2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 92. Soil and water conservation and animal waste management.
92.10 Land and water resource management planning program.

92.10

92.10 Land and water resource management planning program.

92.10(1)

(1) Creation. There is created a land and water resource management planning program. The department, board and land conservation committees jointly shall develop and administer this program.

92.10(2)

(2) Purposes. The purposes of the land and water resource management planning program are to conserve long-term soil productivity, protect the quality of related natural resources, enhance water quality and focus on severe soil erosion problems.

92.10(4)

(4) Implementation; department duties.

92.10(4)(a)

(a) Data. The department shall develop a systematic method of collecting and organizing data related to soil erosion. The department shall cooperate with the department of administration under s. 16.967 in developing this methodology or any related activities related to land information collection.

92.10(4)(c)

(c) Plan assistance. The department shall assist land conservation committees in preparing land and water resource management plans.

92.10(4)(d)

(d) Plan review. The department shall review and approve or disapprove land and water resource management plans submitted by the land conservation committees. The department may require land conservation committees to indicate specific projects to be funded under each plan and the related cost-sharing rates.

92.10(5)

(5) Implementation; board duties.

92.10(5)(a)

(a) Plan review. The board shall review land and water resource management plans submitted by the land conservation committees and make recommendations to the department.

92.10(5)(b)

(b) Solicit comments. The board shall solicit comments on land conservation committee plans from the agencies identified as advisers to the board under s. 15.135 (4).

92.10(6)

(6) Implementation; committee duties.

92.10(6)(a)

(a) Plan preparation. A land conservation committee shall prepare a land and water resource management plan that, at a minimum, does all of the following:

92.10(6)(a)1.

1. Includes an assessment of water quality and soil erosion conditions throughout the county, including any assessment available from the department of natural resources.

92.10(6)(a)2.

2. Specifies water quality objectives for each water basin, priority watershed, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (c), and priority lake, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (be).

92.10(6)(a)3.

3. Identifies the best management practices to achieve the objectives under subd. 2. and to achieve the tolerable erosion level under s. 92.04 (2) (i).

92.10(6)(a)4.

4. Identifies applicable performance standards and prohibitions related to the control of pollution from nonpoint sources, as defined in s. 281.65 (2) (b), and to soil erosion control, including those under this chapter and chs. 281 and 283 and ss. 59.692 and 59.693.

92.10(6)(a)5.

5. Includes a multiyear description of planned county activities, and priorities for those activities, related to land and water resources, including those designed to meet the objectives specified under subd. 2. and to ensure compliance with the standards and prohibitions identified under subd. 4.

92.10(6)(a)6.

6. Describes a system to monitor the progress of activities described in the plan.

92.10(6)(a)7.

7. Includes a strategy to provide information and education related to soil and water resource management.

92.10(6)(a)8.

8. Describes methods for coordinating activities described in the plan with programs of other local, state and federal agencies.

92.10(6)(b)

(b) Notification. A land conservation committee shall notify landowners and land users of the results of any determinations concerning soil erosion rates and nonpoint source water pollution, and provide an opportunity for landowners and land users to present information relating to the accuracy of the determinations during preparation of the land and water resource management plan.

92.10(6)(c)

(c) Hearings. A land conservation committee shall hold one or more public hearings on the land and water resource management plan.

92.10(6)(d)

(d) Plan submission. A land conservation committee shall submit the land and water resource management plan to the board and department.

92.10(8)

(8) Duties of the department of natural resources. The department of natural resources shall provide counties with assistance in land and water resource management planning, including providing available water quality data and information, providing training and support for water resource assessments and appraisals and providing related program information.

92.10 - ANNOT.

History: 1981 c. 346; 1983 a. 524; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 27 ss. 2488s to 2489L, 9456 (3m); 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 33 s. 2811; 2003 a. 48 ss. 10, 11; 2003 a. 206 s. 23; 2005 a. 25 ss. 1742, 2493.

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