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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April 2018 agenda and meeting materials

Amended April 2018 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Amended Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE ADDED (04/06/18)
2.B.4.d. MODIFIED (03/27/18)
5.C.2.a. ADDED (04/06/18)
5.C.2.b. ADDED (04/06/18)
6.A. ADDED (04/06/18)

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Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 04/06/18)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 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 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 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)(e) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss the Department’s competitive bargaining and negotiation position with respect to a potential real estate transaction in Northern Wisconsin, and 2) under the authority of s. 19.85(1)(c) Wisconsin Statutes to discuss the responsibility of department employees to provide information to Board members in a timely manner. 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 April 11, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from February 28, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2018 Registered Laboratory of the Year
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of department recommendations for the FY 2019 Laboratory
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        Certification and Registration Program Fee Adjustment
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-18-17(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2018 migratory bird season framework and regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Taylor Finger, Migratory Bird Specialist)
      2. Request adoption of the germane modification of Board Order WM-10-13, proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 19 related to the rehabilitation of wild animals
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      3. Request approval of the Pierce County Islands Wildlife Area Tier 3 Management Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      4. a. Land Sale – James J. Rule Timber Demonstration Forest – Iowa County; b. Land Sale – Stower Seven Lakes State Trail – Polk County; c. Land Sale – Medford Ranger Station Northern Region – Taylor County; and d. Land Exchange and Donation – Ice Age Trail – Marathon County MODIFIED (title only)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      5. Land and Improvements Acquisition – Southeastern Region Headquarters – Milwaukee County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    3. Scope Statements - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-06-18 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 514 related to research, development, and demonstration plans at municipal solid waste landfills
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Joseph Van Rossum, Waste & Materials Management Bureau Director)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-01- 18(E) and Board Order FH-02-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice FH-02-18 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting Ch. NR 20 and 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery
        (Page 2 of the Statement of Scope is now included)
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Deputy Bureau Director)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 10:30 a.m. (Note: (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 10:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board., this item will be taken up at approximately 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 - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on the elk management plan and information regarding the 2018 elk hunt
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer and Elk Ecologist)
      2. Presentation on the Dead Pike Lake Management Plan developed in cooperation with the Dead Pike Lake Association and the Town of Manitowish Waters
        PowerPoint presentation
        (Dan Helsel, Field Integration Leader, and Steve Apfelbaum, Applied Ecological Services Chair)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters - Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Mike Foy
      2. Tom Isaac
      3. Neal R. Kutchery
      4. David A. Oginski
      5. Jeffrey L. Weatherly
      6. John Welke
    2. Donations
    3. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Fishing opener ADDED
        2. Turkey season ADDED
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Crossbow season for deer hunting (Kazmierski) ADDED
      PowerPoint presentation

The public is welcome to attend a Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings.

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Last revised: Monday October 29 2018