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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board June 2016 agenda and meeting materials

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

A G E N D A

For meeting at:
Ramada Inn1450 Veterans Drive
Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 21, 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). 1) The Board will arrive at approximately 11:15 a.m. at the Rockbridge Sawmill, 19717 State Highway 80, Richland Center, WI to participate in a tour. 2) At approximately 12:30 p.m. the Board will receive a presentation at Rockbridge Sawmill (same address as tour stop 1); topic: Forest products industry in Southwest Wisconsin. 3) At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at David and Sue Weigandt's property (private woodland owner), 22880 Fancy Creek Lane, Richland Center, WI for a tour and presentation; topic: Private forest management in Southwest Wisconsin. 4) At approximately 3:30 p.m. the Board will arrive at Foggy Bottom Woodworks, 1145 East Industrial Drive, Muscoda, WI for a tour and presentation; topic: Primary and secondary wood products from a small business perspective. Approximate end of tours: 4:30 p.m.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Ramada Inn, 1450 Veterans Drive, Richland Center, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose of discussing litigation 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 21-22, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from May 25, 2016

    Please note: Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions has been renamed and moved to agenda item 5. The agenda has been renumbered to account for this change.

  2. Action Items
    1. A. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval of the Sugar River Planning Group (SRPG) Draft Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment
        (Diane Brusoe, Master Planning Section Chief)
      2. Land Acquisition - Quincy Bluff and Wetlands Natural Area - Adams County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      3. Land Acquisition - Upper Wolf River Fishery Area - Langlade County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      4. Land Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Sauk County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      5. Land Acquisition and Acreage Goal Increase - Mecan River Fishery Area - Marquette County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
      6. Easement Acquisition - North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife and Farm Heritage Area - Sheboygan County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Doug Haag, Facilities and Lands Deputy Bureau Director)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order FH-11-16 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 21 and 22 related to commercial fishing in Wisconsin-Minnesota and Wisconsin-Iowa boundary waters
        (Kate Strom Hiorns, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-09-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to beaver and otter trapping seasons
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-12- 16(E) and Board Order FH-13-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order FH-13-16 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 25 related to cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior
        (Kate Strom Hiorns, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 10:00 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 10:00 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 10:00 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 at Board meetings.

    2. Citizen Recognition
      None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Lake Michigan shoreline erosion
        (Mike Thompson, East Team Supervisor for the Bureau of Environmental Analysis and Sustainability)
      2. Legislative Audit Bureau's audit of Wastewater Permitting and Enforcement
        (Pat Stevens, Environmental Management Division Administrator)
      3. LAB Report (DNR Response is last eight pages in report)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Carol M. Bentzler
      2. Lance P. Burns
      3. Denise Nettesheim
      4. Jeff Schimpff
    2. Donations
      1. The Musky Club Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. will donate $30,000 to be used to purchase supplemental minnow feed for musky rearing
    3. Department Secretary's Matters
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
  6. 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.

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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.

Registration deadline to attend Tuesday tours, to testify at the Wednesday meeting, or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 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: Monday June 20 2016