Register September 2020 No. 777
Chapter Trans 58
SURVEYING REFERENCE STATION SYSTEM USER FEE
Trans 58.01   Purpose and Scope.
Trans 58.02   Definitions.
Trans 58.03   Surveying Reference Station System Components.
Trans 58.04   Active System Operation.
Trans 58.05   Active System Maintenance.
Trans 58.06   Active System Fee Structure.
Trans 58.07   Active System Registration and Fee Collection.
Trans 58.08   Active System Registration Renewal.
Trans 58.01 Trans 58.01Purpose and Scope. As authorized by s. 85.63, Stats., the purpose of this chapter is to define the Surveying Reference Station System and to create a fee for its use to provide for the ongoing active system maintenance and replacement costs.
Trans 58.01 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.02 Trans 58.02Definitions. The words and phrases defined in s. 85.63, Stats. have the same meaning in this chapter unless a different definition is specifically provided. In this chapter:
Trans 58.02(1) (1)“Active system” or “WISCORS Network” means the system of reference stations statewide that continuously transmit global navigation satellite system data to a system server, and the server that receives and processes the data received from the reference stations.
Trans 58.02(2) (2)“Department” means the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Trans 58.02(3) (3)“Fee” means the amount the user pays to use the active system for a period of time selected by the user from among the options offered by the department. The fee paid by a user may vary based on how many users employed by the organization register to access the active system.
Trans 58.02(4) (4)“Passive system” means a network of survey monuments located throughout the state that are used to generate latitude, longitude, and elevation data.
Trans 58.02(5) (5)  “ User” means an individual, agency, or business entity that applies to the department and pays the fees to access use of the active system.
Trans 58.02(6) (6)“Surveying Reference Station System” means the network of survey monuments and reference stations in place across Wisconsin and includes the passive system and the active system.
Trans 58.02(7) (7)“System vendor” means the company the department contracts with to support and maintain the equipment and software of the WISCORS Network.
Trans 58.02 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.03 Trans 58.03Surveying Reference Station System Components. The Surveying Reference Station System includes the passive system and the active system. The active system equipment, hardware and software shall be serviced, updated and replaced by the department or its agents on an ongoing basis. The methodology used in determining the fee amount per user for the active system is based on the annual active system maintenance cost and the estimated annual user retention data. Budget for the maintenance of the passive system are derived from other sources.
Trans 58.03 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.04 Trans 58.04Active System Operation. The active system is accessible 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, with the exception of monthly planned routine maintenance required to apply security patches and server updates as well as periodic unplanned and unscheduled system outages due to equipment or network failure. The following procedures shall apply to the active system:
Trans 58.04(1) (1)The department shall monitor the system during regular work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The system may not be monitored during state holidays. Standby status may be used by department staff to monitor the system during non-work hours.
Trans 58.04(2) (2)   System outages shall be reported by the department or the system vendor or both as deemed necessary and service shall be restored as soon as practicable. The department may not provide a credit or refund for outages or time that the active system is not available.
Trans 58.04 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.05 Trans 58.05Active System Maintenance.
Trans 58.05(1) (1) The department shall do all of the following:
Trans 58.05(1)(a) (a) Carry out system maintenance for the active system.
Trans 58.05(1)(b) (b) Fund maintenance and upgrade costs of the active system from user fees.
Trans 58.05(1)(c) (c) Provide notice by email to user as soon as practicable when down-time for maintenance to the active system is planned.
Trans 58.05(2) (2)   The department may not provide a credit or refund to a user for instances when the active system is inoperable due to maintenance.
Trans 58.05 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.06 Trans 58.06Active System Fee Structure.
Trans 58.06(1) (1) The department shall charge fees to use the active system at the following rates:
Trans 58.06(1)(a) (a) The individual yearly rate is $300 per user per year.
Trans 58.06(1)(b) (b) When the user is an organization, the organizational yearly rate is $300 per user per year for each of the first five individuals employed by the organization plus $150 per year for each additional individual employed by the organization thereafter, with a $10,000 maximum fee per organization per year.
Trans 58.06(1)(c) (c) The individual monthly rate is $50 per user per month.
Trans 58.06(2) (2)   The department may not prorate the individual yearly rate or the organizational yearly rate under sub. (1) (a) or (b).
Trans 58.06(3) (3)   The following entities shall be exempt from paying a fee to use the active system:
Trans 58.06(3)(a) (a) The department.
Trans 58.06(3)(b) (b) An institution of higher education.
Trans 58.06(3)(c) (c) Federal agencies.
Trans 58.06(3)(d) (d) Wisconsin state agencies.
Trans 58.06(3)(e) (e) Counties, cities, villages and towns.
Trans 58.06(3)(f) (f) Other units of government created by state law.
Trans 58.06(3)(g) (g) Wisconsin Indian Tribes.
Trans 58.06(4) (4)   The department may provide access to the active system in lieu of user fee payment through Memorandums of Agreement or Cooperative Partner Agreements.
Trans 58.06 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.07 Trans 58.07Active System Registration and Fee Collection.
Trans 58.07(1)(1) Fees specified in s. Trans 58.06 may be paid by cash, check, money order or online payment methods when available and acceptable to the department.
Trans 58.07(2) (2)  To register for a subscription, each user shall complete a subscription level form using a form specified by the department.
Trans 58.07 History History: CR 19-006: Cr. Register September 2020 No. 777, eff. 9-1-20.
Trans 58.08 Trans 58.08Active System Registration Renewal.
Trans 58.08(1)(1)Registration renewal information shall be provided to users 30 days prior to the end of the 12-consecutive month registration period.
Trans 58.08(2) (2) Users shall pay for renewal of their registration at least 3 days prior to the expiration of the respective registration period.
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