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Draft guidance concerning storm water is now available for review and comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance web page or via the following link: 1009_RainGarden_DRAFT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 […]
Draft guidance concerning storm water is now available for review and comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance web page or via the following link: 1057_TrackoutControlPractices Trackout Control Practices – Technical Standard 1057 is open for comment until May 9, 2018. The proposed “Trackout Control Practices – Technical Standard 1057” (formerly named Stone Tracking Pad and […]
The DNR technical standard 1062, Ditch Check, has been updated through the SOC Modified Process. The draft was released for Broad Review last fall, and comments from eight individuals were received and reviewed. Updates to the technical standard include minor updates to terminology, references, and figures. Click here to view the revised technical standard 1062.
Applications Due Friday, March 16, 2018 Notification for Assembling Storm Water and Erosion Control Technical Standard Work Team Volunteer technical experts are needed to serve on a technical standard Work Team to create a new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) technical standard related to storm water and erosion control. Criteria for the standard will […]
The Standards Oversight Council seeks permeable pavement system representatives interested in participating in a monitoring study starting 2019. This study is designed to provide information to develop and refine the WDNR Conservation Practice Standard “Permeable Pavement” (1008). In 2014, the Permeable Pavement technical standard team developed a project to research the performance, infiltration, and pollutant […]