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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April 2019 agenda and meeting materials

April 2019 Natural Resources Board agenda This is the official agenda.

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Public Appearance list

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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
5.B.2.a. ADDED (04/03/19)
6.A.1. ADDED (04/03/19)

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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 5, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will gather for dinner at Paisan’s, 131 W. Wilson Street, Madison. No business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 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 noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27a. No business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN 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 9-10, 2019
    3. Approval of brief of action from February 27, 2019
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the 2019 Laboratory of the Year
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
        PowerPoint
      2. Request approval of department recommendations for the FY 2020 Laboratory Certification and Registration Program Fee Adjustment
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Steve Geis, Certification Services Section Chief)
        PowerPoint
      3. Request that the Board authorize public hearings for Board Order WT-17-12 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting the creation of ch. NR 119 related to establishing procedures for developing site-specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria for surface waters
        Written Comment Only
        (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
        PowerPoint
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation will donate $135,000 to be used to fund Limited Term Employees in visitor services and interpretation. A portion of the funds also will be used for repair of park facilities and grounds, and long-term lake monitoring
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
      2. The Friends of Devil’s Lake will donate $45,000 to be used to fund Limited Term Employees in visitor services and interpretation at Devil’s Lake State Park. A portion of the donation also will be used to make enhancements to grounds and facilities at the property.
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order WM-04-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to wildlife harvest management regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      4. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order WM-25-18(E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Taylor Finger, Migratory Bird Specialist)
        PowerPoint
      5. Elk herd update and approval of the 2019 elk season quotas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Kevin Wallenfang, Deer and Elk Ecologist)
        PowerPoint
    3. Scope Statements Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order AM-20-18 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 NR 422, related to implementing reasonable available control technology for volatile organic compound emissions from miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coatings and miscellaneous industrial adhesives.
        (David Bizot, Air Quality Planning and Standards Section Chief)
        PowerPoint
    4. Department Wide - None
  3. Open Forum (previously titled Citizen Participation)– at approximately 10:15 a.m. following break. (Citizen testimony on non-agenda item topics.)

    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-Open Forum. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at approximately 10:15 a.m.., this item will be taken up at the posted time. Pre-registration by deadline is required.
    PowerPoint

  4. Information Items – Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Demand-based pricing review and customer service updates
        (Chris Pedretti, Business Operations Section Chief)
        PowerPoint
    3. Department Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition
      1. Jeffrey Kampa, Fisheries Management, 36 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary’s Matters
        1. Crossbow timeline update (Scott Loomans, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Administrator) ADDED
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Members' Matters
      1. Update on Fisheries and Wildlife Issue Task Teams (Gary Zimmer) ADDED

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.

Board Meetings are now webcast live. To watch, go to this site and click Webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

The following meeting resources also are available: Agenda Item Packets (also known as green sheet packages are linked to the corresponding item on the website/html meeting agenda at https://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/ -- click on the blue "View agendas" button then scroll down.), supporting documents and public comment. Mediasite recordings and the Brief of Action are used as the legal record of Board Meetings.

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Last revised: Wednesday April 10 2019