 2. Inter-governmental agreements are in place, or will be put in place, as needed to assure urban best management practices included on the grant are installed and maintained.
NR 155.13(2) (2) The Board of Regents is eligible to apply for and receive a runoff management grant and a local assistance grant administered under this chapter if all of the following conditions are met:
NR 155.13(2)(a) (a) The grant is for practices, techniques or measures to control stormwater discharges on a University of Wisconsin System campus, including the acquisition of property or easements as required to install structural urban best management practices.
NR 155.13(2)(b) (b) The university of Wisconsin campus where the project is located is in a municipality required to obtain a permit under s. 283.33, Stats.
NR 155.13(2)(c) (c) The municipality where the campus is located meets at least one of the following:
NR 155.13(2)(c)1. 1. It is located in a priority watershed as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (c), Stats.
NR 155.13(2)(c)2. 2. It is located in a priority lake area as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (bs), Stats.
NR 155.13(2)(c)3. 3. It is located in an area identified as an area of concern by the international joint commission as defined in s. 281.35 (1) (h), Stats., under the great lakes water quality agreement.
NR 155.13 Note Note: A landowner or land operator that is not a governmental unit or the Board of Regents may not apply directly to the department for a runoff management or local assistance grant. However, a landowner or land operator may enter into a cost-share agreement with a governmental unit to receive grant funds awarded by the department to the governmental unit.
NR 155.13 History History: CR 00-025: cr. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 09-112: am (1) (intro.) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (2) (intro.), (a) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff. 5-1-16.
NR 155.14 NR 155.14Eligible projects.
NR 155.14(1) (1) An eligible project is that specified in the scope of a runoff management grant agreement developed in accordance with s. NR 155.21 or in the scope of a local assistance grant agreement developed in accordance with s. NR 155.26. A project scope shall have a geographic component and a time component.
NR 155.14(1)(a) (a) The geographic component of the project scope may range from controlling pollution from a single source on a property to controlling multiple pollution sources within a specified drainage area.
NR 155.14(1)(b) (b) The time component of the project scope may last up to 2 years. The department may grant an extension of up to one year in accordance with s. NR 155.21 (2). Multiple projects can be conducted consecutively or simultaneously in the same project area.
NR 155.14(2) (2) The department may provide a runoff management grant under s. NR 155.21 for a project to design and install urban best management practices, stream bank stabilization projects or shoreline stabilization projects necessary to control pollution. The department may provide a runoff management grant only if all of the following apply:
NR 155.14(2)(a) (a) The project application submitted under s. NR 155.17 specifies the watershed, sub-watershed or specific site that will be served by the project.
NR 155.14(2)(b) (b) The project is consistent with priorities identified by the department on a watershed or other geographic basis.
NR 155.14(2)(c) (c) The project is consistent with non-agricultural performance standards under subchs. III and IV of ch. NR 151.
NR 155.14(2)(d) (d) The project is in an urban area.
NR 155.14(2)(d)1. 1. For purposes of administering this paragraph, the department shall use the criteria under s. NR 155.17 (2) (b) 3. to determine whether an area is urban based on population density and the criteria under s. NR 155.15 (1) (b) 3. to 6. to determine if an area is an eligible commercial or industrial land use.
NR 155.14(2)(d)2. 2. The department may waive the requirement in this paragraph for grants made to the Board of Regents.
NR 155.14(2)(e) (e) The governmental unit with jurisdiction over the project area ensures, in accordance with s. NR 155.17 (2) (b) 4. adequate implementation of construction site pollution control, and of storm water management after development, for development and redevelopment of sites of one or more acres.
NR 155.14(3)(a)(a) The department may award a local assistance grant in accordance with s. NR 155.16 (1) or 155.26 for an urban runoff project in an urban area and for projects in areas that are expected to become an urban area within 20 years. For purposes of administering this subsection, the department shall use the criteria under s. NR 155.17 (2) (b) 3. to determine whether an area is, or will become, urban based on population density. The criteria under s. NR 155.15 (1) (b) 3. to 6. shall be used to determine if an area is an eligible commercial or industrial land use. The department may waive the requirement that the project be in an urban area, or an area projected to become an urban area, for grants made to the Board of Regents.
NR 155.14(3)(b) (b) To be eligible for reimbursement, a storm water management planning project funded under this paragraph shall meet the planning requirements of subch. I of ch. NR 216.
NR 155.14 Note Note: Department guidance and planning standards are available from the department at (608) 267-7694.
NR 155.14 History History: CR 00-025: cr. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 09-112: am (3), cr. (3) (b) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (2) (d) 2., (3) (a) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff. 5-1-16.
NR 155.15 NR 155.15Cost sharing for urban best management practices.
NR 155.15(1)(1)Eligible costs.
NR 155.15(1)(a)(a) The department may provide cost sharing for the construction of urban best management practices to abate urban runoff. Design and construction services are included as eligible components of the construction or implementation of the urban best management practice. State and local administrative permit fees are not reimbursable as part of the construction cost.
NR 155.15 Note Note: Although local administrative fees are not reimbursable, the department may reimburse governmental units for design and construction services subject to the limitations of s. NR 155.27 (4).
NR 155.15(1)(b) (b) Urban best management practices are eligible for cost-sharing when used to:
NR 155.15(1)(b)1. 1. Stabilize stream banks and shorelines in areas under subds. 2. to 7. as necessary to filter or infiltrate urban runoff or to reduce sediment pollution caused by stream bank erosion.
NR 155.15(1)(b)2. 2. Abate urban runoff from an area with a population of 1,000 or more per square mile.
NR 155.15(1)(b)3. 3. Abate urban runoff from commercial land uses such as strip commercial, office parks, shopping centers and downtown commercial.
NR 155.15(1)(b)4. 4. Abate urban runoff from government, institutional, transportation and recreational land uses where the land uses contain source areas that generate above average urban runoff volumes, peak flows or pollutant loading.
NR 155.15(1)(b)5. 5. Abate urban runoff from manufacturing and non-manufacturing industrial land uses owned or operated by a governmental unit or the Board of Regents, including sites requiring coverage under subch. II of ch. NR 216.
NR 155.15(1)(b)6. 6. Abate urban runoff from industrial land uses that are not owned or operated by a municipality or the Board of Regents, but only those source areas within these industrial land uses that are not considered to be associated or contaminated by industrial activity, as defined under subch. II of ch. NR 216.
NR 155.15(1)(b)7. 7. Abate urban runoff from areas geographically surrounded by areas described in subds. 2. to 6.
NR 155.15(1)(c) (c) Eligible costs include land acquisition, easements, storm sewer rerouting and removal of structures and associated flood management necessary to implement structural urban best management practices.
NR 155.15(1)(d) (d) An urban best management practice shall be included in ch. NR 154 or be available in accordance with the technical standards development and dissemination requirements of subch. V of ch. NR 151 to be considered eligible for cost sharing under this chapter.
NR 155.15(1)(e) (e) An urban best management practice shall be constructed in accordance with applicable technical standards and conditions identified in this chapter, ch. NR 154, in a document identified or developed by a state agency in accordance with subch. V of ch. NR 151 or a runoff management grant agreement in order to be considered eligible for cost sharing under this chapter.
NR 155.15 Note Note: Standards developed by the department are available from the department at (608) 267-7694.
NR 155.15(1)(f) (f) An urban best management practice shall be included as an eligible item for cost sharing on a runoff management grant agreement, signed by the department and the governmental unit or the Board of Regents in order to be considered eligible for cost sharing under this chapter.
NR 155.15(1)(g) (g) If a cost-share agreement is required, the urban best management practice shall be included as an eligible item on the cost-share agreement, signed by the governmental unit and a landowner or land operator in order to be considered eligible for cost sharing under this chapter.
NR 155.15(1)(h) (h) Urban best management practice costs shall meet requirements for use of bond-sourced funding to be eligible for funding from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (th), Stats.
NR 155.15(2) (2)Ineligible costs. All of the following practices, sources and activities are ineligible for cost sharing under this chapter unless approved by the department as part of a demonstration project in accordance with sub. (3):
NR 155.15(2)(a) (a) The replacement cost of any urban best management practice that is designed to achieve non-agricultural performance standards under subch. III or IV of ch. NR 151. The department may make an exception for an urban best management practice if the urban best management practice was constructed, and the design life of the urban best management practice expired prior to October 1, 2002.
NR 155.15(2)(b) (b) Operation and maintenance of urban best management practices.
NR 155.15(2)(c) (c) Best management practices needed to control sources of urban runoff that were adequately managed for the specific land use at the time the cost-share agreement or runoff management grant agreement is signed, including management of a source in compliance with performance standards, but that are producing an increased amount of pollutant loading to the surface water or groundwater due to the landowner's or land operator's significant changes in land management. Changes that the department may consider significant and ineligible for cost-sharing include those that create an increase in the urban runoff counter to the water resource objectives in an approved areawide water quality management plan, priority watershed or priority lake plan, county land and water resources management plan or performance standard for the area. In this paragraph, “approved areawide water quality management plan" means a plan, which has been adopted pursuant to ch. NR 121.
NR 155.15(2)(d) (d) Urban best management practice installation, started prior to the signing of a runoff management grant and, when required, a cost-share agreement. This paragraph does not preclude the department from providing reimbursement for structural best management practice design work commenced or completed prior to signing the runoff management grant agreement and the cost-share agreement, provided that practice construction is commenced prior to reimbursement.
NR 155.15(2)(e) (e) Activities covered by the WPDES permit program including those identified in chs. NR 200 to 299, except for municipal activities identified in sub. (1) carried out by the municipality to comply with municipal storm water permitting requirements under ch. NR 216.
NR 155.15(2)(f) (f) Activities required as part of or as a condition of a license for a solid waste management site.
NR 155.15(2)(g) (g) Urban best management practices associated with new construction or new development, including the following:
NR 155.15(2)(g)1. 1. Construction site erosion control measures subject to the requirements of s. NR 151.11, except those required by this chapter to control erosion during construction of a best management practice.
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