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

October 2015 Natural Resources Board brief of action (PDF) The brief of action is a summary of motions and votes from the meeting.

October 2015 Natural Resources Board webcast The Board meeting is streamed live and available on demand. Click the "i" to see a list of all agenda items. To jump to an item, click on it in the list, scroll up if needed, and click the X in the upper right corner.

October 2015 Natural Resources Board public appearances (PDF)

Since this agenda was posted, the following items have changed:
Notice Added
3.B.3. Modified
3.B.4. Modified
3.B.5. Modified
3.C.4. Added

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

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 2015 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 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 FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 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 anticipated litigation 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, October 28, 2015: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of October 2015 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of September 2015 NRB brief of action (PDF)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. October 2015 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order WA-40-10 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 660 through NR 679 related to the Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste and Used Oil rules (PDF) Written Comment Only
      2. Board Order WT-31-10 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 106 related to policies and procedures related to the calculation of water quality based effluent limitations for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program regulating wastewater discharges (PDF) Written Comment Only Moved from April 2015 agenda
      3. Board Order WT-11-12 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 106, 205, and 212 relating to the administration of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program regulating wastewater discharges (PDF) Written Comment Only Moved from April 2015 agenda
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Board Order WM-04-13 public hearing request: proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 10, 11, and 16, related to the Wildlife Management housekeeping rules package (PDF) Written Comment Only
      2. Approval request: Wisconsin Beaver Management Plan for 2015 – 2025 (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Moved from September 2015 agenda
      3. Approval request: Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Master Plan (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Modified: see page 1 of PDF for details
        View the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area Master Plan online
      4. Easement Acquisition and donation, Hovel – Forest Legacy Program, Vilas County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Modified
      5. Easement Acquisition and donation, Goska – Forest Legacy Program, Vilas County (PDF) Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Modified
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Board Order WA-11-15 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse affecting chapter NR 538 related to the beneficial use of industrial byproducts (PDF)
      2. Board Order WM-12-15 scope statement approval request and conditional approval of the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse modifying Chapters NR 10, 12, 15, 19, and 40 related to minor revisions of rules for hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and invasive species (PDF)
      3. Board Order WM-13-15 and Emergency Board Order WM-14-15(E) 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 modifying Chapter NR 16 related to captive deer farm fence regulations (PDF)
      4. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-15-15(E) and Board Order FH-16-15 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for FH-16-15 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 25 related to lake trout harvest limits in Lake Superior (PDF) Added
  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 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.
    2. Citizen recognition
      None
  5. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. New partnership between the WI DNR and Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) (PDF)
  6. October 2015 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony Welcome
    1. October 2015 DNR Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Jane Barnowsky
      2. Peter Biermeier
      3. David Hausman
      4. Paul Sandgren
      5. Russell Shepherd
    2. October 2015 donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $35,676.18 from the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund to be used to support wildlife habitat restoration and management activities along the Lower Wisconsin Riverway (PDF)
      2. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will donate a turf mower valued at $23,900 to be used to maintain the grounds at High Cliff State Park (PDF)
    3. October 2015 DNR Secretary’s Matters
  7. October 2015 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: Tuesday December 15 2015