Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board April 2014 agenda and meeting materials

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 6-7 as listed on the agenda.

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.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Order of Business
  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of April 2014 NRB agenda
    3. Approval of February 2014 NRB brief of action
  2. Ratification of Acts of the DNR Secretary
    1. April 2014 DNR Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request adoption of Board Order SS-14-12, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 157, NR 219, and NR 233 related to analytical test methods and procedures for the analysis of wastewater and biosolids (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      2. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order SS-04-12, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 40 related to Invasive Species Identification, Classification and Control revisions including clarification to the language and changes to the species listed under NR 40.04(2) and NR 40.05(2), Wisconsin’s regulated invasive species list (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Legislative request for modifications to Board Order WM-05-13 related to bobcat and elk management and hunting
      2. Land Acquisition – Black River State Forest – Jackson County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      3. Land Sale and Land Acquisition with a Partial Donation of Value – Chippewa Flowage – Sawyer County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
      4. Land Acquisition – Statewide Public Access – Sawyer County - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      5. Land Acquisition – Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area – Dunn County (PDF) Citizen Testimony Welcome
    3. Scope Statements
  4. Citizen Participation - 10 a.m. (If time permits, the following agenda items may come before the Board prior to Citizen Participation: 5. Information Items; 6. DNR Secretary’s Matters; and 7. Board Members’ Matters)
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means citizen appearances on any topic not listed on this month's agenda. Information on how to register to speak is on the
      Board public participation web page.
  5. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Payment in Lieu of Taxes Deleted - moved to May 2014 agenda
  6. DNR Secretary's Matters
    1. April 2014 DNR Retirement Resolutions - Citizen Testimony Welcome
      1. Gary Lindenberger
      2. Rick Rhodes
      3. Cynthia Rudolph
      4. Al Shea
      5. Tom Van Effen
      6. William Wrasse
    2. Donations - Citizen testimony welcome
      1. American Dairy Queen will donate $75,600 in ice cream coupons to reward boat, ATV/UTV, and snowmobile youth operators who exhibit responsible habits, safe operation, courteous actions, and understanding basic safety related laws which apply to them (PDF)
      2. The Alan Rheinschmidt Memorial Fund will donate $25,000 to fund an accessible fishing pier at the Nicolet Bay boat launch area within Peninsula State Park (PDF)
      3. The Kiap TU Wish Chapter, Trout Unlimited will donate $25,000 to improve trout habitat projects in the Lower Chippewa River Basin (PDF)
      4. The Friends of Peninsula State Park will donate $16,500 to be used to fund a Limited Term Employee Park Naturalist and Invasive Species Coordinator at Peninsula State Park for the 2014 season (PDF)
  7. Board Members' Matters
Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting unless it is noticed as a closed/executive session. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to appear and to submit written comments about issues that come before it. See complete information about registering to speak at a Board meeting and submitting written comments on the Board public participation web page.

Deadline to register to speak and submit written comments:
11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

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