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December 2014 Natural Resources Board agenda (PDF) This is the official agenda.

December 2014 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

December 2014 Natural Resources Board webcast To navigate through the webcast, click the Channels button Channels button used to jump to agenda items in a Natural Resources Board webcast at the bottom of the webcast screen, click the agenda item that you want to view, then click Channels again.

December 2014 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF) Amended: see PDF for details

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Since this agenda was posted, the following has changed:
Public Appearances Amended
3.A.2. Corrected
4.B.1. Deleted (moved to future meeting)

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
December 2014 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 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 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, December 10, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of December 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of October 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. December 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order SS-04-12 approval request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 40 related to Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control revisions including clarification to the language and changes to the species listed under NR 40.04(2) and NR 40.05(2), Wisconsin’s regulated invasive species list (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Board Order LE-01-14 approval request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 5 related to boat rules and regulations (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Corrected: See Page 1 of PDF for details
      3. Board Order CF-12-13 approval request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 166, relating to the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Board Order CF-13-13 approval request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 162, relating to the Clean Water Fund Program (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      5. Board Order AM-24-12 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 400, 406, 407, and 445 related to simplifying and improving the Air Management permit program (PDF) Written Comment Only
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Emergency Board Order FH-16-14(E) approval request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 and 25 related to lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2.  
        1. Report and preliminary results: 2014 firearm deer season and update on development and implementation of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and County Deer Management Advisory Councils (CDMAC) (PDF) Written Comment Only
          Handout: 2014 Deer Season Report (PDF)
        2. Board Order WM-11-13 public hearing request: affecting chapters NR 1, 10, 12, 13, 19, and 45 related to deer management, hunting, and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee’s Report (PDF) Written Comment Only
      3. Approval request (PDF):
        Langlade County Ice Age Trail Corridor plan [exit DNR] and Marathon County Ice Age Trail Corridor plan [exit DNR] - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Approval request: initiate a planning process to consider a proposed amendment to the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan for the purpose of establishing recreational trail uses and locations (PDF) Written Comment Only
      5. Land Acquisition – South Shore Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area – Bayfield County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      6. Land Exchange and Sale – Killsnake Wildlife Area, Brillion Wildlife Area – Calumet County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Board Order WM-01-15 scope statement approval request, conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10 and 11 related to hunting and trapping, the 2015 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing Agenda (PDF)
      2. Board Order FH-14-14 scope statement approval request, conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20, 21, 22, 23, and 26 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters that will be proposed at the 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearings (PDF)
        Handout: In search of larger panfish (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 11:30 a.m.
    (Note: If time permits, the Board may consider the following agenda items prior to Citizen Participation: 5. Information Items; 6. DNR Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen testimony on topics that are not on this month's agenda; testimony on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. Presentation of the American Fisheries Society 2014 Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project Award for Research and Surveys Deleted
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Summary of the Wisconsin Brownfields Study Group 2015 report, consisting of Legislative and Administrative recommendations to create or refine a number of state policies and procedures related to contaminated land remediation and redevelopment (PDF)
        Handout: Brownfields Study Group Executive Summary (PDF)
        Written Comment Only Note: this item will be taken up by the Board at the beginning of the meeting
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. 2014 Wisconsin wolf harvest season update (PDF)
      2. The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund – An update on the first year (PDF)
  6. December 2014 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. December 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. James (Jay) Gallagher
      2. Robert Hartshorn
      3. Marjorie Sprecher
      4. Michael Stahl
    2. December 2014 Donations
      1. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will donate 4,000 Browning knives at a value of approximately $40,000 to highlight Wisconsin’s hunting tradition and heritage to new Hunter Education graduates and promote the work of our conservation partners (PDF)
  7. December 2014 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comments about issues that come before it. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Last revised: Friday January 30 2015