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Agency to develop analysis on industrial sand mining

Contact(s): Dave Siebert, Office of Business Support and Science, 608-264-6048, Bill Cosh, Office of Communications, 608-267-2773

January 28, 2015 at 9:31:28 am

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources will seek public input and update a 2012 report as part of a broader agency strategic analysis on industrial sand mining, staff reported to the state Natural Resources Board today.

Department staff presented the information in response to a petition brought before the board by citizens and Midwest Environmental Advocates, requesting the department "conduct a strategic analysis" under NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code.

Under state code, the department will seek public input on what topics should be addressed in the report. The analysis process also includes a public comment period and review of a draft report before the final document is presented to the Natural Resources Board.

DNR staff members reported to the board they anticipate beginning to seek public input on the scope of the analysis in February and March. A timeline for completion of the report will be established after the scoping process is complete.

To view more information about the board, visit and search for keyword "NRB." Webcasts of board meetings are available by clicking on "NRB webcasts" in the meeting Materials box. More information is also available by searching for industrial sand mining.

CONTACTS: Dave Siebert, Office of Business Support and Science, 608-264-6048,; and Bill Cosh, Office of Communications, 608-267-2773,

Last Revised: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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