Wisconsin Natural Resource Board meeting set for June 23

Meeting can be watched on YouTube

The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the June board meeting to consider several proposed rules, hearings, management and master plans, land items and donations. The board also will receive an information update on Chronic Wasting Disease.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 23, originating from Public Meeting Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Madison. The board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the agenda (https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/About/NRB/2021/23-June).

The public is encouraged to watch the June board meeting on the DNR’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkfTDzgYFGY&ab_channel=WIDNRTV).

The deadline for remote public appearance requests and written comments is 11 a.m. June 16. There will be no in-person appearances.

The board will be considering:

• Proposed rules affecting chapters NR 404, 407, 408, 428 and 484 related to incorporation of the 2015 national ambient air quality standards for ozone

• Proposed rules affecting chapters NR 350 related to wetland mitigation

• Proposed rules affecting chapters NR 130, 131, 132 and 182 related to nonferrous metallic mining activities

• Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 and 25 related to fish harvest in Lake Superior

• Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related fishing guide licenses and reporting requirements

• Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to fishing regulations on inland, outlying and boundary waters (the 2021 Fisheries Management Spring Hearings rule)

• Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to Minocqua Chain walleye harvest regulations

• Proposed rules affecting chapter NR 20 related to lake trout harvest and season in Lake Michigan

• Statement of Scope, public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 811 to update, correct and clarify existing code requirements and add requirements for new technologies related to community drinking water system sources, source water quality, storage, treatment and distribution

• Statement of Scope, public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 140 related to setting numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater based on the Department of Health Services’ recommendations for creation of Cycle 11 groundwater enforcement standards, including some PFAS and pesticide compounds

• Statement of Scope, public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapter NR 809 related to the promulgation of new drinking water maximum contaminant levels for 12 additional Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and combined standards for 4 PFAS

• Statement of Scope, public hearing notice and notice of submittal of proposed rules to the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse, for proposed rules affecting chapters NR 8, 10, 12 and 19 related to gray wolf harvest regulations

• Antlerless deer harvest quotas, antlerless permit levels and a deer hunting season framework for 2021

In addition to being encouraged to watch the upcoming June meeting, there are opportunities for the public to testify and to submit written comments about issues that come before the NRB. Information regarding public participation at board meetings is available at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/NRB/public.html.