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September 2021
Thursday September 23

Recreation | Financial Assistance | ATV

Governor’s Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Council Meeting

Date: 09/23/2021

Time: 3:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Jillian Steffes, Jillian.Steffes@wisconsin.gov or 715-210-4911

Details 

The Off-Road Vehicle Council provides advice and makes recommendations to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Transportation, the Governor and the legislature on all matters relating to all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes, including matters relating to activities conducted on all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes by all-terrain vehicle users and utility terrain vehicle users, and makes recommendations to the DNR with regard to requests for funding. 

The Off-Road Vehicle Council will meet to make funding recommendations to the department. In particular, the Council will review updated information on projects discussed at the previous meeting. The public will be invited to join the meeting via Zoom or in person. The Zoom meeting link, agenda, and other meeting materials are available on the ORV Council webpage.

Published on September 21, 2021 at 12:03 PM

2021-09-23T15:00:00 - 2021-09-23T16:00:00
Monday September 27

Environmental Protection | Monitoring | Wildlife Habitat

2021 American Marten Advisory Committee Meeting

Date: 09/27/2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Jim Woodford, james.woodford@wisconsin.gov or 715-401-0466

Details 

Annual advisory committee meeting to discuss conservation and management of American martens across Wisconsin. Agenda topics will include current monitoring and research projects involving American martens, management topics and plans for the upcoming year. Email event contact to request a copy of the meeting agenda.

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Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 859 7091 4730

Published on September 8, 2021 at 8:55 AM

2021-09-27T09:30:00 - 2021-09-27T10:00:00
Tuesday September 28

Regulations | Recreation | Fishing

Virtual Lake Michigan Whitefish Meeting

Date: 09/28/2021

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Brad Eggold, Bradley.Eggold@wisconsin.gov​​​​​​​ or 414-303-0138

Details 

DNR fisheries managers continue to develop new regulations for lake whitefish for the commercial industry and would like stakeholder participation on the permanent commercial whitefish rules package. This will be the seventh public meeting held since August 2020 to get feedback on Lake Michigan whitefish. The main purpose of the meeting will be to go over the information obtained from onboard monitoring activities in Green Bay.

Members of the public can access the meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m.

DNR fisheries staff will share information using a PowerPoint presentation during this meeting, and recommends the public attend using a computer via the Zoom link. Although the call-in number will allow attendees to listen to the discussion, they will be unable to view the presentation.

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Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 894 1692 5507

Published on September 16, 2021 at 9:49 AM

2021-09-28T18:00:00 - 2021-09-28T20:00:00
Wednesday September 29

Regulations | Recreation | Hunt

Joint public hearing on emergency rule WM-19-20(E) and permanent rule WM-20-20 to revise ch. NR 10, relating to establishing the 2021 migratory bird season framework and regulations

Date: 09/29/2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Scott Karel, ScottR.Karel@wisconsin.gov or 608-206-0222

Details 

This is a joint public hearing on emergency rule WM-19-20(E) and permanent rule WM-20-20 to revise ch. NR 10, relating to establishing the 2021 migratory bird season framework and regulations.

The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Pre-registration is available and is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, download and complete the fillable Hearing Appearance form (https://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/forms/8300/8300-014.pdf) and send it to ScottR.Karel@wisconsin.gov.

Public hearing notice and draft rule: (https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent.html)

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Published on August 26, 2021 at 8:34 AM

2021-09-29T12:00:00 - 2021-09-29T14:00:00
October 2021
Tuesday October 5

Environmental Protection | Monitoring | Public Health | Air Quality

Public Hearing for the Proposed Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the Manitowoc County 2015 Ozone Nonattainment Area

Date: 10/05/2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Olivia Salmon, OliviaE.Salmon@wisconsin.gov or 608-630-5264

Details 

This is a public hearing for the Proposed Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the Manitowoc County 2015 Ozone Nonattainment Area.

The proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) requests that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency redesignate the partial Manitowoc County nonattainment area to attainment for the 2015 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The public hearing notice and proposed SIP submittal are available at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/AirQuality/Input.html.

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Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 873 0077 2985

Published on August 27, 2021 at 3:53 PM

2021-10-05T14:00:00 - 2021-10-05T15:00:00
Wednesday October 6

Wildlife Management | License | Events | Lands

Wildlife Management Changes at Sandhill Wildlife Area

Date: 10/06/2021

Time: 5:45 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Sandhill Wildlife Area Skills Center, 1715 County Hwy X

Contact 

Meggin Weinandt, Meggin.Weinandt@wisconsin.gov or 715-315-0056

Details 

Since 2003, Sandhill Wildlife Area has operated under a game farm license in accordance with state statute. Following the terms of this license, the DNR has maintained a perimeter fence around the property, creating unique recreational opportunities for the public.

However, while chronic wasting disease (CWD) has not yet been found in any Sandhill deer, it has been found in Wood County deer. If the disease were to be found on the property, Sandhill would be required by state statute to implement a biosecurity plan that would negatively affect public use and management on the property.

In the interest of the public’s continued enjoyment of Sandhill Wildlife Area, the department has elected to relinquish its game farm license. As part of this process, the DNR will follow all DATCP regulations for decommissioning a game farm.

This includes depopulating the deer herd within the existing fence and then removing the fence itself. The DNR will hold a public information session to answer questions on the decommissioning of the Sandhill Wildlife Area’s game farm license and future property management.

Published on September 23, 2021 at 3:22 PM

2021-10-06T17:45:00 - 2021-10-06T18:00:00
Thursday October 7

Construction | Environmental Protection | Wells

Public hearing on a permanent rule, Board Order DG-25-19, to revise ch. NR 812 relating to well construction and pump installation

Date: 10/07/2021

Time: 4:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Frank Fetter, franklin.fetter@wisconsin.gov or 608-264-6139 ​​​

Details 

This is a public hearing on a permanent rule, Board Order DG-25-19, to revise ch. NR 812 relating to well construction and pump installation.

The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Pre-registration is also available and is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, either use this Zoom link or download and complete the fillable Hearing Appearance form and send it to DNRNR812PublicComments@wisconsin.gov.

Hearing Appearance Form: https://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/forms/8300/8300-014.pdf

Public Hearing Notice: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/sites/default/files/topic/Rules/DG2519PublicHearing.pdf

Proposed Permanent Administrative Rules: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent.html

Join this meeting by Zoom.

Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 870 0557 2005

Published on August 31, 2021 at 8:10 AM

2021-10-07T16:00:00 - 2021-10-07T17:00:00
Monday October 11

Construction | Environmental Impact Analysis

Rock River Leisure Estates (RRLE) pier hearing

Date: 10/11/2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Amanda Minks, Amanda.Minks@Wisconsin.gov

Details 

Joe Stivarius, 530 E Ellendale Rd. #740, Edgerton, WI 53534, has applied to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a permit to place a pier along the Rock River. The project is located in the SWNW of Section 12, Township 04N, Range 12E, in the Town of FULTON, Rock County.

The department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit for the proposed activity and a notice of pending application was posted online and in the Edgerton Reporter.

If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the department’s permit tracking website at https://permits.dnr.wi.gov/water/SitePages/Permit%20Search.aspx and search for IP-SC-2021-54-02984. This hearing is to gather public input about this proposed project.

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Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 811 1214 5495

 

Published on September 23, 2021 at 8:41 AM

2021-10-11T17:00:00 - 2021-10-11T18:00:00
Tuesday October 12

Industry | Permits

Joint public hearing on emergency rule WY-26-20(E) and permanent rule WY-27-20 to revise chs. NR 114, 146, 520, and 524, relating to allowing for third party administration of operator certification examinations

Date: 10/12/2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Steve Geis, Steven.Geis@wisconsin.gov or 608-572-2752

Details 

This is a joint public hearing on emergency rule WY-26-20(E) and permanent rule WY-27-20 to revise chs. NR 114, 146, 520, and 524, relating to allowing for third party administration of operator certification examinations.

The public has the opportunity to testify at the hearing. Pre-registration is available and is strongly encouraged if you plan to provide spoken comments during the hearing. To pre-register, download and complete the fillable Hearing Appearance form (https://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/forms/8300/8300-014.pdf) and send it to Steven.Geis@wisconsin.gov. - Public hearing notice and draft rule (https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/news/input/ProposedPermanent.html)

Join this meeting by Zoom.

Join by phone: 301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 881 9107 004

Published on August 25, 2021 at 9:24 AM

2021-10-12T14:00:00 - 2021-10-12T15:00:00
Wednesday October 13

Regulations | Recreation | Outdoor Recreation

Meeting of the Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council (NRTTC)

Date: 10/13/2021

Time: 11:30 a.m. - End of Agenda

Location: Virtual

Contact 

Drew Hanson, Andrew.Hanson@wisconsin.gov or 608-977-0400

Details 

The Nonmotorized Recreation and Transportation Trails Council carries out studies and provides advice and consultation to the legislature, governor, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transportation on all matters related to nonmotorized recreation and transportation trails, including trail planning, acquisition, development, maintenance and management.

At this meeting, NRTTC will discuss social media, the concept of a sales tax to support state trails and regular quarterly topics. The Council may or may not take action on a formal recommendation on the concept of a sales tax to support state trails. The draft agenda for the meeting will be posted to the Council’s website by Oct. 12. Time will be available during the meeting for public comment.

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Join by phone: 312-626-6799; Meeting ID: 885 8256 4632

Published on September 20, 2021 at 1:05 PM

2021-10-13T11:30:00 - 2021-10-13T13:00:00