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- Tom Portle
Waste & Materials Management Program
Wisconsin Nonmetallic Mining Advisory Committee
The Nonmetallic Mining Advisory committee plays a role in advising the DNR on administering the statewide nonmetallic mining reclamation program. Meetings must be scheduled at least annually. In general, the NMAC serves as a conduit for input from business groups and the public.
To ensure compliance with uniform, statewide reclamation standards, the law requires the DNR to conduct performance audits for each county and municipal program at least once every 10 years. If an audit reveals a compliance problem, the DNR must consult with the NMAC prior to taking significant action to correct the noncompliance.
The DNR and NMAC also consult in the preparation of a report addressing the balance between revenue (fees collected from mine permittees) and the administrative expenses incurred by county and municipal reclamation programs. This report must be submitted to the Natural Resources Board every five years. The aim is to ensure that a reasonable balance between revenue and expenses is maintained.
The NMAC has nine members appointed by the DNR secretary for three-year terms. The committee’s composition is specified in administrative code. Members represent economic, scientific and cultural viewpoints related to nonmetallic mining and reclamation. They must include a representative from a business that extracts nonmetallic minerals, a representative from a business that uses nonmetallic minerals for road building and other purposes, and a representative from an organization that administers county zoning ordinances.
|Name & Email||Representing||Phone|
|Susan Courter||Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce||715-450-3669|
|Adam Tegelman||Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin||920-749-3360|
|Tom Hunt||Scientific/Academic/Ecological Consulting - Professor emeritus UW Platteville||608-924-1929|
|Marty Lehman||Mineral Extraction - Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association||920-361-2388|
|Kevin Lein||Program Administration - Wisconsin County Code Administrators||715-538-2311|
|Bryce Richardson||Program Administration - Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association||608-269-8973|
|Anthony Tomashek||Roadbuilders - Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association||608-779-6316|
|Clint Weninger||Mineral Extraction/Roadbuilders - Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association||262-524-1258|
|Gary Werner||Environmental/Public Interest/Cultural||608-249-7870|