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Note: the deadline to register to testify at the Board meeting has been changed to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.

The deadline to submit a written comment to the Board is 4 p.m. on Friday, February 22.

Since the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
Tuesday, February 26 item 2.B.1 Note modified (2/20/2013)
Wednesday, February 27 item 3.A.3 Deleted (2/11/13)
Wednesday, February 27 item 8.A.1 moved to February 26 (2/20/2013)
Wednesday, February 27 item 8.B.1 moved to February 26 (2/20/2013)
Wednesday, February 27 item 8.B.2 moved to February 26 (2/20/2013)
Wednesday, February 27 item 8.B.3 moved to February 26 (2/20/2013)
Wednesday, February 27 item 8.C.1 moved to February 26 (2/20/2013)

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
February 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 and 2 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.36(1) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing personnel matters.

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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for February 26 - 27, 2013
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Remand of Dane County Circuit Court Case No. 12-CV-3188 for Natural Resources Board decision whether to undertake further rulemaking regarding using dogs to hunt wolves (PDF) Reaffirm proceeding with further rule-making on hunting wolves with dogs, through the permanent rule process but not the emergency rule process Corrected title
        Note: This item will not may be moved to the Wednesday, February 27 agenda dependent upon the number of public appearance requests. It will remain on Tuesday, February 26. Modified
  3. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Update on implementation of Wisconsin’s electronics recycling law and E-Cycle Wisconsin results (PDF) Moved from February 27
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Report on the Wisconsin CWD Response Plan and discussion of revisions that may be needed (PDF) Moved from February 27
        View the Wisconsin CWD Response Plan and related resources online
      2. Update on FY 11-13 Capital Development Funding to Enhance Public Access and Use of DNR Lands (PDF) Moved from February 27
      3. Developing a 10 year Fisheries and Wildlife Management Plan (PDF) Moved from February 27
    3. Budget
      1. Update on Governor’s FY 13–15 Biennial Budget Moved from February 27

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from January 23, 2013
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order RR-04-11, proposed revisions to chs. NR 700 to 754 regarding the investigation and cleanup of Brownfields and other contaminated properties (PDF)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order OE-46-10, proposed changes to Ch. NR 150 Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to the Department’s environmental analysis and review procedures (PDF)
      3. Request approval of the recommendations contained within the Department’s report on the state’s mercury air emissions rule, Chapter NR 446, Wis. Adm. Code Deleted
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-23-12(E) relating to lake trout harvest limits as required by the State-Tribal Lake Superior Agreement (PDF)
      2. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order FR-24-11, revisions to Chapter NR 1, Wis. Adm. Code, related to regenerating harvested areas of state owned and managed lands (PDF)
      3. Ratification of department decision to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least two nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-department land: River Revitalization Foundation, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County (PDF)
      4. Ratification of department decision to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit one nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-department land: City of Eau Claire, Eau Claire County (PDF)
      5. Ratification of department decision to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit two nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-department land: City of Muskego, Waukesha County (PDF)
      6. Ratification of department decision to issue a Stewardship grant that will prohibit at least two nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on non-department land: Town of Wilson, Sheboygan County (PDF)
      7. Land acquisition – Buena Vista Wildlife Area – Portage County (PDF)
      8. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area – Saint Croix County (PDF)
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order FH-26-12, relating to Ch. NR 25, lake trout harvest limits and other issues as required by the State-Tribal Lake Superior Agreement (PDF)
      2. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order FH-25-12, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 25 related to trap net placement locations and commercial fishing activity in the Restricted Use Area of Lake Superior (PDF)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means speaking on items that are not on this month's Board agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Appointment of 5 members of the Sporting Heritage Council
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. David Algrem
      2. Mark De Baker
      3. Charlie Kilian
      4. Daniel J. McCutchin
      5. Richard J. Wilcox
    2. Donations
      1. The Paul E. Stry Foundation will donate $20,000 to be used to support the management of state natural areas in the La Crosse area (PDF)
      2. Green Bay Packers will donate $16,000 to be used to partially fund the “First Downs for Trees” program (PDF)

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board meeting unless it is noticed as a closed or executive session. The Board also provides opportunities for citizens to speak at Board meetings and to submit written comments about issues that come before the Board.

See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Thursday January 08 2015