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June 2022 Agenda and Meeting Materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

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

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
7.B.4 added (06/20/22)
7.B.5 added (06/20/22)

Public Appearance List

View Wisconsin Natural Resources Board agendas, meeting calendar, webcasts, biographies and public participation info online.

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/KGqZ3PLtCFE

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

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to attend the tours, testify and/or receive written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A (06/20/22)

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 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, June 22, 2022, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have lunch in Room G27. 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 June 22, 2022
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from May 25, 2022
    2. Granite Peak Ski Area will donate $1,655,000 to grow and enhance the seating areas around the chalets in order to provide needed and improved seating space for their customers and remodel the kitchen, bathrooms, and lower level of the Historic Chalet at Rib Mountain State Park, Marathon County, WI
      (Preston D. Cole, Secretary)
  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 germane modifications to Board Order WA-11-19, proposed rules to revise chapters NR 500, 502 and 520 and create chapter NR 530 for the purpose of implementing electronics recycling program requirements.
      WRITTEN COMMENTS ONLY
      (Kate M. Strom Hiorns, Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief)
    2. SCOPE STATEMENTS
    3. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-13-21 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 500, 502, 542, and 544 related to statewide materials recycling and effective recycling programs
      (Kate Strom Hiorns, Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief)
    4. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-02-22 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules creating chapter NR 854 related to statewide water supply service area planning for municipalities serving populations greater than 10,000 people
      (Adam Freihoefer, Water Use Section Chief)
    5. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-03-22 and conditionally approve the public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules creating chapter NR 851 for the management of diversions (transfers of water from the Great Lakes basin to outside of the Great Lakes basin) and intrabasin transfers including the application and review process and other related criteria
      (Adam Freihoefer, Water Use Section Chief)
    6. MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    7. Request approval of the 2022-2032 Greater Prairie-Chicken Management Plan
      (Alaina Gerrits, Wildlife Biologist)
    8. Request approval of antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2022
      (Jeff Pritzl, State Deer Specialist)
    9. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modifications -- Princes Point Wildlife Area and Glacial Heritage Area Rural Landscape Protection Area - Jefferson County
      (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    10. Land Acquisition -- Leola Marsh Wildlife Area and Central Wisconsin Grassland Conservation Area - Adams County
      (James W. Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
  5. OPEN FORUM (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda or not in litigation) – at approximately 10:15 a.m. or following morning break. Please refer to pages 4 and 5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.)
    1. INFORMATION ITEMS (Written Comment Welcome)
      1. Board Order WY-29-19, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 1, 107, 109, 150, 193, 329 and 345, related to aquatic plant management, manual removal and mechanical control regulations, aquatic habitat protection, and surface water grants
        (Carroll W. Schaal, Lakes & Rivers Section Chief)
      2. Wildlife Program Restructuring Update
        (Eric Lobner, Wildlife Bureau Director)
    2. DEPARTMENTS SECRETARY'S MATTERS
      1. Retirement Recognition - Action
        1. Kevin L. Fein, Parks and Recreation, 32 years
        2. Paul M. Leezer, Public Safety and Resource Protection, 27 years
        3. William C. Zwolanek, SCR Administration, 20 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
        4. Update on PFAS guidelines (added 06/20/22)
          (Gail Good, Acting Environmental Management Division Administrator and Jim Zellmer, Deputy Division Administrator)
        5. September NRB meeting to be held in Bayfield, October in NE Region (location TBD) (added 06/20/22)
    3. BOARD MEMBERS' MATTERS

      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/KGqZ3PLtCFE

      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.

      NOTE: The Board welcomes citizen input on matters of natural resources management and Department programs and policies. Comments concerning any individual’s personal information or personal business are not appropriate and will not be allowed.

      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 Kari Lee-Zimmermann, Acting NRB Liaison, at 608-219-9134 or by email at DNRNRBLiaison@wisconsin.gov with NRB related questions, to request information, to submit written comments, and to register to testify at a meeting.

      Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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