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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 2019 agenda and meeting materials

January 2019 Natural Resources Board agenda [PDF] This is the official agenda.

Public Appearance list

Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE MODIFIED (01/18/19) and (01/22/19)

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 Saturday, January 19, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA ( Rev. 01/18/19)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 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 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon (during lunch) 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Tuesday, January 22, 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. MODIFIED (1/18/19)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that immediately following the Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Board meeting, the Board will host a meet and greet with department staff for one hour in Public Meeting Room G27, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. No Board business will be discussed. MODIFIED (1/22/19)

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will gather for dinner at Graze, 1 South Pinckney Street, Madison, WI . 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, January 23, 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, January 23, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27. No Board business will be discussed. DELETED (1/18/19)

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 BUSINESSTuesday, January 22, 2019

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 22-23, 2019
    3. Approval of brief of action from December 12, 2018
    4. Approval of brief of action from December 18, 2018
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      None
    3. Scope Statements Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      1. 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 NR chapters 10 and 45 related to hunting, trapping, and target shooting (the 2019 Wildlife Management spring hearing rule)
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Citizen Participation
    None
  4. Information Items – Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Development and current status of the Wisconsin River TMDL
        (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief
        PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary results of the 2018 deer season
        (Kimberly Currie, Customer and Outreach Services Bureau Director, Keith Warnke, Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Team Supervisor, Todd Schaller, Chief Warden, and Eric Lobner, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Dead Pike Lake Management Plan Project Update
        (James Yach, Northern District Secretary Director, John Hanson, Town of Manitowish Waters Chair, and Steve Apfelbaum, Applied Ecological Services President)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      3. Update on the DNR Agriculture Damage Program
        (Brad Koele, Wildlife Damage Specialist)
        PowerPoint Presentation

ORDER OF BUSINESSWednesday, January 23, 2019

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Citizen Recognition: Rebecca Wallace Award
        (DNR Secretary-Nominee Preston Cole)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order AM-18-13, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 422 related to volatile organic compound control regulations for lithographic printing
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Kristin Hart, Air Permits and Stationary Source Modeling Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Orbridge, LLC will donate $45,000 to be used to plant 1,000,000 tree seedlings on Wisconsin State Forests and other DNR owned lands
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary-Nominee Preston Cole)
      2. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $21,250 to Kohler- Andrae State Park to be used to connect cordwalks which protect sensitive lakeshore dunes from trail erosion at the park
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary-Nominee Preston Cole)
      3. Request approval of department recommendations for the 2019 bear harvest quotas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Walter, Large Carnivore Specialist)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      4. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) 2019 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions
        Written Comment Only
        (Larry Bonde, WCC Chair)
      5. Request approval of department recommendations for the Fisheries Management's 2019 spring fish and wildlife hearings agenda related to Board Order FH-19-18
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management Policy Specialist
        PowerPoint Presentation
      6. Request approval of department recommendations for the Wildlife Management 2019 spring fish and wildlife hearings agenda related to Board Order WM-21-18
        Written Comment Only
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      7. Land Sale – Parker Creek Fishery Area – Polk County
        Written Comment Only
        (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 WY-18-18 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 113 and 114 related to clarifying and streamlining certain regulatory requirements for septage servicing
        (Wade Strickland, Water Quality Permits Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order RR-11- 17(E) and Board Order RR-10-17 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for RR-10-17 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting NR chapters 700 through 754, and creating new NR chapters 756 and 758 related to assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments, eligibility for the Voluntary Party Liability Exemption, and other subjects within the NR chapter 700 rule series that require updates to stay current or revisions to maintain consistency
        (Jenna Soyer, Fiscal and IT Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      3. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-25- 18(E) and Board Order WM-26-18 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for WM-26-16 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting NR chapter 10 related to establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      4. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-24-18 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 11 and 15 related to wildlife refuges and closed areas
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    4. Department-Wide - None
  3. Citizen Participation – approximately 1:00 p.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 1:00 p.m. Also note that regardless of which item is before the Board at approximately 1:00 p.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.)
  4. Information Items - Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. NR 151 Runoff Management Implementation Update
        (Brian Weigel, Runoff Management Program Deputy Director)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Season options to balance crossbow and archery success rates
        (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Management Bureau Director)
        PowerPoint Presentation
      2. Update on the results of the County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) task force
        (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
        PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Department-Wide - None
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition
      1. James Dunn, Remediation & Redevelopment, 30 years
      2. Patrick Kirsop, Community Financial Assistance, 36 years
      3. Michelle DeBrock Owens, Law Enforcement, 35 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matter
      3. Planning Status Update (Highlights from Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        1. Superior Coastal Plain Regional Plan
        2. Northwest Sands Regional Plan
        3. Northwest Lowlands Regional Plan

        PowerPoint Presentation
  6. Board Members' Matters
    1. Board Operations and Governance (Chair Hilgenberg)
    2. Review of Board Member Spring Hearing Questions
    3. Board Members’ Matters
    4. Election of Officers

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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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.

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: Monday February 04 2019