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State of Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (Department) announces that it will hold public hearings on the proposed permanent rule relating to ATCP 77 Laboratory Certification. The Department will hold three public hearings at the times and places shown below.
Hearing Dates and Locations:
The hearings will be held concurrently and testimony or comments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis after the opening statements are read into the record at the hearings. There will be three hearings throughout the state, and the venues are listed below. Written comments will be accepted until July 15, 2019.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Moraine Park Technical College
235 N. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54936
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
CESA 10 - Teleconference Center
725 W. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - Board Room 106
2811 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Department invites the public to attend the hearings and comment on the proposed rule. Following the public hearings, the hearing record will remain open until July 15, 2019, for additional public comments. Comments may be sent to the Department at the address below, to, or to
You can obtain a free copy of the hearing draft and related documents, including the economic impact analysis, by contacting the Department using the information below. Copies will also be available at the hearing. To view the hearing draft rules online, go to
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
This rule revision will update the following: 1) references, standards and test procedures for ensuring the reliability of certified laboratory testing; 2) certification fees to adequately cover costs, as required under Wis. Stat. § 93.12 (7); 3) the structure for prorating partial-year certification fees in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 93.12 (4); and 4) the frequency of on-site certified wastewater-testing laboratory reviews that optimize efficiency without jeopardizing public safety.
Comments or concerns relating to small business may be addressed to DATCP’s small business regulatory coordinator Bradford Steine by emailing, or by telephone at (608) 224-5024.
Hearing impaired persons may request an interpreter for this hearing. Please make reservations for a hearing interpreter by June 14, 2019, by contacting Caitlin Jeidy using the information below. The hearing facilities are handicap accessible.
Department Contact:
Caitlin Jeidy
Division of Food and Recreational Safety
Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
(608) 224-4696
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