Pamela Haack, (608) 266-0495
Office of Administrative Rules
Dept. of Regulation & Licensing
1400 East Washington Ave., Room 171
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
Notice of Hearing
Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to s. 110.06(2), Stats., interpreting s. 110.06(2), Stats., the Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at the Hill Farms State Transportation Building, Room 551, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI, at 9:00 AM, to consider the emergency rule amendment of chapter Trans 300, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the transportation of school children.
An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available on request for this hearing. Please make reservations for a hearing interpreter at least 10 days prior to the hearing.
Parking for persons with disabilities and an accessible entrance are available.
Analysis Prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: s. 110.06(2)
STATUTE INTERPRETED: s. 110.06(2)
General Summary of Emergency Rule. Chapter Trans 300 regulates the transportation of school children in Wisconsin. Currently, this chapter has specific requirements for the thickness of metal used in the school bus manufacturing process, specifically, construction of the floor and rub rails. The Department proposes to allow alternative school bus construction material. To keep the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) at or below 10,000 lbs., the revision would allow “other metal or material with strength at least equivalent to all-steel as certified by the bus body manufacturer.” Without the proposed changes for the 10,000 lb. GVWR or less school buses, schools will start using alternative vehicles (production vans) because of the unavailability of the smaller school buses built to the safer school bus standards.
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, sewerage district, or any federally-recognized tribes or bands. The amendments to this rule will allow bus operators to purchase the smaller school buses needed for the full school year. There will be no cost increase to the Department to inspect these buses.
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Anlaysis
This proposed rule will have no adverse impact on small businesses.
Copies of Rule and Contact Person
Copies of this emergency rule are available without cost upon request by writing to Frieda Andreas, Division of State Patrol, P. O. Box 7912, Room 551, Madison, WI 53712, or by calling (608) 266-6936. Alternate formats of the proposed rule will be provided to individuals at their request.
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.
Ch. DOC 308 - Relating to the administrative confinement of inmates.
SS. NR 120.14 and 120.18 - Relating to the nonpoint source pollution abatement program.
Chs. NR 20 and 26 - Relating to sport fishing and fish refuges.
Ch. NR 809 - Relating to safe drinking water standards.
Ch. NR 10 and ss. NR 11.032 and 19.13 - Relating to hunting and trapping.
Ch. NR 10 and ss. NR 15.015 and 15.022 - Relating to hunting and trapping.
S. Tax 12.065 (2) (c) and (5) (a) 2. - Relating to continuing education requirements for assessors.
S. Tax 11.66 (2) (intro.) and (5) - Relating to tele- communications services.
Chs. ATCP 53 and Tax 53 - Relating to changing the agency acronym to reflect the program transfer from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to the Department of Revenue and to increase plat review fees to cover all of the current costs of activities and services provided by the Department.
Chs. ILHR 301 and DWD 301 - Relating to fee changes, penalty fee assessments and corrective amendments to the migrant labor code.
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.
An order affecting ch. DOC 325, relating to the temporary release under supervision of an inmate.
An order creating ch. Ins 23, relating to minimum standards for life insurance policies sold to fund prearranged funeral plans.
An order affecting chs. NR 102, 105, 106 and 207, relating to surface water quality standards, criteria and their implementation procedures.
An order repealing and recreating ch. PSC 114, relating to revisions of the state electrical code, volume 1, concerning electric safety.
Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Department of Commerce
(Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems and Sanitation)
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the proposed chapter Comm 83 and related rules (Chs. Comm 85 and 91), concerning regulation of private onsite wastewater treatment systems.
Copies of DEIS and Contact People
A copy of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to be considered may be obtained from:
Division of Safety & Buildings
Telephone (608) 261-6546
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (608) 264-8777
Department of Commerce
P.O. Box 7969
MADISON, WI 53707
Copies may also be obtained at the appointed time and place the hearing is held. Questions on the DEIS may be directed to Robert Langstroth (608) 264-8801 or Pat Hill (608) 266-3480.
Public Hearing (on DEIS)
Pursuant to s. ILHR 1.10 (4), the Department will hold a public hearing on the draft environmental impact statement. A public hearing is scheduled as follows: