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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Jefferson Street Inn
201 Jefferson Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Important changes have been made to the Board meeting format and agenda:

  1. The Board welcomes public input and has revised the agenda to facilitate public participation by noting the approximate time that an item may be before the Board. The Board asks that people who have registered to speak arrive well in advance in case the meeting is running ahead of schedule.
  2. People may register to speak on any agenda item that states Citizen Testimony Welcome and during the Citizen Participation portion of the meeting. Pre-registration is required to speak. People may also submit written comments to the Board. See complete information about registering to speak and submitting comments on the Board public participation web page.
  3. The deadline to register to testify or to submit comments has been moved to 11 a.m. on the Friday prior to each meeting.
  4. Board Meetings are now streamed live and are permanently available on demand. To watch, go to the Board webcast library and click on the meeting or meeting segment you want to watch.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations: at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Board will arrive at Lake Dubay, Wisconsin River off of I39 Exit 171, Township of Knowlton, WI, topics: WI River TMDL Project and recent WPDES litigation actions concerning phosphorus limits in permit renewals. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Little Plover River, near Eisenhower River, Plover, WI; presentations by Del Monte, Village of Plover, and Friends of the Little Plover River, topics: Groundwater management and surface water protection related to high capacity wells. At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at a timber harvest field site (The site is dependent upon timber harvest activity. Location will be either Dewey Marsh State Wildlife Area or Marathon County Forest – Nine Mile Unit) and will tour the timber harvest site, meeting loggers, and Domtar field representative. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Rothschild Mill, 200 N. Grand Avenue, Rothschild, WI, topics: Biomass Energy Project. At approximately 4:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at Rib Mountain State Park, 4200 Park Road, Wausau, WI, topics: Recent upgrades and future plans for the park. At approximately 6:30 p.m., the Board will have dinner at Granite Peak Ski Area, 3605 N. Mountain Road, Wausau, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013: Order of Business

8:30 a.m.

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 25-26, 2013
    3. Approval of brief of action from May 21-22, 2013
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)

Approximate time 8:35 a.m.

  1. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the Shikar Safari Club International Officer of the Year Award (PDF)
      2. Request that the Board authorize public hearings for Board Order WT-29-09, proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 114, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to certification requirements of wastewater treatment works operators (PDF)
      3. Request that the Board authorize public hearings for Board Order WT-06-12, proposed changes affecting Ch. NR 115, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to shoreland zoning standards (PDF)

Approximate time 8:50 a.m.

    1. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-24-11, proposed rules affecting chapter NR1 related to regenerating harvested areas of state owned and managed lands (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Request that the Board authorize public hearings on Board Order WM-06-13 related to establishing migratory bird hunting seasons (PDF)
      3. Request approval of a wolf harvest quota and number of licenses to issue for the 2013 – 2014 wolf hunting and trapping season (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time 10:45 a.m.

      1. Request approval of clean-up revisions to Board determinations under ACT 168, to clarify the existence of state park seasons already established by administrative rule (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Approval of the name “Three Bridge Park” for department lands along the Menomonee River in Milwaukee County now known as the “Airline Yards” and part of the Hank Aaron State Trail (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Map showing locations of June 2013 DNR land and easement purchases and donations.

      1. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas – Iron County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Land Acquisition – Glacial Heritage Area River-Based Conservation Areas – Jefferson County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      3. Land Acquisition - North Country National Scenic Trail – Douglas County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      4. Land Donation – Statewide Wildlife Habitat – Chippewa County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time 11:15 a.m.

    1. Scope Statements
      1. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order CF-12-13 relating to the revisions to Ch. NR 166, the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order CF-13-13 relating to the revisions to Ch. NR 162, the Clean Water Fund Program (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      3. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-15-13 relating to Ch. NR 809 pertaining to the Safe Drinking Water Act (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      4. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-02-13, proposed rules affecting Chapter 280 related to 2011 Wisconsin Act 150 creation of new definitions in Chapter 280, Stats., for heat exchange drillhole and heat exchange drilling, and the modification of the individual and business license for drillers to create a more generic drilling license, with specific authorization to do well drilling or heat exchange drilling (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      5. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order FH-01-12A, proposed rules affecting s. NR 20.40 related to fishing tournaments (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      6. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Emergency Rule Board Order AM-20-13(E) and Permanent Rule Board Order AM-19-13 related to control of mercury emissions under Subchapter III of NR 446, Wis. Adm. Code, and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and the notice of submittal to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for the proposed permanent rule (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

1 p.m.

  1. Citizen Participation
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means speaking on items that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.

Continuation of Action Items from the morning, if any.

  1. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Cherish WI Outdoors Fund (PDF)

Approximate time 1:45 p.m.

  1. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      1. John R. Hammen
      2. James A. Schmidt
      3. Bill Smith
    2. Donations
      1. Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin will donate $21,000 to be used to assist with the propagation and stocking of muskellunge throughout the state but especially to help purchase minnows for forage and PIT tags for musky brood stock (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time 2 p.m.

  1. Board Members' matters

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board meeting unless it is noticed as a closed or executive session.

People may register to speak on any agenda item that states Citizen Testimony Welcome and during the Citizen Participation portion of the meeting. Pre-registration is required to speak. People may also submit written comments to the Board.

See complete information about registering to speak and submitting comments on the Board public participation web page.

The deadline to register to speak or to submit written comments is 11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Thursday February 05 2015