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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board December 2018 agenda and meeting materials

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

Public Appearance list

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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.5. MODIFIED (12/07/18)
2.C.2. REMOVED (11/28/2018)
6.B.1. ADDED (11/28/2018)
6.B.2. ADDED (11/28/2018)
6.B.3. ADDED (11/28/2018)
2.B.6 ADDED (12/3/2018)

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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, December 7, 2018.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA Rev. (12/7/2018)

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will gather for dinner at Paison’s Italian Restaurant, 131 West Wilson Street, Madison 53703. No Board business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, in Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-2 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 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)(g) Wisconsin Statutes to confer with legal counsel regarding the following ongoing litigation: Friends of the Wolf River, et al. v. DNR and NRB.

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 December 11-12, 2018
    3. Approval of brief of action from October 24, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order SS-22-12, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 149 related to the requirements for laboratories participating in the laboratory accreditation program
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WA-06-18, proposed rules affecting Chapter 514 related to research, development, and demonstration plans at municipal solid waste landfills
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Joe Van Rossum, Waste & Materials Management Bureau Director)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Northern Sky Theater will donate construction of a flush toilet facility valued at $193,275 in Peninsula State Park to be used to replace the existing vault toilet facility located on the current concessionaire premises
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      2. Maggie Jones will donate common stock valued at approximately $170,000 to support the Wisconsin Bat Program as they monitor and manage Wisconsin bat populations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      3. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin with funding from the Caerus Foundation will donate $65,000 for the restoration of 16 State Natural Areas in the Driftless Region to be used to support the funding of Limited Term Employees and associated supplies and services in these locations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      4. Kettle Moraine Natural History Association will donate $15,000 to the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit to be used to offset the purchase of a T650 Bobcat Compact Track Loader Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome (Department Secretary Dan Meyer)
      5. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-01-18(E), proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 and 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery
        MODIFIED: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED ON THIS ITEM UNTIL NOON ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018

        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management Deputy Bureau Director)
      6. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-22-18(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to Wildlife Harvest Management ADDED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      7. Easement Purchase – Forest Legacy Program – Iron County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James W. 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 FH-19-18, and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order FH-19-18 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting chs. NR 19-26 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters (Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management Policy Specialist)
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-21-18, and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10 and 45 related to hunting, trapping, and target shooting (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist) REMOVED
    4. Department-Wide
      None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 11:30 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 11:30 a.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at approximately 11:30 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.)
    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. Developing a Sampling Design for Estimating Abundance of and Assessing Environmental Influences on Salmonid Runs in the Brule River
        (Iyob Tsehaye, Great Lakes Fisheries Research Scientist)
      2. Update on the results of the CDAC task force
        (Bob Nack, Wildlife Management Big Game Section Chief)
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition
      1. Steven Hewett, Fisheries Management, 30 years
      2. Gordon Stinson, Facilities & Lands, 20 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Deer season update
      3. Planning Status Update
        1. Superior Coastal Plain Regional Plan
        2. Northwest Sands Regional Plan
        3. Northwest Lowlands Regional Plan
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Organization and Operation of the Board (Chair Hilgenberg)
    2. Board Members' Matters
      1. Request for amount of bear damage on agricultural lands (Bill Bruins) ADDED
      2. Request for status of bear quotas (Bill Bruins) ADDED
      3. Request for bear population by aggregate and by geographic area (Bill Bruins) ADDED

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Last revised: Monday December 10 2018