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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August 2016 agenda and meeting materials

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE MODIFIED, PAGES 1 & 4 (7/19/16); PAGE 1 TOURS (7/25/16)
NOTICE ADDED, CLOSED SESSION (7/25/16)
2.B.2. AMENDED (7/27/16)
2.B.3. MODIFIED (7/19/16)
2.B.7. ADDED (7/15/16)
4.B.1. ADDED (7/25/16)

View Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agendas, meeting calendar, webcasts, biographies and public participation info online.

Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment:
11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

A G E N D A

For meeting at:
AmericInn
3009 Lakeshore Drive E
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the Wisconsin 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. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda. Exact tour schedule is subject to change).

Optional Morning Tours: Participating Board Members will arrive at approximately 9:15 a.m. at the Danny and Nancy Bourassa Farmstead, 70615 County Highway A, just north of Iron River; topic: Lake Superior Landscape Restoration Project. At approximately 10:45 a.m., participating Board Members will arrive at Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest's Moquah Barrens Management Area, Forest Road 423, Ashland; topic: Sharptail Grouse. REMOVED

Afternoon Tours: At approximately 12:15 12:30 p.m., the full Board will receive a presentation at the Best Western - Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland; topics: welcome to Ashland, flooding incident response and recovery, public/private partnerships: natural resources restoration, and an overview of their afternoon water tour. At approximately 2:00 p.m. Board Members will arrive at Ashland Marina, North Ellis Avenue, Ashland and will participate in an afternoon water tour which will end at approximately 3:30 4:00 p.m. At approximately 4:15 4:45 p.m., the full Board will receive a presentation at the Best Western - Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lake Shore Drive West, Ashland; topic: Ashland Waterfront Redevelopment. Approximate end of tours: 5:00 5:30 p.m. MODIFIED

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at the AmericInn, 3009 Lakeshore Drive E, Ashland, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session at the AmericInn, 3009 Lakeshore Drive E, Ashland, Wisconsin under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of discussing 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for August 2-3, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from June 21-22, 2016
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WM-13-15, proposed rules modifying Ch. NR 16 related to captive deer farm fence regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Todd Schaller, Chief Warden)
      2. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-12-16(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management Deputy Bureau Director) AMENDED
      3. Request approval of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Link to Master planning documents and maps.
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Remote citizen testimony will be available at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, in room G09. Please refer to page 4 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol. MODIFIED
      4. Land Acquisition - Peshtigo River State Forest - Marinette County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      5. Land Exchange and Donation - Scattered Forest Lands and Northern Highland State Forest - Vilas County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      6. Land Acquisition - Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit IANSR
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      7. Land Acquisition - Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area - Dunn County -
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director) ADDED
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-15-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to Legislative Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 151 and NR 243 related to runoff management and non-point source performance standards and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) rule revisions to incorporate by reference those performance standards
        (Russ Rasmussen, Policy and External Relations Director)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 10:30 a.m. (Note: If time permits, Items 4-Information Items, 5-Department Secretary's Matters, and 6-Board Members' Matters may come before the Board prior to Item 3-Citizen Participation at 10:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 10:30 a.m., this item will be taken up at the posted time.)
    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 public participation here.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Industrial Sand Mining Strategic Analysis update
        (Mark Aquino, Office of Business Support & External Services Director)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Harvest of lake trout and other species by commercial and recreational anglers in Lake Superior
        (Terry Margenau, Lake Superior Fisheries Supervisor) ADDED
    3. Department-Wide
      None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Daniel (Dan) Fuller
      2. John F. Olson
      3. Kurt I. Welke
    2. Donations - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Andrew F. Bell & Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust will donate $39,494 to continue support of endangered species priorities and to fund activities associated with wetland habitat
    3. Department Secretary's Matters
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of the 2017 Meeting Calendar Citizen Testimony & Written Comment Welcome
    2. Board Members' Matters

The public is welcome to attend a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings.

Board Meetings are now webcast live. To watch, go to this site and click Webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting.

After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Remote testimony protocol: Because of potential strong public interest in agenda item 2.B.3 - Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Master Plan, remote testimony will be allowed at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2). Offical meeting location of the Board will be at AmericInn, 3009 Lakeshore Drive E, Ashland, WI You must be pre-registered to testify. Those that do not pre-register will not have the opportunity to testify.

Approximate time that item 2.B.3. may be before the Board is 9:00 a.m. If you arrive late at either location, you may lose your opportunity to testify. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony.

The following is from the Board's meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testimony that threatens, intimidates, or includes disparaging comments about Board Members, department staff, and other members of the public will not be allowed. Those that do so may be removed from the meeting or remote location. Written comment is always welcome. ADDED

Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

Deadline to register to attend a tour, testify, and/or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016

The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.

Last revised: Wednesday August 03 2016