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3. Notify in writing the person submitting the statement of which general permit or individual permit will be required, or whether a contract will be required, if the department determines that the activity is not exempt.
(c) If the department does not take action under par. (b), the department may not require at any time that the person proposing to engage in the activity apply for an individual permit, seek authorization under a general permit, or apply to enter a contract unless required to do so by a court or hearing examiner.
(d) If a statement under par. (a) is not given or if the statement does not give consent to inspect, the 15-day time limit under par. (b) does not apply.
118,121 Section 121. 30.20 (1t) of the statutes is created to read:
30.20 (1t) General permits. (a) The department shall issue statewide general permits under s. 30.206 that authorize any person to remove material for maintenance purposes from an area from which material has been previously removed.
(am) No person may be authorized to proceed under a general permit issued under par. (a) unless the person has demonstrated to the department that material has been previously removed from the area for which the person has requested authorization to proceed.
(b) The department may promulgate rules that specify other types of removals, in addition to the one listed in par. (a), that may be authorized by statewide general permits.
118,122 Section 122. 30.20 (2) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.20 (2) (title) Contracts for removal and individual permits.
118,123 Section 123. 30.20 (2) (a) and (b) of the statutes are amended to read:
30.20 (2) (a) The department, whenever consistent with public rights, may enter into contracts a contract on behalf of the state for the removal and lease or sale of any material from the bed of any navigable lake or of any of the outlying waters, and for the lease or sale of the material. Every if the contract is consistent with public rights. A person seeking to enter into such a contract shall apply to the department. Each contract entered into under this paragraph shall contain such any conditions as may be that the department determines are necessary for the protection of the public interest and the interests of the state and. Each contract entered into under this paragraph shall also fix the amount of compensation to be paid to the state for the material so to be removed, except that no the contract may not require that any compensation may be paid for the material if the contract is with a municipality as defined in s. 281.01 (6) and the material is to be used for a municipal purpose and not for resale. No if the material will not be resold. Each contract entered into under this paragraph may not run for a longer period more than 5 years. The department may allow one extension of a contract entered into under this paragraph, upon application to the department. The extension shall be for the same period as the original contract.
(b) The department, whenever consistent with public rights, may enter into contracts a contract on behalf of the state for the removal and lease or sale of any mineral, ore and, or other material from beneath the bed of a navigable lakes and waters, where the waters would water that the state may own if the contract will be consistent with public rights and if the navigable water will not be disturbed in the removal operation and for the lease and sale of such mineral, material and ore and provide the necessary regulations for all acts incident thereto. Every such. A person seeking to enter into such a contract shall apply to the department. Each contract entered into under this paragraph shall contain such any conditions as may be that the department determines are necessary for the protection of the public interest and the interests interest of the state, and. Each contract entered into under this paragraph shall also fix the compensation to be paid to the state for the material, mineral and ore so mineral, ore, or other material to be removed. No Each contract entered into, pursuant to under this paragraph, shall may not run for a longer period more than 75 years. Should any doubt exist as to whether the state, in fact, owns such lake bed or stream bed such contract or lease shall be for such interests, if any, as the state may own. Title to the royalties to be paid when mining operations are begun shall be determined at such future time as royalties for ores so sold are paid or are due and payable.
118,124 Section 124. 30.20 (2) (bn) of the statutes is created to read:
30.20 (2) (bn) For a removal that is not exempt under sub. (1g) and that is not subject to a general permit under sub. (1t), a person may apply to the department for an individual permit that is required under sub. (1) (b) in order to remove material from the bed of any lake or stream not described under sub. (1) (a).
118,125 Section 125. 30.20 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.20 (2) (c) A permit to remove material from the bed of any lake or stream not included in sub. (1) (a) may be issued by the department if it The department shall issue an individual permit pursuant to an application under par. (bn) if the department finds that the issuance of such a the permit will be consistent with the public interest in the water involved. A permit or contract issued under this paragraph may be issued for up to 10 years if the applicant notifies the department at least 30 days before removing any material lake or stream.
118,126 Section 126. 30.20 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
30.20 (2) (d) If an applicant for a permit under par. (bn) submits the application at least 30 days before the proposed date of the removal, the department may issue the permit for a period of up to 10 years. The department may allow one extension of a permit issued under this paragraph, upon application to the department. The extension shall be for the same period of time as the original permit.
118,127 Section 127. 30.20 (2) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
30.20 (2) (e) The notice and hearing provisions of s. 30.208 (3) to (5) apply to an application for a permit or contract under this subsection.
118,128 Section 128. 30.201 of the statutes is created to read:
30.201 Financial assurance for nonmetallic mining. (1) If the department requires that financial assurance be provided as a condition for a permit under s. 30.19, 30.195, or 30.20 or for a contract under s. 30.20 for nonmetallic mining and reclamation, the financial assurance may be a bond or alternative financial assurance. An alternative financial assurance may include cash or any of the following:
(a) A certificate of deposit.
(b) An irrevocable letter of credit.
(c) An irrevocable trust.
(d) An escrow account.
(e) A government security.
(f) Any other demonstration of financial responsibility.
(2) Any interest earned by the financial assurance shall be paid to the person operating the nonmetallic mining or reclamation project.
118,129 Section 129. 30.2022 (title) of the statutes is created to read:
30.2022 (title) Activities of department of transportation.
118,130 Section 130. 30.2026 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.2026 (2) (d) The village of Belleville shall create any artificial barrier under this section in compliance with all state laws that relate to navigable bodies of water, except s. 30.12 (1) and (2).
118,131 Section 131. 30.2026 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.2026 (3) (a) The village of Belleville shall maintain any artificial barrier created as authorized under sub. (1). If a landowner of more than 500 feet of Lake Belle View shoreline, a portion of which is located within 1,000 feet of any such artificial barrier, is dissatisfied with the manner in which the village of Belleville is maintaining the barrier, the owner may maintain the barrier in lieu of the village, upon approval of the department. The village or a landowner who maintains the barrier shall comply with all state laws that relate to navigable bodies of water, except s. 30.12 (1) and (2). The department may require the village of Belleville or the landowner to maintain the barrier in a structurally and functionally adequate condition.
118,132 Section 132. 30.206 (1) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
30.206 (1) (title) Procedure for issuing general permits.
118,133 Section 133. 30.206 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 30.206 (1) (a) and amended to read:
30.206 (1) (a) For activities which require a permit or approval under ss. 30.12 (3) (a) and 30.19 (1) (a), the department may issue a general permit authorizing a class of activities, according to rules promulgated by the department. Before issuing general permits, the department shall determine after an environmental analysis and notice and hearing under ss. 227.17 and 227.18, that. The department shall issue the statewide general permits as rules promulgated under ch. 227 required under ss. 30.12 (3) (a), 30.123 (7) (a), and 30.20 (1t) (a). The statewide general permits required under ss. 30.12 (3) (a), 30.123 (7) (a), and 30.20 (1t) (a) shall be promulgated within 540 days after the effective date of this paragraph .... [revisor inserts date]. The department shall submit in proposed form the rule containing the statewide general permit under s. 30.19 (3r) (a) and the rule under s. 30.19 (1d) to the legislative council staff under section 227.15 (1) no later than the first day of the 6th month beginning after the effective date of this paragraph .....[revisor inserts date]. General permits issued under s. 30.206, 2001 stats., shall remain valid until the date upon which the rules issuing these statewide general permits are promulgated under this paragraph.
(c) To ensure that the cumulative adverse environmental impact of the class of activity activities authorized by a general permit is insignificant and that the issuance of the general permit will not injure public rights or interest interests, cause environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), or result in material injury to the rights of any riparian owner, the department may impose any of the following conditions on the permit:
118,134 Section 134. 30.206 (1) (c) 1. to 3. of the statutes are created to read:
30.206 (1) (c) 1. Construction and design requirements that are consistent with the purpose of the activity authorized under the permit.
2. Location requirements that ensure that the activity will not materially interfere with navigation or have an adverse impact on the riparian property rights of adjacent riparian owners.
3. Restrictions to protect areas of special natural resource interest.
118,135 Section 135. 30.206 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
118,136 Section 136. 30.206 (3) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
30.206 (3) (title) Procedures for conducting activities under general permits.
118,137 Section 137. 30.206 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 30.206 (3) (a) and amended to read:
30.206 (3) (a) A person wishing to proceed with an activity that may be authorized by a general permit shall apply to the department, with written notification of the person's wish to proceed, not less than 20 business 30 days before commencing the activity authorized by a general permit. The department may request additional information from the applicant notification shall provide information describing the activity in order to allow the department to determine whether the activity is within the scope of a authorized by the general permit and shall inform the applicant in writing of its determination within 10 business days after receipt of adequate information give the department consent to enter and inspect the site, subject to s. 30.291. The department may make a request for additional information one time during the 30-day period. If the department makes a request for additional information, the 30-day period is tolled from the date the person applying for authorization to proceed receives the request until the date on which the department receives the information.
118,138 Section 138. 30.206 (3) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
30.206 (3) (c) Upon completion of an activity that the department has authorized under a general permit, the applicant for the general permit shall provide to the department a statement certifying that the activity is in compliance with all of the conditions of the general permit and a photograph of the activity.
118,139 Section 139. 30.206 (3m) of the statutes is repealed.
118,140 Section 140. 30.206 (3r) of the statutes is created to read:
30.206 (3r) Individual permit in lieu of general permit. (a) The department may decide to require a person who has applied under sub. (3) for authorization to proceed under a general permit to apply for and be issued an individual permit or be granted a contract if either of the following applies:
1. The department determines that the proposed activity is not authorized under the general permit.
2. The department has conducted an investigation and visited the site and has determined that conditions specific to the site require restrictions on the activity in order to prevent significant adverse impacts to the public rights and interest, environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4), or material injury to the riparian rights of any riparian owner.
(b) A decision by the department to require an individual permit under this subsection shall be in writing.
118,141 Section 141. 30.206 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 30.206 (3) (b) and amended to read:
30.206 (3) (b) Upon receipt of the department's determination that the proposed activity is authorized by a general permit, If within 30 days after a notification under par. (a) is submitted to the department the department does not require any additional information about the activity that is subject to the notification and does not inform the applicant that an individual permit will be required, the activity will be considered to be authorized by the general permit and the applicant may proceed without further notice, hearing, permit or approval if the activity is carried out in compliance with all of the conditions of the general permit.
118,142 Section 142. 30.206 (5) (title) of the statutes is created to read:
30.206 (5) (title) Failure to follow procedural requirements.
118,143 Section 143. 30.206 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.206 (6) Request for individual permit. A person proposing an activity for which a general permit has been issued may request an individual permit under the applicable provisions of this chapter subchapter or ch. 31 in lieu of seeking authorization under the general permit.
118,144 Section 144. 30.206 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.206 (7) This section does not apply to an application for a general permit for the Wolf River and Fox River basin area or any area designated under s. 30.207 (1m) if the application for the general permit may be submitted under s. 30.207.
118,145 Section 145. 30.207 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
30.207 (1) Geographical area. For purposes of this section and s. 30.12 (3) (bt) 30.2023, the Wolf River and Fox River basin area consists of all of Winnebago County; the portion and shoreline of Lake Poygan in Waushara County; the area south of STH 21 and east of STH 49 in Waushara County; that portion of Calumet County in the Lake Winnebago watershed; all of Fond du Lac County north of STH 23; that portion of Outagamie County south and east of USH 41; that portion of Waupaca County that includes the town of Mukwa, city of New London, town of Caledonia, town of Fremont; and the portion and shoreline of Partridge Lake and the Wolf River in the town of Weyauwega.
118,146 Section 146. 30.207 (3) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
30.207 (3) (d) 2. Specify the department's plans for proceeding on the application. The plans shall include a timetable for the notice and hearing required under sub. (4).
118,147 Section 147. 30.207 (4) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
118,148 Section 148. 30.207 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
118,149 Section 149. 30.208 of the statutes is created to read:
30.208 Applications for individual permits and contracts; department determinations. (1) Application required. A person who seeks to obtain or modify an individual permit under this subchapter or to enter into a contract under s. 30.20 shall submit an application to the department. The application may contain a request for a public hearing on the application.
(3) Notice of complete application; request for public hearing; decision. (a) Upon determination by the department that an application submitted under sub. (1) is complete, the department shall provide notice of complete application to interested and potentially interested members of the public, as determined by the department. The department shall provide the notice within 15 days after the determination that the application is complete. If the applicant has requested a public hearing as part of the submitted application, a notice of public hearing shall be part of the notice of complete application.
(b) If the notice of complete application does not contain a notice of public hearing, any person may request a public hearing in writing or the department may decide to hold a public hearing without a request being submitted if the department determines that there is a significant public interest in holding a hearing.
(c) A request for a public hearing under par. (b) must be submitted to the department or the department's decision to hold a public hearing must occur within 30 days after the department completes providing the notice of complete application. The department shall provide notice of public hearing within 15 days after the request for public hearing is submitted or the department makes its determination.
(d) The department shall hold a public hearing within 30 days after the notice of hearing has been provided under par. (a) or (c).
(e) Within 30 days after the public hearing is held or, if no public hearing is held, within 30 days of the 30-day comment period under sub. (4) (a), the department shall render a decision, issuing, denying, or modifying the permit or approving the contract that is the subject of the application submitted under sub. (1).
(4) Public comment. (a) The department shall provide a period for public comment after the department has provided a notice of complete application under sub. (3) (a), during which time any person may submit written comments with respect to the application for the permit or contract. The department shall retain all of the written comments submitted during this period and shall consider all of the comments in the formulation of the final decision on the application. The period for public comment shall end on the 30th day following the date on which the department completes providing the notice of complete application, except as provided in par. (b).
(b) If a public hearing is held, the period for public comment shall end on the 10th day following the date on which the public hearing is completed.
(d) The department shall promulgate rules to establish procedures for the conduct of public hearings held under this subsection. Notwithstanding s. 227.42, a public hearing held under this subsection shall be an informational hearing and may not be treated as, nor converted to, a contested case under s. 227.01 (3).
(5) Notice requirements. (a) The department shall, by rule, establish procedures for providing notices of complete applications and notices of public hearings to be provided under sub. (3), and notices of administrative hearings to be provided under s. 30.209 (1m). The procedures shall require all of the following:
1. That the notice be published as a class 1 notice under ch. 985.
2. That the notice be mailed to any person or group upon request.
(b) The department shall, by rule, prescribe the form and content of notices of complete applications and notices of public hearings to be provided under sub. (3), and notices of administrative hearings to be provided under s. 30.209 (1m). Each notice shall include all of the following information:
1. The name and address of each applicant or permit holder.
2. A brief description of each applicant's activity or project that requires the permit.
3. The name of the waterway in or for which the activity or project is planned.
4. For a notice of complete application and a notice of public hearing under sub. (3), a statement of the tentative determination to issue, modify, or deny a permit for the activity or project described in the application.
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