NR 542.03(1) (1) “Avoided disposal costs" has the meaning specified in s. 287.23 (1) (ar), Stats.
NR 542.03(2) (2) “Capital expenses" means construction or acquisition costs including improvements or equipment costing $1,000.00 or more and with an expected life of 3 years or more.
NR 542.03(3) (3) “Curbside collection" means the collection of recyclable materials at the curb, or from an alley or roadside.
NR 542.03(4) (4) “Department" means the department of natural resources.
NR 542.03(5) (5) “Effective recycling program" means a solid waste management program that includes all of the components specified in s. 287.11 (2), Stats.
NR 542.03(6) (6) “Population" has the meaning specified in s. 287.24 (1), Stats.
NR 542.03(7) (7) “Postconsumer waste" has the meaning specified in s. 287.01 (7), Stats.
NR 542.03(8) (8) “Prevailing market rate" has the meaning specified in s. 287.23 (1) (d), Stats. This means a reasonable estimate of the price for a recyclable material that will be paid by a collection facility serving the area within the boundaries of a responsible unit during the year for which an application for assistance is submitted.
NR 542.03(9) (9) “Recycling center" means a facility that accepts source separated materials for processing and marketing.
NR 542.03(10) (10) “Recycling program costs" means the collection, transportation, processing and marketing costs incurred as a result of any of the following:
NR 542.03(10)(a) (a) Source separation of recyclables through the use of either curbside collection or drop-off facilities, or both;
NR 542.03(10)(b) (b) Processing of source separated materials at a recycling center;
NR 542.03(10)(c) (c) Recovery of recyclables from postconsumer waste prior to grinding, shredding, composting or incinerating materials at a solid waste facility.
NR 542.03(11) (11) “Responsible unit" has the meaning specified in s. 287.01 (9), Stats.
NR 542.03(12) (12) “Solid waste facility" has the meaning specified in s. 289.01 (35), Stats.
NR 542.03(13) (13) “Source separated materials" means clean recyclables kept apart from mixed solid waste at the original point of generation.
NR 542.03 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91; correction in (6) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2013 No. 690.
NR 542.04 NR 542.04Eligibility for grant assistance.
NR 542.04(1) (1)Eligible applicants. The following responsible units are eligible for assistance under this chapter:
NR 542.04(1)(a) (a) For assistance in 1992 to 1994, any responsible unit.
NR 542.04(1)(b) (b) For assistance in 1995 to 2000, a responsible unit that has been determined by the department to have an effective recycling program.
NR 542.04(2) (2)Ineligible applicants.
NR 542.04(2)(a)(a) Responsible units that have not maintained an effective recycling program, following approval of the recycling program under s. 287.11, Stats., are ineligible for grant assistance the following year unless they have met one of the following:
NR 542.04(2)(a)1. 1. Their program has again been approved by the department;
NR 542.04(2)(a)2. 2. The department determines that they have performed substantial remedial actions and submitted an acceptable timetable for completion of remaining actions.
NR 542.04(2)(b) (b) A responsible unit that has spent funds received under this program on ineligible costs as outlined under s. NR 542.05 (2) is ineligible for:
NR 542.04(2)(b)1. 1. Grant assistance the following year if the funds were intentionally diverted to other purposes by the responsible unit.
NR 542.04(2)(b)2. 2. A portion of the grant assistance the following year if the responsible unit does not repay the funds to the department and the amount exceeds any outstanding grant payments owed the responsible unit.
NR 542.04 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 542.05 NR 542.05Eligible and ineligible costs.
NR 542.05(1) (1)Eligible costs. The grantee's recycling program costs, net of the sale of recovered materials, that are reasonable and necessary for planning, constructing or operating a recycling program are eligible for grant assistance. Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to:
NR 542.05(1)(a) (a) The costs of planning, including consultant fees;
NR 542.05(1)(b) (b) Construction costs, including capitalized interest, professional services of an attorney, and engineering services for design, construction and construction inspection;
NR 542.05(1)(c) (c) Training, salaries and fringe benefit costs of personnel;
NR 542.05(1)(d) (d) The purchase of necessary supplies;
NR 542.05(1)(e) (e) Capital purchases for:
NR 542.05(1)(e)1. 1. Equipment; equipment costing $1,000 or more and with an expected life of 3 years or more will be funded on an amortized basis;
NR 542.05(1)(e)2. 2. Land, including site acquisition at fair market value and site preparation costs;
NR 542.05(1)(f) (f) The allocable cost of using equipment not purchased with grant monies as provided under s. NR 542.10 (1) (b)3;
NR 542.05(1)(g) (g) Costs of collecting recyclables, marketing and transporting recyclables to market;
NR 542.05(1)(h) (h) Public education and enforcement costs;
NR 542.05(1)(i) (i) Written contracts entered into by responsible units to obtain services necessary for an effective recycling program;
NR 542.05(1)(j) (j) The following costs of a solid waste facility designed to recover recyclables from postconsumer waste:
NR 542.05(1)(j)1. 1. All costs that can be directly isolated to the recycling component;
NR 542.05(1)(j)2. 2. The proportionate share of the remaining costs as calculated as a proportion of recovered recyclables to total waste, by weight; and
NR 542.05(1)(k) (k) Cost of documenting how solid waste which is generated in the grantee's region and is not separated or recovered for recycling will be managed, as required by s. 287.11 (2) (ew), Stats.
NR 542.05(2) (2)Ineligible costs. Costs not directly associated with or not necessary for planning, construction or operation of an effective recycling program are not eligible for grant assistance. Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to:
NR 542.05(2)(a) (a) Costs incurred either prior to January 1 or after December 31 for each grant;
NR 542.05(2)(b) (b) The costs of collecting and disposing of municipal solid waste not separated for recycling, except as provided for in sub. (1) (k);
NR 542.05(2)(c) (c) Fines and penalties due to violations of, or failure to comply with, federal, state or local laws, regulations, rules and ordinances;
NR 542.05(2)(d) (d) Ordinary operating expenses of local government, such as salaries and expenses of a mayor or city council members that are not directly related to the recycling program;
NR 542.05(2)(e) (e) Interest or finance charges;
NR 542.05(2)(f) (f) Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another federal or state financial assistance program;
NR 542.05(2)(g) (g) Costs incurred in a contract which creates a real or apparent conflict of interest. An apparent conflict of interest arises when an official or employee of a grantee participates in the selection, awarding or administration of a contract supported by this program and:
NR 542.05(2)(g)1. 1. The official or employee, or his or her partner or immediate family member, has an ownership interest in the firm selected for the contract; or
NR 542.05(2)(g)2. 2. Any person identified in subd. 1. receives any contract, gratuity or favor from the award of the contract;
NR 542.05(2)(h) (h) The purchase of plastic containers for the collection of recyclable materials unless the recycled content of the plastic containers is at least 25% by weight.
NR 542.05 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 542.06 NR 542.06Distribution of grant assistance. The department shall award a grant to each eligible responsible unit that submits a complete application for allowable expenses. The amount of the grant shall be determined as follows:
NR 542.06(1) (1) For a county that is the responsible unit for at least 75% of the population of the county, $100,000 or the amount determined under sub. (2), whichever is greater.
NR 542.06(2) (2) Unless total grant requests exceed the amount of funds available, the amount of the grant for all other responsible units will equal the lesser of the following:
NR 542.06(2)(a) (a) The population of the responsible unit times $6.
NR 542.06(2)(b) (b) Sixty-six percent of eligible expenses, minus any avoided disposal costs.
NR 542.06(3) (3) If the total of approvable grant requests exceeds the amount of funds available, the department shall allocate funds in the following manner:
NR 542.06(3)(a) (a) Counties that are to receive $100,000 grants under sub. (1) will not be prorated;
NR 542.06(3)(b) (b) All remaining responsible units' grant awards shall be multiplied by the following ratio:
Total funds available - awards from sub. (1)
Total remaining requests from sub. (2)
NR 542.06 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 542.07 NR 542.07Grant assistance application.
NR 542.07(1) (1)Procedure. A completed application shall be submitted to the department by September 1 in the year preceding the year for which the assistance is sought. Application shall be made on forms provided by the department in accordance with the instructions provided.
NR 542.07 Note Note: Forms and instructions may be obtained, at no charge, from the Bureau of Community Financial Assistance, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.
NR 542.07(2) (2)Contents of application. An application shall contain all of the following:
NR 542.07(2)(a) (a) A resolution of the responsible unit authorizing its representative to file the grant application. The authorized representative shall be an official or employee of the responsible unit;
NR 542.07(2)(b) (b) The information specified in s. 287.09 (2) (b), Stats.;
NR 542.07(2)(c) (c) A description of the program, the processes and methods to be used, including who will implement them, and a timetable for implementation;
NR 542.07(2)(d) (d) Documentation that the assistance, when combined with future anticipated assistance, will result in the responsible unit doing one of the following:
NR 542.07(2)(d)1. 1. Making continued progress in creating an effective recycling program as defined under s. 287.11, Stats., by January 1, 1995;
NR 542.07(2)(d)2. 2. Maintaining an effective recycling program following approval of the recycling program under s. 287.11, Stats.;
NR 542.07(2)(e) (e) A financial schedule itemizing revenues and expenses of all programs and activities likely to be funded under the proposed grant;
NR 542.07(2)(f) (f) A financial report if the responsible unit received a grant under this chapter, or 1989 Wis. Act 335, section 85 (5), for the grant period preceding the grant period for which the application is being made. It shall include a statement of whether any portion of that grant was or is likely to be spent on ineligible activities, and the actual or estimated amount;
NR 542.07(2)(g) (g) An amortization schedule for all equipment, included in projected program costs, with a useful life exceeding 3 years and a cost greater than $1,000;
NR 542.07(2)(h) (h) A copy of any executed contracts for the performance of any portion of the program;
NR 542.07(2)(i) (i) A preliminary project design, engineering plans and specifications for the facility and equipment, as appropriate to the proposed project.
NR 542.07 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
NR 542.08 NR 542.08Grant assistance conditions and requirements. Before awarding a grant to a responsible unit, the department shall determine that all of the applicable requirements of s. NR 542.07 have been met and the responsible unit shall assure that it will comply with the following:
NR 542.08(1) (1)Operation and maintenance. The responsible unit shall agree to operate and provide adequate maintenance of facilities purchased or developed with state grant assistance;
NR 542.08(2) (2)Access. The grantee shall insure that department representatives will have access to the recycling facilities, including construction activities;
NR 542.08(3) (3)Prevailing market rate. No grantee may pay above the prevailing market rate for recyclables for any year in which it receives grant assistance.
NR 542.08 History History: Cr. Register, July, 1991, No. 427, eff. 8-1-91.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.