No. 487
Publication Date: July 14, 1996
Effective Date: July 15, 1996
Revisor of Statutes Bureau
Suite 800, 131 West Wilson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3233
T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s
Emergency Rules Now In Effect.
Pages 5 to 14.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
Rules relating to potato late blight.
Rules relating to animal health.
Rules relating to supervision fees for probationers and parolees.
Rule relating to the community block grant program.
Emergency Response Board:
Rules relating to a fee for transporting hazardous material.
Employment Relations (Dept.):
Rule relating to rate of pay as a result of voluntary demotions by employes subject to layoff.
Gaming Commission:
Rules relating to simulcasting fees.
Health & Social Services:
Community Services, Chs. HSS 30--
Rules relating to treatment foster care for children.
Health & Social Services:
Health, Chs. HSS 110--
Rules relating to authorized action of EMTs-intermediate and -paramedic.
Rules relating to permit fees.
Health & Social Services:
Economic Support, Chs. HSS 200--
Rules relating to a benefit cap pilot project under the AFDC program.
Rules relating to the pay for performance program.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations:
Uniform Dwellings, Chs. ILHR 20-25
Rules relating to dwellings constructed in flood hazard zones.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations:
Building & Heating, etc., Chs. ILHR 50-64
Multi-Family Dwelling, Ch. ILHR 66
Rules delaying energy efficiency revision to chs. ILHR 50-64 and 66.
Industry, Labor & Human Relations:
Unemployment Compensation, Ch. ILHR 100-150
Rule relating to a limited waiver of work search requirement.
Insurance, Commissioner of:
Rules relating to Patients Compensation Fund and Mediation Fund fees.
Natural Resources:
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1-
Rules relating to deer hunting permits.
Rules relating to size and bag limits for Lac du Flambeau reservation.
Rules relating to the 1996 deer hunting season.
Rules adopted amending chs. NR 20 and 25, relating to fishing for yellow perch in Lake Michigan. [FIRST APPEARANCE]
Public Instruction:
Rules adopted revising ch. PI 11, relating to dispute resolution concerning children with exceptional educational needs (EEN). [FIRST APPEARANCE]
Rules relating to assessment of agricultural property in 1996.
Securities, Commissioner of:
Rules adopted revising s. SEC 2.01, relating to alternative accounting guidelines for certain financial statements. [FIRST APPEARANCE]
Transportation (Dept.):
Rule relating to the federal section 18 program.
Rules relating to seed potato overweight permits.
Scope Statements.
Pages 15 to 18.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
Chs. ATCP 60, 70, 71, 75 and 80 - Relating to food dairy license fees.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
Ch. ATCP 143 - Relating to corn marketing order assessment rate.
Financial Institutions:
Ch. Bkg 73 - Relating to allowing adjustment service companies (ASC) to accept voluntary contributions.
Health & Social Services:
S. HSS 211.03 (5) - Relating to tribal medical relief programs funded by block grants, successor to the Relief of Needy Indian Persons (RNIP) program.
Public Instruction:
Ch. PI 11 - Relating to the manner in which hearings are to be initiated, the manner in which hearing officers will be appointed, and their qualifications and duties in conducting due process hearings for the resolution of special education disputes between parents and school districts.
SS. Tax 11.002, 11.01, 11.35 and 11.97 - Relating to registration and reporting requirements for sales and use tax purposes.
Notice of Submittal of Proposed Rules to Wisconsin Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse.
Page 19.
SS. DOC 309.25, 309.26, 309.27, 309.28 and 309.29 - Relating to legal resources for inmates.
Ch. DOC 325 - Relating to the temporary release of an inmate from an institution under supervision.
Health & Social Services:
Chs. HSS 124, 132 and 134 - Relating to fees for review of hospital, nursing home and facility for the developmentally disabled (FDD) construction plans, including review for compliance with the state building code.
Chs. Trans 102 - Relating to commercial driver's license (CDL) waivers for snowplow operators employed by local units of government with populations of less than 3,000.
Notice Section.
Pages 21 to 26.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
Hearings to consider ch. ATCP 77, relating to laboratory certification fees.
Chiropractic Examining Board:
Hearings to consider revision to ch. Chir 6 and creation of ch. Chir 11, relating to patient records.
Elections Board:
Proposed creation of s. ElBd 1.855, relating to contributions from conduit accounts.
Proposed creation of s. ElBd 1.30 (3), relating to revocation of exemption from filing campaign finance reports.
Proposed creation of s. ElBd 1.655 (1) (f) and (5), relating to identification of the source of communications.
Proposed amendment of s. ElBd 1.85, relating to conduit registration and reporting requirements.
Public Defender:
Hearing to consider revision to s. PD 2.03, relating to assignment of counsel.
Hearing to consider amendment to s. PD 3.039, relating to redetermination of indigency.
Hearing to consider s. Trans 102.22, relating to CDL (commercial driver's license) waivers for snowplow operators of small municipalities.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Rules to the Presiding Officer of Each House of the Legislature, Under S. 227.19, Stats.

Page 27.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
(CR 96-9) - Ch. ATCP 100
Barbering & Cosmetology Examining Board:
(CR 96-1) - S. BC 3.03 (5)
Health & Social Services:
(CR 94-122) - S. HSS 55.90
Health & Social Services:
(CR 95-70) - Ch. HSS 275
Health & Social Services:
(CR 95-226) - Ch. HSS 111
Health & Social Services:
(CR 96-3) - Ch. HSS 112
Medical Examining Board:
(CR 96-47) - Ch. Med 8
Natural Resources:
(CR 96-23) - Ch. NR 20.015, 20.02, 20.03, 20.037
and 21.04
Physical Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board:
(CR 96-52) - S. PT 3.01 (4)
(CR 96-56) - S. Tax 2.47
(CR 96-88) - Ch. Trans 107
Administrative Rules Filed With the Revisor of Statutes Bureau.

Page 28.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection:
(CR 95-14) - Ch.ATCP 123
Emergency Response Board:
(CR 96-35) - Ch. ERB 1
Employment Relations, Dept. of:
(CR 96-51) - S. ER 29.03 (8) (bm)
Health & Social Services:
(CR 94-193) - Ch. HSS 62
Natural Resources:
(CR 94-180) - SS. NR 1.15 (2) (a), 10.104 and 10.28
Natural Resources:
(CR 95-194) - S. NR 19.02
Natural Resources:
(CR 95-196) - SS. NR 10.01 (1) (g) 1. L. and 10.31 (11)
and s. NR 10.01 (1) (g) 1. m.
Natural Resources:
(CR 96-22) - SS. NR 10.01, 10.02, 10.106. 10.145,
10.27, 10.29 and 10.40
Regulation & Licensing:
(CR 95-210) - Ch. RL 9
Securities, Commissioner of:
(CR 96-65) - S. SEC 2.01 (3) (e)
(CR 96-43) - S. Trans 6.04 (1) (e)
Veterans Affairs, Dept. of:
(CR 96-46) - Ch. VA 14
E m e r g e n c y R u l e s N o w I n E f f e c t
Under s. 227.24, Stats., state agencies may promulgate rules without complying with the usual rule-making procedures. Using this special procedure to issue emergency rules, an agency must find that either the preservation of the public peace, health, safety or welfare necessitates its action in bypassing normal rule-making procedures.
Emergency rules are published in the official state newspaper, which is currently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Emergency rules are in effect for 150 days and can be extended up to an additional 120 days with no single extension to exceed 60 days.
Extension of the effective period of an emergency rule is granted at the discretion of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules under s. 227.24 (2), Stats.
Notice of all emergency rules which are in effect must be printed in the Wisconsin Administrative Register. This notice will contain a brief description of the emergency rule, the agency finding of emergency, date of publication, the effective and expiration dates, any extension of the effective period of the emergency rule and information regarding public hearings on the emergency rule.
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
1.   Rules were adopted creating s. ATCP 21.15, relating to potato late blight.
Finding of Emergency
The state of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection finds, pursuant to s. 224.24 (1), Stats., that an emergency rule is necessary to preserve the public peace, health, safety or welfare. The following circumstances justify the emergency rule:
1) In recent years, new forms of the highly virulent “Irish potato famine” fungus, Phytophthora infestans, have caused increasingly devastating losses to potato and tomato growers in the United States and Canada. The fungus causes a disease of potato plants which is commonly known as “late blight.”
2) The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture reports that late blight epidemics in 1992, 1993 and 1994 were the worst in decades, and that some individual farm losses have amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single year. The University of Wisconsin estimates that Wisconsin growers lost up to $10 million in 1994 and $6 million in 1995 due to late blight.
3) The potato industry is one of Wisconsin's most important agricultural industries. In 1995, Wisconsin was the 3rd leading state in the nation in potato production. Cash receipts to Wisconsin potato growers totalled over $150 million in 1995. Potatoes are an important food source for the people of Wisconsin and other states. Potato production also supports important processing and distribution industries in Wisconsin. The uncontrolled spread of late blight would have a devastating impact on Wisconsin potato growers, and would seriously affect the public health, safety and welfare.
4) Late blight appears on potato plant leaves, stems and tubers. It causes foliar lesions which are followed by severe defoliation in wet weather. It can also reduce marketable yield by directly infecting and rotting potato tubers. Once late blight appears, it spreads rapidly and can cause total crop loss.
5) Late blight fungal spores can be carried to other plants by many things, including wind, rain, machinery, workers, wildlife and infected seed potatoes. The University of Wisconsin reports that spores can be transported over 25 miles by storms.
6) There are very few registered fungicides in the United States that are effective in controlling the new forms of late blight fungus.
7) Because of the lack of registered fungicides, and the ease with which the late blight fungus spreads, potato growers must mitigate the spread of the disease by removing sources of the overwintering inoculum. Among other things, potato growers must properly dispose of potato cull piles and potato plants which germinate from waste potatoes.
8) If individual potato growers fail to implement necessary cultural practices to mitigate the spread of late blight, that failure will have a potentially devastating impact on other growers and on the Wisconsin potato industry as a whole.
9) In order to ensure that growers take adequate steps to mitigate the spread of late blight, it is necessary to adopt rules that spell out critical problems and establish sanctions for growers who fail to comply. Because of the imminent threat of harm to the potato industry, rules are urgently needed prior to the 1996 planting and growing season.
10) Under normal rulemaking procedures, it is not possible for the Department to adopt rules prior to the 1996 planting and growing season. Pending the adoption of permanent rules, the following emergency rules are needed to protect the public health, safety and welfare, and to mitigate the spread of late blight during the 1996 planting and growing season.
Publication Date:   May 1, 1996
Effective Date:   May 1, 1996
Expiration Date:   September 28, 1996
Hearing Date:   May 30, 1996
2. Rules adopted revising chs. ATCP 10 to 12, relating to animal health.
Finding of Emergency
The state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection (“department”) finds that an emergency exists and that an emergency rule is necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare. The facts constituting the emergency are as follows:
(1) 1995 Wis. Act 79 was published December 8, 1995. Under its provisions, no person may keep farm-raised deer in Wisconsin after June 1, 1996, unless that person is registered with the department.
(2) 1995 Wis. Act 79 requires the department to adopt rules which specify the fee for registration. In addition, rules are necessary to establish the mechanism for registration.
(3) Prior to 1995 Wis. Act 79, persons who kept farm-raised deer were required to be licensed by the department of natural resources (DNR). Many persons who keep farm-raised deer will have become licensed with DNR for calendar year 1996. Those licenses will be transferred to the department as registrations.
(4) Permanent rules implementing 1995 Wis. Act 79 will not take effect until on or about January 1, 1997. This emergency rule establishes an interim procedure for registering herds of farm-raised deer, pending the effective date of the permanent rules. Without this emergency rule, no person would be able to start a farm-raised deer herd in Wisconsin between June 1, 1996, and the effective date of the permanent rules, because there would be no way to register that herd.
(5) 1995 Wis. Act 79 also requires animal owners to provide a means of testing those animals for tuberculosis without endangering the animal or the person performing the test. In addition, a non-statutory provision of that Act requires all keepers of farm-raised deer to have the deer tested for tuberculosis between December 8, 1995, and June 30, 1997.
(7) Concerns for the safety of farm-raised deer during testing prohibit testing during significant periods of the year. For example, deer should not be tested during the birthing season, the rut season and the season in which the animals are in velvet. Therefore testing is restricted to periods in late August to early October or during January and February.
(8) The department anticipates that many keepers of farm-raised deer will perform their testing in July, August or September of 1996, before a permanent rule can be adopted. This emergency rule establishes three alternative ways in which the animal owner can insure the safety of the persons doing the testing. This is necessary to insure the safety of the person conducting the test and to permit the keeper of farm-raised deer to know what constitutes adequate restraint of the animals.
(9) In September, 1995, the United States department of agriculture adopted new regulations relating to identification and slaughter shipment of bovines or cervidae which are reactors or suspects for bovine tuberculosis. Wisconsin's current administrative rules are in conflict with the current federal regulations. This emergency rule will make Wisconsin's rules consistent with the federal regulations, so that persons who comply with federal law will not be placed in violation of state law.
(10) In March 1996, the department was advised by the United States department of agriculture that the Russian federation intends to prohibit shipment of poultry meat into the Russian federation from any state which does not require veterinarians to report the presence of specific poultry diseases to the state animal health agency. Wisconsin's current administrative rules do not require reporting of 5 of the diseases which concern the Russian federation.
(11) Wisconsin poultry producers ship poultry meat valued in excess of $1 million per year to the Russian federation. By adopting a provision requiring veterinarians to report the existence of 5 diseases to the department, the department will protect the poultry producers' export market in the Russian federation. The department has proposed a permanent rule requiring reporting of the diseases. This emergency rule protects the export market during the period before the permanent rule is effective.
Publication Date:   June 3, 1996
Effective Date:   June 3, 1996
Expiration Date:   October 31, 1996
Department of Corrections
Rules were adopted revising ch. DOC 328, relating to the procedure and timing for collecting fees charged for supervision.
Exemption From Finding of Emergency
In section 6360 in 1995 Wis. Act 27, the Legislature directed the Department to promulgate rules required under ss. 304.073 (3) and 304.074 (5), Stats., for supervision fees charged to probationers and parolees, by using the emergency rule-making procedures under s. 227.24, Stats., but without having to make a finding of emergency. These rules will remain in effect until replaced by permanent rules.
Analysis prepared by the Department of Corrections
This rule-making order implements ss. 301.08 (1) (c), 304.073 and 304.074, Stats., establishing the procedure and timing for collecting fees charged for supervision.
Currently, offenders on probation or parole pay no supervision fee. Through this emergency rule making order, the Department will charge offenders on probation and parole a supervision fee. Offenders under administrative or minimum supervision and supervised by the Department will pay a fee sufficient to cover the cost of supervision. Offenders under medium, maximum, or high risk supervision will pay a supervision fee based on the ability to pay.
These rules exempt an offender who is supervised by another state under an interstate compact from paying a Wisconsin supervision fee. An offender who is serving a concurrent sentence of prison and probation or parole is not required to pay the supervision fee while in prison.
These rules authorize the Department to contract with a vendor to provide monitoring of an offender. Offenders who are on monitoring are required to pay a fee sufficient to cover the cost of monitoring, supervision by the Department and cost of administering the contract.
These rules require the Department to establish the rate for supervision and monitoring fees and to provide the offender with the supervision fee schedule.
These rules require offenders to comply with the procedures of the Department or vendor for payment of the supervision or monitoring fee. These rules require the Department to provide the offender with a copy of the procedures for paying the supervision or monitoring fee. These rules permit an offender to pay the supervision fee in monthly installments or in a lump sum.
These rules permit the Department to take certain action for the offender's failure to pay the supervision or monitoring fee. The actions include counseling, wage assignments, review of supervision level, recommendation for revocation of probation or parole and any other appropriate means of obtaining the supervision or monitoring fee.
Publication Date:   December 21, 1995
Effective Date:   January 1, 1996
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