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NR 45.05(5)(a)(a) Noise and exhaust. Off-highway motorcycles and dual-sport motorcycles shall have an unaltered U.S. forest service approved spark-arrester muffler emitting a sound level not to exceed 96 decibels on the A scale when measured in the manner prescribed in the reaffirmed 1998-07, Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J1287, titled Measurement of Exhaust Sound Levels of Stationary Motorcycles.
NR 45.05 Note Note: Copies and amendments of the Society of Automotive Engineers Technical Report 1998-07, Society of Automotive Engineers Standard J1287, titled Measurement of Exhaust Sound Levels of Stationary Motorcycles, is available for inspection in the following offices: (A) The Department of Natural Resources, 101 S. Webster St., Madison, Wisconsin 53707. (B) The Legislative Reference Bureau, One E. Main St., Madison, Wisconsin. (C) The Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15096.
NR 45.05(5)(b) (b) Rules.
NR 45.05(5)(b)1.1. No person may operate or be a passenger or allow a person to operate or be a passenger on an off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle without wearing protective headgear of the type required under s. 347.485 (1) (a), Stats., and with the chin strap properly fastened.
NR 45.05(5)(b)2. 2. Minimum age for the operation of an off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle is 12 years unless accompanied by his or her parent, legal guardian, or certified safety instructor.
NR 45.05 Note Note: Accompanied means being subject to continuous verbal direction or control and not necessarily accompanied on the same machine.
NR 45.05(5)(b)3. 3. No operator may refuse to stop their off-highway motorcycle or dual-sport motorcycle after being requested or signaled to do so by a law enforcement officer.
NR 45.05(5)(b)4. 4. Any crash that results in an injury requiring treatment by a physician or a fatal incident shall be reported as soon as possible to a law enforcement officer.
NR 45.05(5)(b)5. 5. All operators of off-highway motorcycles or dual-sport motorcycles 16 years of age or older shall have in their possession a valid state trail pass, if the property requires a state trail pass.
NR 45.05 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; r. and recr. (3), r. (4) (a), Register, August, 1986, No. 368, eff. 9-1-86; r. and recr. (3) (d), Register, September, 1990, No. 417, eff. 10-1-90; r. and recr. (3) (e), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; am. (3) (d), renum. (4) (b) to be (4), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; cr. (1) (f) and am. (3) (e), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; am. (3) (e), cr. (3) (f) and (g), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; CR 01-011: am. (3) (e) Register April 2002 No. 556, eff. 5-1-02; CR 03-035: am. (4) Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; CR 07-026: am. (1) (f), cr. (1) (g) to (i) and (5) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08; CR 10-042: cr. (3) (h) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; CR 16-001: renum. (3) (d) to (3) (d) 1. and am., cr. (3) (d) 2., (em), am. (3) (f), (g), (h) (intro.) Register July 2017 No. 739, eff. 8-1-17; 2017 Wis. Act 301: cr. (3) (fm) Register April 2018 No. 748, eff. 5-1-18.
NR 45.055 NR 45.055Golf carts.
NR 45.055(1)(1)In this section, “golf cart" means, except as provided in this section, a properly maintained unmodified manufacturer specification vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile does not exceed 20 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, and that is designed and intended to convey one or more persons and equipment to play the game of golf.
NR 45.055(2) (2)No person may operate any golf cart on lands under the management, supervision, and control of the department unless all of the following requirements are met:
NR 45.055(2)(a) (a) The golf cart is operated within any of the following areas:
NR 45.055(2)(a)1. 1. Boat landings 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 in the Peshtigo River State Forest, and the posted route and parking area leading to Boat Landing 13 in the Governor Thompson State Park.
NR 45.055(2)(a)2. 2. Stephenson Town Park on High Falls Flowage in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
NR 45.055(2)(a)3. 3. Medicine Brook Road from High Falls Road south 1.8 miles to the designated scenic overlook in the Peshtigo River State Forest.
NR 45.055(2)(a)4. 4. Other locations as posted.
NR 45.055(2)(b) (b) The golf cart is operated in all of the following ways:
NR 45.055(2)(b)1. 1. On the extreme right side of any state forest or state park road, traveling with the flow of traffic.
NR 45.055(2)(b)2. 2. In single file.
NR 45.055(2)(b)3. 3. Pursuant to posted notice.
NR 45.055(2)(c) (c) The person is 16 years old or older and possesses a valid drivers license.
NR 45.055(2)(d) (d) The person is not under the influence of an intoxicant or a controlled substance.
NR 45.055(2)(e) (e) The person yields the right-of-way to all other vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
NR 45.055(2)(f) (f) The golf cart is equipped with, at all times, all of the following:
NR 45.055(2)(f)1. 1. A slow-moving vehicle sign as prescribed by s. 347.245 (1), Stats.
NR 45.055(2)(f)2. 2. Two lighted headlights and two lighted taillights.
NR 45.055 History History: CR 10-131: cr. Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11.
NR 45.06 NR 45.06 Animals.
NR 45.06(1)(1)No person may allow a dog, cat or other pet in any building, in any department rental tent, tepee or yurt, or on any swimming beach, or on any Great Lakes shoreline zone as posted, picnic area, playground, fish hatchery ground, or Paradise Springs area in the southern unit Kettle Moraine state forest. Dogs, cats and other pets shall be kept on a leash not more than 8 feet long and under control at all times in all other state park areas, headquarters areas, ranger stations, campgrounds, state natural areas, in Point Beach state forest, in designated use areas in other state forests and the intensive use zone within the Richard Bong state recreation area. No person may allow his or her dog, cat or other pet to interfere in any manner with the enjoyment of the area by others.
NR 45.06(2) (2)Nothing in this section shall prohibit or restrict the use of dogs for hunting purposes in any area which is open to hunting. The use of dogs for dog trials and dog training shall be restricted to areas designated by the property superintendent under permit procedures established in ch. NR 17.
NR 45.06(3) (3)No person may allow their dog, cat or other animal on any cross-country ski trails during that period of the year when such trails are used for cross-country skiing, or at any time on nature trails.
NR 45.06(3m) (3m)No person may allow the person's dog, cat or other animal on an observation tower.
NR 45.06(4)(a)(a) Pets are prohibited in Copper Culture and Heritage Hill state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(b) (b) Pets are prohibited in the following campgrounds effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(b)1. 1. Loop 1 of Pinewoods family and group camp - Southern Unit Kettle Moraine.
NR 45.06(4)(b)2. 2. West loop of Whitewater campground - Southern Unit Kettle Moraine.
NR 45.06(4)(c) (c) Pets are prohibited in portions of the campgrounds designated by posted notice at Nelson Dewey, Rock Island and Tower Hill state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(d) (d) Pets are prohibited in areas designated by posted notice at Aztalan and Governor Nelson state parks effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(e) (e) Pets are prohibited in the south shore area of Devil's Lake state park except on paved roads and walkways while enroute to areas where pets are allowed effective January 1, 1993.
NR 45.06(4)(f) (f) Pets are prohibited in the indoor group camps and related facilities at Wyalusing state park, Kettle Moraine state forest - northern unit, the MacKenzie environmental center and the Black River state forest.
NR 45.06(5) (5)Persons bringing or allowing pets in designated use areas shall be responsible for proper removal and disposal in sanitary facilities of any waste produced by these animals.
NR 45.06(6)(a)(a) No person may ride, lead or fail to prevent any equine animal from being on any beach, posted or marked hiking trail, nature trail, picnic area or non-equine campground or contrary to posted notice on the northern state forests or the Turtle-Flambeau scenic waters area.
NR 45.06(6)(b) (b) Horses are prohibited on all other department lands except on public highways and areas or trails posted for their use or by permit on field trial areas.
NR 45.06(7) (7)No person may ride a horse in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, property or persons of others on any lands under the management, supervision and control of the department.
NR 45.06(8) (8) Exception. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, service animals as defined in s. 106.52 (1) (fm), Stats., may accompany persons with disabilities.
NR 45.06 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; am. (1), Register, December, 1987, No. 384, eff. 1-1-88; am. (5), r. and recr. (6), Register, October, 1991, No. 430, eff. 11-1-91; r. (3), (5) and (6), renum. (4) to be (3), cr. (4) to (6), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; r. and recr. (6) (a) and (b), r. (6) (c), cr. (8), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) and (6) (a), cr. (4) (f), Register, November, 1995, No. 479, eff. 12-1-95; am. (1) and (6) (a), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; cr. (3m), Register, December, 1999, No. 528, eff. 1-1-00; CR 01-011: am. (4) (f) Register April 2002 No. 556, eff. 5-1-02; CR 03-035: am. (1) and (6) (a), Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; CR 04-092: am. (1) and (4) (b) 1. Register April 2005 No. 592, eff. 5-1-05; correction in (8) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2006 No. 606; CR 07-026: am. (1) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08.
NR 45.07 NR 45.07 Fires.
NR 45.07(1)(1)No person may start, tend or maintain any fire on the ground or burn any refuse except in designated fireplaces or fire rings, except for small cooking and warming fires at the following locations:
NR 45.07(1)(a) (a) Sandbars on the Lower Wisconsin state riverway.
NR 45.07(1)(b) (b) On the northern flowage properties and in non-designated use areas in the northern state forests except the Coulee Experimental state forest.
NR 45.07(1)(c) (c) Authorized camping areas without designated fireplaces or fire rings, in wildlife areas, the Pine-Popple wild river, state forests, and the Menominee River natural resources area.
NR 45.07(2) (2)No person may leave any fire unattended, or throw away any matches, cigarettes, cigars or pipe ashes or any embers without first extinguishing them, or start, tend or use in any manner any fire contrary to posted notice on any lands or property under the management, supervision and control of the department.
NR 45.07(3) (3)The department, in the event of threat to natural resources by the presence of forest fire hazards, may establish emergency use and burning regulations by posted notice.
NR 45.07 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; am. (1), cr. (3), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-98; CR 07-026: r. and recr. (1) Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08; CR 10-042: am. (1) (b) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
NR 45.075 NR 45.075Natural emergencies.
NR 45.075(1)(1)The chief state forester may declare, and shall manage, emergencies that threaten forested lands owned by the state and under the jurisdiction of the department. When declaring and responding to an emergency, the chief state forester shall consider the purpose of and management plan for the affected property in his or her decisions. Emergencies include unforeseen damage or threat of damage to trees from various causes including:
NR 45.075(1)(a) (a) Fire.
NR 45.075(1)(b) (b) Invasive species including insects, plants, animals and disease-causing organisms.
NR 45.075(1)(c) (c) Pest infestation.
NR 45.075(1)(d) (d) Disease.
NR 45.075(1)(e) (e) Vertebrates.
NR 45.075(1)(f) (f) Extreme weather including:
NR 45.075(1)(f)1. 1. Wind or tornados.
NR 45.075(1)(f)2. 2. Snow, hail, or ice.
NR 45.075(1)(f)3. 3. Flooding.
NR 45.075(1)(f)4. 4. Drought.
NR 45.075(1)(f)5. 5. Lightning.
NR 45.075(1)(f)6. 6. Freeze or heat injury.
NR 45.075(1)(g) (g) Deliberate or accidental damage by human activity.
NR 45.075(2) (2)The declaration of a forest health emergency by the chief state forester, including findings of fact supporting it, shall become effective upon the publication of the declaration in the official state newspaper. As soon after the effective date as is feasible and reasonable, the department shall publish the order in one newspaper in the area affected which is likely to give notice to residents in that area, file copies of the emergency declaration within one week of its effective date with clerks of all counties affected by the declaration and take other steps as it deems necessary to convey effective notice to persons who are likely to have an interest in the declaration. The same procedure shall be followed to cancel or modify the declaration or any part thereof. This rule does not apply to a state of emergency declared by the governor under s. 323.10, Stats., and does not supersede the authority of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection under ch. 94, Stats.
NR 45.075(3) (3)In this section:
NR 45.075(3)(a) (a) “Disease" includes any disturbance of a plant that interferes with its normal structure or function.
NR 45.075(3)(b) (b) “Pest" includes any living stage of insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails or other invertebrate animals injurious to plants, plant products, animals and humans; any bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or their reproductive parts, viruses, mycoplasma, protozoans or infectious substances which cause disease in or damage to plants or plant products; and any host upon which a plant pest is dependent for the completion of all or a portion of its life cycle.
NR 45.075 History History: CR 07-013: cr. Register July 2008 No. 631, eff. 8-1-08; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register May 2010 No. 653.
NR 45.08 NR 45.08 Beaches.
NR 45.08(1)(1)No person may possess or consume any food or beverage, or use any soap, detergent or shampoo on any swimming beach or in the water adjacent to any swimming beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
NR 45.08(2) (2)No person may swim beyond or disturb or molest a swimming beach boundary buoy or marker in any beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
NR 45.08(3) (3)No floating device, except coast guard approved life jackets and vests of proper size, properly worn and secured, is permitted in or upon the water at any designated beach or pool in any state park, state recreation area or state forest when a lifeguard is on duty.
NR 45.08(4) (4)The department may prohibit swimming in areas adjacent to water access sites by posted notice. No person may swim within the area delineated by the posted notice.
NR 45.08(5) (5)No person may fish in any marked swimming beach in any state park, state recreation area or state forest.
NR 45.08 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1983, No. 336, eff. 1-1-84; cr. (4), Register, March, 1992, No. 435, eff. 4-1-92; am. (3), Register, December, 1993, No. 456, eff. 1-1-94; am. (1) and (2), Register, December, 1997, No. 504, eff. 1-1-97; CR 01-011: cr. (5) Register April 2002 No. 556, eff. 5-1-02.
NR 45.085 NR 45.085Shoreline zones.
NR 45.085(1)(1)No person may possess any glass beverage container or other glass product on any Great Lakes shoreline zone.
NR 45.085(2) (2)No person may use any soap, detergent or shampoo in waters adjacent to any Great Lakes shoreline zone.
NR 45.085(3) (3)No person may light a fire or use a charcoal grill on any Great Lakes shoreline zone, except in designated grills provided by the department.
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