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31.385

31.385 Dam safety; aid program.

31.385(1b)

(1b) In this section "dam safety project" means the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of a dam to increase its safety or any other activity that will increase the safety of a dam.

31.385(1m)

(1m) The department shall promulgate the rules necessary to administer a financial assistance program for dam safety projects under which financial assistance shall be provided as follows:

31.385(1m)(a)

(a) To municipalities and public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts for any type of dam safety projects.

31.385(1m)(b)

(b) To private owners for the removal of dams.

31.385(1m)(c)

(c) To any persons for the removal of abandoned dams.

31.385(2)

(2) The following standards shall apply to financial assistance under this section for dam safety projects:

31.385(2)(a)

(a)

31.385(2)(a)1.

1. Except as provided in subd. 2., financial assistance for a dam safety project is limited to the sum of the following:

31.385(2)(a)1.a.

a. No more than 50% of the first $400,000 of costs of the project.

31.385(2)(a)1.b.

b. No more than 25 percent of the costs of the project that exceed $400,000.

31.385(2)(a)2.

2. A project to remove a dam shall not be subject to the cost limits under subd. 1.

31.385(2)(a)3.

3. Financial assistance is limited to no more than $400,000 for each dam safety project.

31.385(2)(ag)

(ag) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $250,000 shall be used for projects to remove dams. A project to remove a dam may include restoring the stream or river that was dammed.

31.385(2)(ar)

(ar) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $100,000 shall be used for the removal of abandoned dams. The amounts required to be used under this paragraph are in addition to the amounts required to be used for the removal of dams under par. (ag).

31.385(2)(b)

(b) The department shall determine which projects shall receive funding priority.

31.385(2)(bm)

(bm) The department may provide financial assistance for an activity other than the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of the dam only if the cost of that activity will be less than the cost of the maintenance, repair, modification or removal of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)

(c) No financial assistance may be provided under this section for a dam safety project unless at least one of the following applies:

31.385(2)(c)1.

1. The department conducts an investigation or inspection of the dam under this chapter and the owner of the dam requests financial assistance under this section within 6 months after having received department directives, based on the department's investigation or inspection of the dam, for the repair, modification or abandonment and removal of the dam or for another activity to increase the safety of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)2.

2. The municipality, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or other person applying for state financial assistance under this section has received directives from the department or is under order by the department to maintain, repair, modify, abandon or remove a dam on August 9, 1989.

31.385(2)(d)

(d) The financial assistance shall be paid from the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), except as provided in 1991 Wisconsin Act 39, section 9142 (10d).

31.385(3)

(3) The department shall provide municipalities, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts and other persons receiving state financial assistance under this section with technical assistance for dam safety projects under this section. The department shall coordinate the financial assistance program under this section with other related state and federal programs.

31.385(4)

(4)

31.385(4)(a)

(a) The department shall maintain an inventory of all dams in the state that require a dam safety project under this section. The inventory shall list the dam safety projects in the chronological order in which they are required to be undertaken. For each dam safety project on the inventory, the department shall include a statement of which parts of the dam safety project are required to protect the rights held by the public in the navigable waters contained by the dam.

31.385(4)(b)

(b) The department shall provide notice to the owner of a dam that is included in the inventory. The department shall by rule establish a notice and hearing process for a dam owner to object to the inclusion of the owner's dam on the list. The department shall use this notice and hearing each time a dam is included in the inventory. The process shall include a public hearing in the city, village or town in which the dam is located, a public comment period, and an appeals process.

31.385(5)

(5) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to the village of Cazenovia in the amount necessary for a dam safety project to repair a dam that is located in the portion of the village that is in Richland County. The amount of the financial assistance may not exceed $250,000. The village need not contribute to the repair costs, and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to this dam safety project. The repair of this dam need not be included as a dam safety project under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) for the village to receive financial assistance under this section.

31.385(6)

(6)

31.385(6)(a)

(a) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to all of the following:

31.385(6)(a)1.

1. Adams County for a dam safety project for Easton Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)2.

2. The city of Stanley for a dam safety project for Stanley Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)3.

3. The city of Montello for a dam safety project for Montello Dam, in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)4.

4. Eau Claire County for dam safety projects for Lake Altoona Dam, for Lake Eau Claire Dam, and for a dam located in Coon Fork Lake County Park, in the amount necessary for the projects, but not to exceed $27,000.

31.385(6)(b)

(b) The counties and cities need not contribute to the costs of the dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4., and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to these projects. The dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4. need not be included as dam safety projects under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) in order to receive financial assistance under this subsection.

31.385 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 31, 336; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28.

31.385 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. NR 335 and 336, Wis. adm. code.

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 31 > 31.385

31.385

31.385 Dam safety; aid program.

31.385(1b)

(1b) In this section "dam safety project" means the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of a dam to increase its safety or any other activity that will increase the safety of a dam.

31.385(1m)

(1m) The department shall promulgate the rules necessary to administer a financial assistance program for dam safety projects under which financial assistance shall be provided as follows:

31.385(1m)(a)

(a) To municipalities and public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts for any type of dam safety projects.

31.385(1m)(b)

(b) To private owners for the removal of dams.

31.385(1m)(c)

(c) To any persons for the removal of abandoned dams.

31.385(2)

(2) The following standards shall apply to financial assistance under this section for dam safety projects:

31.385(2)(a)

(a)

31.385(2)(a)1.

1. Except as provided in subd. 2., financial assistance for a dam safety project is limited to the sum of the following:

31.385(2)(a)1.a.

a. No more than 50% of the first $400,000 of costs of the project.

31.385(2)(a)1.b.

b. No more than 25 percent of the costs of the project that exceed $400,000.

31.385(2)(a)2.

2. A project to remove a dam shall not be subject to the cost limits under subd. 1.

31.385(2)(a)3.

3. Financial assistance is limited to no more than $400,000 for each dam safety project.

31.385(2)(ag)

(ag) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $250,000 shall be used for projects to remove dams. A project to remove a dam may include restoring the stream or river that was dammed.

31.385(2)(ar)

(ar) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $100,000 shall be used for the removal of abandoned dams. The amounts required to be used under this paragraph are in addition to the amounts required to be used for the removal of dams under par. (ag).

31.385(2)(b)

(b) The department shall determine which projects shall receive funding priority.

31.385(2)(bm)

(bm) The department may provide financial assistance for an activity other than the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of the dam only if the cost of that activity will be less than the cost of the maintenance, repair, modification or removal of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)

(c) No financial assistance may be provided under this section for a dam safety project unless at least one of the following applies:

31.385(2)(c)1.

1. The department conducts an investigation or inspection of the dam under this chapter and the owner of the dam requests financial assistance under this section within 6 months after having received department directives, based on the department's investigation or inspection of the dam, for the repair, modification or abandonment and removal of the dam or for another activity to increase the safety of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)2.

2. The municipality, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or other person applying for state financial assistance under this section has received directives from the department or is under order by the department to maintain, repair, modify, abandon or remove a dam on August 9, 1989.

31.385(2)(d)

(d) The financial assistance shall be paid from the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), except as provided in 1991 Wisconsin Act 39, section 9142 (10d).

31.385(3)

(3) The department shall provide municipalities, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts and other persons receiving state financial assistance under this section with technical assistance for dam safety projects under this section. The department shall coordinate the financial assistance program under this section with other related state and federal programs.

31.385(4)

(4)

31.385(4)(a)

(a) The department shall maintain an inventory of all dams in the state that require a dam safety project under this section. The inventory shall list the dam safety projects in the chronological order in which they are required to be undertaken. For each dam safety project on the inventory, the department shall include a statement of which parts of the dam safety project are required to protect the rights held by the public in the navigable waters contained by the dam.

31.385(4)(b)

(b) The department shall provide notice to the owner of a dam that is included in the inventory. The department shall by rule establish a notice and hearing process for a dam owner to object to the inclusion of the owner's dam on the list. The department shall use this notice and hearing each time a dam is included in the inventory. The process shall include a public hearing in the city, village or town in which the dam is located, a public comment period, and an appeals process.

31.385(5)

(5) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to the village of Cazenovia in the amount necessary for a dam safety project to repair a dam that is located in the portion of the village that is in Richland County. The amount of the financial assistance may not exceed $250,000. The village need not contribute to the repair costs, and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to this dam safety project. The repair of this dam need not be included as a dam safety project under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) for the village to receive financial assistance under this section.

31.385(6)

(6)

31.385(6)(a)

(a) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to all of the following:

31.385(6)(a)1.

1. Adams County for a dam safety project for Easton Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)2.

2. The city of Stanley for a dam safety project for Stanley Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)3.

3. The city of Montello for a dam safety project for Montello Dam, in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)4.

4. Eau Claire County for dam safety projects for Lake Altoona Dam, for Lake Eau Claire Dam, and for a dam located in Coon Fork Lake County Park, in the amount necessary for the projects, but not to exceed $27,000.

31.385(6)(b)

(b) The counties and cities need not contribute to the costs of the dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4., and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to these projects. The dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4. need not be included as dam safety projects under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) in order to receive financial assistance under this subsection.

31.385 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 31, 336; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28.

31.385 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. NR 335 and 336, Wis. adm. code.

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 31 > 31.385

31.385

31.385 Dam safety; aid program.

31.385(1b)

(1b) In this section "dam safety project" means the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of a dam to increase its safety or any other activity that will increase the safety of a dam.

31.385(1m)

(1m) The department shall promulgate the rules necessary to administer a financial assistance program for dam safety projects under which financial assistance shall be provided as follows:

31.385(1m)(a)

(a) To municipalities and public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts for any type of dam safety projects.

31.385(1m)(b)

(b) To private owners for the removal of dams.

31.385(1m)(c)

(c) To any persons for the removal of abandoned dams.

31.385(2)

(2) The following standards shall apply to financial assistance under this section for dam safety projects:

31.385(2)(a)

(a)

31.385(2)(a)1.

1. Except as provided in subd. 2., financial assistance for a dam safety project is limited to the sum of the following:

31.385(2)(a)1.a.

a. No more than 50% of the first $400,000 of costs of the project.

31.385(2)(a)1.b.

b. No more than 25 percent of the costs of the project that exceed $400,000.

31.385(2)(a)2.

2. A project to remove a dam shall not be subject to the cost limits under subd. 1.

31.385(2)(a)3.

3. Financial assistance is limited to no more than $400,000 for each dam safety project.

31.385(2)(ag)

(ag) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $250,000 shall be used for projects to remove dams. A project to remove a dam may include restoring the stream or river that was dammed.

31.385(2)(ar)

(ar) Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), at least $100,000 shall be used for the removal of abandoned dams. The amounts required to be used under this paragraph are in addition to the amounts required to be used for the removal of dams under par. (ag).

31.385(2)(b)

(b) The department shall determine which projects shall receive funding priority.

31.385(2)(bm)

(bm) The department may provide financial assistance for an activity other than the maintenance, repair, modification, abandonment or removal of the dam only if the cost of that activity will be less than the cost of the maintenance, repair, modification or removal of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)

(c) No financial assistance may be provided under this section for a dam safety project unless at least one of the following applies:

31.385(2)(c)1.

1. The department conducts an investigation or inspection of the dam under this chapter and the owner of the dam requests financial assistance under this section within 6 months after having received department directives, based on the department's investigation or inspection of the dam, for the repair, modification or abandonment and removal of the dam or for another activity to increase the safety of the dam.

31.385(2)(c)2.

2. The municipality, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or other person applying for state financial assistance under this section has received directives from the department or is under order by the department to maintain, repair, modify, abandon or remove a dam on August 9, 1989.

31.385(2)(d)

(d) The financial assistance shall be paid from the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (tL) and (tx), except as provided in 1991 Wisconsin Act 39, section 9142 (10d).

31.385(3)

(3) The department shall provide municipalities, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts and other persons receiving state financial assistance under this section with technical assistance for dam safety projects under this section. The department shall coordinate the financial assistance program under this section with other related state and federal programs.

31.385(4)

(4)

31.385(4)(a)

(a) The department shall maintain an inventory of all dams in the state that require a dam safety project under this section. The inventory shall list the dam safety projects in the chronological order in which they are required to be undertaken. For each dam safety project on the inventory, the department shall include a statement of which parts of the dam safety project are required to protect the rights held by the public in the navigable waters contained by the dam.

31.385(4)(b)

(b) The department shall provide notice to the owner of a dam that is included in the inventory. The department shall by rule establish a notice and hearing process for a dam owner to object to the inclusion of the owner's dam on the list. The department shall use this notice and hearing each time a dam is included in the inventory. The process shall include a public hearing in the city, village or town in which the dam is located, a public comment period, and an appeals process.

31.385(5)

(5) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to the village of Cazenovia in the amount necessary for a dam safety project to repair a dam that is located in the portion of the village that is in Richland County. The amount of the financial assistance may not exceed $250,000. The village need not contribute to the repair costs, and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to this dam safety project. The repair of this dam need not be included as a dam safety project under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) for the village to receive financial assistance under this section.

31.385(6)

(6)

31.385(6)(a)

(a) Notwithstanding the limitations under sub. (2) (a) and the funding allocation requirements under sub. (2) (ag) and (ar), the department shall provide financial assistance to all of the following:

31.385(6)(a)1.

1. Adams County for a dam safety project for Easton Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)2.

2. The city of Stanley for a dam safety project for Stanley Dam in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)3.

3. The city of Montello for a dam safety project for Montello Dam, in the amount necessary for the project, but not to exceed $150,000.

31.385(6)(a)4.

4. Eau Claire County for dam safety projects for Lake Altoona Dam, for Lake Eau Claire Dam, and for a dam located in Coon Fork Lake County Park, in the amount necessary for the projects, but not to exceed $27,000.

31.385(6)(b)

(b) The counties and cities need not contribute to the costs of the dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4., and sub. (2) (c) does not apply to these projects. The dam safety projects under par. (a) 1. to 4. need not be included as dam safety projects under the inventory maintained by the department under sub. (4) in order to receive financial assistance under this subsection.

31.385 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 31, 336; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9, 185; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 97; 2009 a. 28.

31.385 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. NR 335 and 336, Wis. adm. code.

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