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December 2020 Agenda and Meeting Materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

December 2020 Natural Resources Board agenda. This is the official agenda.

Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
4A AMENDED

Public Appearance List [updated: 12/4/2020]
Written Comment List [updated: 12/4/2020]

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

In light of COVID-19, the Natural Resources Board will be meeting via eConference. The public will not be allowed to watch the meeting from GEF 2. Members of the public can submit their request to testify remotely or their written comments by the posted deadline date for Board consideration. The public is encouraged to watch the Board meeting via this link.

New this month! The public is encouraged to watch the Board meeting via Zoom Webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/93933332841
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Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
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If the Zoom Webinar is at capacity and you cannot join, please view the Simulcast at: https://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/21f75e127e944131b2ef9c751fe6d6ac1d

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

A M E N D E D   A G E N D A

For eConference meeting from:
Room G11, State Natural Resources Building
(GEF 2) 101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene via eConference at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, originating fromPublic Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 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.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for December 9, 2020
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from October 28, 2020
    2. The Friends of The Mead/McMillan Wildlife Areas will donate an outdoor amphitheater valued at $125,000 to be used to enhance outdoor education programs at The Mead Wildlife Area Visitor Center
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin will donate an electrofishing boat, outboard motors and trailer valued at $30,000 to be used to conduct musky and other fish population assessment work in the Wausau Fisheries Management Team Area
      (DNR Secretary Preston Cole)
  4. ACTION ITEMS
    ADOPTION (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Request adoption of Board Order EA-14-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 130, 131, 132, and 182 related to nonferrous metallic mining activities. AMENDED -Technical Corrections were made on pages 38, 45, 67, and 75 of the Board Order
      PowerPoint
      (Larry Lynch, Metallic Mining Rules Coordinator)
    2. Request adoption of emergency of Board Order FH-17-20 (E), proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations
      PowerPoint
      (Mike Vogelsang, North District fisheries supervisor)
    3. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-12-20(E), for proposed rules affectingchapters NR 20 and 25, related to fish harvest in Lake Superior
      PowerPoint
      (Brad Ray, Lake Superior Fisheries Team Supervisor)
    4. SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    5. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WM-34-19 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to elk management
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Policy Specialist)
    6. MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    7. Land Sale – 400 State Trail - Sauk County
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
  5. OPEN FORUM (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda) - at approximately 10:15 a.m. or following break. Please refer to pages 3-4 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  6. INFORMATION ITEMS (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. DNR COVID-19 Update
      PowerPoint
      (Beth Bier, DNR Deputy Secretary)
    2. Update on DNR’s PFAS Initiatives
      PowerPoint
      (Darsi Foss, Environmental Management Division Administrator)
  7. DEPARTMENTS SECRETARY'S MATTERS
    1. Retirement Recognition - Action
      None
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational (Written Comment Welcome)
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters - None
      3. Planning Status Update - None
        1. Blue Mounds State Park Master Plan
  8. BOARD MEMBERS' MATTERS (Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Approval of NRB comments for letter regarding DNR budget and revenue sources
      (Dr. Frederick Prehn, Chair)
    2. Board Members' Matter

The public is welcome to attend a (face-to-face) Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting. The NRB also provides opportunities for citizens to testify and to submit written comment about issues that come before the NRB. See complete information on public participation at Board meetings here.

Board Meetings are webcast live. To watch, go to the webcast archive and click on this month’s meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

New this month! The public is encouraged to watch the Board meeting via Zoom Webinar at: https://zoom.us/j/93933332841
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13017158592,,93933332841# or +13126266799,,93933332841#
Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 939 3333 2841
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aqldoFuKA

If the Zoom Webinar is at capacity and you cannot join, please view the Simulcast at: https://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/21f75e127e944131b2ef9c751fe6d6ac1d MODIFIED After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

The following meeting resources also are available: Agenda Item Packets (also known as green sheet packages are linked to the corresponding item on the website/html meeting agenda here -- click on the blue “View agendas” button then scroll down.), supporting documents, and public comment. Media Site recordings and the Brief of Action are used as the legal record of Board Meetings.

Public Appearance Protocol: Only remote testimony (no face-to-face appearances) will be offered at the December meeting. You must be pre-registered to testify. Those that do not pre-register will not have the opportunity to testify. Confirmed speakers will receive meeting logistics via email. Those confirmed to testify on a specific agenda item will testify on that item prior to vote. The time that item 5. - Open Forum may be before the Board is approximately 10:15 a.m. You may lose your opportunity to testify if you are late. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony.

The following is from the Board’s meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testi mony that threatens, intimidates, or includes disparaging comments about Board Members, department staff, and other members of the public will not be allowed. Those that do so may be removed from the meeting or remote location. Written comment is always welcome.

Please contact Laurie Ross, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 or by email at laurie.ross@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, to register to attend a Board tour, and to register to testify at a meeting or listening session.

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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