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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board October 2016 agenda and meeting materials

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
5.B.1. ADDED (10/19/16)
5.C.2.a. ADDED (10/24/16)

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, October 21, 2016.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA rev. (10/19/16)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 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 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 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 October 26, 2016
    3. Approval of brief of action from September 27-28, 2016
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval to initiate the master planning process for the Totogatic Wildlife Area
        Written Comment Only
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of recommendations for the third phase of land sales to occur under the direction of the 2013-15 state biennial budget bill
        1. Green Sheet
        2. Landlocked parcels recommended for sale to other Government entities including restrictions (pages 2-9)
        3. Accessible parcels recommended for sale to Government entities including restrictions (pages 10-31)
        4. Landlocked parcels recommended for private sale to adjoining landowners (pages 32-63)
        5. Accessible parcels recommended for sale to the general public (pages 64-97)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      3. Land Donation - Crex Meadows Wildlife Area - Burnett County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      4. Land Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin State Riverway - Sauk County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WY-18-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 102, 106, 205, and NR 207 related to updating Wisconsin's antidegradation policy and implementation procedures
        (Brian Weigel, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-16-16 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code, related to well construction and pump installation
        (Pat Stevens, Environmental Management Division Administrator)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 11:00 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 11:00 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 11:00 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
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
  5. Department Secretarys Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Kathie Koch
      2. Michael L. Lawler
      3. Mary S. Ripp
    2. Donations
      1. The Ruffed Grouse Society will donate $32,000 to be used to produce nine 2-3 minute videos to increase landowner engagement in active forest management and, by extension, address significant threats to forest health and sustainability ADDED
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Deer season preview and "Go Wild" update ADDED
  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.

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.

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, October 21, 2016

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Last revised: Monday October 24 2016