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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 2017 agenda and meeting materials

May 2017 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Amended May Public appearance list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
CLOSED SESSION ADDED (05/19/17)
2.B.4 CORRECTED (05/15/17)
2.B.5. REMOVED (05/24/17)
2.B.6. REMOVED (05/24/17)
2.B.7. REMOVED (05/24/17)
2.B.10. DELETED (05/22/17)
2.B.12. ADDED (05/9/17)
4.B.1. MODIFIED (05/22/17)
5.C.2.a. ADDED (05/22/17)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 6:30 p.m. (social at 5:30 p.m.) at Great Dane Pub, 123 E. Doty Street, Madison, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 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 at approximately noon, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will take a lunch break in Room G27, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 12:15 p.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session in Room 813, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI, under the authority of s. 19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Department's competitive bargaining position with respect to a potential real estate transaction in Southeast Wisconsin. ADDED

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 May 23-24, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from April 12, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2016 Shikar Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award
      2. (Todd Schaller, Chief Warden, and Janis Bohner, Shikar Safari Representative)
      3. Request that the Board authorize public hearings for Board Order SS-22-12, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 149 related to the requirements for laboratories participating in the laboratory accreditation program.
        Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order WM-03-17, proposed rules affecting NR Ch.'s 10, 11, 12, and 15 Wis. Adm. Code related to hunting, trapping, refuges and closed areas, and wildlife nuisance control in the 2017 wildlife management spring hearing rule
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Scott Loomans, Policy Specialist)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-02-17 related to establishing the 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons in Ch. NR 10 Wis. Admin. Code
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Scott Loomans, Policy Specialist)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order FH-10-16, proposed rules affecting NR Ch. 20 Wis. Adm. Code related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters, the 2017 fisheries management spring hearing rule
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Scott Loomans, Fisheries Policy Specialist)
      4. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2017 CORRECTED: Table 3 on page 9
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint Presentation
        (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer and Elk Ecologist)
      5. Request approval of the Menominee River State Recreation Area Master Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        REMOVED
      6. Request approval of Tier 3 Management Plans for 12 State Natural Areas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        REMOVED
      7. Request approval of the department's recommendation to conduct regional master planning for department properties statewide
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        REMOVED
      8. Sale of Act 20 parcel G-3167 that was retained for further study at the October 2016 Board Meeting
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      9. Request amendment for approval of sale file #FO 83 O (3) from Phase 2 of Act 20 land sales to include NBOA prohibitions. Parcel originally approved at the February 2016 Natural Resources Board meeting.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James Lemke, Real Estate Operations Section Chief)
      10. Easement Purchase, Forest Legacy Program, Vilas County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James Lemke, Real Estate Operations Section Chief)
        DELETED
      11. Land Donation, Peshtigo River State Forest, Marinette County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James Lemke, Real Estate Operations Section Chief)
      12. Congress Matters: 2017 Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Hearing Advisory
        Question Summary and Convention Report ADDED
        Written Comment Welcome
        (Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chair)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-04-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting Dhapter NR 152, Wis. Adm. Code, related to model ordinances for construction site erosion control and post-construction storm water management
        (Mary Anne Lowndes, Runoff Management Section Chief)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation - 1:00 p.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 1:00 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at 1:00 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 at Board meetings.
    2. Citizen Recognition
      1. Presentation of commemorative plaque by the Non-Metallic Mining Advisory Committee
        (Marty Lehman, Non-Metallic Mining Advisory Committee)
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Act 20 Land Sales MODIFIED
        (Terry Bay, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director)
      2. Update on Lake Superior fisheries management plan
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Deputy Bureau Director)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Ron Arneson
      2. Timothy "Tim" Babros
      3. Steven "Steve" J. Fajfer
      4. Randal "Randy" Larson
      5. Keith Lindner
      6. Larry Lynch
      7. Thomas Portle
      8. Phillip J. Puestow
      9. Donna Sefton
      10. Russell Warwick
    2. Donations
      1. The Friends of Lapham Peak will donate two (2) SMI, Inc. Standard Polecat Snowguns, at a cost of $41,000, to be used for increased efficiency of the existing snowmaking operations at Lapham Peak Unit
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Storm Response Overview ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Re-appointment of three Members to the Sporting Heritage Council
    2. Status Report on NR 151
      Dr. Prehn Handout
    3. Board Members' Matters

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Deadline to register to testify, and/or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017

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Last revised: Wednesday May 24 2017