Chapter 30 Permitting Reforms ExplainedApril 19, 2012
2011 Wisconsin Act 167 made major changes to the state’s navigable water permitting process. The Legislative Council has produced a helpful memo outlining the existing law, which remains in effect until August 2012, and explaining the new law.
Navigable water permits, also known as Chapter 30 permits, are needed anytime development is to take place near navigable waterways. These permits affect homeowners, developers and business owners. In general, the new provisions allow the DNR to rely on general permits more frequently, and require the DNR to follow a set timeline when issuing permits.
This post was authored by GLLF staff attorney Emily Kelchen.