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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board August 2019 agenda and meeting materials

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

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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
NOTICE MODIFIED (08/07/19)
2.B. MOVED to 3.(2.)B. (08/09/19)
2.D. MOVED to 3.(2.)D. (08/09/19)
2.E. MODIFIED (08/07/19)
7.B.3.a. ADDED (08/07/19)

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 Friday, August 9, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (rev. 08/09/19)

For meeting at:
Jefferson Street Inn
201 Jefferson Street
Wausau, Wisconsin
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (NOTE: The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours. Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda. Exact tour schedule is subject to change): 1) At approximately noon, the Board will arrive at Rib Mountain State Park Friends Gathering Space/Amphitheater, 4200 Park Road, Wausau for lunch, a welcome presentation, and updates on the Parks Program. 2) At approximately 1:10 p.m., the Board will arrive at the tower area at Rib Mountain State Park for a presentation on additional park education, history, and a tour of the area to include the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) influence and development. 3) At approximately 2:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Eastbay Sports Complex Curling Center (formerly Holtz-Krause landfill), 1920 Curling Way, Wausau, for a presentation on the reclamation efforts to turn the former dumpsite into the current sporting complex and community partnering. 4) At approximately 3:20 p.m., the Board will arrive at the Riverfront Redevelopment, 1300 North River Drive, Wausau, for a presentation on the reclamation history and Riverfront Redevelopment completed. 5) At approximately 4:30 p.m., the Board will walk the Riverfront Trail back to Jefferson Street Inn. The tours will end at approximately 4:45 p.m. MODIFIED TOUR PACKET

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will gather for an informal social gathering and picnic at 1105 Highland Park Boulevard, Wausau. 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, August 14, 2019, in the Jefferson Room at Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau 54403. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in the Washington Room. No action will be taken.

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 August 13-14, 2019
  2. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of brief of action from June 25-26, 2019
    2. Land Acquisition – Wolf River State Trail – Forest County MOVED TO UNDER #3
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    3. Land Sale – Pierce County Islands Wildlife Area – Pierce County
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    4. The Friends of Tuscobia State Trail and Sawyer County will donate building renovations valued at $400,000 to move and restore the historic Winter Depot Building which will be used as an informational trail head MOVED TO UNDER #3
    5. The Friends of Potawatomi State Park will donate $170,000 $90,000 to be used to purchase an ADA accessible fishing pier at Potawatomi State Park. The fishing pier will replace the original fishing pier which was removed due to storm damage in 2014. MODIFIED
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    6. The Devil's Lake Concession Corporation will donate $65,000 to renovate the Red Oak Gathering Space and adjourning public restrooms located on the South Shore of Devil's Lake State Park
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
    7. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-09-19, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 216, related to storm water discharge permits
      (Jim Bertolacini, Stormwater Program Coordinator)
  3. DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
  4. (2.)B. Land Acquisition – Wolf River State Trail – Forest County MOVED FROM #2
    Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)

    (2.)D.The Friends of Tuscobia State Trail and Sawyer County will donate building
    renovations valued at $400,000 to move and restore the historic Winter Depot Building
    which will be used as an informational trail head
    MOVED FROM #2
    (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)

  5. Action Items
    Adoption (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
    None

    Scope Statements (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order LE-06-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order LE-06-19 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 5, 6, and 64, Wis. Adm. Code, related to recreational vehicle regulations
      (Todd Schaller, Chief Warden)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    2. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-02-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for Board Order WT-02-19 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 350, Wis. Adm. Code, related to wetland mitigation
      (Tom Pearce, ILF Project Manager)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    Miscellaneous (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    None
  6. Open Forum (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda) – at approximately 10:15 a.m. following break. Remote testimony also will be available from the DNR Service Center, 2300 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee. Please refer to pages 4-5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  7. Information Items (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Dialog regarding common interests
      (DATCP Secretary-Designee Brad Pfaff) NOTE: Item 6.A. to be moved to begin at 9 a.m.
    2. Great Lakes commercial fishing update
      (Brad Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor, Charlie Henrikson, Lake Michigan Commercial Fishing Board Chair, and Bill Bodin, Lake Superior Commercial Fishing Board)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Update on the progress of the Deer Management Assistance Program and presentation of the 2019 Cooperator of the Year Award
      (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    4. Department fish propagation and stocking strategies and procedures
      (Justine Hasz, Fisheries Management Bureau Director)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    5. Informational briefing to initiate the Central Sand Plains Regional Planning process
      (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition - Action
      1. Patrick J. Collins, Remediation and Redevelopment, 29 years
      2. Ronald F. Komro, Parks & Recreation, 37 years
      3. Daniel Schumacher, Forestry, 35 years
      4. Linda Haddix, Legal Services and Customer Services, 40 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters – Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) recognition
      3. Planning Status Update – None
        1. Northeast Sands Regional Plan ADDED
          https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/propertyplanning/northeastsands/index.html
  9. Board Members' Matters
    1. Approval of 2020 meeting calendar
    2. CWD Sub-Committee Report-Out
      (Greg Kazmierski, Sub-Committee Chair)
    3. Report on Department Authority to Require Landfills to Accept Deer Carcasses
      (potential NRB action item)
      (Cheryl Heilman, Chief Legal Counsel, and Natasha Gwidt, Waste and Materials Management Field Operations Supervisor)
      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.

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.

Remote testimony protocol: In addition to testifying at the Board meeting, remote testimony on item 3. – Open Forum is offered at DNR Service Center, 2300 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee for the August meeting. Official meeting location of the Board will be at Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, 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 3. – Open Forum may be before the Board is approximately 10:15 a.m. or immediately following morning break. If you arrive late at either location, you may lose your opportunity to testify. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony.

Future meeting Open Forum remote presentation opportunities will be held at:
September 25: DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg
October 23: DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave, Rhinelander
December 11: DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay

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, August 9, 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: Tuesday September 17 2019