ASSESSMENT OF OVERSIGHT FEES. Beginning on March 1, 1996, applicants shall pay
oversight fees to offset department costs incurred on or after July 1, 1995,
for activities conducted under s.
Stats., and this chapter. Oversight fees assessed to applicants shall be based
upon the hourly billing rate, established under sub. (2), for hours spent by
department staff and other department costs, including, but not limited to, the
submittals required under this chapter, chs.
or under an agreement entered
into under s.
, or participation in meetings with the
applicants or their representatives to discuss an application or proposed
(b) Negotiating and
entering into contracts under s.
(a) 3 or 4., Stats.
Negotiating and entering into an
agreement under s.
Stats., was repealed by 2011 Wis. Act 103.
(d) Review of file documents and required
submittals to determine whether or not the project may be closed and a
certificate of completion may be issued.
(e) Providing assistance in response to any
other request by the applicant after the applicant is notified that the
department believes that the property is eligible under s.
(f) Placement of the
property on the department database, in accordance s.
Stats., unless other fees are specified in ch. NR 749 to add sites to the
BILLING RATE. The department shall calculate on an annual basis an hourly
billing rate at which oversight fees shall be assessed. The hourly billing rate
shall be calculated by averaging hourly wages of personnel employed by the
department in the contaminated land recycling program, and by multiplying the
sum by the annual fringe benefit rate and the annual indirect rate. Indirect
costs include costs associated with personnel providing support to employees
who provide oversight, daily operating costs, travel, equipment, supplies and
(3)DEPOSIT. The applicant
shall submit to the department an advance deposit to cover oversight fees. The
advance deposit shall be submitted within 30 days after the applicant is
notified that the department believes that the property is eligible under s.
Stats. The advance deposit shall be $2,000 for properties of one acre or less
and $4,000 for properties larger than one acre.
General. If the advance
deposit paid by the applicant is not sufficient to offset the department's
costs for providing oversight, the department shall bill the applicant on a
quarterly basis for additional costs incurred by the department. The applicant
shall pay the department within 30 days after receiving the department's
quarterly fee statement.
Information request. The applicant may request, in writing,
within 10 days after the date the fee statement is issued, that the department
supply to the applicant a list of department staff and the hours that they
spent on oversight activities associated with the project.
RETURN OF ANY UNUSED DEPOSIT. When the
applicant has been issued a certificate of completion under s.
Stats., or after department receipt of a notice under s.
, the department shall
return to the applicant any amount of the applicant's deposit that exceeds the
amount of costs incurred by the department for the applicant's
(7)FAILURE TO PAY REQUIRED
FEES. If the applicant fails to pay department oversight fees that are required
under this section, the department shall cease to provide oversight to the
applicant and may not issue a certificate of completion as provided under s.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Natural Resources § NR 750.07
Cr. Register, February,
1996, No. 482, eff. 3-1-96; CR 12-023: am. (1) (a), (e), cr. (1) (f), renum.
(3) (a) to (3) and am., r. (3) (b), (6), am. (7) Register October 2013 No. 694,