MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will meet in-person for the January board meeting to consider several proposed rulemaking documents, fish and wildlife matters, and donations.

The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2022, originating from public meeting room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-4 and 7-8 as listed on the agenda.

The public is encouraged to watch the January board meeting on the DNR’s YouTube channel.

The deadline to register for public appearance requests and to submit written comments is 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Remote testimony from the public via Zoom may be accepted. In-person public appearances are also welcome.

During the January meeting, several items the Board will be considering include:

  • Adoption of Board Order DG-04-22, proposed rules affecting chapter NR 140 relating to setting numerical standards to minimize the concentration of polluting substances in groundwater (Cycle 10 Bacteria).
  • Adoption of Board Order CF-13-19, proposed rules affecting Chapter
    NR 166 related to streamlining, updating, and improving Safe Drinking Water Loan Program processes and procedures.
  • Approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WA-11-22 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 to 524 related to landfills, solid waste management fees, financial responsibility and reporting requirements.
  • Approval of department recommendations for the 2023 bear harvest quotas.
  • Approval of department recommendations for the Fisheries Management 2023 spring fish and wildlife hearing agenda.
  • Approval of department recommendations for the Wildlife Management 2023 spring fish and wildlife hearing agenda.
  • Approval of Land Donation – Northern Highland – American Legion State Forest.

The complete January NRB meeting agenda is available on the DNR website.

In addition to being encouraged to watch the upcoming meeting, there are opportunities for the public to testify and to submit written comments about issues that come before the NRB. More information regarding public participation at Board meetings is available here.

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