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New Team Forming – Conservation Crop Rotation

The WI Standards Oversight Council (SOC) is working with Wisconsin office of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to form a stakeholder team charged with updating the NRCS Conservation Practice Standard (CPS) 328 Conservation Crop Rotation. Notification for Assembling Storm Water Technical Standard Work Team  SOC and NRCS are seeking volunteer technical experts to brainstorm, troubleshoot, […]

Open for Comment – DNR 1060 Storm Drain Inlet Protection

Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1060 Storm Drain Inlet Protection For Construction Sites is available for review and comment until September 17, 2021. The Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1060 Storm Drain Inlet Protection For Construction Sites was revised to incorporate the use of rigid frame type inlet protection devices and aid in device selection. This practice is intended […]

New Team Forming – Dry Storm Water Basins

The WI Standards Oversight Council (SOC) is working with Wisconsin DNR to form a stakeholder team charged with creating a DNR technical standard related to High Performance Dry Storm Water Basins. Notification for Assembling Storm Water Technical Standard Work Team  SOC and DNR are seeking volunteer technical experts to participate in creating a new technical […]

The results are in!

Thank you to all who provided input in the biennial SOC Technical Standards Assessment.  The 2021 Technical Standards Assessment Report is now available for review.  These survey results will be used to prioritize standards to be created or updated as SOC works with the Custodians to prepare the next work plan.  The survey comments related […]

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Updated! WDNR Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement has been updated and is now available on the DNR’s storm water post-construction technical standards webpage. Changes from the previous version address maintenance and flow path concerns based on new research and technologies. Revisions included input from experts in the field and public […]

Tell us what you think–it’s survey time!

The Standards Oversight Council (SOC) oversees a collaborative process for developing and updating technical standards related to agricultural and urban stormwater runoff practices.  SOC conducts a Technical Standards Assessment every 2 years and the time is NOW to provide feedback! This survey is to evaluate our process and give technical experts a greater opportunity to […]

SOC Celebrates 25 Years!

Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council Celebrates 25 Years of Interagency Partnership  ∼ 25 Years of collaboration with quality, uniformity, and accountability result in technical standards that protect Wisconsin’s natural resources. ∼ MADISON – 2021 marks the 25th anniversary for the Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council (SOC), a collective partnership among conservation agencies to develop and maintain Wisconsin’s […]

Open for Comment: Four NRCS Stream-Related Standards

  The WI Standards Oversight Council (SOC) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are soliciting comments from the public on the following revised draft Conservation Practice Standards (CPS):  CPS 395 Stream Habitat Improvement and Management, CPS 580 Streambank and Shoreline Protection, CPS 582 Open Channel, and CPS 584 Channel Bed Stabilization. The revisions are based […]