MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet this month in Madison to address the first steps in setting criteria for PFAS substances, including Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in drinking water and groundwater, among other topics.
The board will meet beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St. The board will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 at the same location.
The Natural Resources Board will offer remote participation from the Department of Natural Resources Service Center at 2984 Shawano Ave. in Green Bay. Remote participation will be for an open forum with the board at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 21 following a break. The open forum is an opportunity for citizens to provide testimony in Madison or remotely in Green Bay. Comments generally should address broad general policy rather than the day-to-day operations of the DNR. Opportunities for remote testimony are noted on the meeting agenda. Pre-registration by the posted deadline of 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 is required.
On Wednesday the board will consider a statement of scope and conditional approval of the public hearing for several water-related rules, including:
Other items on the January board agenda include:
The complete January board agenda is available on the DNR website here.
The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting as well as during open forum (remotely or at the meeting). The deadline for board liaison receipt of requests to testify or written comment is 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Registration information is available on the NRB pages of the DNR website. No late requests or comments will be accepted.
Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on 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.