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June 16, 2015

EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to reflect the Natural Resources Board will be asked to approve scope statements for proposed rules that may involve public hearings in the future in the rule making process.

MADISON - Simplifying and improving the process to issue air permits, establishing an early teal hunting season and modifying the dove hunting season are among the items that the state Natural Resources Board will consider when it meets next week in Onalaska.

The board will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 3060 South Kinney Coulee Road to conduct its regular business meeting.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the board will tour and hear presentations at a number of locations where the Department of Natural Resources has conducted or overseen the cleanup and redevelopment of formerly contaminated sites and hear a presentation on "Partnering with Stewardship." The public must pre-register by 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 with board liaison Laurie Ross, at 608-267-7420 to attend scheduled tours.

Other topics on the business meeting agenda include:

The board will also hear an informational item on proposals for evaluating motorized access on DNR owned and managed properties.

The complete June board for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The public may testify at board meetings on topics open for public comment (listed on the agenda) and during the citizen participation period. The deadline to register to speak at the Wednesday board meeting or to submit written comments on agenda items is 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015. For more information see the board public participation page of the DNR website.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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