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NR 107.05(4) (4) New applications will be reviewed with consideration given to the cumulative effect of applications already approved for the body of water.
NR 107.05(5) (5) The department may approve the application in whole or in part consistent with the provisions of subs. (3) (a) through (i) and (4). Denials shall be in writing stating reasons for the denial.
NR 107.05(6) (6) Permits may be issued for one treatment season only.
NR 107.05 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89; corrections in (3) (g) and (h) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 2000, No. 540.
NR 107.06 NR 107.06Chemical fact sheets.
NR 107.06(1) (1) The department shall develop a chemical fact sheet for each of the chemicals in present use for aquatic nuisance control in Wisconsin.
NR 107.06(1m) (1m) Chemical fact sheets for chemicals not previously used in Wisconsin shall be developed within 180 days after the department has received notice of intended use of the chemical.
NR 107.06(2) (2) The applicant or permit holder shall provide copies of the applicable chemical fact sheets to any affected property owners' association and inland lake district.
NR 107.06(3) (3) The department shall make chemical fact sheets available upon request.
NR 107.06 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.
NR 107.07 NR 107.07Supervision.
NR 107.07(1) (1) The permit holder shall notify the district office 4 working days in advance of each anticipated treatment with the date, time, location, and proposed size of treatment. At the discretion of the department, the advance notification requirement may be waived.
NR 107.07(2) (2) Supervision by a department representative may be required for any aquatic nuisance control project involving chemicals. Supervision may include inspection of the proposed treatment area, chemicals, and application equipment before, during or after treatment. The inspection may result in the determination that treatment is unnecessary or unwarranted in all or part of the proposed area, or that the equipment will not control the proper dosage.
NR 107.07 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.
NR 107.08 NR 107.08Conditions of the permit.
NR 107.08(1) (1) The department may stop or limit the application of chemicals to a body of water if at any time it determines that chemical treatment will be ineffective, or will result in unreasonable restrictions on current water uses, or will produce unnecessary adverse side effects on nontarget organisms. Upon request, the department shall state the reason for such action in writing to the applicant.
NR 107.08(2) (2) Chemical treatments shall be performed in accordance with label directions, existing pesticide use laws, and permit conditions.
NR 107.08(3) (3) Chemical applications on lakes and impoundments are limited to waters along developed shoreline including public parks except where approval is given by the department for projects of public benefit.
NR 107.08(4) (4) Treatment of areas containing high value species of aquatic plants shall be done in a manner which will not result in adverse long-term or permanent changes to a plant community in a specific aquatic ecosystem. High value species are individual species of aquatic plants known to offer important values in specific aquatic ecosystems, including Potamogeton amplifolius, Potamogeton Richardsonii, Potamogeton praelongus, Potamogeton pectinatus, Potamogeton illinoensis, Potamogeton robbinsii, Eleocharis spp., Scirpus spp., Valisneria spp., Zizania aquatica, Zannichellia palustris and Brasenia schreberi.
NR 107.08(5) (5) Treatment shall be performed by an applicator currently certified by the Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection in the aquatic nuisance control category whenever:
NR 107.08(5)(a) (a) Treatment is to be performed for compensation by an applicator acting as an independent contractor for hire;
NR 107.08(5)(b) (b) The area to be treated is greater than 0.25 acres;
NR 107.08(5)(c) (c) The product to be used is classified as a “restricted use pesticide"; or
NR 107.08(5)(d) (d) Liquid chemicals are to be used.
NR 107.08(6) (6) Power equipment used to apply liquid chemicals shall include the following:
NR 107.08(6)(a) (a) Containers used to mix and hold chemicals shall be constructed of watertight materials and be of sufficient size and strength to safely contain the chemical. Measuring containers and scales for the purpose of measuring solids and liquids shall be provided by the applicator;
NR 107.08(6)(b) (b) Suction hose used to deliver the chemical to the pump venturi assembly shall be fitted with an on-off ball-type valve. The system shall also be designed to prevent clogging from chemicals and aquatic vegetation;
NR 107.08(6)(c) (c) Suction hose used to deliver surface water to the pump shall be fitted with a check valve to prevent back siphoning into the surface water should the pump stop;
NR 107.08(6)(d) (d) Suction hose used to deliver a premixed solution shall be fitted with an on-off ball-type valve to regulate the discharge rate;
NR 107.08(6)(e) (e) Pressure hose used to discharge chemicals to the surface water shall be provided with an on-off ball-type valve. This valve will be fitted at the base of the hose nozzle or as part of the nozzle assembly;
NR 107.08(6)(f) (f) All pressure and suction hoses and mechanical fittings shall be watertight;
NR 107.08(6)(g) (g) Equipment shall be calibrated by the applicator. Evidence of calibration shall be provided at the request of the department supervisor.
NR 107.08(6)(h) (h) Other equipment designs may be acceptable if capable of equivalent performance.
NR 107.08(7) (7) The permit holder shall be responsible for posting those areas of use in accordance with water use restrictions stated on the chemical label, but in all cases for a minimum of one day, and with the following conditions:
NR 107.08(7)(a) (a) Posting signs shall be brilliant yellow and conspicuous to the nonriparian public intending to use the treated water from both the water and shore, and shall state applicable label water use restrictions of the chemical being used, the name of the chemical and date of treatment. For tank mixes, the label requirements of the most restrictive chemical will be posted;
NR 107.08(7)(b) (b) Minimum sign dimensions used for posting shall be 11 inches by 11 inches or consistent with s. ATCP 29.15. The department will provide up to 6 signs to meet posting requirements. Additional signs may be purchased from the department;
NR 107.08(7)(c) (c) Signs shall be posted at the beginning of each treatment by the permit holder or representing agent. Posting prior to treatment may be required as a permit condition when the department determines that such posting is in the best interest of the public;
NR 107.08(7)(d) (d) Posting signs shall be placed along contiguous treated shoreline and at strategic locations to adequately inform the public. Posting of untreated shoreline located adjacent to treated shoreline and noncontiguous shoreline shall be at the discretion of the department;
NR 107.08(7)(e) (e) Posting signs shall be made of durable material to remain up and legible for the time period stated on the pesticide label for water use restrictions, after which the permit holder or representing agent is responsible for sign removal.
NR 107.08(8) (8) After conducting a treatment, the permit holder shall complete and submit within 30 days an aquatic nuisance control report on a form supplied by the department. Required information will include the quantity and type of chemical, and the specific size and location of each treatment area. In the event of any unusual circumstances associated with a treatment, or at the request of the department, the report shall be provided immediately. If treatment did not occur, the form shall be submitted with appropriate comment by October 1.
NR 107.08(9) (9) Failure to comply with the conditions of the permit may result in cancellation of the permit and loss of permit privileges for the subsequent treatment season. A notice of cancellation or loss of permit privileges shall be provided by the department to the permit holder accompanied by a statement of appeal rights.
NR 107.08 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89; correction in (7) (b) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1995, No. 477.
NR 107.09 NR 107.09Special limitation. Due to the significant risk of environmental damage from copper accumulation in sediments, swimmer's itch treatments performed with copper sulfate products at a rate greater than 10 pounds of copper sulfate per acre are prohibited.
NR 107.09 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.
NR 107.10 NR 107.10Field evaluation use permits. When a chemical product is considered for aquatic nuisance control and does not have a federal label for such use, the applicant shall apply to the administrator of the United States environmental protection agency for an experimental use permit under section 5 of the federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act as amended (7 USC 136 et seq.). Upon receiving a permit, the permit holder shall obtain a field evaluation use permit from the department and be subject to the requirements of this chapter. Department field evaluation use permits shall be issued for the purpose of evaluating product effectiveness and safety under field conditions and will require in addition to the conditions of the permit specified in s. NR 107.08 (1) through (9), the following:
NR 107.10(1) (1) Treatment shall be limited to an area specified by the department.
NR 107.10(2) (2) The permit holder shall submit to the department a summary of treatment results at the end of the treatment season. The summary shall include:
NR 107.10(2)(a) (a) Total chemical used and distribution pattern, including chemical trade name, formulation, percent active ingredient, and dosage rate in the treated water in parts per million of active ingredient;
NR 107.10(2)(b) (b) Description of treatment areas including the character and the extent of the nuisance present;
NR 107.10(2)(c) (c) Effectiveness of the application and when applicable, a summary comparison of the results obtained from past experiments using the same chemical formulation;
NR 107.10(2)(d) (d) Other pertinent information required by the department; and
NR 107.10(2)(e) (e) Conclusions and recommendations for future use.
NR 107.10 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89.
NR 107.11 NR 107.11Exemptions.
NR 107.11(1) (1) Under any of the following conditions, the permit application fee in s. NR 107.04 (2) (a) will be limited to the basic application fee:
NR 107.11(1)(a) (a) The treatment is made for the control of bacteria on swimming beaches with chlorine or chlorinated lime;
NR 107.11(1)(b) (b) The treatment is intended to control algae or other aquatic nuisances that interfere with the use of the water for potable purposes;
NR 107.11(1)(c) (c) The treatment is necessary for the protection of public health, such as the control of disease carrying organisms in sanitary sewers, storm sewers, or marshes, and the treatment is sponsored by a governmental agency.
NR 107.11(2) (2) The treatment of purple loosestrife is exempt from ss. NR 107.04 (2) (a) and (3), and 107.08 (5).
NR 107.11(3) (3) The use of chemicals in private ponds is exempt from the provisions of this chapter except for ss. NR 107.04 (1), (2), (4) and (5), 107.05, 107.07, 107.08 (1), (2), (8) and (9), and 107.10.
NR 107.11(3)(a) (a) A private pond is a body of water located entirely on the land of an applicant, with no surface water discharge or a discharge that can be controlled to prevent chemical loss, and without access by the public.
NR 107.11(3)(b) (b) The permit application fee will be limited to the non-refundable $20 application fee.
NR 107.11(4) (4) The use of chemicals in accordance with label instructions is exempt from the provisions of this chapter, when used in:
NR 107.11(4)(a) (a) Water tanks used for potable water supplies;
NR 107.11(4)(b) (b) Swimming pools;
NR 107.11(4)(c) (c) Treatment of public or private wells;
NR 107.11(4)(d) (d) Private fish hatcheries licensed under s. 95.60, Stats.;
NR 107.11(4)(e) (e) Treatment of emergent vegetation in drainage ditches or rights-of-way where the department determines that fish and wildlife resources are insignificant; or
NR 107.11(4)(f) (f) Waste treatment facilities which have received s. 281.41, Stats., plan approval or are utilized to meet effluent limitations set forth in permits issued under s. 283.31, Stats.
NR 107.11 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1989, No. 398, eff. 3-1-89; corrections in (4) (d) and (f) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 2000, No. 540.
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