STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  ss. 85.16(1) and 348.07(4)
General Summary of Proposed Rule. This proposed rule amends s. Trans 276.07(7), Wis. Adm. Code, to add a segment of highway to the designated highway system established under s. 348.07(4), Stats. The actual highway segment that this proposed rule adds to the designated highway system is:
STH 32
STH 22 in Gillett
STH 64 S. of Mountain
This proposed rule also repeals s. Trans 276.07(8m), Wisconsin Administrative Code, which was no longer in effect as of 1-1-92 due to a sunset clause imposed after reconstructing a bridge. The actual highway segment that this proposed rule removes from the listing of designated highways is:
STH 37
STH 88 S. of Mondovi
USH 10 in Mondovi
Note: The proposed rule text often achieves these objectives by consolidating individual segments into contiguous segments with new end points. In order to determine the actual highway segment added, it is necessary to compare the combined old designations with the combined new designation.
This proposed rule also repeals s. Trans 276.09(1), Wis. Adm. Code, which effectively adds several highway segments to the designated highway system established under s. 348.07(4), Stats. The actual highway segments that this proposed rule adds to the designated highway system are:
USH 51
Illinois Line at Beloit
Broad Street in Beloit
STH 81
STH 11 S. of Brodhead
STH 213 in Beloit
STH 213
Broad Street in Beloit
STH 81 in Beloit
Broad Street
STH 213 in Beloit
USH 51 in Beloit
The long trucks to which this proposed rule applies are those with 53-foot semitrailers, double bottoms and the vehicles which may legally operate on the federal National Network, but which exceed Wisconsin's regular limits on overall length. Generally, no person may operate any of the following vehicles on Wisconsin's highways without a permit: A single vehicle with an overall length in excess of 40 feet, a combination of vehicles with an overall length in excess of 65 feet, a semitrailer longer than 48 feet, an automobile haulaway longer than 66 feet plus allowed overhangs, or a double bottom. Certain exceptions are provided under s. 348.07(2), Stats., which implements provisions of the federal Surface Transportation Assistance Act in Wisconsin.
Note: 45-foot buses are allowed on the National Network and Interstate system by Federal law. Section 4006(b) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.
The effect of this proposed rule will be to extend the provisions of s. 348.07(2)(f), (fm), (gm) and (gr), and s. 348.08(1)(e), Stats., to the highway segments listed above. As a result, vehicles which may legally operate on the federal National Network in Wisconsin will also be allowed to operate on the newly-designated highways. Specifically, this means there will be no overall length limitation for a tractor-semitrailer combination, a double bottom or an automobile haulaway on the affected highway segments. There also will be no length limitation for a truck tractor or road tractor when operated in a tractor-semitrailer combination or as part of a double bottom or an automobile haulaway. Double bottoms will be allowed to operate on the affected highway segments provided neither trailer is longer than 28 feet, 6 inches. Semitrailers up to 53 feet long may also be operated on these highway segments provided the kingpin to rear axle distance does not exceed 41 feet. This distance is measured from the kingpin to the center of the rear axle or, if the semitrailer has a tandem axle, to a point midway between the first and last axles of the tandem. Otherwise, semitrailers, including semitrailers which are part of an automobile haulaway, are limited to 48 feet in length.
These vehicles and combinations are also allowed to operate on undesignated highways for a distance of 5 miles or less from the designated highway in order to reach fuel, food, maintenance, repair, rest, staging, terminal or vehicle assembly or points of loading or unloading.
Fiscal Estimate
The Department estimates that there will be no fiscal impact on the liabilities or revenues of any county, city, village, town, school district, technical college district or sewerage district.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The provisions of this proposed rule adding highway segments to the designated system have no direct adverse effect on small businesses, and may have a favorable effect on those small businesses which are shippers or carriers using the newly-designated routes.
Copies of Rule and Contact Person
Copies of this proposed rule are available without cost upon request to the office of the State Traffic Engineer, P. O. Box 7916, Madison, Wisconsin, 53707, telephone (608) 266-1675. For questions about this rule making, please call Mark Morrison, Regional Traffic Engineer at (608) 266-1675. Alternate formats of the proposed rule will be provided to individuals at their request.
Text of Proposed Rule
Under the authority vested in the state of Wisconsin, department of transportation, by ss. 85.16(1) and 348.07(4), Stats., the department of transportation hereby proposes to amend ch. Trans 276, Wis. Adm. Code, interpreting s. 348.07(4), Stats., relating to allowing the operation of double bottoms and certain other vehicles on certain specified highways, as follows:
SECTION 1. Trans 276.07(7) is amended to read:
STH 32
USH 41 N. of De Pere
STH 22 in Gillett 64 S. of Mountain
SECTION 2. Trans 276.07(8m) and 276.09(1) and (note) are repealed.
SECTION 3. Trans 276.09(2) and (3) are renumbered 276.09(1) and (2).
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.
Please check the Bulletin of Proceedings for further information on a particular rule.
Chiropractic Examining Board (CR 95-232):
S. Chir 9.03 (6) - Relating to approved chiropractic college preceptorship programs.
State Emergency Response Board (CR 95-216):
Ch. ERB 5 - Relating to guidelines for the computer grant to committees as required by s. 166.20 (2) (bg), Stats.
Gaming Commission (CR 96-30):
S. WGC 24.13 (1) (d) -Relating to simulcasting fees.
Health & Social Services (CR 94-193):
Ch. HSS 62 - Relating to assessment and treatment of intoxicated drivers.
Health & Social Services (CR 95-229):
SS. HSS 201.30 (1) and 201.303 - Relating to participation of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients in the AFDC Benefit Cap Demonstration Project.
Natural Resources (CR 94-180):
SS. NR 1.15, 10.104 and 10.28 - Relating to deer management goals, quotas and units.
Natural Resources (CR 95-194):
S. NR 19.02 - Relating to requiring a handling fee for certain approvals required for hunting, trapping or fishing.
Natural Resources (CR 95-196):
SS. NR 10.01, 10.31 and 10.32 - Relating to the early goose hunt subzone.
Natural Resources (CR 96-22):
SS. NR 10.01, 10.02, 10.106, 10.145, 10.27, 10.29 and 10.40 - Relating to hunting and trapping.
Nursing, Board of (CR 95-187):
S. N 8.08 (1) - Relating to requirements for malpractice insurance coverage for advanced practice nurse prescribers.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 95-80):
Ch. RL 7 and Appendix I - Relating to the impaired professionals procedure.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 95-210):
Ch. RL 9 - Relating to establishing a procedure for determining whether an applicant for credential renewal is liable for any delinquent taxes.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 95-211):
Ch. RL 1 - Relating to procedures to review denials of credentials.
Tourism, Dept. of (CR 96-48):
SS. Tour 1.02, 1.03 and 1.05 - Relating to the Joint Effort Marketing Program.
Transportation, Dept. of (CR 94-202):
S. Trans 201.16 (2) (e) - Relating to on-private property political signs next to interstates and freeways.
Administrative Rules Filed With The
Revisor Of Statutes Bureau
The following administrative rules have been filed with the Revisor of Statutes Bureau and are in the process of being published. The date assigned to each rule is the projected effective date. It is possible that the publication of these rules could be delayed. Contact the Revisor of Statutes Bureau at (608) 266-7275 for updated information on the effective dates for the listed rules.
Health & Social Services (CR 92-216):
An order repealing ch. HSS 3 and creating ch. HSS 83, relating to Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRF's) for adults.
Part effective 08-01-96.
Part effective 01-01-97.
Part effective 01-01-98.
Health & Social Services (CR 95-143):
An order repealing and recreating ss. HSS 110.01 to 110.10, relating licensing of ambulance service providers, licensing of emergency medical technicians-basic (EMT's-Basic), and certification of emergency medical technicians-basic to perform defibrillation.
Effective 06-01-96.
Health & Social Services (CR 95-208):
An order amending s. HSS 73.01 and creating ss. HSS 73.03 (3m) and (8m) and 73.10, relating to conditions of hardship for granting an exception to a limitation on funding for Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) care in the case of a person initially applying for long-term community support services under the Community Options Program (COP) or a Medical Assistance (MA) home and community-based waiver (COP-waiver or CIP-II).
Effective 06-01-96.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations (CR 95-183):
An order affecting ss. ILHR 48.01 and 48.10, relating to labeling of oxygenated fuels.
Effective 06-01-96.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations (CR 95-199):
An order affecting chs. ILHR 51, 57 and 66, relating to the Uniform Multifamily Dwelling Code.
Effective 07-01-96.
Public Instruction (CR 95-157):
An order affecting ss. PI 3.03, 3.39, 3.55, 3.57, 3.58 and 4.08, relating to substitute teacher permits, special education program aide licenses, principal licenses and general education components.
Effective 06-01-96.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 95-163):
An order affecting chs. RL 80 to 86 and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, relating to real estate appraisers.
Effective 07-01-96.
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