A draft update to Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement is now available for public comment through April 22, 2021.

Public Comment: Draft Update To Wisconsin DNR Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement is being updated to address maintenance and flow path concerns based on new research and technologies, and input from expert and public review. The proposed changes are specific to surface cleaning in both the Criteria and the Operations & Maintenance sections; updated text is highlighted yellow in the draft file.

The DNR is soliciting comments from the public on the revised draft Technical Standard 1008 Permeable Pavement, now open for Broad Review.

To comment on the standard:

  • Submit your comments via email to soc@wisconsinlandwater.org by midnight on April 22, 2021.
  • Keep comments specific and directly related to this technical standard.
  • You may insert your comments into the Adobe PDF file, or otherwise indicate the page or line numbers to which your comments refer. If you have general comments applicable to the entire standard please note them as such.
  • Respond in the same order as the sections appear in the draft.

After the notice period is complete, all comments will be considered and responded to by the DNR. Revisions may be made to the document and the final technical standard will then be published and made available to internal and external stakeholders.

The DNR maintains, implements and develops storm water construction and post-construction technical standards to assist with the compliance of Chapter NR 151, Wisconsin Administrative Code. The process established by the Wisconsin Standards Oversight Council (SOC) is the process the agency uses to develop or revise technical standards pursuant to Subchapter V of NR 151. The DNR is a member of SOC, along with several other federal and state agencies and conservation organizations, to ensure that technical standards used for soil and water conservation in Wisconsin are science-based and involve collaboration with other stakeholders. This technical standard was updated through the Standards Oversight Council (SOC) Modified Process.