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 […]
The DNR Conservation Practice Standard 1052 (Non-Channel Erosion Mat) and Standard 1053 (Channel Erosion Mat) were revised through the Standards Oversight Council Modified Process. Revision to the standards included minor updates relating to formatting, references, and terminology in response to public comments. The final revised standards are now available on the DNR storm water construction technical […]
Notification Seeking Experts for Work Team to Develop a Technical Standard for Verification of Features in Silurian Bedrock\Karst Areas Volunteer technical experts are needed to serve on a Work Team to create a technical standard for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) related to verification of features in Silurian Bedrock\Karst Areas. Criteria […]
The following technical standards were revised via the SOC Minor Process. WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450 – 11 – TECHNICAL GUIDE FOTG NOTICE Wl-96 Purpose. Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards (CPS) and Wisconsin Construction Specifications (WCS) Effective Date. This notice is effective upon receipt. Explanation of Changes. Section IV: Conservation Practice Standards and […]
The DNR technical standard 1052 (Non-Channel Erosion Mat) and standard 1053 (Channel Erosion Mat) have been revised and are available for comment through October 9, 2018. These standards are being revised through the Standards Oversight Council Minor Process. Comments related to these draft documents should be sent to: DNRTechnicalStandards@Wisconsin.gov. Please indicate in the subject line which […]
DNR Conservation Practice Standard 1009 Rain Garden, created through the SOC Modified Process, is now available. The Rain Garden Standard 1009 dated September 2018 was created based on the 2003 “Rain Garden – A How to Manual for Homeowners” (originally created by the UW-Extension and DNR). This manual is also being updated and is expected […]