The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) promulgates administrative rules pursuant to rulemaking authority conferred by the Legislature. Administrative rules have the force and effect of law and become part of the Wisconsin Administrative Code. View all current Department Administrative Rules in effect.
An agency undertakes rulemaking when it seeks to create new rules, or to amend or repeal existing rules. Rules must be promulgated according to a process established by the Legislature in ch. 227, Stats., by the Governor's Executive Orders, and by Court rulings. An overview of the administrative rules promulgation process can be found in Chapter 4 of the Wisconsin State Legislature Briefing Book.
View Proposed Department Rules in Promulgation Process. View current proposed administrative rules that are scheduled to be presented to the Department Board.
If there is an immediate threat to the public peace, health, safety or welfare, the Department may adopt a temporary emergency rule according to special procedures prescribed by the Legislature.
The Department welcomes input from the public during the development of administrative rules. Public comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or 2811 Agriculture Drive, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
|1||Administrative Orders and Contested Cases||CR 22-062||Permanent|
|10||Dog Import Rabies Vaccination||CR 22-081||Permanent|
|21||Plant Inspection and Pest Control||CR 22-022||Permanent|
|21, 29, 35||Removal of Obsolete Language||CR 22-80||Permanent|
|22||Industrial Hemp||EmR 2111||Emergency|
|50||Soil and Water Resource Management Program||SS 081-21|
|52||Nitrogen Optimization||EmR 2208||Emergency|
|52||Crop Insurance Premium Rebates||EmR 2210||Emergency|
|57||Inedible Animal By-Products||CR 23-003||Permanent|
|72||Hotels, Motels and Tourist Rooming Houses||SS 010-23||Permanent|
|76||Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions||CR 22-021||Permanent|
|78||Recreational and Educational Camps||CR 21-109||Permanent|
|82||Bulk Milk Collection, Sampling and Transportation||SS 011-23||Permanent|
|90, 91, 92||Fair packaging and Labeling; Selling Commodities by Weight, Measure or Count; and Weights and Measures||SS 073-22||Permanent|
|93||Flammable Combustible Hazardous Liquids||SS 009-23||Permanent|
|94||Petroleum & Other Liquid Fuel Products||CR 21-096||Permanent|
|161||Something Special from Wisconsin||SS 019-21||Permanent|
|161,163||Grants and Loans||CR 22-065||Permanent|
Rulemaking Advisory Committees
Under state law, the Department may convene committees of experts, interested in person or representatives of the public to Advise it with respect to any contemplated rulemaking.
Active Rulemaking Advisory Committees
None at this time.
Public Comment on Economic Impact of Proposed Administrative Rules
Economic Impact comments, are being solicited on proposed rules listed below and comments may be submitted to email@example.com or 2811 Agriculture Drive, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
None at this time.