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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August 2017 agenda and meeting materials

Approved AMENDED August 2017 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

August 2017 Tour and Public Appearance List

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE MODIFIED (08/04/17)
NOTICE ADDED (7/17/2017)
2.B.1. DELETED (7/17/2017)
2.B.3. ADDED (7/17/2017)
2.B.4. ADDED (07/31/17)
4.B.1. MODIFIED (7/19/2017)
4.B.3. DELETED (07/28/17)
5.C.2.a. ADDED (07/31/17)
5.C.2.b. ADDED (08/07/17)
6.C. ADDED (7/17/2017)
6.D. ADDED (7/28/2017)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 08/07/17)

For tours in the Milwaukee area and meetings at:
Hilton Hotel Downtown
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 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. No Board action will be taken.). 1) At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Board will arrive at the Road Air Monitoring Station, near College Avenue and I-94/and the northwest corner of the Park and Ride, 1550 W. College Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, for a presentation on air quality measurements data, overall trends, and pollutants measured. 2) At approximately noon, the Board will arrive at City Hall at Drexel Town Square, 8040 S. 6th Street, Oak Creek, WI, for lunch and presentations on brownfield basics and an overview of City Hall development. 3) At approximately 12:45 p.m., the Board will take a walking tour of Drexel Town Square, 8040 S. 6th Street, Oak Creek, WI. 4) At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Lake Vista Park, 9180 S. 5th Street, Oak Creek, WI (former DuPont Site), for a presentation on the industrial park history of Lake Vista Park. 5) At approximately 2:15 p.m., the Board will arrive at Bay View Grand Trunk site, 1980 S. Marina Drive, Milwaukee, for a presentation on restoration planning and implementing management actions in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. 6) At approximately 3:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at the UW-Milwaukee Harbor District, 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI for presentations on Water and Land Use Planning (WaLUP), the large scale vision, history, and involvement of the Harbor redevelopment, and Solvay Coke. 7) At approximately 4:30 5:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Erie Street Plaza, 624 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, for a presentation on remediation and redevelopment in and along the waterways. MODIFIED HANDOUT (tour packet) ADDITIONAL HANDOUTS

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in the 4th floor McArthur Room at the Hilton Hotel Downtown, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will receive an informational update on the DNR Agriculture Damage Program: 1) overview; 2) bear damage; and 3) status of work with cranberry growers related to elk. No action will be taken. ADDED PowerPoint

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel Downtown, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee WI. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel Downtown, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 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 WI Department of Justice (DOJ) Counsel regarding ongoing litigation (Wade et. al vs. DNR Board).

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 8-9, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from June 27-28, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WT-12-12 (rule package 5), 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.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Adrian Stocks, Permits Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request approval to accept a donation of 38.46 acres of land in the Township of Palmyra, Jefferson County, from the Irvin L. Young Foundation, Inc. for the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
        DELETED
      2. Land Donation, Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area, Dane County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      3. Request approval of the Forest Exploration Center (FEC) Tier 3 Management Plan
        PowerPoint
        Maps
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) ADDED
      4. Legislative request for modifications to Board Order FH-13-16 related to cisco harvest in Lake Superior and affecting small business
        Written Comment Only
        (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor) ADDED
    3. Scope Statements
      None
    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 6Board 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 here.
    2. Citizen Recognition - None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Great Lakes commercial fishing update
        PowerPoint
        (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor, Charlie Henriksen, Lake Michigan Commercial Fishing Board as Chair, and tbd Craig Hoopman, Lake Superior Commercial Fishing Board) MODIFIED
      2. Lake Michigan Integrated fisheries management plan
        PowerPoint
        (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor)
      3. Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer, and Predator Study Update
        (Scott Hull, Office of Applied Science Director)
        DELETED
      4. Update on progress of the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and presentation of the 2017 Cooperator of the Year Award
        Powerpoint
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Julie A. Graziano
      2. Bruce Oman
      3. Cheryl A. Roehre
      4. Larry E. Whaley
    2. Donations
      None
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) ADDED
        2. Foxconn Report ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of 2018 meeting calendar
    2. Board Members' Matters
    3. Burlington flood event (Julie Anderson) ADDED
    4. Blue-green algae (Bill Bruins) ADDED

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.

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 November 13 2017