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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board February 2019 agenda and meeting materials

View Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agendas, meeting calendar, webcasts, biographies and public participation info online.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have dinner at the Great Dane, 123 E. Doty Street, Madison. No Board business will be discussed.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 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 8:05 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 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 potential litigation issues arising out of the Board’s pending decision to approve emergency rules to enable the Lake Superior Fishing Agreement.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27a. No Board business will be discussed.

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 February 26-27, 2019
    3. Approval of brief of action from January 22-23, 2019
  2. Action Items
    1. AA. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request that the Board take from the table and consider Emergency Board Order FH- 01-18(E), proposed rules affecting NR chapters 20 and 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery
        Citizen Testimony* and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Division Administrator)
        *Remote citizen testimony will be available at the DNR Ashland Satellite Center, 2501 Golf Course Road, Ashland, WI 54806. Please refer to page 5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order AM-20-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 422, related to implementing reasonably available control technology for volatile organic compound emissions from miscellaneous metal and plastic parts coatings and miscellaneous industrial adhesives.
        Written Comment Only
        (David Bizot, Air Quality Planning and Standards Section Chief)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center will donate $30,548.65 to be used to support the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary-Nominee Preston Cole)
      2. Request approval of the Northwest Lowlands Regional Master Plan Master plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Northwest Lowlands Regional Master Plan
        PowerPoint Presentation
      3. Request approval of the Northwest Sands Regional Master Plan (Master plan | Maps)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Northwest Sands Regional Master Plan
        PowerPoint Presentation
      4. Request approval of the Superior Coastal Plain Regional Master Plan (Master plan | Maps)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Superior Coastal Plain Regional Master Plan
        PowerPoint Presentation
      5. a. Land Exchange – Statewide Natural Areas (Muehl Springs State Natural Area) – Sheboygan County; b. Land Sale – Tomorrow River State Tail – Waupaca County; c. Land Exchange – Bearskin State Trail – Oneida County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      6. Land Acquisition and Partial Donation – Crex Meadows Wildlife Area – Burnett County (Marek Estate, Melquist, Rusdil)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      7. Land Acquisition and Partial Donation – Crex Meadows Wildlife Area – Burnett County (Friends of Crex, Inc.)
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
      8. Easement Purchase – Forest Legacy Program – Iron County
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      9. Land Exchange – Ahnapee State Trail – Kewaunee 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-23-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting NR chapters 20 to 26 related to minor revisions 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 EA-14-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting NR Chapters 130, 131, 132, and 182 related to nonferrous metallic mining activities
        (Ann Kipper, External Services Deputy Administrator)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    4. Department Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation - at 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 at Board meetings at http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/public.html).
    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. Southwest Wisconsin CWD, Deer, and Predator Study Update
        (Nathan Roberts, Furbearer & Carnivore Research Scientist, and Dan Storm, Deer & Elk Research Scientist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition
      1. Thomas W. Bernthal, Water Quality, 28 years
      2. Bryce Blaser, Drinking Water and Groundwater, 28 years
      3. Kim McCutcheon, Watershed Management, 38 years
      4. Richard Mealy, Environmental Analysis & Sustainability, 26 years
      5. Roger Pronschinske, Parks & Recreation, 8 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary’s Matters
      3. Planning Status Update
        1. Blue Mound Master Plan Revision Update (dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/propertyplanning/BlueMound)
    3. Board Members' Matters
      1. Board Members’ Matters
      2. Selection of Issue Coordinators (Chair Prehn)
      3. Crossbow and deer hunting (Chair Prehn)

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. Media Site recordings and the Brief of Action are used as the legal record of Board Meetings.

Remote testimony protocol: Because of potential strong public interest in agenda item 2.AA.1 – Request that the Board take from the table and consider Emergency Board Order FH-01-18(E), proposed rules affecting NR chapters 20 and 25 related to harvest management regulations in the Lake Superior fishery, remote testimony will be allowed at DNR Ashland Satellite Center, 2501 Golf Course Road, Ashland, WI 54806. Official meeting location of the Board will be at State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Room G09, Madison, WI You must be pre-registered to testify. Those that do not pre-register will not have the opportunity to testify.

The time that item 2.AA.1. may be before the Board is approximately 8:30 a.m. If you arrive late at either location, you may lose your opportunity to testify. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony.

The following is from the Board’s meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testimony that threatens, intimidates, or includes disparaging comments about Board Members, department staff, and other members of the public will not be allowed. Those that do so may be removed from the meeting or remote location. Written comment is always welcome.

Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019

The NRB and Department of Natural Resources are committed to serving people with disabilities. Please contact the NRB Liaison to request NRB information in an alternative format.

Last revised: Wednesday February 27 2019