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30.123(6r)(b)3. 3. Notify in writing the person submitting the statement which general or individual permit will be required for the activity, if the department determines that the activity is not exempt.
30.123(6r)(c) (c) If the department does not take action under par. (b), the department may not require at any time that the person proposing to engage in the activity apply for an individual permit or seek authorization under a general permit unless required to do so by a court or hearing examiner.
30.123(6r)(d) (d) If a statement under par. (a) is not given or if the statement does not give consent to inspect, the 15-day time limit under par. (b) does not apply.
30.123(6s) (6s)Rules.
30.123(6s)(a)(a) The department may promulgate rules concerning the exempt activities under sub. (6) that only do any of the following:
30.123(6s)(a)1. 1. Establish reasonable installation practices for culverts to minimize environmental impacts.
30.123(6s)(a)2. 2. Establish reasonable construction and design requirements for culverts that are consistent with the purpose of the activity.
30.123(6s)(a)3. 3. Establish reasonable limitations on the location of culverts at the site affected by the activity.
30.123(6s)(b) (b) Notwithstanding par. (a), the rules under par. (a) 1. and 2. may not establish practices or requirements that prohibit the construction of culverts or that render the placement of culverts economically cost-prohibitive.
30.123(7) (7)General permits. The department shall issue statewide general permits under s. 30.206 that authorize any person to do all of the following:
30.123(7)(a) (a) Construct and maintain a clear-span bridge over a navigable water that provides access to a principal structure, as defined by rule by the department.
30.123(7)(b) (b) Construct and maintain a culvert that replaces a culvert that is not exempt under sub. (6) (d) or (e) and that is in a navigable water that is less than 35 feet wide.
30.123(7)(c) (c) Construct and maintain a bridge that is supported only by culverts in a navigable water that is less than 35 feet wide.
30.123(7)(d) (d) Construct, reconstruct, and maintain bridges and culverts that are part of a transportation project that is carried out under the direction and supervision of a municipality.
30.123(8) (8)Individual permits.
30.123(8)(a)(a) For the construction and maintenance of a bridge or culvert that is not exempt under sub. (6) and that is not subject to a general permit under sub. (7), a person may apply to the department for the individual permit that is required under sub. (2) in order to construct or maintain a bridge or culvert.
30.123(8)(b) (b) The notice and hearing provisions of s. 30.208 (3) to (5) shall apply to an application under par. (a).
30.123(8)(c) (c) The department shall issue an individual permit pursuant to an application under par. (a) if the department finds that all of the following requirements are met:
30.123(8)(c)1. 1. The bridge or culvert will not materially obstruct navigation.
30.123(8)(c)2. 2. The bridge or culvert will not materially reduce the effective flood flow capacity of a stream.
30.123(8)(c)3. 3. The bridge or culvert will not be detrimental to the public interest.
30.123 History History: 1977 c. 190; Stats. 1977 s. 30.122; 1977 c. 272; Stats. 1977 s. 30.123; 1987 a. 374; 2003 a. 118; 2011 a. 167; 2013 a. 1.
30.124 30.124 Waterfowl habitat management.
30.124(1) (1) Notwithstanding ss. 30.12, 30.20, 30.44, and 30.45, and if the department finds that the activity will not adversely affect public or private rights or interests in fish and wildlife populations, navigation, or waterway flood flow capacity and will not result in environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), the department may do all of the following on public lands or waters:
30.124(1)(a) (a) Cut aquatic plants, as defined in s. 30.07 (1) (b), without removing them from the water, for the purpose of improving waterfowl nesting, brood, and migration habitat.
30.124(1)(b) (b) Develop nesting islands for the purpose of increasing waterfowl production.
30.124(2) (2) The department may use moneys available under s. 29.191 (1) (b) 1. to engage in the activities described under sub. (1).
30.124 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. NR 353, Wis. adm. code.
30.1255 30.1255 Report on control of aquatic nuisance species.
30.1255(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "aquatic nuisance species" means a nonindigenous species that threatens the diversity or abundance of native species or the ecological stability of infested waters or that threatens a commercial, agricultural, aquacultural or recreational activity dependent on infested waters.
30.1255(3) (3)Biennial reports.
30.1255(3)(a)(a) The department shall submit to the legislature biennial reports describing all of the following:
30.1255(3)(a)1. 1. The current and potential economic and environmental impact of aquatic nuisance species on the waters of the state.
30.1255(3)(a)2. 2. Potential strategies to control aquatic nuisance species.
30.1255(3)(a)3. 3. Any geographical areas, public facilities or activities conducted in this state that need technical or financial assistance to reduce the environmental, public health or safety risk that may be caused by aquatic nuisance species.
30.1255(3)(b) (b) The department shall submit the report required under par. (a) before October 1 of each even-numbered year as part of the corresponding biennial report under s. 23.22 (6).
30.1255 History History: 1991 a. 269; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 55.
30.126 30.126 Regulation of fishing rafts.
30.126(2) (2) Prohibition of fishing rafts. Except as provided under subs. (3) and (4), no person may construct or place a fishing raft on any navigable water.
30.126(3) (3)Exception for fishing rafts on the Mississippi River. A person may maintain any fishing raft located below and in close proximity to a lock or dam on the Mississippi River if the fishing raft is constructed or in place prior to December 4, 1983. A person may construct, place and maintain a fishing raft below and in proximity to a lock or dam on the Mississippi River if a permit is obtained for the fishing raft under s. 30.12.
30.126(4) (4)Exception for fishing rafts on the Wolf River. A person may construct, place and maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River if the person complies with the restrictions under sub. (5). Authorized portions of the Wolf River consist of any part of the Wolf River or its stream tributaries from the Shawano dam downstream to Lake Poygan.
30.126(5) (5)Restrictions on fishing rafts on the Wolf River.
30.126(5)(a)(a) May not obstruct navigation or interfere with public rights. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River in a manner which materially obstructs navigation or which materially interferes with public rights in the navigable waters.
30.126(5)(b) (b) May not be located in channel. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River in the channel of the waterway.
30.126(5)(c) (c) May not block more than 25% of the waterway. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River if the raft alone or in combination with any other fishing rafts previously constructed and placed on the waterway results in the obstruction of more than 25% of the width of the waterway.
30.126(5)(d) (d) May not be located within 10 feet of another fishing raft. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River within 10 feet of any other fishing raft previously constructed and placed on the waterway.
30.126(5)(e) (e) May not affect riparian rights without permission of riparian owner. No person who is not the riparian owner may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft which is attached or adjacent to property of a riparian owner or which otherwise affects the rights of a riparian owner unless the person receives the written permission of the riparian owner.
30.126(5)(f) (f) May not be used during certain times of the year. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River prior to March 1 of any year. Any person who constructs, places or maintains a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River shall remove or cause the removal of the fishing raft from the waterway on or before October 31 of each year.
30.126(5)(g) (g) May not have improper flotation devices. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River unless each flotation device used on the fishing raft is clean and uncontaminated, properly attached to the fishing raft and properly maintained in conformity with minimum standards established by the department by rule. The department shall establish minimum standards for the condition, attachment and maintenance of flotation devices used on fishing rafts.
30.126(5)(h) (h) May not have improper toilets. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River if the fishing raft is equipped with a toilet which permits toilet waste to be disposed of in the waterway. A toilet on a fishing raft shall comply with rules of the department of safety and professional services as if the toilet were on a boat.
30.126(5)(i) (i) May not be abandoned. No person who constructs or places a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River may abandon the fishing raft.
30.126(5)(j) (j) May not be improperly maintained. No person who constructs or places a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River may fail to maintain the fishing raft in conformity with minimum standards established by the department by rule. After consulting with Wolf River municipalities, the department shall establish by rule minimum standards for the maintenance of fishing rafts to ensure proper repair, to promote maintenance in an aesthetically pleasing manner and to reduce the possibility that debris or litter from the fishing raft will be deposited in the waterway.
30.126(5)(k) (k) May not be used unless registered. No person may construct, place or maintain a fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River unless the fishing raft is registered under the uniform registration system and unless the registration number is displayed on the raft and on each flotation device in 3-inch block letters.
30.126(6) (6)Registration of fishing rafts on the Wolf River.
30.126(6)(a)(a) Department to establish a uniform registration system. The department shall establish by rule general standards for a uniform registration system for fishing rafts, on authorized portions of the Wolf River, which includes all the following:
30.126(6)(a)1. 1. A uniform numbering system for fishing rafts and flotation devices used on fishing rafts.
30.126(6)(a)2. 2. Provisions for the annual registration of all fishing rafts.
30.126(6)(a)3. 3. Provisions for the payment of an annual registration fee of $5 for each fishing raft.
30.126(6)(b) (b) Municipal adoption, administration and enforcement of uniform registration system.
30.126(6)(b)1.1. A Wolf River municipality shall adopt by ordinance and administer and enforce a uniform registration system for fishing rafts consistent with the general standards established by the department.
30.126(6)(b)2. 2. A Wolf River municipality which adopts, administers and enforces a uniform registration system for fishing rafts and which adopts and enforces restrictions on fishing rafts may retain all registration fees to administer and enforce the uniform registration system and the restrictions.
30.126(6)(b)3. 3. A Wolf River municipality which adopts a uniform registration system for fishing rafts shall transmit a complete list of all registered fishing rafts and their owners to the department on or before April 1 of each year.
30.126(6)(c) (c) Failure of municipality to adopt, administer or enforce the uniform registration system. If a Wolf River municipality fails to adopt by ordinance a uniform registration system for fishing rafts within 120 days after the effective date of rules promulgated by the department under par. (a), or fails to adequately administer or enforce the uniform registration system for fishing rafts, the department, after providing notice and conducting a hearing on the matter, may adopt or administer and enforce the uniform registration system for fishing rafts in that municipality. If the department adopts, administers or enforces the uniform registration system for fishing rafts in a Wolf River municipality, the department may retain all registration fees for fishing rafts registered in that municipality.
30.126(6)(d) (d) Conflicts. Any conflict in jurisdiction arising from the enactment of ordinances for the registration of fishing rafts on authorized portions of the Wolf River by 2 or more Wolf River municipalities shall be resolved under s. 66.0105.
30.126(7) (7)Municipal regulation of fishing rafts on the Wolf River.
30.126(7)(a)(a) Municipal adoption and enforcement of restrictions on fishing rafts. A Wolf River municipality shall adopt by ordinance and enforce restrictions on fishing rafts at least as restrictive as those under sub. (5).
30.126(7)(b) (b) Failure of a municipality to adopt and enforce restrictions on fishing rafts. If a Wolf River municipality fails to adopt by ordinance restrictions on fishing rafts within 120 days after the effective date of rules promulgated by the department under subs. (5) (g) and (j) and (6) (a), or fails to adequately enforce the restrictions on fishing rafts, the department, after providing notice and conducting a hearing on the matter, may enforce restrictions on fishing rafts. If the department enforces restrictions on fishing rafts in a Wolf River municipality, the department may retain all registration fees for fishing rafts registered in that municipality.
30.126(7)(c) (c) Conflicts. Any conflict in jurisdiction arising from the enactment of ordinances restricting fishing rafts on authorized portions of the Wolf River by 2 or more Wolf River municipalities shall be resolved under s. 66.0105.
30.126(8) (8)Removal of fishing rafts.
30.126(8)(a)(a) Municipality may order removal. A Wolf River municipality may order a person who is violating restrictions under sub. (5) or restrictions on fishing rafts adopted by ordinance to comply with the restrictions or to remove the fishing raft from authorized portions of the Wolf River.
30.126(8)(b) (b) Municipality may cause removal.
30.126(8)(b)1.1. If a person fails to comply with an order issued under par. (a) or if a Wolf River municipality is unable to issue an order under par. (a) because the fishing raft is not registered and the municipality cannot determine who constructed, placed or maintained the fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River, the municipality may remove the fishing raft and dispose of it.
30.126(8)(b)2. 2. The owner or person responsible for the fishing raft shall reimburse a Wolf River municipality for all costs associated with the removal and disposal of the fishing raft under this paragraph.
30.126(8)(c) (c) Department authority to order removal.
30.126(8)(c)1.1. The department may order a person who is violating sub. (2) to remove the fishing raft from the navigable waters.
30.126(8)(c)2. 2. The department shall report any violation of sub. (5) to the Wolf River municipality where the violation occurred.
30.126(8)(c)3. 3. If the Wolf River municipality does not act under par. (b) 1. within 90 days after the department reports the violation, the department may order the person who is violating restrictions under sub. (5) to comply with the restrictions or to remove the fishing raft from authorized portions of the Wolf River.
30.126(8)(d) (d) Department authority to cause removal.
30.126(8)(d)1.1. If a person does not comply with an order issued under par. (c) 1. or if the department is unable to issue an order under par. (c) 1. because the department cannot determine who constructed, placed or maintained the fishing raft on the navigable waters, the department may remove the fishing raft and dispose of it.
30.126(8)(d)2. 2. If a person does not comply with an order issued under par. (c) 3., the department may remove the fishing raft and dispose of it.
30.126(8)(d)3. 3. If the department is unable to issue an order under par. (c) 3. because the fishing raft is not registered and the department cannot determine who constructed, placed or maintained the fishing raft on authorized portions of the Wolf River and if the Wolf River municipality does not act under par. (b) 1. within 120 days after the department reports the violation, the department may remove the fishing raft and dispose of it.
30.126(8)(d)4. 4. The owner or person responsible for the fishing raft shall reimburse the department for all costs associated with the removal and disposal of the fishing raft under this paragraph.
30.126(9) (9)Enforcement.
30.126(9)(a)(a) Department and district attorney's authority to enforce. The department or the district attorney for the county where the violation occurred may enforce this section, any rule promulgated under this section or any order issued by the department under this section. Before the department may enforce standards and rules promulgated under sub. (5) (j) with respect to a specific fishing raft and before the department may issue an order based on these standards or rules with respect to a specific fishing raft, the department shall notify and consult with the Wolf River municipality where the fishing raft is located.
30.126(9)(b) (b) Municipality's authority to enforce. A Wolf River municipality may enforce any ordinance adopted or order issued by the municipality under this section.
30.126(10) (10)Penalties.
30.126(10)(a)(a) Violation of statute, rule or department order. A person who violates this section, any rule promulgated under this section or any order issued by the department under this section shall forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $250 for each offense. Each day of violation constitutes a separate offense.
30.126(10)(b) (b) Violation of municipal ordinance or order. A person who violates any ordinance adopted or order issued by the municipality under this section is subject to the penalty established by ordinance. A Wolf River municipality may not establish this penalty at a level which is less severe than the penalty established under par. (a).
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)