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Since the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
3.B.7 Corrected (10/8/2013)
3.B.8 Deleted (10/11/2013)

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 22 - 23, 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703
2:30 p.m. on October 22
8:30 a.m. on October 23

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 2013 at approximately 10:30 a.m., 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 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, October 22, 2013: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for October 22 - 23, 2013
  2. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Overview of ongoing and proposed deer research activities being conducted by the WI DNR Science Service Program and Collaborators (PDF)
      2. Deer Management – Discussion on Science (PDF)
        Matrix of current and proposed steps involved in the deer management decision-making process (PDF)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of September 2013 brief of action
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order OE-46-10 adoption request: proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, related to changes in environmental analysis and review procedures for Department actions (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Board Order DG-02-13 public hearing request: proposed rules for heat exchange drilling, to create a drilling license with requirements for heat exchange authorization, and construction standards for heat exchange drilling to implement 2011 Wisconsin Act 150 modifying chapter 280, Wisconsin Statutes (PDF)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Emergency Board Order FH-27-13(E) adoption request: proposed rules related to the creation of a competitive grant program for municipal, tribal, and private fish hatcheries to increase their capacity to raise walleye for stocking in Wisconsin waters - Citizen testimony welcome (PDF)
      2. Board Order WM-33-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 10 related to muskrat and mink trapping seasons (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      3. Master plan and environmental assessment final approval request: White River Property Group (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      4. Master plan final approval request: High Cliff State Park (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      5. Master plan amendment final approval request: Northern Highland American Legion State Forest and Willow Flowage (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      6. Final approval request: the department's updated streambank easement protection strategy (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      7. Land donation: Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area, Burnett County and Washburn County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details
      8. Land donation: Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, Iron County - Citizen testimony welcome Deleted
      9. Land acquisition: Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Area, Waukesha County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome Added
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Emergency Board Order AM-29-13(E) scope statement approval request; and permanent Board Order AM-28-13 scope statement approval request, conditional approval of public hearing notice, and notice of submittal to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting ch. NR 171 related to the development of a grant program for removal of stage 2 vapor recovery equipment (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
  4. Citizen Participation - 11 a.m.
    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. (Note: If time permits, agenda items 5 (Information Items), 6 (Department Secretary’s Matters), and 7 (Board Members’ Matters) may come before the Board prior to Citizen Participation at 11 a.m.)
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
    3. Department-Wide
      1. Overview of Capacity Grants (PDF)
  6. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. October 2013 Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Bill Adamski
      2. Jeffrey Bolte
      3. Scott Fischer
      4. Kim F. Lemke
    2. Donations
      None
  7. Board Members' Matters
    1. Manual Code 1103.1 final approval request: Organization and Operation of the Natural Resources Board (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details
    2. Replacement of Bear Representative to the Sporting Heritage Council (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
    3. 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: Wednesday December 18 2013