281.69(3m)(b) (b) The department shall provide up to 25 grants per fiscal year during fiscal years 2001-02 and 2002-03. The department shall award the grants to eligible recipients who qualify for the grants in the order in which the grant applications are received by the department.
281.69(5) (5) Lake classification project grants.
281.69(5)(a) (a) The department shall promulgate rules to administer and to determine eligibility for grants for lake classification projects.
281.69(5)(b) (b) The rules under par. (a) shall include guidelines to be used for lake classification. The guidelines shall require that certain factors be used in classifying each lake by use. The factors shall include all of the following:
281.69(5)(b)1. 1. The size, depth and shape of the lake.
281.69(5)(b)2. 2. The size of the lake's watershed.
281.69(5)(b)3. 3. The quality of the water in the lake.
281.69(5)(b)4. 4. The potential of the lake to be overused for recreational purposes.
281.69(5)(b)5. 5. The potential for the development of land surrounding the lake.
281.69(5)(b)6. 6. The potential of the lake to suffer from nonpoint source water pollution.
281.69(5)(b)7. 7. The type and size of the fish and wildlife population in and around the lake.
281.69(5)(c) (c) The rules under par. (a) shall designate which classification and protection activities are eligible for lake classification grants.
281.69(5)(d) (d) The department may award lake classification grants only to counties.
281.69(6) (6) Lake classification technical assistance contracts. A nonprofit corporation receiving a lake classification technical assistance contract shall use the money provided under the contract to provide educational and technical assistance to local units of government and lake management organizations that will participate in a lake classification project.
281.69(7) (7) Prohibited activities. The department may not promulgate a rule designating dam maintenance and repair as an eligible activity for grants under this section.
281.69 History History: 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 343; 1995 a. 27; 1995 a. 227 s. 431; Stats. 1995 s. 281.69; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 1999 a. 185; 2001 a. 6, 16; 2009 a. 180.
281.69 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. NR 155 and 191, Wis. adm. code.
281.695 281.695 Aids to municipalities for prevention and abatement of water pollution.
281.695(1)(1)As used in this section “municipality" means any city, town, village, town sanitary district, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or metropolitan sewerage district.
281.695(2) (2)Any municipality is authorized to apply for and accept grants or any other aid which the United States Government or any agency thereof has authorized or may hereafter authorize to be given or made to the several states of the United States or to any political subdivisions or agencies thereof within the states for the construction of public improvements, including all necessary action preliminary thereto, the purpose of which is to aid in the prevention or abatement of water pollution.
281.695(3) (3)Any municipality is further authorized to accept contributions and other aid from commercial, industrial and other establishments for the purpose of aiding in the prevention or abatement of water pollution and in furtherance of such purpose to enter into contracts and agreements with such commercial, industrial and other establishments covering the following:
281.695(3)(a) (a) The collection, treatment and disposal of sewage and industrial wastes from commercial, industrial and other establishments;
281.695(3)(b) (b) The use and operation by such municipality of sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities owned by any such commercial, industrial and other establishment;
281.695(3)(c) (c) The coordination of the sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities of the municipality with the sewage collection, treatment or disposal facilities of any commercial, industrial and other establishment.
281.695(4) (4)When determined by its governing body to be in the public interest any municipality is authorized to enter into and perform contracts, whether long-term or short-term, with any industrial establishment or establishments providing for sewage or other facilities, including the operation thereof, to abate or reduce the pollution of waters caused in whole or in part by discharges of industrial wastes by the industrial establishment or establishments on such terms as may be reasonable and proper.
281.695(5) (5)Any municipality may participate in the state financial assistance program for soil and water resources protection established under s. 281.55, 281.57 or 281.65 and may enter into agreements with the department of natural resources for that purpose. Any municipality may participate in the clean water fund program under ss. 281.58 and 281.59 and may enter into agreements with the department of administration and the department of natural resources for that purpose. Any county may participate in the state financial assistance program for soil and water resources protection established under s. 92.14 and may enter into agreements with the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection for that purpose.
281.695(6) (6)Any municipality is authorized to enter into contracts with a nonprofit-sharing corporation for the municipality to design and construct the projects it will sublease from the department of natural resources pursuant to s. 281.55 (6) (b).
281.695(7) (7)The provisions of this section shall not be construed by way of limitation or restriction of the powers otherwise granted municipalities but shall be deemed as an addition to and a complete alternative to such powers.
281.695 History History: 1975 c. 197; 1979 c. 34 s. 2102 (39) (d); 1983 a. 532 s. 36; 1987 a. 27, 197, 399, 403; 1989 a. 56, 366; 1995 a. 227; 1999 a. 150 s. 370; Stats. 1999 s. 281.695.
281.70 281.70 River protection grants.
281.70(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “river" includes a stream or a flowage.
281.70(2) (2) Types of projects. The department shall develop and administer a financial assistance program to provide grants for planning projects and management projects.
281.70(3) (3) Amounts of grants.
281.70(3)(a)(a) A grant for a planning project may be made for up to 75 percent of the cost of the project but may not exceed $10,000 per grant.
281.70(3)(b) (b) A grant for a management project may be made for up to 75 percent of the cost of the project but may not exceed $50,000 per grant.
281.70(4) (4) Eligible recipients.
281.70(4)(a)(a) All of the following shall be eligible for grants under this section:
281.70(4)(a)1. 1. Local governmental units, as defined in s. 66.0131 (1) (a).
281.70(4)(a)2. 2. River management organizations that meet the qualifications under par. (b).
281.70(4)(a)3. 3. Nonprofit conservation organizations, as defined in s. 23.0955 (1).
281.70(4)(b) (b) The department shall promulgate rules to establish the qualifications that a river management organization must meet to qualify for a grant under this section.
281.70(5) (5) Eligible activities. The department shall promulgate rules to do all of the following:
281.70(5)(a) (a) Designate activities that are eligible for grants for planning projects. Eligible activities under the rules for these grants shall include all of the following:
281.70(5)(a)1. 1. Data collection.
281.70(5)(a)2. 2. Assessments of water quality and of fish and aquatic life and their habitat.
281.70(5)(a)3. 3. Assessments of the uses of a river and the uses of the land surrounding the river.
281.70(5)(a)4. 4. Nonpoint source pollution evaluation.
281.70(5)(a)5. 5. Informational or educational programs and materials as specified in par. (b).
281.70(5)(a)6. 6. Programs and materials to assist persons in forming river management organizations or other groups to protect or improve rivers and natural riverine ecosystems.
281.70(5)(b) (b) For purposes of par. (a) 5., specify informational or educational materials that may be provided on any of the following:
281.70(5)(b)1. 1. Protecting or improving the ways in which rivers are used.
281.70(5)(b)2. 2. Protecting or improving the quality of water in rivers.
281.70(5)(b)3. 3. Protecting or improving the quality of natural riverine ecosystems.
281.70(5)(b)4. 4. Protecting or improving fish populations, aquatic life or fish habitat in rivers.
281.70(5)(c) (c) Designate activities that are eligible for grants for management projects. Eligible activities under the rules for these grants shall include all of the following:
281.70(5)(c)1. 1. The purchase of land or of a conservation easement, as defined in s. 700.40 (1) (a) if the recipient enters into a contract under s. 281.71 and if the purchase will substantially contribute to the protection or improvement of the river's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.70(5)(c)2. 2. The restoration of in-stream or shoreline habitat.
281.70(5)(c)3. 3. The development of local regulations or ordinances that will protect or improve the river's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.70(5)(c)4. 4. An activity that is approved by the department and that is needed to implement a recommendation made as a result of a plan to protect or improve the river's water quality or its natural ecosystem.
281.70(5)(c)5. 5. Installation of pollution control practices.
281.70(6) (6) Eligibility; types of rivers. The department shall promulgate rules establishing the types of natural riverine ecosystems that are eligible for grants under this section.
281.70(7) (7) Eligibility; other. At the completion of a planning project, upon request of the recipient of the grant for the planning project, the department may approve as eligible activities for a management project grant the recommendations that were made as a result of the project.
281.70 History History: 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 30.
281.70 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 195, Wis. adm. code.
281.71 281.71 Lake management project grants; river protection grants; purchases.
281.71(1)(1)In order to receive a grant for a purchase under s. 281.69 (3) (b) 1. or 281.70 (5) (c) 1., the recipient shall enter into a contract with the department that contains all of the following provisions:
281.71(1)(a) (a) Standards for the management of the property to be acquired.
281.71(1)(b) (b) A prohibition against using the property to be acquired as security for any debt unless the department approves the incurring of the debt.
281.71(1)(c) (c) A prohibition against the property being closed to the public unless the department determines it is necessary to protect wild animals, plants or other natural features.
281.71(1)(d) (d) A clause that any subsequent sale or transfer of the property to be acquired is subject to subs. (2) and (3).
281.71(2) (2)The recipient of the grant used for a purchase under s. 281.69 (3) (b) 1. or 281.70 (5) (c) 1. may subsequently sell or transfer the acquired property to a 3rd party other than a creditor of the recipient if all of the following apply:
281.71(2)(a) (a) The department approves the subsequent sale or transfer.
281.71(2)(b) (b) The party to whom the property is sold or transferred enters into a new contract with the department that contains the provisions under sub. (1).
281.71(3) (3)The recipient of the grant used for a purchase under s. 281.69 (3) (b) 1. or 281.70 (5) (c) 1. may subsequently sell or transfer the acquired property to satisfy a debt or other obligation if the department approves the sale or transfer.
281.71(4) (4)If the recipient violates any essential provision of the contract, title to the acquired property shall vest in the state.
281.71(5) (5)The instrument conveying the property to the recipient shall state the interest of the state under sub. (4). The contract entered into under sub. (1) and the instrument of conveyance shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of each county in which the property is located.
281.71 History History: 1999 a. 9 s. 2548.
281.72 281.72 River protection; contracts with nonprofit organizations.
281.72(1)(1)Definition. In this section, “nonprofit conservation organization" means a river management organization that meets the qualifications under s. 281.70 (4) (b) or a nonprofit corporation, a charitable trust or other nonprofit association whose purposes include the protection of rivers and that is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
281.72(2) (2) Requirements to receive contracts. The department shall provide contracts to nonstock, nonprofit corporations that are described under section 501 (c) (3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are organized in this state. For a nonstock, profit corporation to qualify for a contract, the corporation shall meet all of the following requirements:
281.72(2)(a) (a) The corporation is exempt from taxation under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
281.72(2)(b) (b) The corporation provides support to nonprofit conservation organizations.
281.72(2)(c) (c) The corporation has a board of directors that has a majority of members who are representatives of nonprofit conservation organizations.
281.72(2)(d) (d) The corporation contributes, to be used with the contract, $1 for every $3 it receives under the contract.
281.72(3) (3) Requirements under contracts. A corporation receiving a contract under this subsection shall do all of the following:
281.72(3)(a) (a) Assist in the establishment of nonprofit conservation organizations.
281.72(3)(b) (b) Provide technical assistance to nonprofit conservation organizations.
281.72(3)(c) (c) Conduct conferences on topics for which technical assistance is provided under par. (b).
281.72 History History: 1999 a. 9.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 5 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 21, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-1-19)