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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board January 2020 agenda and meeting materials

January 2020 Natural Resources Board agenda This is the official agenda.

Links to the webcasts for this agenda (For best results view in Google Chrome)

  1. Tuesday's webcast
  2. Wednesday morning webcast
  3. Wednesday afternoon webcast

Tuesday Public Appearance list

Tuesday Written Comment list

Wednesday Public Appearance list

Wednesday Written Comment list

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
8B MODIFIED (1/15/2020)
4.D. CORRECTED

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AGENDA

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meetingwill convene at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in Public Meeting Room G09, StateNatural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1 and 2 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Boardmeeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison,Wisconsin. 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, January 22, 2020, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27a. No Boardbusiness 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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 21-22, 2020
  2. ACTION ITEMS
    SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comments Welcome)
    1. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order FH-24-19(E) and Board Order FH-25-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for FH25-19 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting ch. NR 20 related to Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations
      (Meredith Penthorn, Fisheries Regulation Policy Specialist)
    2. MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    3. Request approval of department recommendations for the 2020 bear harvest quotas
      (Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    4. Request approval of the 2020-2030 Wisconsin Waterfowl Management Plan
      (Taylor Finger, Migratory Bird Ecologist)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    5. Request approval that prohibition of hunting and trapping is necessary to protect public safety on property to be purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant assistance: City of Green Bay, Brown County
      (Pamela Foster Felt, Stewardship Grant Manager)
    6. Request approval that prohibition of hunting and trapping is necessary to protect public safety on property to be purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant assistance: City of West Bend, Washington County
      (Pamela Foster Felt, Stewardship Grant Manager)
  3. INFORMATIONAL ITEMS (Written Comments Welcome)
    1. Report and preliminary results of the 2019 deer season
      Written Comment Welcome
      (Casey Krueger, Chief Warden; Kimberly Currie, Customer and Outreach Services
      Bureau Director; and Bob Nack, Big Game Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS
    1. Calling the roll
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from December 10-11, 2019
    2. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will donate $20,000 to be used to replace park office flooring, paint all interior walls, replace/upgrade cabinetry, and add a second front office counter workstation at High Cliff State Park, located in Calumet County
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
    3. 1. Land Sale – Grand River Marsh Wildlife Area – Green Lake County;
      2.Land Exchange – Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit – IANSR – Sheboygan County;
      3. Land Exchange – Theresa Wildlife Area – Washington County

      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    4. Request authorization of a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order WY-14-19, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 211 related to regulation of wastewater discharges from dental offices to sanitary sewers
      Written Comment Welcome
      (Jason Knutson, Wastewater Section Chief)
    5. Request authorization of a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-22-19, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 300, 301, 305, and 310, Wis. Adm. Code, related to the administration, procedures and enforcement of the Wetland and Waterway Permit Program
      Written Comment Welcome
      (Amanda Minks, Wetland and Waterway Section Chief
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
  4. ACTION ITEMS
    ADOPTION (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Request adoption of 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
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    2. Request adoption of Board Order WY-09-17, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 102 related to the establishment of site-specific criteria for Lac Courte Oreilles, located in Sawyer County
      (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    3. Request that the Board adopt germane modifications to Board Order DG-16-16, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 812 related to well construction and pump installation
      (Liesa Lehmann, Private Water Supply Chief)
      PowerPoint Presentation
    4. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) 2019 2020 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions – INFORMATIONAL CORRECTED
      Written Comment Welcome
      (Larry Bonde, WCC Chair)
    5. Request approval of the Wildlife Management 2020 spring meeting agenda
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
      1. Big game discussion – Informational
        Written Comment Welcome
        (Scott Loomans, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Division Administrator)
      2. Natural Resources Board advisory questions on big game hunting
        Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
        (Chair Prehn)
      SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    6. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-15-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice for DG-15-19 and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 140 related to numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater
      (James Zellmer, Environmental Management Division Deputy Administrator)
      Remote citizen testimony will be available on this item at the Green Bay Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please refer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
      PowerPoint Presentation
    7. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-24-19 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 809, related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for Perand Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
      (James Zellmer, Environmental Management Division Deputy Administrator)
      Remote citizen testimony will be available on this item at the Green Bay Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please refer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
      PowerPoint Presentation
    8. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WY-23-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 105, NR 106, NR 219, and other related regulations to add surface water quality criteria and analytical methods for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) including PFOS, PFOA, and any other PFAS for the purpose of protecting public health as well as revisions to the procedures in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permitting program to implement the new water quality criteria
      (James Zellmer, Environmental Management Division Deputy Administrator)
      Remote citizen testimony will be available on this item at the Green Bay Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please refer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
      PowerPoint Presentation
    9. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-30-19(E) for proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2020 migratory bird season framework and regulations
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    10. MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    11. Request approval of the Wolf River Water Resources Management Plan
      (Dave Boyarski, Eastern District Fisheries Supervisor)
      Remote citizen testimony will be available on this item at the Green Bay Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please refer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
      PowerPoint Presentation
    12. Northeast Sands Regional Master Plan
      1. Request that the Board take from the table and consider the Northeast Sands Regional Master Plan
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
      2. Request approval of the revised Northeast Sands Regional Master Plan
        Northeast Sands Master Plan
        Northeast Sands Maps
        (Diane Brusoe, Property Planning Section Chief)
        Remote citizen testimony will be available on this item at the Green Bay Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please reffer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
        PowerPoint Presentation
    1. 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, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay. Please refer to pages 6-7 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
    2. RECOGNITION
      1. The Rebecca Wallace Award
        (Preston Cole, Department Secretary)
  5. INFORMATION ITEMS (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Aquaculture update from Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)
      (Scott Loomans, Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Division Administrator, and Myron Kebus, DATCP Aquaculture Veterinarian)
      PowerPoint Presentation
  6. DEPARTMENT SECRETARY’S MATTERS
    1. RETIREMENT RECOGNITION - Action
      1. Kari-Sue Beetham, Community Financial Assistance, 43 years
      2. Nathan R. Benoy, Facilities and Lands, 29 years
      3. David Borsecnik, Parks & Recreation, 40 years
      4. Jeffrey P. Knorr, Law Enforcement, 26 years
      5. Karl P. Roovers, Law Enforcement, 32 years
      6. Michael H. Ross, Air Management, 29 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 - None
  7. BOARD MEMBERS’ MATTERS
    1. Review of Board Member Spring Hearing Questions
    2. Appointment of the angling, gamebird, deer, bear, and fur bearer representatives to the Sporting Heritage Council
      Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome
      (Bill Smith, Board Member) MODIFIED
    3. Board Members’ Matters
    4. Election of Officers: Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair

    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 here.

    Board Meetings are webcast live. To watch, go to the webcast archive and 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 here -- 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: In addition to testifying at the Board meeting, remote testimony on item 5. – Open Forum is offered at DNR Service Center, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay for the January meeting. Official meeting location of the Board will be at 101 S. Webster Street, Room G09, Madison. You must be pre-registered to testify. Those that do not pre-register will not have the opportunity to testify.

    The time that item 5. – 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.

    2020 Open Forum remote presentation opportunities are planned for the following DNR locations (schedule is subject to change):

    Date of MeetingMeeting LocationRemote Location
    February 25-26MadisonRhinelander/NOR
    April 7-8MadisonMilwaukee/SER
    May 26-27MadisonEau Claire/WCR
    June 23-24Oshkosh area/NERFitchburg/SCR
    August 11-12Oak Creek area/SERSpooner/NOR
    September 22-23Superior area/NORFitchburg/SCR
    October 27-28MadisonGreen Bay/NER
    December 8-9MadisonEau Claire/WCR
    January 26-27, 2021MadisonRhinelander/NOR

    Protocol: 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 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, January 17, 2020

    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 March 06 2020