Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
Public Hearing to Discuss Comm 5 and 47 Rule Changes
On July 15, 2004, the Department held a Public Hearing on proposed rule changes in chapters Comm 5 and 47, relating to Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund awards (PECFA) and associated credentials.
The proposed changes to Comm 5 and 47 would primarily:
The major elements of these changes consist of:
The Hearing comments have been summarized for discussion with the Department's Comm 47 Advisory Committee, at a meeting on August 5.
The next formal step in promulgating these rule changes is to forward a final draft of the rules and a summary of the Hearing comments to standing committees in the Senate and Assembly, which is expected to occur by September 1.
The proposed rules are currently projected to take effect on February 1, 2005, except that as directed by 1999 Wisconsin Act 9, the Department plans to adopt the portion of the rules that addresses usual and customary costs, on September 1, 2004. (See next article.)
-- Sam Rockweiler
The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.
Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.