Natural Resources (CR 00-76)
An order to repeal and recreate ch. NR 190, relating to lake planning grants.
Effective 1-1-01
Natural Resources (CR 00-102)
An order to amend ch. NR 25, relating to commercial fishing for chubs on Lake Michigan.
Effective 1-1-01
Natural Resources (CR 00-103)
An order affecting ch. NR 10, relating to the 2000 migratory game bird season.
Effective 1-1-01
Nursing (CR 00-51)
An order affecting ch. N 5, relating to renewal after 5 years.
Effective 1-1-01
Public Instruction (CR 98-138)
An order affecting ch. PI 11, relating to eligibility criteria for children with disabilities.
Effective 7-1-01
Revenue (CR 00-123)
An order affecting ch. Tax 9, relating to the master settlement agreement between the state of Wisconsin and tobacco product manufacturers.
Effective 1-1-01
Final regulatory flexibility analyses
Commerce (CR 99-123)
Chs. Comm 81, 82 and 84 - Wisconsin Uniform Plumbing Code.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
Although there may be minimal additional costs for cross connection control device testers, who would be now required to file test reports with the local purveyor of water in addition to the current requirement to file such reports with the department; these costs may be offset by cost savings for their ability to tag and track these products more clearly and receive updated information on each device as provided by the state.
The additional paperwork to be routed/copied to the water purveyor may result in a positive impact on public health.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Commerce (CR 00-086)
Ch. Comm 18 - Inspection of elevators and mechanical lifting devices.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The proposed rules will clarify that owners may contract for inspection of their equipment covered by chapter Comm 18 with individuals holding a valid credential as a certified elevator inspector under chapter Comm 18 with individuals holding a valid credential as a certified elevator inspector under chapter Comm 5. This code change proposal may also encourage people certified as an elevator inspector to form a small independent inspection business. By having more inspection services available, the timely inspection of elevators and mechanical lifting devices may be improved, which helps in the safety of the general public and employees using this equipment.
Summary of Comments from Legislative Committees:
No comments were reported.
Corrections (CR 97-013)
Ch. DOC 303 - Relating to discipline.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
Proposed rules do not effect small businesses.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Employee Trust Funds, Employee Trust Funds Board and Wisconsin Retirement Board (CR 00-116)
Section ETF 10.10, - Relating to election procedures for the Employee Trust Funds Board.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The Department anticipates that the provisions of this proposed rule will have no direct adverse effect on small businesses.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Financial Institutions - Securities (CR 00-117)
Chs. DFI-Sec 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 - Relating to securities brokers, dealers and agents.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
No final regulatory flexibility analysis is included on the basis that the Division of Securities has determined, after complying with with s. 227.016 (1) to (5), Wis. Stats., that the proposed rules will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Health and Family Services (CR 00-095)
Chapter HFS 120 - Relating to health care information.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The proposed rules apply to hospitals, freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, physicians and other health care professionals in their offices and clinics, health plans, organizations contracting for health care billing or record management. Six hospitals meet the s. 227.114 (1) Stats., definition of a ``small business." In addition, the Department estimates that approximately 2,400 to 2,800 physician practices that would be required to submit data under these proposed rules have fewer than 25 employees. The Department does not have data from ambulatory surgery centers that allow an estimate of which centers may be characterized as ``small businesses." Many centers are located at a medical clinic or hospital.
To accommodate entities that can meet the s. 227.114 (1), Stats., definition of a``small business," the rules propose applying a less stringent standard for a physician who does not currently submit electronic claims. In addition, the rule proposes that the Department may grant an exception to the data submission requirements for a physician who submits an affidavit of financial hardship and supporting evidence demonstrating financial inability to comply with the requirements of the rules.
Summary of Comments:
On September 21, 2000, the Department received a request from Rep. Underheim, chair of the Assembly Committee on Health, and Sen. Rod Moen, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Utilities, Veterans and Military Affairs to meet with them for the purpose of reviewing the rule and discussing modifications to it. Several proposed modifications were discussed at the meeting. As a result of the meeting, the Department modified several provisions in the rulemaking order. The changes include modifications in language on risk adjustment, data submission/error correction timetable, data rerelease, patient-identifiable data and the role of the Independent Review Board.
Health and Family Services (CR 00-114)
Chapter HFS 119 - Relating to operation of the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan (HIRSP).
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The rule changes will not affect small businesses as ``small business" is defined in s. 227.144 (1) (a), Stats. Although the program statutes and rules provide for assessment of insurers to help finance the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan, no assessed insurer is a small business as defined in s. 227.114 (1) (a), Stats. Moreover, s. 149.143, Stats., prescribes how the amount of an insurer's assessment to help finance HIRSP must be determined.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were received.
Natural Resources (CR 00-002)
Chapters NR 108, 114, 809, and 811 - Safe drinking water.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
Off all the new proposals, only the Operator Certification and the Consumer Confidence Reporting regulations will have an immediate effect on some small businesses, such as mobile home parks, condo developments and apartment complexes. Overall costs for small businesses that must implement both these rules should be in the vicinity of $650/year. In general, stringency of the rule revisions cannot be reduced further without violating federal law.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Natural Resources (CR 00-076)
Chapter NR 190 - Lake management planning grants.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The proposed rule does not affect small business; therefore, a final regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Natural Resources (CR 00-102)
Chapter NR 25 - Commercial fishing for chubs on Lake Michigan.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The proposed rule would directly affect commercial chub fishers by permanently expanding winter chub fishing opportunities. No new reporting requirements are involved and no additional skills are required.
Summary of Comments:
No comments were reported.
Natural Resources (00-103)
Chapter NR 10 - 2000 Migratory game bird season.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis:
The proposed rules regulate individual hunters; therefore, a final regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
Summary of Comments:
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