WISCONSIN - In August and early September of 2019, DATCP conducted a series of statewide public hearings on proposed revisions to the ATCP-51 rule. As described, the updates would eliminate and replace the current ‘odor score’ process, and bring other technical standards up to date with the most current standards as put forth by USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and other state and federal authorities.
The proposed changes circulated for public com-ment have been revised, and the version that will go in front of the DATCP board is available on the board’s website. The DATCP board will act on the rec-ommendation at their No-vember 7 meeting.
As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, the final draft rule that will go before the DATCP Board have been posted on their website at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/About_Us/ATCPBoardMaterials.aspxIn December 2019, the rule, if approved by the DATCP board, will be sent to the Governor for approv-al. In January 2020, the rule if approved by the Gover-nor, will go to the Wiscon-sin State Legislature for approval.