Natural Resourses Board May 2013 Meeting Agenda.

by Free Speech on May 17, 2013

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Important changes have been made to the Board meeting format and agenda:

  1. The Board welcomes public input and has revised the agenda to facilitate public participation by noting the approximate time that an item may be before the Board. The Board asks that people who have registered to speak arrive well in advance in case the meeting is running ahead of schedule.
  2. People may register to speak on any agenda item that states Citizen Testimony Welcome. Pre-registration is required; complete information is available on the Board public participation web page.
  3. The deadline to register to testify or to submit comments has been moved to 11 a.m. on the Friday prior to each meeting.
  4. Board Meetings are now streamed live and are permanently available on demand. To watch, go to the Board webcast library and click on the meeting or meeting segment you want to watch.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 21 – 22, 2013 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Rm. G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1 and 2 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the Natural Resources Board will have an informal meeting with the Wisconsin Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 6:30 p.m. at Babes Restaurant, 5614 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-3 and 5-7 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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Order of Business

2:30 p.m.

  • Organizational Matters

    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 21 – 22, 2013

Approximate time: 2:35 p.m.

  • Action Items

    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Approval of the Department’s recommendation contained in the report to the Board on Wisconsin’s State Mercury Air Emission Rule (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time: 3:30 p.m.

  • Information Items

    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Wisconsin DNR FY 2013-2015 Biennial Research (PDF)
      2. Wisconsin shooting range program update (PDF)

Approximate time 4:10 p.m.

    1. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Bear depredation update (PDF)

Estimated adjournment 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013: Order of Business

8:30 a.m.

  • Organizational Matters

      1. Calling the roll
      2. Approval of brief of action from April 24, 2013

  • Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary

    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)

Approximate time 8:35 a.m.

  • Action Items

    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      See Tuesday agenda item 2.A.1.
    2. Land Management, Recreation, Fisheries, and Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order ER-27-11, proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 27 related to revising Wisconsin Endangered/Threatened Species List to remove 15 plants and animals and add 8 animals, and to update 20 scientific names (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome Corrected: see page 1 of PDF for details
      2. 2013 Conservation Congress Advisory Question Summary and Convention Report (PDF)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order FH-18-12, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 20, 21, 22, and 23 related to the Fish and Wildlife Spring Hearing changes to recreational fishing regulations on inland, outlying, and boundary waters (PDF)Citizen testimony welcome
      4. Request adoption of Board Order WM-01-13, the Wildlife Management Spring Hearing rule Package affecting NR Ch.’s 10, 17, and 45 related to hunting, trapping, closed areas, dog training, and the management of department lands (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      5. Request approval of department recommendations for the 2013 deer hunting season structure and antlerless quotas (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time 10:45 a.m.

      1. Land Donation – Extensive Wildlife Habitat – Green County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Land Acquisition – Southwest Wisconsin Grassland & Stream Conservation Area – Iowa County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      3. Land Acquisition – Baraboo Hills Recreation Area – Sauk County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      4. Land Acquisition – Northern Highland State Forest – Vilas County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      5. Easement Acquisitions – Forest Legacy Program – Adams County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      6. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Bibon Swamp Natural Area – Bayfield County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      7. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Paradise Valley Wildlife Area – Waukesha and Jefferson Counties (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      8. Land Acquisition – Paradise Valley Wildlife Area – Waukesha County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      9. Land Acquisition – Sandhill Wildlife Area – Wood County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      10. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Lower Wisconsin State Riverway – Grant County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      11. Land Acquisition – Kettle Moraine State Forest – Loew Lake Unit – Washington County (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

1 p.m.

  • Citizen participation

    1. Citizen recognition
      1. Rebecca Wallace Award Citizen testimony welcome Moved from the April 2013 agenda
    1. Open testimony on any topic not listed on the agenda. Pre-registration is required; complete information is available on the Board public participation web page.

Approximate time 1:30 p.m.

  • Department Secretary’s Matters

    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      1. Tim Parsons
      2. Thomas Jerow
    2. Donations
      1. Peninsula Golf Associates, Inc. will donate $530,000 for a Golf Learning Center at Peninsula State Park (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome Moved from the April 2013 agenda
      2. Oshkosh Area Community Foundation-Pete and Lucy Leach Fund will donate up to $30,000in cash to support an LTE position for building and grounds maintenance and repair at the state-owned property Laech Property (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      3. Ducks Unlimited and Dow AgroSciences will donate sunflower seed valued at up to $18,062.50 to provide for increased hunting opportunities for bird hunters in Wisconsin (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome

Approximate time 1:45 p.m.

  • Scope Statements

    1. Air, Waste, Water, and Enforcement
      1. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order SS-22-12, revisions to Chapter NR 149, Wis. Admin. Code, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 149, Wis. Adm. Code, establishes requirements for laboratories participating in the laboratory certification and registration program (PDF) Citizen testimony welcome
      2. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-14-13, revisions required by the new ferrous mining law to chs. NR 130, 131, 132, 182, 500 – 555, 600 – 679, Wis. Adm. Code, and to other chapters that contain exemptions for nonferrous mining, as required by Section 103 of 2013 Wisconsin Act 1 (PDF)Citizen testimony welcome

  • Board Members’ matters

    1. Approval to reappoint 3 members of the Sporting Heritage Council Citizen testimony welcome

Public participation information

The public is welcome to attend any Natural Resources Board meeting unless it is noticed as a closed or executive session.

People may register to speak on any agenda item that states Citizen Testimony Welcome. Pre-registration is required; complete information is available on the Board public participation web page.

Listening session registration and written comment deadline:
11 a.m. on the Friday prior to a Board meeting unless otherwise noted.

Last revised: Thursday May 16 2013

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