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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 […]

2019 Annual Report

The Standards Oversight Council’s 2019 Annual Report is now available!  Click below for a summary of our program accomplishments over the past year: Thanks to all of you who took part in this process in 2019. Your contributions help improve the technical standards and strengthen the program. If you’d like to learn more about SOC […]

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 […]

Open for Comment – WDNR 1061 Dewatering

WDNR Technical Standard 1061 Dewatering is available for review and comment until January 30, 2020.  Information on this standard update, including the draft file for review, is available via the following link:  https://socwisconsin.org/current-work/mod-process/1061-dewatering/ The WDNR Technical Standard 1061 Dewatering is being updated to consider new research and technologies, and solicit input from expert and public […]

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 […]

Webinar – DNR 1009 Rain Garden

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 […]

New DNR Standard – Call for Team Member Applications!

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 soc@wisconsinlandwater.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 […]

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 […]