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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February (March 1) 2017 agenda and meeting materials

February (March 1) 2017 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

March 1 2017 Public Appearance List

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.5. ADDED (02/14/17)
4.B.2. ADDED (02/10/17)
6.B. DELETED (02/24/17)
6.C. ADDED (02/24/17)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA (revised 02/10/17)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (February meeting)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 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 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 March 1, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from January 25, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the "Registered Laboratory of the Year" recognition
        Powerpoint
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of department recommendations for the FY 2018 Laboratory
        Certification and Registration Program Fee Adjustment
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-20-16(E), proposed rules affecting CH. NR 20 related to lake trout harvest season and refuge in Lake Michigan.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint
        Powerpoint (additional slides)
        (Brad Eggold, Fisheries Great Lakes Supervisor)
      2. Request approval that prohibition of hunting and trapping is necessary to protect public safety on property to be purchased with Stewardship grant assistance: City of West Bend
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      3. Request approval that prohibition of hunting and trapping is necessary to protect public safety on property to be purchased with Stewardship grant assistance: City of Watertown, Jefferson County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      4. Request approval that prohibition of gun hunting is necessary to protect public safety on property to be purchased with Stewardship grant assistance: Dane County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      5. Request that the Board adopt Emergency Board Order CS-05-17(E), proposed rules affecting Ch.'s NR 10, 20, and 23 related to updating recreational license products issued through the statewide automated system ADDED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Powerpoint
        (Eric Lobner, Office of Business Support and External Services Deputy Director)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-03-17 modifying Ch's. NR 10, 11, 12, 15, and 19 related to hunting, trapping, refuges, and closed areas, and wildlife nuisance control (the 2017 wildlife management spring hearing agenda)
        (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - 10:30
    (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 10:30 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 10:30 p.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 None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Status and Management of Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in WI
        Powerpoint
        (Carroll Schaal, Lakes and Rivers Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on the first 5 year review of Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease response plan
        Link to CWD Response Plan Review Committee Final Report
        4B1 HANDOUT Objectives and Recommended Action Items
        Powerpoint
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
      2. Briefing to outline a regional approach to property master planning
        Powerpoint
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief) ADDED
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Roger Bannerman
      2. Marty Engel
      3. Dixie Maier
      4. Patrick "Buzz" Sorge
    2. Donations
      1. Friends of MacKenzie will donate 82 complete beds valued at $33,572 to replace the decades old beds currently in the dorms, improving the overnight visitor experience at the MacKenzie Center
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. 2016 Year in review (Deferred from January 2017 agenda)
          Powerpoint
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members' Matters
    2. Sporting Heritage Council Appointments DELETED
    3. UW Research MOU's ADDED

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Last revised: Monday November 13 2017