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October 2022 Agenda and Meeting Materials

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board

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

SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
6.A.4 ADDED (10/19/2022)

Public Appearance List

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

Public Participation Deadline: NRB Liaison receipt of your request to testify and/or written comment is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

The Natural Resources Board will meet in-person. Remote testimony from the public via Zoom may be accepted for this meeting. In person public appearances are also welcome. Members of the public can submit their request to testify remotely, in person, 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/Nwp5V6wO-qE

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

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD

AMENDED AGENDA  (rev. 10/19/2022)

For meeting at:
Menominee Casino Resort
N277 State Highway 47/55
Keshena, WI 54135


Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations (NOTE:  The public must pre-register with Board Liaison to attend scheduled tours.   Registration information is located on the last page of the agenda.  Exact tour schedule is subject to change):  1) At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Board will meet at Navarino Nature Center, W5646 Lindsten Rd, Shiocton, WI 54170, for lunch presentations regarding NNC overview and History of Partnership. Presentations will be followed by a short walking tour. 2) At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Board will arrive at Menominee Casino Resort, N277 State Highway 47/55, Keshena, WI 54135 for a brief break and to load the bus to depart for next destination. 3) At approximately 2:15 p.m., the board will travel to the Menominee Forest for a presentation on Menominee Forestry Practices, a lesson in tornado recovery, forest fire prevention, and a tour of the mill. The Tuesday tours will end at approximately 4:15 p.m.  No action will be taken.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner meeting with tribal leaders in the 5 Clans Ballroom 3 at the Menominee Casino Resort, N277 State Highway 47/55, Keshena, WI 54135. No action will be taken.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Menominee Casino Resort in the Five Clans Ballroom 1 & 2, N277 State Highway 47/55, Keshena, WI 54135 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 October 26, 2022
  2. CONSENT
    1. Approval of brief of action from September 28, 2022
    2. Acknowledgement of Donation – Andrew F. Bell & Edith M. Bell Charitable Trust donated $38,308.50. This donation will be used to provide $19,154.25 for continued support of endangered resources priorities and will provide $19,154.25 to fund activities associated with wetland habitat.
      (Preston Cole, Department Secretary)
    3. Request that the Board authorize a preliminary public hearing and comment period for the Statement of Scope for Board Order DG-17-22, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 140 related to setting numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances for certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in groundwater
      (James Zellmer, Environmental Management Division Deputy Administrator)
  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 FH-16-21, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to reporting requirements for sport trolling licensees.
      (Bradley Eggold, Great Lakes District Fisheries Supervisor)
    SCOPE STATEMENTS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-11-21, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 660 to 679 to incorporate federal hazardous waste regulations promulgated since the previous authorization of the Wisconsin hazardous waste program, relating to updated test methods
      (Andrea Keller, Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section Chief)
    2. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-12-21, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 600 to 679 to modify and expand universal waste management
      (Andrea Keller, Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section Chief)
    3. Request that the Board approve the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-14-21, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 660 to 679 related to technical corrections of state hazardous waste regulations.
      (Andrea Keller, Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section Chief)
    MISCELLANEOUS (Citizen Testimony and Written Comment Welcome)
    1. Easement Purchase and Monetary Donation – Forest Legacy Program – Oneida, Forest, and Langlade Counties
      (James Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
    2. Land Donation – Green Bay West Shores Wildlife Area– Oconto County
      (James Lemke, Real Estate Section Chief)
  5. OPEN FORUM (Testimony that pertains to topics not on the meeting agenda or not in litigation) – after items 1-4 or following morning break at approximately 10:15. Please refer to pages 4 and 5 of agenda for required pre-registration information and protocol.
  6. DEPARTMENT SECRETARY’S MATTERS
    1. DEPARTMENT SECRETARY’S MATTERS – Informational
      1. Planning Status Update - Rib Mountain State Park
      2. Acts of the Department Secretary – Real Estate Transactions
      3. Department Secretary’s Matters
        1. Sandra Dee Naas Report
      4. Recognition of Dr. Matthew Mitro's acceptance of the 2022 Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Fisheries Biologist of the Year award.
  7. BOARD MEMBERS’ MATTERS

The public is welcome to view the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) meeting via YouTube.  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 at http://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/public.html.

The public is encouraged to watch the Board meeting via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Nwp5V6wO-qE

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 at https://dnr.wi.gov/about/nrb/ -- click on the blue “View agendas” button then scroll down.), supporting documents, and public comment.  

Live transcription of the webcast is autogenerated 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. In person public appearances are also welcome. 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 for item 5. – Open Forum - will be after items 1-4 or immediately following morning break at approximately 10:15.   If you request to testify during Open Forum, please be ready to speak when the Board takes up this item.  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 may be removed from the meeting or remote location.  Written comment is always welcome.

Please contact Ashley Bystol, NRB Liaison, at 608-267-7420 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, October 19, 2022.

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