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.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (CR 96-2):
An order affecting s. ATCP 3.02 and ch. ATCP 50, relating to soil and water resource management.
Effective 12-01-96.
Natural Resources (CR 96-23):
An order affecting ss. NR 20.015, 20.03 and 21.04, relating to sport fishing.
Part effective 03-01-97.
Part effective 04-01-97.
Regulation & Licensing (CR 96-33):
An order amending s. RL 120.02 (intro.) and creating ch. RL 128, relating to education required for registered auctioneers to renew their registration for the biennium commencing on January 1, 1999.
Effective 12-01-96.
Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Examining Board (CR 96-34):
An order amending s. SFC 2.01 (5) and creating s. SFC 3.13, relating to social worker training certificates.
Effective 12-01-96.
rules_published Rules Published In This Wis. Adm. Register
The following administrative rule orders have been adopted and published in the October 31, 1996 Wisconsin Administrative Register. Copies of these rules are sent to subscribers of the complete Wisconsin Administrative Code, and also to the subscribers of the specific affected Code.
For subscription information, contact Document Sales at (608) 266-3358.
Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (CR 95-97):
An order affecting chs. ATCP 88 and 89, relating to egg grading, handling and labeling.
Effective 11-01-96.
Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Geologists, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors Examining Board (CR 96-49):
An order affecting ss. A-E 3.05, 4.08, 5.04, 6.05, 9.05 and 10.05, relating to examination reviews.
Effective 11-01-96.
Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board (CR 96-1):
An order creating s. BC 3.03 (5), relating to booth rental arrangements.
Effective 11-01-96.
Commerce (CR 95-228):
An order affecting chs. ILHR 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 20, 26, 34, 41, 42, 45, 48, 50, 51, 66, 68, 74 and 81; and ss. ILHR 18.13, 27.20, 53.53, 67.07 and 82.21, relating to credentials, licenses, certifications and registrations administered by the Division of Safety and Buildings.
Effective 11-01-96.
Medical Examining Board (CR 96-47):
An order affecting ch. Med 8, relating to physician assistants.
Effective 11-01-96.
Natural Resources (CR 95-99):
An order repealing and recreating s. NR 46.30 (2) (a) to (c), relating to the administration of the Forest Crop Law and the Managed Forest Law.
Effective 11-01-96.
Natural Resources (CR 96-18):
An order affecting chs. NR 140, 724 and 726 and ss. NR 700.03 and 722.07, relating to the closure of hazardous substance spill cases where the Department has determined that naturally-occurring physical, chemical or biological processes will restore groundwater quality within a reasonable period of time.
Effective 11-01-96.
Nursing, Board of (CR 95-187):
An order affecting s. N 8.08, relating to requirements for malpractice insurance coverage for advanced practice nurse prescribers.
Effective 11-01-96.
Revenue (CR 96-53):
An order affecting s. Tax 11.69, relating to the Wisconsin sales and use tax treatment of sales and purchases by financial institutions.
Effective 11-01-96.
Revenue (CR 96-56):
An order repealing and recreating s. Tax 2.47, relating to the apportionment of net business incomes of interstate motor carriers.
Effective 01-01-97.
Savings Institutions, Division of (Financial Institutions) (CR 96-64):
An order amending s. SB 3.06 (1) (e), relating to increasing the maximum commercial loan aggregate which is authorized for an outside director of a savings bank.
Effective 11-01-96.
Savings Institutions, Division of (Financial Institutions) (CR 96-66):
An order amending s. SB 3.08 (4) (e), relating to the definition of “primary liquid assets” in the liquidity rule for savings banks.
Effective 11-01-96.
Transportation (CR 96-110):
An order creating s. Trans 102.22, relating to commercial driver's license (CDL) waivers for snowplow operators employed by local units of government with populations of less than 3000.
Effective 11-01-96.
Workforce Development (CR 96-36):
An order affecting chs. HSS 201 and 206, relating to participation of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) applicants and recipients in the Pay for Performance (PFP) demonstration project.
Effective 11-01-96.
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analyses
1.   Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
(CR 95-97)
Ch. ATCP 88 - Egg grading, handling and labeling.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
This rule repeals and recreates rules under ch. ATCP 88, Wis. Adm. Code, related to egg grade and quality standards. Many of the requirements contained in the current rule are reorganized and updated. This rule also modifies and incorporates, into ch. ATCP 88, rules related to unfair trade practices in the egg industry currently under ch. ATCP 89.
New requirements for labeling egg cartons or containers by egg producers or packers with a “keep refrigerated” statement are expected to impose minimal one-time costs associated with plate changes. Many in the industry have already incorporated this statement on their packaging on a voluntary basis. Changes in equipment to print expiration dates or “use by” dates on individual cartons or containers may also be accomplished at minimal cost. Many in the industry are also including this information on their packaging at the current time.
The rule may impose some significant costs for small businesses such as egg producers, packers, and distributors to comply with the new temperature standards for the storage and transport of eggs. A used 8 ft. by 10 ft. insulated cooler/storage room with a cooling unit may start at approximately $3,500. Mechanical refrigeration is recommended for eggs that are in transport for more than 4 hours. If implemented, used cooling units for vehicles may start at approximately $1,100 for vans and $4,000 for small (15ft.) delivery trucks. Costs will be higher for the purchase of new or larger cooler/storage rooms and trucks.
The rule increases the retention time for copies of receipts by dealers, but does not require any additional reporting or record keeping by small businesses.
No additional knowledge or professional skills are needed to meet the requirements of this rule.
Summary of Comments from Legislative Committees:
The rule was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Transportation, Utilities and Financial Institutions on August 7, 1996 and to the Assembly Committee on Agriculture on August 7, 1996. The department received no comments or request for hearing from either committee.
2.   Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Geologists, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors (CR 96-49)
Chs. A-E 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 - Examination reviews.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
These proposed rules will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
3.   Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board (CR 96-1)
S. BC 3.03 (5) - Booth rental arrangements.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
These proposed rules clarify the requirement that rental chairs or booths to practitioners operating as a separate business are subject to licensing as a separate establishment. Each licensed establishment must employ a licensed manager. Those individuals who are renting individual chairs or booths will be required to obtain a manager's license or hire or retain a person with a manager's license, as well are obtain a separate license for the rented chair or booth as a separate establishment.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
4.   Department of Commerce (CR 95-228)
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