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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board December 2016 agenda and meeting materials

Amended December 2016 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Amended December 2016 Public appearance list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.5 ADDED (11/28/16)
3.B.1. DELETED (11/28/16)
4.B.1. CORRECTED (12/13/16)
5.C.2.a. DELETED (12/09/16
5.C.2.b. ADDED (12/09/16)
6.a. ADDED (12/09/16)
6.b. ADDED (12/12/16)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment:
11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in public meeting room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may convene in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes to confer with legal counsel on strategy with respect to likely litigation.

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 December 14, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from October 26, 2016
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order AM-07-15, proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 404 and 484 related to incorporation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for fine particles (PM2.5)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (David Bizot, Regional Pollutant and Mobile Sources Section Chief)
      2. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order WT-12-12, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 106, 200, 205, 207, 210, 220, 221, 225, 228, 231, 236, 239, 240, 245, 247, 250, 258, 261, 268, 269, 275, 276, 277, 280, 281, 284, 286, 290, 294, 295, and 296, Wis. Adm. Codes, related to 10 of EPA's 75 concerns regarding the WPDES program.
        Written Comment Welcome
        (Adrian Stocks, Water Quality Permits Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-17-16(E), proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 20 and 25 related to fish harvest in Lake Superior
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Margenau, Lake Superior Fisheries Team Supervisor)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-12-15, proposed rules modifying Chapters 10, 12, 15, 19, and 40 related to minor revisions of rules for hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and invasive species
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Request approval of the Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area (SPSRA) draft master plan
        Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area Master Planning documents and maps
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      4. Request approval of the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area draft Master Plan and Environmental Analysis
        Link to Powell Marsh Wildlife Area Master Planning documents and maps
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      5. Request designation of a new State trail: Great Sauk State Trail
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) ADDED
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Request approval of the Statements of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-20-16(E) and FH-21-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for FH-21-16 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse related to lake trout harvest, season, and refuge in Lake Michigan in Chapter NR 20 Wisconsin Administrative Code
        (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 11:45 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 11:45 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 11:45 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.)
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. 2016 Becky Wallace Award DELETED (moved to the January 2017 agenda)
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary results of the 2016 firearm deer season and Go Wild update
        (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer & Elk Ecologist, and Todd Schaller, Chief Warden)
        CORRECTED: Pages 1 and 2 of Postseason Report
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Diane Brookbank
      2. Bonnie Miller
      3. Steven P. Pfundtner
    2. Donations
      None
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Highlights of Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) Report DELETED
        2. Update on department alignment ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Request that the Board review the land sales items removed at the October 26, 2016 meeting at their January 2017 Board meeting ADDED
    2. Request the Water Quality Bureau provide a briefing for the Board at its March 1st meeting on the status of Eurasian water milfoil in WI and the agency's current prevention and control efforts and management policies, including a comparison to neighboring states' policies. ADDED

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Last revised: Tuesday December 13 2016