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Rules Published with this Register and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analyses
The following administrative rule orders have been adopted and published in the October 31, 2008, 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.
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Commerce
Creates Chapter Comm 132, relating to dairy manufacturing facility investment credits. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Less stringent compliance requirements are not proposed for small-business applicants because doing so would be contrary to the statutory objectives which are the basis for the rule.
No comments were received during the public hearing stage, and only minor clarification changes were made to the rule after the hearing.
Applicants for the investment credits would be required to submit an application that includes description of the investment project and description of how the project will promote economic development – along with tax schedule DM from the Department of Revenue, detailing the type and extent of the costs in constructing, improving, or acquiring buildings or facilities, or acquiring equipment, relating to the dairy manufacturing operation. The cost for assembling and submitting this application is expected to be inconsequential.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments were received.
Commerce
Revises Chapter Comm 131, relating to diesel truck idling reduction grants. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Less stringent compliance requirements are not proposed for small-business applicants because doing so would be contrary to the statutory objectives which are the basis for the rule.
No comments were received during the public hearing stage, and no changes were made to the rule after the hearing.
The rules do not require any new reports or other measures and investments.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments were received.
Insurance
Revises sections Ins 3.455, 3.46, and 3.465, relating to long-term care plans including the plans qualifying for the Wisconsin long-term care insurance partnership program and affecting small business. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
This rule change will have no significant effect on the private sector regulated by OCI.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments were reported.
Natural Resources
Revises Chapter NR 46, relating to the administration of the forest crop law and managed forest law. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The Department has determined that there will be no significant impact to small businesses located in the State of Wisconsin as a result of these rule changes. The rule changes will affect woodland owners.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
The rule was reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Forestry and the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. On August 18, 2008, the Assembly Committee on Forestry held a public hearing. As a result of that hearing, the Committee requested the Department to consider modification of s. NR 46.15 (3m) relating to the definition of "consideration". The Committee waived its jurisdiction over s. NR 46.30 (2) (a) to (d) which contains the stumpage values for forest products cut on lands entered under either the Forest Crop Law or the Managed Forest Law. Under s. 77.06 (2), Stats., the stumpage values are to take effect on November 1 of each year.
Regulation and Licensing
Amends section RL 16.06, relating to the usage of approved forms for the practice of real estate. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
These rules will have no significant economic impact on small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments were reported.
Transportation
Revises Chapter Trans 250, relating to internet and telephone call-in fees. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The Department concludes that reduction of the convenience fee will reduce the cost to small businesses.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments were reported.
Veterinary Examining Board
Revises Chapters VE 1, 7, and 10, relating to continuing education, informed consent and recordkeeping. Effective 11-1-08.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The requirement has no impact on the bookkeeping operations of veterinary clinics, most of which are small businesses. The rule would not disproportionately impact small business veterinarians. The patient recordkeeping requirements for all veterinarians apply irrespective of practice size.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
The rules were reviewed by the department's Small Business Review Advisory Committee to determine whether the rules will have any significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats. The Committee determined that the fiscal impact on small businesses would be minimal and is justified by the practice improvements required by the rule.
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