Comment on Standards In Development

The Standards Oversight Council facilitates a comprehensive process for maintaining effective conservation practice standards for Wisconsin.  These technical standards provide design requirements and performance expectations for effective implementation.

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SOC welcomes your input to help ensure that these practice standards are practical and used consistently across the state.  We encourage technical standard reviewers to evaluate the application of the draft standard to local conditions and to check for consistency among overlapping or similar technical standards.

Important Note: When reviewing technical standards, it is extremely important to review the definitions listed at the end of the standard as they will clarify many questions.   Words that are listed in the Definitions section will be italicized the first time that they appear in the standard.

Instructions to Submit Comments

To provide input on a newly developed or revised technical standards, review the procedure below:

  • Notice of the draft standards will be posted to this site and announced on the SOC listserv. Sign up to be notified of standards available for comment. Click our News Section to view standards that are currently, or were recently, open for review.
  • The comment period is typically 14-21 days.
  • Submit comments to soc@wisconsinlandwater.org.  Comments may be directly within the email text, within an attached Word document, or a marked-up and scanned pdf.
  • Keep comments specific, technical, and directly related to the standard. Indicate the section to which you are referring, for example “V.B.4.a(1): Does this mean that…” Respond in the same order as the sections appear in the draft. If you have general comments applicable to the entire standard please note them as such.
  • All comments received will be considered and a summary of the responses to the comments will be posted on this page.  Received comments will be included as submitted in the summary of responses.
  • If you would like to request revisions to any WDNR or NRCS technical standards, please contact soc@wisconsinlandwater.org.

Responses to Comments on Draft Technical Standards:

Practice Code Technical Standard Name Custodian Status Documents Comments
1005 Vegetated Swale Standard WDNR In Prep Draft 1005 Comment period closed 3/11/16
 378 Pond NRCS In Prep  Draft 378 Comment period closed 7/5/16
 410 Grade Stabilization Structure NRCS In Prep Draft 410  Comment period closed 7/5/16
 638 Water and Sediment Control Basin NRCS In Prep Draft 638  Comment period closed 7/5/16
 635 Vegetated Treatment Area NRCS In Prep Draft 635 Comment period closed 7/20/16
 657 Wetland Restoration NRCS In Prep  Draft 657  Comment period closed 7/27/16