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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: 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), […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

DNR Standards 1052 and 1053 (Non-Channel and Channel Erosion Mat)

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 […]

DNR 1057 Trackout Control Practices

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 […]