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

January 2014 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

January 2014 Natural Resources Board public appearances and handouts (PDF) Amended

January 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.

Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
Public Appearances Amended
Notice Added
3.B.7 Deleted
3.B.8. Corrected

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 2014 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 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 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at approximately noon, the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions and under the authority of s.19.36(10) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing personnel matters. Added

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, January 22, 2014: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 22, 2014
    3. Approval of December 2013 brief of action
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. January 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order AM-19-13 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 446 related to the control of mercury emitted by coal-fired electric generating units (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Board Order AM-21-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chs. NR 400,405, 408, and 410 related to consistency with federal major source permit review requirements and clean-up of rules related to the former indirect source permit program (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order FR-20-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting NR 45.045(2) (a), (b), (d), and (e) relating to decreasing the distance from which firewood may be brought onto state lands from 25 to 10 miles and allowing wood from out of state to enter state lands if originating within 10 miles (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Approval request: 2014 Wisconsin bear harvest quotas (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3. Approval request: Wildlife Management’s 2014 spring meeting advisory questions (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Approval request: Fisheries Management’s 2014 spring meeting advisory questions (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      5. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2014 spring hearing advisory questions (PDF)
      6. Approval request: DNR recommendation to issue a stewardship grant that will prohibit at least 2 nature-based outdoor activities (NBOA) on non-DNR land: City of Merrill, Lincoln County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      7. Approval request: DNR recommendation to issue a stewardship grant that will prohibit at least 1 nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-DNR land: City of Racine, Racine County - Citizen Testimony Welcome Deleted (moved to February 2014 agenda)
      8. Emergency Board Order WM-24-13(E) adoption request: related to deer management, hunting, and implementation of the 2012 White-tailed Deer Trustee’s Report (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome Corrected
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Board Order FH-34-13 scope statement approval request and and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to trolling regulations on inland waters of Wisconsin (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. DNR 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.
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. State, County, and Managed Forest Law Timber Sale Status (PDF)
  6. DNR Secretary's Matters
    1. January 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Michael Folgert
      2. Mark Giesfeldt
      3. James Pearson
    2. Donations - Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. will donate $68,000 (a Bobcat Tool Cat valued at$59,400 and an additional cash donation of $8,600) to be used to help maintain the Badger State Trail throughout the year for hikers, bicyclists, and snowmobilers (PDF)
  7. Board Members' Matters
    1. Review of Natural Resources Board Advisory Questions for the 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings
    2. Election of Officers

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: Friday October 03 2014