NR 155.15(2)(n) (n) Practices to be fully funded through other programs.
NR 155.15(2)(o) (o) Practices previously installed and necessary to support cost-shared practices.
NR 155.15(2)(p) (p) Urban best management practices located outside an eligible geographic area.
NR 155.15(2)(q) (q) Activities funded through state or federal grants for wastewater treatment plants.
NR 155.15(2)(r) (r) Active mining activities.
NR 155.15(2)(s) (s) Urban best management practices that do not meet the eligibility criteria under sub. (1).
NR 155.15(2)(t) (t) Costs that another governmental unit is also reimbursing.
NR 155.15(2)(u) (u) Other practices, which the department determines, are not necessary to achieve the objectives of the project.
NR 155.15(3) (3)Demonstration projects.
NR 155.15(3)(a)(a) The department may allow cost sharing for items identified under sub. (2) if necessary to implement a demonstration project. The department shall require demonstration projects to meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for cost sharing under this subsection:
NR 155.15(3)(a)1. 1. The project shall be selected according to the process identified in s. NR 155.20.
NR 155.15(3)(a)2. 2. The project shall be determined by the department to have statewide or regional significance and shall be designed to provide results that are transferable to other locations within the state. This includes projects that demonstrate traditional or innovative management measures or urban best management practices needed in order to increase acceptance, use and understanding of cost-effectiveness, including pollutant control capability.
NR 155.15(3)(a)3. 3. The project shall have an approved strategy for developing and disseminating information and education materials explaining the project and its management implications.
NR 155.15(3)(b) (b) The department may consult with the university of Wisconsin-extension or its agent in considering demonstration project proposals.
NR 155.15(4) (4)Cost-share rates and cost-share conditions. Cost-share rates and cost-share conditions identified in ch. NR 154 or the runoff management grant agreement shall be used for urban best management practices funded under this chapter.
NR 155.15(5) (5)Cost-effectiveness. The state cost-sharing amount shall be the total cost of an eligible practice multiplied by the cost-share rate, unless otherwise provided for in this chapter or in ch. NR 154. Where 2 or more practices are of equal effectiveness in reducing pollutants, the amount of cost sharing shall be based on the least cost practice.
NR 155.15(6) (6)Interim best management practices and alternative design criteria.
NR 155.15(6)(a)(a) Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to provide for the use of best management practices, management measures, design criteria or standards and specifications that are not included in ch. NR 154 but that will contribute to achieving water quality goals.
NR 155.15(6)(b) (b) Requirements. The department may consider eligible for cost sharing best management practices, management measures, design criteria or standards and specifications other than those included in ch. NR 154 provided that all of the conditions in this paragraph are met.
NR 155.15(6)(b)1. 1. The practices, design criteria, standards or specifications developed under this subsection may not be applied for the purpose of meeting a non-agricultural or transportation performance standard identified in ch. NR 151.
NR 155.15 Note Note: Development of urban practices, design criteria and standards for compliance with non-agricultural performance standards must be in accordance with subch. V of ch. NR 151.
NR 155.15(6)(b)2. 2. The applicant shall justify all of the following:
NR 155.15(6)(b)2.a. a. That the practices, design criteria, standards or specifications are necessary to meet the water quality objectives of the project.
NR 155.15(6)(b)2.b. b. That the practice is a cost-effective means of preventing or reducing pollutants.
NR 155.15(6)(b)2.c. c. That the practice does not have an adverse impact on fish and wildlife habitat.
NR 155.15(6)(b)3. 3. The department shall identify the best management practice, design criteria, standards, specifications, operation and maintenance period, cost-share rates and cost-share conditions in the runoff management grant agreement.
NR 155.15(6)(c) (c) Time period. Department approval to use a practice, measure, standard or specification not included in ch. NR 154 shall be for a limited period of time, which the department shall specify. After the specified time period has expired, the department will either discontinue the approved use of the interim measures or adopt the measures in ch. NR 154.
NR 155.15 History History: CR 00-025: cr. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 09-112: am. (1) (a), r. and recr. (2) (g) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (2) (m) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2010 No. 660; correction in (2) (g) 4. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (1) (b) 5., 6., (f) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff. 5-1-16.
NR 155.16 NR 155.16 Aids for local assistance activities.
NR 155.16(1)(1) Eligible costs.
NR 155.16(1)(a)(a) The department may provide cost sharing under s. NR 155.26 for activities in projects selected by the department under this chapter that are in an urban area or area expected to become urban within 20 years of the application submittal date.
NR 155.16(1)(b) (b) The cost-share rates for eligible activities in par. (c) may not exceed 70% of the cost of the activities for which the grant is provided.
NR 155.16(1)(c) (c) The activities identified in this paragraph are eligible for cost sharing.
NR 155.16(1)(c)1. 1. Urban runoff control planning activities, for all or part of a municipality or University of Wisconsin System campus identified in s. NR 155.13 (2). Activities include:
NR 155.16(1)(c)1.a. a. Developing comprehensive urban runoff control plans for existing development, new development, and redevelopment, including planning, pre-design, and general engineering feasibility studies. Planning includes activities necessary to develop a storm water management program consistent with the program elements identified under s. NR 216.07. Urban storm water planning activities for industrial sites subject to subch. II of ch. NR 216 are not eligible for reimbursement under this chapter except for facilities owned or operated by a governmental unit.
NR 155.16(1)(c)1.b. b. Preparing local ordinances including urban runoff control ordinances, construction site erosion control ordinances, pet waste management ordinances, illicit discharge management ordinances and other environmental resource conservation ordinances that the department determines can further the intent of this chapter.
NR 155.16(1)(c)1.c. c. Evaluating alternatives for local financing of urban runoff control programs, including storm water utilities.
NR 155.16(1)(c)1.d. d. Other urban runoff control planning activities determined by the department to further the intent of this chapter.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2. 2. Urban runoff control implementation activities, to include:
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.b. b. Administration associated with initial establishment of local funding programs such as storm water utilities.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.c. c. Conducting detailed engineering designs and detailed site engineering feasibility studies for projects in existing urban areas and areas of urban redevelopment. The department may also provide reimbursement for detailed engineering designs and detailed engineering feasibility studies for projects in new development where the practices are to be owned and operated by a governmental unit or the Board of Regents.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.g. g. Contacting landowners and land operators of urban runoff sources described in the project.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.h. h. Developing, reviewing and implementing cost-share agreements with the cost-share recipient.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.i. i. Illicit discharge detection and elimination.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.j. j. Pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures for municipal facilities or operations.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.k. k. Project evaluation activities identified in the project application and required by the runoff management grant agreement, including monitoring.
NR 155.16(1)(c)2.L. L. Other storm water management implementation activities determined by the department to be necessary to implement the project.
NR 155.16(1)(c)4. 4. Public participation, education and outreach activities to include:
NR 155.16(1)(c)4.a. a. Forming partnerships to cost-effectively manage urban runoff.
NR 155.16(1)(c)4.b. b. Preparing and using educational materials and strategies.
NR 155.16(1)(c)4.c. c. Developing and conducting demonstrations, tours and activities that incorporate citizen involvement.
NR 155.16(1)(c)4.d. d. Other education activities determined by the department to be necessary to implement the project.
NR 155.16(1)(c)5. 5. Professional services contracts for necessary activities the grantee lacks expertise or staff to complete.
NR 155.16(1)(d) (d) The following staff support costs are eligible for cost-sharing, including:
NR 155.16(1)(d)1. 1. Information and education activities approved by the department.
NR 155.16(1)(d)2. 2. Training of staff approved by the department.
NR 155.16(1)(d)4. 4. The cost of testing materials for use in urban best management practice design, installation or operation or in project evaluation, including monitoring.
NR 155.16(1)(d)5. 5. Travel expenses including personal vehicle mileage charges, meals, lodging and other reasonable travel expenses necessary to the project.
NR 155.16(1)(d)8. 8. Field equipment necessary for the project.
NR 155.16(1)(d)10. 10. Other direct costs necessary for the project and approved by the department.
NR 155.16(1)(e) (e) The participating governmental unit and Board of Regents shall provide to the department an accounting of hours spent on the project by staff.
NR 155.16(2) (2)Ineligible costs. The following costs are not eligible for funding under this section:
NR 155.16(2)(a) (a) Direct costs for other items not listed as eligible for up to 70% cost-sharing.
NR 155.16(2)(b) (b) Indirect project costs.
NR 155.16 History History: CR 00-025: cr. Register September 2002 No. 561, eff. 10-1-02; CR 09-112: am. (1) (b), (c) (intro.), 1. a., 2. c., (e), r. (1) (c) 2. a., d., e., f., 3., (d) 3., 6., 7., 9., (f) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; 2015 Wis. Act 330 s. 20: am. (1) (c) 1. (intro.), 2. c., (e) Register April 2016 No. 724, eff. 5-1-16.
NR 155.17 NR 155.17 Project application.
NR 155.17(1) (1) Application process.
NR 155.17(1)(a)(a) Subject to the availability of funds, the department shall:
NR 155.17(1)(a)1. 1. Solicit applications for projects to be funded under this chapter by providing public notice that application materials are available upon request.
NR 155.17(1)(a)2. 2. Distribute to any potential applicant that requests it a copy of the application, instructions for completing the application and guidelines that the department will use to score project applications.
NR 155.17(1)(b) (b) A governmental unit or the Board of Regents may request funding under this chapter for one or more projects.
NR 155.17(1)(c) (c) Applicants shall submit completed project applications to the department in order to be considered for funding in the following calendar year. The department shall establish the deadline for project application and shall include the deadline in the application materials.
NR 155.17(2) (2)Required information. An applicant shall submit all of the information required by this subsection to be considered for funding under this chapter.
NR 155.17(2)(a) (a) Administrative information required by the department to administer the grant request. Administrative information shall include all of the following unless otherwise exempted in this section:
NR 155.17(2)(a)1. 1. Applicant name.
NR 155.17(2)(a)2. 2. Name and title of authorized representative.
NR 155.17(2)(a)3. 3. Contact name and telephone.
NR 155.17(2)(a)4. 4. Type of governmental unit and applicant address.
NR 155.17(2)(a)5. 5. Applicant's signature.
NR 155.17(2)(a)6. 6. Project scope.
NR 155.17(2)(a)7. 7. Other information that the department determines necessary to process the application.
NR 155.17(2)(b) (b) Screening information required by the department to determine whether the proposed project complies with basic program and statutory funding requirements. This information shall include all of the following unless otherwise exempted in this section:
NR 155.17(2)(b)1. 1. Certification that the project meets the eligibility requirements of s. NR 155.14 (2).
NR 155.17(2)(b)2. 2. A map of the project area showing the watershed, subwatershed, or specific site to be served by the project. The map shall be accompanied by information the applicant is aware of that concerns environmental contamination, endangered, threatened or wetland resources, historic properties or historic places contained in the project area and potentially affected by the project.
NR 155.17(2)(b)3. 3. For a project to be funded with a cost-sharing grant, documentation that the project is in an urban area. For a project to be funded with a local assistance grant, documentation that the project area is in an urban area or an area expected to become urban within 20 years of the application date. In determining if a project area is, or will become urban:
NR 155.17(2)(b)3.a. a. Existing and projected population shall be the population shown by the last federal census or by any subsequent population estimate under s. 16.96, Stats.
NR 155.17(2)(b)3.b. b. When the project covers part of a municipality or campus, such as a project for a urban best management practice that serves a limited geographic area or an urban runoff control plan for a limited area, the area over which the population density is calculated shall be limited, to the extent allowed by the population data, to that included in the project area.
NR 155.17(2)(b)3.c. c. When the project covers substantially all of a municipality or campus, such as a project for a comprehensive municipal urban runoff management plan, an information and education program or a municipal ordinance, the area over which the population density is calculated shall be the entire area within the municipal or campus boundary to the extent practical given existing census data.
NR 155.17(2)(b)3.d. d. The department may waive the information requirement under this subdivision for projects on a University of Wisconsin System campus meeting the requirements of s. NR 155.13 (2).
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