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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 Corrugated Metal Pipe Conduits (WCS-6) – ASTM A885 has been withdrawn with no replacement.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 […]

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 […]

Rain Garden Manual Available

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 […]