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January 2022 Agenda and Meeting Materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

January 2022 Natural Resources Board agenda. This is the official agenda.

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
4.B. AMENDED

Public Appearance List
Public Written Comments

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Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to attend the tours, testify [Required information: include agenda item number and description, your name, city and state of residence, day time phone number, and organization you represent (if none, state “self”); If representing an organization: only one speaker per organization, per agenda item] and/or receive written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

The Natural Resources Board will meet in-person. Remote testimony from the public via Zoom may be accepted for this meeting (no in-person appearances). 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 YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/2DcYbVODPhw

After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand at https://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Catalog/Full/9da0bb432fd448a69d86756192a62f1721

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A (1/19/2022)

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board hybrid meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in Public 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 at approximately noon on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in room G11. No action will be taken.

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 January 26, 2022
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from December 8, 2021 special meeting
    2. Request approval for the prohibition of one nature-based outdoor activity (hunting) to protect the public safety on land to be purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds – Groundswell Conservancy, Dane County
      (Pam Rood, Stewardship Grant Manager, Bureau of Facilities and Lands)
    3. Request approval for the prohibition of one nature-based outdoor activity (hunting) to protect the public safety on land to be purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds – City of Schofield, Marathon County
      (Pam Rood, Stewardship Grant Manager, Bureau of Facilities and Lands)
    4. Request approval for the prohibition of two nature-based outdoor activities (hunting and trapping) to protect the public safety on land to be purchased with Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funds – San Damiano Friary Acquisition, City of Monona, Dane County
      (Pam Rood, Stewardship Grant Manager, Bureau of Facilities and Lands)
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA
  4. ACTION ITEMS
    ADOPTION (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Request adoption of Board Order WA-17-18, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 500 to 520 related to coal combustion residual landfills
      (Kate Strom Hiorns, Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief)
    2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-02-20, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 25 related to Lake Michigan whitefish management and Great Lakes commercial harvest reporting AMENDED
      (Bradley Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor)
      NOTE:PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DEADLINE ON THIS AMENDED ITEM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11:00 AM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022.
    3. Request adoption of Board Order AM-31-19, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 438 related to clarifying and updating air contaminant emissions inventory reporting requirements
      (Maria Hill, Compliance, Enforcement & Emission Section Chief)
    4. Request that the Board adopt germane modifications to Board Order WY-23-13, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 102 related to processes for waterbody assessments and impaired waters listing, biological assessment thresholds, biological confirmation of phosphorus impairments, and water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen. (Written Comment Only)
      (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
    5. Request that the Board adopt germane modifications to Board Order WT-17-12, proposed rules revising chapter NR 102 and creating chapter NR 119 related to establishing a process for developing site-specific numeric phosphorus water quality criteria for surface waters. (Written Comment Only)
      (Marcia Willhite, Water Evaluation Section Chief)
    6. Request adoption of Board Order WA-07-20, proposed rules creating chapter NR 159 related to regulating fire fighting foam that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
      (Mimi Johnson, Office of Emerging Contaminants Director)
    7. Request adoption of Board Order WM-18-20, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 10 & 45 related to the 2021 Wildlife Management spring hearing rule related to hunting trapping, and target shooting
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Policy Specialist)
    8. SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    9. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order PR-03-20 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 5, 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 26, 27, 45 and 51, related to Wisconsin DNR property management regulations
      (Brigit Brown, Recreation Management Section Chief, Bureau of Parks and Recreation Management)
    10. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Emergency Board Order WM-15-21 (E) for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 10 related to establishing the 2022 migratory bird season framework and regulations
      (Scott Karel, Wildlife Regulation Policy Specialist)
    11. MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    12. Request approval of department recommendations for the 2022 bear harvest quotas.
      (Randy Johnson, Large Carnivore Specialist)
    13. Land Acquisition - Tiffany Wildlife Area - Pepin County
      (Jim Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
  5. OPEN FORUM
    1. Recognition – The 2021 Rebecca Wallace Award
      (Preston Cole, DNR Secretary, Dave Siebert, External Services Division Administrator, and Dan Bauman, West Central Region Secretary’s Director)
    2. Open Forum (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda or not in litigation) – at approximately 10:15 a.m. or following break. Please refer to pages 4 and 5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  6. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Update on the wolf management plan and wolf monitoring efforts
      (Randy Johnson, Large Carnivore Specialist)
    2. Report and preliminary results of the 2021 deer seasons.
      (Kimberly Currie, Customer and Outreach Services Bureau Director; Sarah Hoye, Communications Director; Casey Krueger, Chief Warden; and Jeff Pritzl, Deer Program Specialist)
  7. DEPARTMENTS SECRETARY'S MATTERS
    1. Retirement Recognition - Action
      1. Kent Van Horn, Wildlife Management, 23 years
      2. Kelly (Susan K.) Kearns, Natural Heritage Conservation, 38 year
      3. Gregory A. Mitchell, Forestry, 22 years
      4. Dean A. Starks, Technical Services, 32 years
      5. Sherry L. Wise, Waste and Materials Management, 33 years
    2. Department Secretary's Matters - Informational
      1. Acts of the Department Secretary - Real Estate Transactions
      2. Department Secretary's Matters
        1. Sandra Dee Naas report
      3. Planning Status Update - None
  8. BOARD MEMBERS' MATTERS
    1. Discussion on Powell Marsh and Dead Pike Lake - Informational
    2. Board Members’ Matters
    3. Election of Officers: Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair

The public is welcome to attend a 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 http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/agenda.html and click 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.

The public is encouraged to watch the Board meeting via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/2DcYbVODPhw

After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand at https://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Catalog/Full/9da0bb432fd448a69d86756192a62f1721

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.

Live transcription of the webcast is auto-generated and not a legal record of the Board Meeting. The approved Brief of Action and meeting recording constitute the official Board’s minutes.

Public Appearance Protocol: Remote testimony from the public via Zoom may be accepted for this meeting (no in-person appearances). Members of the public can submit their request to testify remotely or their written comments by the posted deadline date for Board consideration. You must be pre-registered to testify. Please include your name, daytime phone number, email address, city of residence, agenda item you request to testify on (include topic for item 5-Open Forum), and name of organization you will represent (if none, state “self”). 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.

Please review: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/NRB/public.html.

The time that item 5. – Open Forum may be before the Board is approximately 10:15 a.m. or immediately following morning break. If you arrive late, you may lose your opportunity to testify. Each speaker will have three minutes to give their testimony; however, the Board Chair has final discretion on time limit..

The following is from the Board's meeting guidelines: Only one speaker per organization. Testimony 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 October 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, January 1, 2022

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