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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board October 2017 agenda and meeting materials

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

Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE ADDED (10/23/17)
2.B.1. CORRECTED (10/10/17)
5.C.2.b. ADDED (10/20/17)
6.A. ADDED (10/20/17)

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Registration deadline to testify or to submit written comment: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 10/23/2017)

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

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 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 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the 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 regarding the following ongoing litigation (1) Dairy Business Association, Inc. v. Wisconsin DNR, and (2) Wade et. al vs. DNR Board, and (3) under the authority of s. 19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss the Department’s competitive bargaining and negotiation 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 October 25, 2017
    3. Approval of brief of action from September 26-27, 2017
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order CS-03-16 CS-04-16(E), proposed rules affecting Ch.’s NR 6, 8, 10, 19, 20, 23, and 64 related to modernizing the automated system for issuing recreational license products CORRECTED (agenda title only)
        PowerPoint presentation
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Linda Olver, Customer and Outreach Services Policy Specialist)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-10-13, proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 19 related to the rehabilitation of wild animals
        PowerPoint presentation
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Tami Ryan, Wildlife Health Section Chief)
      3. Request approval of an amendment to the recreation portion of the Northern Highland-American Legion (NHAL) State Forest master plan
        View the Northern Highland-American Legion Master Plan
        PowerPoint presentation
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Ben Bergey, Parks & Recreation Bureau Director, and Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      4. Request approval of the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area Master Plan
        View the Chippewa Moraine SRA Master Plan
        PowerPoint presentation
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-15-17 and Conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to elk management. (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer and Elk Ecologist)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-06-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting the NR 600 series rules related to the generation, transportation, recycling, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil (Joe Van Rossum, Waste & Materials Management Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint presentation
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation - Approximately 9:45 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 approximately 9:45 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at approximately 9:45 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 on our website.
    2. Citizen Recognition - None
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. DNR Wild Ginseng Program
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Eric Grudzinski, Investigative Warden)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Joe Danowski
      2. Doug Lubke
      3. David Schultz
    2. Donations
      1. The Friends of Blue Mound State Park will donate $85,000 to be used to construct an accessible playground at Blue Mound State Park
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. 2017 – 2019 department biennial budget update
        2. Wild Wisconsin ADDED
          Podcast
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Department Guidance (Greg Kazmierski) ADDED

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Last revised: Monday November 13 2017