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Summary of 2015 Technical Standard Needs survey

Participation in SOC’s 2015 Technical Standards Needs survey increased significantly from 60 responses collected in 2013 to 245 responses collected this summer from individuals familiar with Wisconsin’s technical standards used in statewide conservation programs. The respondents were more evenly distributed across private sector and public sector agencies and were more diverse in the primary focus […]

WDNR stormwater standards available for comment

WDNR has worked with internal staff to revise two interim Technical Standards, 1050 and 1051, and is now soliciting public comments on the proposed revisions.   The intent of the revisions are to reflect the April 2015 “Water Quality Review Procedures for Additives” guidance. The guidance provides comprehensive procedures for the review of additives for potential […]

Team Participation Requested for Development of New Standard 1073, Vegetated Swale

Volunteer technical experts are needed to serve on a technical standard Work Team to create a new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) technical standard related to stormwater and erosion control. The work team is being convened to develop a new technical standard, described below, that conforms to existing laws and regulations. Criteria for the […]

Permeable Pavement standard updated

The WDNR permeable pavement technical standard 1008 and associated technical note were recently updated with minor revisions. The revised versions of the standard and technical note are posted on the DNR website:  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/stormwater/standards/postconst_standards.html A summary of the revisions are as follows: In the permeable pavement technical standard, the surface clogging capacity (Section V.D.3.) was changed […]

Revised Standard 1004, Bioretention, published

The WDNR  has incorporated comments into the final Standard 1004, Bioretention for Infiltration.  The revised standard included four main changes: V.B.5.a.(3) – Specify a planting density of one foot on center. Dane County recommended this change, because consultants were trying to save money by spacing the plants too far apart. V.B.5.b. – Allow Class II […]

Sediment Trap (1063) standard – minor revision

DNR standard 1063, Sediment Trap, has be updated with a minor revision. An equation listed in the References section IX has been deleted due to typographical errors.  The reference for this equation remains.  This equation was removed in the standard language to avoid confusion with the actual equation found in the reference. View the updated technical […]

WDNR Publishes Permeable Pavement Technical Standard

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) will now allow development projects that properly use permeable pavements to receive stormwater credits. Over the last two years, WDNR and the Standards Oversight Council have worked with a diverse team of experts to develop a conservation practice standard for permeable pavement systems that provides guidance on design, […]