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Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
Public Appearances Amended
1.C Added - Tuesday, December 10
2.B.3 Added - Tuesday, December 10
4.B.1. Added - Wednesday, December 11

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
December 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

Rm. 041, State Education Bldg. (GEF 3)
125 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703
Modified
2 p.m. on December 10
8:30 a.m. on December 11

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1 and 3 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at approximately noon, the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session in conference room 813, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters and under the authority of s.19.36(1) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing personnel matters.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department's program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for December 10 - 11, 2013
    3. Welcome address utilizing remote appearance technology Added
  2. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Complete report and preliminary results of the 2013 firearm deer season (PDF) - posted on 12-9-2013
        Cover sheet - report and preliminary results of the 2013 firearm deer season (PDF) - posted on 12-4-2013
      2. Preliminary results and demonstration of the DNR’s new mobile hunting and fishing application (PDF)
      3. Briefing on remote staff presentations at Natural Resources Board meetings Note: 3.A and 3.B, Action Items, will come before the Board prior to this item. Added
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order WT-29-09 adoption request: proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 114, Wis. Adm. Code, related to the certification of wastewater treatment plant Operators (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order WM-05-13 adoption request: rules related to bobcat and elk management and hunting (PDF)Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Approval request: the DNR’s proposed amendment to the Land Acquisition and Sales Handbook to include new policies the DNR and Natural Resources Board will follow when making land available for sale in accordance with s. 23.145, Wis. Stats. (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome

Wednesday, December 11, 2013: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of draft October 2013 brief of action
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. December 2013 Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order WT-06-12 adoption request: proposed rule affecting Chapter NR 115 related to revising Wisconsin’s statewide minimum standards for shoreland zoning (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Approval request: DNR Secretary’s Executive Order to extend deadline for county adoption of updated ordinances under NR 115 (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3. Board Order DG-03-13 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting Chs. NR 146 and NR 812 related to inspections of water systems at time of property transfer; licensing of filling and sealing contractors, well inspectors and water well drilling rig operators; and citations for violations related to drilling and pump installing to protect public health and groundwater (PDF)
      4. Board Order SS-14-12 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting ch. NR 157, NR 219, and NR 233, related to analytical test methods and procedures for wastewater and biosolids (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Emergency Board Order FH-26-13(E) adoption request and Board Order FH-26-12 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to amending Lake Superior lake trout harvest limits as required by revisions to the State-Tribal Lake Superior Agreement - Citizen Testimony Welcome on FH-26-13(E)
      2. Board Order FH-25-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25, related to the number and placement of trap nets for commercial fishing activity in the Restricted Use Area of Lake Superior (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3. Board Order FH-01-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20, related to fishing tournaments (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Approval request: DNR recommendation to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least two nature-based outdoor activities (NBOA) on non-DNR land: Milwaukee County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Emergency Board Order ER-31-13(E) scope statement approval request; and Board Order ER-30-13 scope statement approval request, conditional approval of public hearing notice, and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting NR 10.02, 16.12, 19.275, 21.13, and 22.13 related to the addition of Blanding’s Turtle to the State’s Protected Wild Animal list, possession exemptions, and turtle seasons and limits (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
    4. Department-Wide
      1. Approval request: Manual Code for Natural Resources Board and DNR Secretary’s appointments (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m. (If time permits, the following agenda items may come before the Board prior to Citizen Participation at 1 p.m.: 5. Information Items; 6. Department Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means citizen appearances on any topic not listed on this month's agenda. Information on how to register to speak is on the Board public participation web page.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. One Team One Planet Spent Tire Program – Bridgestone Retail Operations (PDF) Added
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on the Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan and the expanded walleye stocking program (PDF)
      2. Public Access Lands (PAL) Atlas (PDF)
  6. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. December 2013 Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Jeffrey Bode
      2. Timothy J. Lawhern
      3. Terry Tappon
    2. Donations - Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium will donate air monitoring equipment, computer hardware and computer software valued at $100,164 to be used to monitor air quality and various meteorological parameters, model air quality, and estimate pollutant emissions (PDF)
      2. The Friends of Crex will donate $40,000 to fund the design and construction of a new mess hall at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in partnership with NWCE and the DNR (PDF)
      3. The Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (NWCE) will donate $20,000 to fund the design and construction of a new mess hall at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in partnership with The Friends of Crex and the DNR (PDF)
      4. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $28,309 from the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund to support wildlife habitat restoration and management activities along the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway (PDF)
      5. The Watertown Outboarders Club will donate $25,000 to be used to install an accessible pier and boat launching facility; any remaining funds will be used for other improvements on site as determined by the DNR (PDF)
      6. The Estate of Norman Huth will donate approximately $16,000 to be used to fund educational programming as well as improvements at Havenwoods State Forest (PDF)
  7. Board Members' Matters
    1. Appointment of replacement Bear Representative to the Sporting Heritage Council (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
    2. Board Members’ Matters

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting unless it is noticed as a closed/executive session. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to appear and to submit written comments about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information about registering to speak at a Board meeting and submitting written comments on the Board public participation web page.

Deadline to register to speak and submit written comments:
11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Thursday January 08 2015