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Since this agenda was posted, the following has changed:
3.B.6. Added
3.B.7. Added
3.C.3. Corrected
5.B.2. ADDED

Registration deadline to attend Tuesday tours, to testify at the Wednesday meeting, or to submit written comment: 11 a.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016. See complete information on the Board public participation web page.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 2016 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 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, January 27, 2016 at approximately 10 a.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations as follows (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): At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Board will tour and receive an informational briefing of the DNR Customer Service and DNR Hotline programs, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, 53702.

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 27, 2016: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of January 2016 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of December 2015 NRB brief of action
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. January 2016 DNR Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Board Order AM-15-14 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 172, 400, 404, 405, 420, 425, 439, 484, and 494, related to consistency with Federal rules and repeal of obsolete rules - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      2. Board Order WT-31-10 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapter NR 106 relating to the calculation of water quality based effluent limitations for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program regulating wastewater discharges - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Board Order WT-11-12 adoption request: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 106, 205, and 212, Wis. Adm. Code related to policies and procedures related to the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit program for regulating wastewater discharges - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Approval request: 2016 bear harvest quotas - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Map: Black Bear Management Zone Boundary
      2. Approval request: 2016 Wildlife Management spring meeting agenda - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      3. Approval request: 2016 Fisheries Management spring meeting agenda of advisory questions - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      4. Approval request: Glacial Lake Grantsburg Properties Master Plan (includes Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, and Amsterdam Sloughs) - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        View the Glacial Lake Grantsburg Properties Master Plan
      5. Approval request: Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        View the Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment online
      6. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2016 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions - Written Comment Only. This item to be taken up before Board prior to agenda items 3.B.2. and 3.B.3. Added
        Advisory Questions
      7. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-05-16(E), proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 23 related to modifications in walleye harvest management in Ceded Territory waters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome Added
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Board Order WM-02-16 Board Order WM-02-16 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: proposed rules modifying Ch’s. NR 10 and 45 related to hunting hours and on the placement and use of tree stands and hunting blinds on DNR managed lands
      2. Board Order WY-17-15 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: proposed rules affecting chapters NR 102, 104, and 219 related to revising Wisconsin’s water quality criteria for pathogens to be consistent with federal recommendations
      3. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order CS-04-16(E) and Board Order CS-03-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 8, 10, 19, and 45 related to modernizing the automated system for issuing licenses, permits, and registrations Corrected
    4. DNR-Wide - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      None
  4. Citizen Participation - approximately 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. Natural Resources 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, Board public participation guidelines.
    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. Motorized Road Access on DNR Lands
      2. Recreational Licensing and Vehicle Registration Systems Replacement Added
  6. January 2016 DNR Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. January 2016 DNR Retirement Resolutions
      1. Vicki Dufty-Sprinkel
      2. Kenneth W. Jonas
      3. Rodney M. Lange
      4. Linda Pederson
      5. Victoria Stovall
      6. Gary L. Zielske
    2. January 2016 donations to Wisconsin DNR
      1. Lake Poygan Sportsmen’s Club will donate $90,000 to be used to construct Phase I of a breakwall for habitat restoration on Lake Poygan, Winnebago County.
    3. January 2016 DNR Secretary’s Matters
  7. January 2016 Natural Resources Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members’ Matters
    2. Review of Spring Hearing Questions
    3. 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 January 22 2016