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Safety and Permanence, Chs. DCF 35-59
Revises Chapter DCF 56, relating to foster care. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The rule will affect small businesses as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats., but will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of businesses.
Summary of Comments by Legislative Review Committees
No comments received.
Employee Trust Funds
Revises section ETF 20.055, relating to the waiver of spousal/domestic partner consent on Wisconsin Retirement System benefit applications. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
There is no effect on small business.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments were reported.
Employee Trust Funds
Revises section ETF 10.75, relating to the implementation of statutory changes related to power of attorney pursuant to 2009 Wisconsin Act 319. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
There is no effect on small business.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments were reported.
Insurance
Revises Chapter Ins 17, relating to annual injured patients and families compensation fund fees, mediation panel fees and provider classifications. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has determined that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses and therefore a final regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments received.
Insurance
Revises section 6.07, relating to readability and electronic access to insurance policies. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has determined that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses and therefore a final regulatory flexibility analysis is not required.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments received.
Natural Resources
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1—
(DNR # FR-38-10)
Revises section NR 45.055, relating to golf carts. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Impacts are expected to be minimal, but include implementation and enforcement of the rule (town, county, the Department, and public safety agencies) and ability of residents to lawfully and safely use golf carts and a potential increase in such use (residents, businesses).
The proposed rule is not expected to have a significant adverse effect on a substantial number of small businesses and may have favorable effects on a number of small businesses that provide services to users of golf carts. Small businesses that may be positively affected by the proposed rule include golf cart retailers and services providers, gas stations, and other service type industries.
No new compliance, reporting or bookkeeping requirements are imposed by the proposed rule and no new professional skills are needed to comply with the proposed rule.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments received.
Natural Resources
Environmental Protection — Air pollution control,
Chs. NR 400—
Revises Chapters NR 400, 406 and 407, relating to major source permitting thresholds for sources of greenhouse gas emissions and affecting small business. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The adopted rules do not have the potential to have a significant impact on a substantial number of small businesses. By establishing specific thresholds for greenhouse gas emissions, the proposed rules reduce the number of sources that would otherwise be subject to New Source Review construction and Title V operation permit and control requirements based on greenhouse gas emissions.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
The rules were reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment. The Assembly Committee held a hearing on June 22, 2010. No comments or requests for modifications were received from either Committee.
Public Service Commission
Revises Chapter PSC 168, relating to the certification and operation of alternative telecommunications utility resellers. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
The Final Rule is not expected to adversely affect small business as defined in ss. 227.114 (1) and 196.216, Stats. Although the costs to small business are not subject to quantification, the process improvements in the amendments proposed here should reduce costs in re-certification situations and in revocation proceedings.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments were reported.
Safety and Professional Services
(formerly Commerce)
Fee Schedule, Ch. Comm 2
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations, Ch. Comm 5
Fire Prevention, Ch. Comm 14
Elevators, Escalators and Lift Devices, Ch. Comm 18
Uniform Dwelling, Chs. Comm 20-25
Wis. Commercial Building Code, Chs. Comm 60-66
Revises Chapters Comm 2, 5, 14, 18, 20 to 25 and 61 to 66, relating to Wisconsin Commercial Building Code. Effective 9-1-11 in part, 1-1-12 in part 7-1-14 in part.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Pursuant to s. 227.19 (3m), Stats., the Department of Commerce has determined that the proposed rules to amend Chapter Comm 5 will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small businesses. The Department believes the rules will not increase the effect on small businesses from what the current rules impose on them. The revisions for the Commercial Building Code do not apply retroactively to existing buildings. The proposed revisions would apply when a new building or modification to an existing building is proposed. The various advisory councils utilized by the Department in developing the revisions did not identify major economic concerns with the technical revisions updating the Commercial Building Code to the latest national model codes as amended in this proposal.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments received.
Safety and Professional Services
(formerly Commerce)
Fee Schedule, Ch. Comm 2
Fire Prevention, Ch. Comm 14
Uniform Dwelling, Ch. Comm 20-25
Gas Systems, Ch. Comm 40
Wisconsin Commercial Building Code, Chs. Comm 60-66
Revises Chapters Comm 2, 14, 20, 40 and 65, relating to gas systems. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Less stringent requirements are not proposed for small businesses because the statutory directives under which these rule changes are proposed do not provide such flexibility.
None of the proposed rule changes are expected to significantly increase the current cost of installing and operating fuel gas systems because the primary effect of the changes is to make chapter Comm 40 consistent with current regional and national standards for these systems, and with current industry and regulatory practices. No substantive new reporting would be imposed on small businesses.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments received.
Safety and Professional Services
(formerly Regulation and Licensing)
Revises Chapters RL 180 and 181, relating to training and proficiency in the use of automated external defibrillators for licensure as a licensed midwife. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
These proposed rules will have no significant economic impact on a substantial number of small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1), Stats.
Summary of Comments of Legislative Standing Committees
No comments were reported.
Safety and Professional Services
(formerly Regulation and Licensing)
Revises Chapters RL 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, and 86, relating to licensure and certification requirements if licensed in another state or territory, approved instructors for educational programs and continuing education, examination requirements, rules of professional conduct and "FIRREA" and AQB criteria. Effective 9-1-11.
Summary of Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
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