Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Railroads § RR 4.02 - Water carrier application

(1) APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE. Application for a certificate of convenience and necessity to operate as a water carrier shall be filed with the office by deposit in the mail or in person upon the forms prescribed for that purpose provided by the office.

Note: The office can be contacted at the Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, Hill Farms State Office Building, 4822 Madison Yards Way, Suite S633, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854, (608) 267-0276.

(2) FILING FEE. An application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of $40. This fee shall be paid by cash, check or money order made payable to the office of the commissioner of railroads.
(3) PUBLICATION OF NOTICE. Upon an initial determination by the Office that the basic entry requirement set out in s. RR 4.03 may be satisfied, the applicant shall be furnished with copies of the official notice that application has been made which the applicant shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation in each county through or in which the proposed service shall be rendered. Prior to publication, the applicant shall examine the notice and notify the office of applicant's approval of the form and content of the notice or submit a revised notice to the office.
(4) CONTENTS OF NOTICE. The notice shall contain:
(a) The correct legal name of the applicant;
(b) The applicant's address;
(c) An accurate and complete description of the operations and transportation services proposed to be rendered in sufficient detail to give full notice to the public and other water carriers;
(d) A statement to the effect that a certificate to engage in the proposed operations and transportation services may be granted without hearing unless a petition for hearing is made by an interested party and is filed with the office within 20 days of publication of the notice provided for in sub. (3).
(5) PROOF OF PUBLICATION. Proof of publication from the newspaper in which the notice was published shall be filed with the office within 10 days after publication. The applicant shall file a receipt from the newspaper showing the publication fees have been paid and a copy of the notice.


Wis. Admin. Code Office of the Commissioner of Railroads § RR 4.02
Cr. Register, August, 1986, No. 368, eff. 9-1-86; am. (1), (2), (3), Register, May, 1996, No. 485, eff. 6-1-96. Amended by, correction in (1) (Note) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register November 25 No. 767, eff. 12/1/2019.

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