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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board May 2019 agenda and meeting materials

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

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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
2.B.2.b. CORRECTED (05/15/19)
2.B.5. REMOVED (05/16/19)
2.B.6. CORRECTED (05/15/19)
2.B.9. CORRECTED (05/15/19)
2.B.11. ADDED (05/15/19)
2.B.12. ADDED (05/15/19)
4.B.1. CORRECTED (05/15/19)
6.A. MODIFIED (05/15/19)

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, May 17, 2019.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA (Rev. 05/16/19)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have an informal dinner meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress District Leadership Council at approximately 5:30 p.m. at Madison’s, 119 King Street, Madison, WI. Agenda: 1) meet and greet; 2) on-line voting, 3) increase and improve participation at spring hearings, and 4) Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management. Agenda items are information only; no action will be taken.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday May 22, 2019, at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may convene in closed session under the authority of s. 19.85(1)(d) of the Wisconsin Statutes for a safety and security briefing.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 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 and 5-6 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at approximately noon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27a. 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 May 21-22, 2019
    3. Approval of brief of action from April 10, 2019
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order DG-16-16, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 812 related to well construction and pump installation
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Liesa Lehmann, Private Water Supply Section Chief)
        PowerPoint presentation
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. The Friends of Peninsula State Park will donate the construction of the Peninsula State Park Nature Center addition, project valued at $360,000, to be used to expand the existing Nature Center facilities by adding preparation space, multi-purpose rooms, storage and indoor restroom facilities
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
        1. Partnership property enhancement projects overview (informational)
          (Ben Bergey, Parks Bureau Director)
          PowerPoint presentation
        2. Various partner groups will donate $259,155 to be used to support enhancement projects that will have the most positive impact on our customers by enhancing overall user experience and improving state park properties CORRECTED
          Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
          (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
      2. The Paul E. Stry Foundation will donate $20,000 to be used to support the management of State Natural Areas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order WM-10-18, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 11 related to marten protection closed areas
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
        PowerPoint presentation
      4. Request adoption of Board Order FH-08-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 1 related to aquaculture and fish farms
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Todd Kalish, Fisheries Management Deputy Bureau Director)
        REMOVED
      5. 2019 Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) Spring hearing Advisory Question Summary and Convention Report CORRECTED
        (Larry Bonde, TBD, WCC Chair)
        PowerPoint presentation
        1. Winnebago System walleye update (informational)
          (Adam Nickel, Fisheries Biologist)
          PowerPoint presentation
        2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-19-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 20 to 23 and 25 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters
          Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
          (Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Management Policy Specialist)
          PowerPoint presentation
      6. Request adoption of Board Order WM-21-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10 and 45 related to the 2019 Wildlife Management spring hearing rule related to hunting, trapping, and target shooting
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
        PowerPoint presentation
      7. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels, and a deer hunting season framework for 2019 CORRECTED
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Jeff Pritzl, Northeast District Wildlife Supervisor)
        PowerPoint presentation
      8. Request approval of the 2019-2029 Bear Management Plan
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Walter, Large Carnivore Specialist)
        PowerPoint presentation
      9. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-05-19, proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, and 45, related to the 2019 Bureau of Wildlife Management housekeeping rule ADDED
        Written Comment Only (Scott Karel, Wildlife Management Regulation Policy Specialist)
      10. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order AM-10-19, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 404 and 438, related to incorporating the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone ADDED
        Written Comment Only (David Bizot, Air Quality Planning and Standards Section Chief)
    3. Scope Statements Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome None
  3. Open Forum (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 Spooner office, 810 W. Maple Street, Spooner 54801. Please refer to page 5 of agenda for required preregistration information and protocol.

  4. Information Items – Written Comment Only
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement - None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): Response Plan, 2018 surveillance efforts, plan for 2019 season CORRECTED
        (Tami Ryan, Wildlife Health Section Chief, and Amanda Kamps, Wildlife Health Conservation Specialist)
        PowerPoint presentation
      2. Update on management activities within the Central Wisconsin Grassland Conservation Area and the Central Sand Plains regional planning process
        (Marc Kenyon, West Central District Area Supervisor)
        PowerPoint presentation
    3. Department Wide
      1. Overview of Preliminary Hearing Process for Scope Statements
        (Cheryl Heilman, Chief Legal Counsel)
  5. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Recognition
      1. William Gobin, Fisheries Management, 32 years
      2. Linda Guelig, Parks and Recreation, 18 years
      3. Margaret Janovetz-Casey, Customer & Outreach Services, 31 years
      4. James D. Pardee, Environmental Analysis & Sustainability, 33 years
    2. Department Secretary’s Matters – Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary’s Matters
        1. Forestry Headquarters conference room table acknowledgement
          PowerPoint presentation
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  6. Board Members' Matters - Informational
    1. Approval of revisions to Board Governance to allow consent agenda (Manual Code 1103.1) MODIFIED
      Meeting Handout
    2. Board Members’ Matters

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.

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: Friday May 24 2019