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

June 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF)

June 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.

June 2015 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following have changed:
2.A. Modified (6/17/2015)
3.C.2. Modified (6/17/2015)
6.A. Modified (6/10/2015)

Registration deadline to attend a tour, testify or submit written comments: 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (Note: The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. See the Contact Information for the Board Liaison at right. Exact tour schedule is subject to change). Arrive at approximately 11:30 a.m. at CenturyLink, 333 Front Street North, La Crosse, topic: Overview of redevelopment tools used by R & R. At approximately 12:45 p.m. the Board will arrive at the Oktoberfest Grounds/Xcel Energy, 615 2nd Street North, La Crosse, topic: History of the contamination related to gasification at Oktoberfest Grounds. At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at Trane #6, 1305 St. Andrew Street, La Crosse, topic: Environmental cleanup and redevelopment of the former industrial property. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Desmonds and Kwik Trip, 2338 Commerce Street, La Crosse, topic: Environmental contamination and redevelopment of a large scale dry cleaning facility. At approximately 3:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at Grandad Bluff, 3020 Grandad Bluff Road, La Crosse, topic: Partnering with Stewardship.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 3060 South Kinney Coulee Road, Onalaska Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of June 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of May 2015 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. June 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF) Modified: see page 1 of PDF for details
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order AM-24-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 400, 406, 407, and 445 related to simplifying and improving the Air Management permit program (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order WM-04-15(E) adoption request: proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 10, related to establishing an early teal season and modifications to the mourning dove hunting season (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Approval request: proposed amendments to the Columbia County Planning Group Master Plan and the Environmental Impact Statement for the preferred site for the Columbia County Shooting Range on Mud Lake Wildlife Area (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Approval request: Northern Highland American Legion State Forest Master Plan Amendment - Camp American Legion (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Board Order WM-10-13 approval of the hearing notice and report to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 19 related to the rehabilitation of wild animals (PDF) Written Comment Only
      5. Land Sale: Bad Axe and West Fork Kickapoo Watersheds, Vernon County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Board Order WT-03-15 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 154 related to revisions to best management practices and cost share rates for agricultural and urban nonpoint source cost-share programs (PDF)
      2. Board Order LF-02-15 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 45 related to governing public use of department properties and chapter 51 related to trail use and stewardship grants funding eligibility (PDF) Modified: see page 1 of PDF for details
      3. Board Order FH-08-15(E) and Board Order FH-09-15 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice for FH-09-15 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 23 related to lake sturgeon regulations on the Menominee River (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 Appearances
      Citizen testimony on topics 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 on the Board public participation web page.
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Public motorized access on department owned and managed roads (PDF)
  6. June 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony Welcome
    1. June 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Modified see page 1 of PDF for details
      1. James LaChapell
      2. Bill Ishmael
      3. Susan Meyer
      4. Dale Kufalk
    2. June 2015 Donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. American Dairy Queen will donate $75,600 in ice cream cone coupons that will expire in 2017 to reward boat, ATV/UTV, and snowmobile youth operators who exhibit responsible habits, safe operation, courteous actions, and understand basic safety related laws which apply to them (PDF)
    3. June 2015 DNR Secretary’s Matters
  7. June 2015 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
    1. Appointment of 2 members of the Sporting Heritage Council (PDF)
    2. 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 August 28 2015