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January 2015 Natural Resources Board agenda (PDF) This is the official agenda.

January 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

January 2015 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.

January 2015 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Since this agenda was posted, the following have changed:
Notice Revised
3.C.3. Deleted

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 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 HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, January 28, 2014 at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential litigation matters and under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes, for the purpose of discussing potential real estate transactions. Revised

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 28, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of January 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of December 2014 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. January 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order WT-13-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 200, 201, 203, and 205 related to the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permits (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Approval request: DNR recommendation to initiate a strategic analysis of the industrial sand mining industry in Wisconsin (PDF) - Written Comment Only
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Approval request: DNR recommendations to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least one nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-DNR land: City of Osceola, Polk County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Board Order FH-14-14 approval request: Fisheries Management Bureau’s 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearing questions (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Board Order WM-01-15 approval request: Wildlife Management Bureau’s 2015 Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearing questions related to Board Order WM-01-15 (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) 2015 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions (PDF) Written Comment Only
      5. Approval request: 2015 Wisconsin bear hunting harvest quotas (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      6. Approval request: Brule River State Forest Master Plan amendment (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Emergency Board Order FH-17-14(E) and Board Order FH-18-14 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 and 23 related to modifications in walleye harvest management in Ceded Territory waters (PDF)
      2. Board Order AM-15-14 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 chs. NR 400, 404, 405, and 420 related to maintaining consistency with U.S. EPA air pollution control regulations and the repeal of obsolete rules (PDF)
      3. Emergency Board Order OE-20-14(E) and Board Order OE-21-14 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 to the Legislative Council Rules Clearing House, regarding proposed changes to Ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, related to the DNR’s environmental analysis and review procedures (PDF) Deleted
  4. Citizen Participation - 11 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 (PDF)
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. January 2015 update on development and implementation of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and County Deer Management Advisory Councils (CDAC) (PDF)
      2. Wisconsin Youth Conservation Congress initiative update (PDF)
  6. January 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. January 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Suzanne Bangert
      2. William Carlson
      3. Roderick Glaman
      4. Diane Hansen
      5. Kris Khatri
      6. Tom Mugan
      7. Judi Nigbor
      8. Randy Stark
      9. Jill Schartner
      10. Peter Wisdom
      11. William Yearman
    2. January 2015 Donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $33,358.86 from the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund to support wildlife habitat restoration and management activities along the Lower Wisconsin Riverway (PDF)
      2. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will donate $30,846.87 to create, enhance, and maintain elk forage habitat on the Clam Lake Elk range (PDF)
  7. January 2015 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
    1. Review of Natural Resources Board Member questions for the 2015 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings
    2. Election of Officers

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 February 27 2015