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), […]
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.
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 […]
The DNR technical standard 1057 Trackout Control Practices (formerly named Stone Tracking Pad and Tire Washing) has been updated through the SOC Full Process. Broad Review of the draft was completed last fall, and comments from eight individuals were received and reviewed. The Trackout Control Practices standard was updated to include a suite of tracking […]
Draft guidance concerning storm water is now available for review and comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance web page or via the following link: 1009_RainGarden_DRAFT Rain Garden – Technical Standard 1009 is open for comment until May 9, 2018. The proposed Rain Garden – Technical Standard 1009 has been created based on the 2003 “Rain Garden – A […]