Earlier this year, SOC reached out to users of WI technical standards for input to evaluate our process and give technical experts greater opportunity to improve Wisconsin’s technical standards. SOC conducts this Technical Standards Assessment (TSA) every 2 years. The input gathered from the TSA is used by the custodians [Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), […]
The following construction specifications were revised and announced by NRCS in Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guide FOTG Notice WI-98. The revised specification will replace the previous specification. Corrugated Metal Pipe Conduits (WCS-6) – ASTM A885 has been withdrawn with no replacement. Reference has been removed from WCS-6. Timber Fabrication & Installation (WCS-14) – Updated criteria […]
There is a free webinar on DNR Technical Standard 1009 Rain Garden on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. The Rain Garden standard was developed through the Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council (SOC) Full Process and published by the Department of Natural Resources in September 2018. This technical standard addresses the design, installation, and […]
The DNR Technical Standard 1062 Ditch Check was recently revised through the Standards Oversight Council Minor Process. Revision to the standard included an update to Figure 2. The final revised standard is now available on the DNR storm water construction technical standards web page.
Individuals interested in joining a new SOC team for horizontal directional drilling must complete the application and submit it to the SOC Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (Note: deadline has been extended). See below for information about the SOC process and this team. Notification for Assembling Storm Water Technical Standard […]
The Standards Oversight Council (SOC) conducts a Technical Standards Assessment every 2 years to evaluate its process and give technical experts greater opportunity to improve Wisconsin’s technical standards. Your input will be used to prioritize which standards will be revised in the next 2 years, what revisions to make, and what training may be made […]
The SOC Technical Standards Process Handbook was recently updated following a routine biennial review. Updates consisted of minor clarifications regarding the SOC process, and a change to the technical standard template (changing a Definitions section title to “Glossary”) The updated Handbook is posted on the SOC website.
The following standards were revised via the SOC Minor Process and announced by NRCS in Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guide FOTG Notice WI-97. Explanation of Changes. Users of the waste management standards released in October 2017 pointed out minor revisions and clarifications that would be appropriate. The existing date (October 2017R) of the standards will […]
The 2018 SOC Annual Report is now available. Thanks to all of you who participated in the SOC process last year and helped improve the urban and agricultural technical standards. We look forward to continued collaboration in 2019.
It’s still winter, but we can still plan for spring! The Standards Oversight Council (SOC) team for DNR Standard 1009 Rain Garden finished the technical standard in September 2018 and have now completed an update to the 2003 Rain Gardens – A How-to Manual. The updated version, now called Rain Gardens: A Guide for Homeowners and Landscapers, is available for download in both a beautiful, full-color version and […]