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Natural Resources Board to meet January 22-23 in Madison

By Central Office January 17, 2019

Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or Andrew Savagian, DNR Office of Communications, 608-261-6422

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: The January 22-23, 2019 meeting agenda of the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has been amended to move the Tuesday noticed closed session to Wednesday.]

MADISON - Requests to consider the 2019 black bear harvest quotas and proposed rules related to establishing the 2019 migratory bird season framework and regulations are among the items the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will address when it meets January 22-23 in Madison.

The board will convene at 2 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 22 and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster St., Madison.

The board also will be asked to approve proposed fisheries and wildlife management spring fish and wildlife public hearing questions, consider a request for adoption of proposed rules related to volatile organic compound control regulations for lithographic printing; consider requests for proposed rules relating to septage hauling, assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments, and wildlife refuges and closed areas; among other items.

On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at approximately noon the board may convene in closed session to confer with legal counsel regarding potential litigation issues arising out of the board's pending decision to approve emergency rules to enable the Lake Superior Fishing Agreement. Immediately following the board will host a meet and greet for department employees for about an hour. The board will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. at Graze, 1 South Pinckney St., Madison. No board business will be discussed at the meet and greet or at dinner.

The complete January board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting. The deadline for Board liaison receipt of your request to testify or your written comment is 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. 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.

Last Revised: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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