Dept. of Commerce: Small Business Regulatory Review Board to Review AG Rule

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Small businesses interested in commenting on a proposed DNR rule
that affects livestock operations will want to attend the summer meeting of
the Small Business Regulatory Review board on August 25 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
The meeting will be held in the Richard T. Anderson Education Center,
Waukesha Technical College, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee.

“My Grow Wisconsin initiative calls for helping small business owners thrive
in Wisconsin’s marketplace,” said Governor Jim Doyle. “I established the
Small Business Regulatory Review Board to make sure the interests and needs
of small businesses are considered.”

The key issues associated with the proposed rule relate to nutrient
management planning and manure storage requirements. Both small and large
operations could be impacted by the proposed rule revision and associated
changes to WPDES permit requirements.

The Small Business Regulatory Review Board is made up of representatives
from state agencies, small businesses, and the Legislature and is part of
Governor Doyle’s Grow Wisconsin plan. The Board has the authority to seek
agency compliance with existing legislation that requires all state agencies
to prepare a small business economic impact analysis when promulgating new
rules that affect small businesses.

Interested persons who would like to comment on the proposed rule should
contact Carol Dunn, Department of Commerce (Commerce) Small Business
Ombudsman, at 608/267-0297 or [email protected] For more
information about the Board or to review the proposed DNR rule, visit