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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 […]

DATCP 01 Verif. of Depth to Bedrock Available for Comment

Wisconsin DATCP Technical Standard 01 Verification of Depth to Bedrock is available for review and comment until June 22, 2020.  More information on this team and the process is available via the following link:  https://socwisconsin.org/current-work/full-process/01-verification-of-land-features/   *********************************************************************************************************** The Wisconsin DATCP Technical Standard 01 Verification of Depth to Bedrock is a new standard to define the […]

DNR 1010 Proprietary Storm Water Filtration Devices is available for review and comment

The draft Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1010 Proprietary Storm Water Filtration Devices is available for review and comment until April 17, 2020. The Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1010 Proprietary Storm Water Filtration Devices is a new standard to define criteria and procedures to determine the reduction in total suspended solids and total phosphorus using proprietary […]

New Team Forming – NRCS Stream Restoration Standard Updates

The WI Standards Oversight Council (SOC) is working with NRCS to form a stakeholder team charged with revisiting Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) WI conservation practice standards (CPS) related to stream restoration. Notification for Assembling Technical Standard Work Team for Stream Restoration NRCS and SOC are seeking volunteer technical experts to participate in updating an […]

2019 Technical Standards Assessment Results Available

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), […]

NRCS Update: FOTG Notice WI-98

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 […]

Technical Standards Assessment – 2019 survey open to the public

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 […]

NRCS Update: FOTG Notice WI-97

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 […]