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Rule-Making Notices
Notice of Hearing
Natural Resources
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1—
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to ss. 23.16, 23.322, 23.325 (2), 23.33, 27.01 (7), 29.014, 29.889 (7m), 30.52, 169.19 (6), 169.20 (6), 169.21 (3), 169.24 and 227.11, Stats., interpreting ss. 23.16, 23.322, 23.325 (2), 23.33, 27.01 (7), 29.014, 29.889 (7m), 30.52, 169.19 (6), 169.20 (6), 169.21 (3) and 169.24, Stats., the Department of Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on revisions to chs. NR 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 19, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to hunting, trapping, captive wild animals, dog training, nuisance animal removal, wildlife rehabilitation and license issuance.
Hearing Information
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the hearing will be held on:
April 15, 2008
Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Room 608
GEF #2 Office Building 101 S. Webster Street
Madison
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call Scott Loomans at (608) 267-2452 with specific information on your request at least 10 days before the date of the scheduled hearing.
Submission of Written Comments, Agency Contact, and Copy of Rule
The proposed rule and fiscal estimate may be reviewed and comments electronically submitted at the following Internet site: http://adminrules.wisconsin.gov. Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted via U.S. mail to Mr. Scott Loomans, Bureau of Wildlife Management, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. Comments may be submitted until April 16, 2008. Written comments whether submitted electronically or by U.S. mail will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearings. A personal copy of the proposed rule and fiscal estimate may be obtained from Mr. Loomans.
Analysis Prepared by Department of Natural Resources
Statutory authority
Statutes interpreted
Plain language analysis
Annually the department updates administrative code language to correct inconsistencies, update outdated language and provide clarification where appropriate. This year, the department is proposing the following changes:
  Designate elk as big game animals
  Allow the issuance of all approvals, permits, licenses, subscriptions and passes through the automated licensing system
  Eliminate duplicative deer hunting season language
  Correct a drafting error related to the youth deer hunting season
  Correct a cross reference to continue allowing hunting certain species at night during the December and October deer hunts
  Correct a cross reference related to type of legal archery hunting equipment
  Adjust bear management zones A and D to account for the Bad River Indian Reservation
  Update wildlife damage and nuisance control rules to be consistent with recently passed legislation
  Update rules which establish the Horicon Marsh Fur Farm to include newly acquired lands which are part of the marsh
  Reestablish pheasant management zones for the purposes of regulating Class B shooting preserves
  Eliminate the sunset of a rule which allows training dogs with the aid of raccoon and rabbits at certain times
  Define the term “preserve" in order to eliminate confusion about when a Taxidermy or Fur Buyers license is required
  Waive department fur tagging requirements for tribes that have their own fur tagging systems
  Repeal the “initial" advanced license for wildlife rehabilitation
  Clarify that animals which are being rehabilitated may not be exposed to domestic animals during rehabilitation
  Correct a typographical error related to wildlife rehabilitation regulations
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to s. 227.114, Stats., it is not anticipated that the proposed rule will have an economic impact on small businesses. The Department's Small Business Regulatory Coordinator may be contacted at SmallBusiness@dnr.state.wi.us or by calling (608) 266-1959.
Environmental Analysis
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Department has made a preliminary determination that this action does not involve significant adverse environmental effects and does not need an environmental analysis under ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code. However, based on the comments received, the Department may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the proposal. This environmental review document would summarize the Department's consideration of the impacts of the proposal and reasonable alternatives.
Fiscal Estimate
Summary
The intent of these rule changes is to correct drafting errors, provide clarification to existing rules, simplify regulations, increase access to department services, and update administrative code language and references. The department anticipates only minimal fiscal impacts.
State fiscal effect
None
Local government fiscal effect
None
Long-range fiscal implications
Adding new purchase options to the automated licensing system may result in an increase in permits and services which are sold and an increase in revenue to the department. However, since no specific services are proposed to be included at this time it is not feasible to predict long range implications.
Notice of Hearings
Natural Resources
Fish, Game, etc., Chs. NR 1—
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to ss. 27.01 and 29.089, Stats., interpreting ss. 27.01 and 29.089, Stats., the Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings creating ss. NR 10.275 (4) and 45.09 (10), Wis. Adm. Code, relating to hunting in state parks, including department-managed portions of state trails.
Hearing Information
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the hearings will be held on:
April 15, 2008
Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
Glacier Room
DNR S. Central Region Hdqrs.
3911 Fish Hatchery Road Fitchburg
April 16, 2008
Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.
Room 218
UW-Marathon County
518 South 7th Avenue
Wausau
April 24, 2008
Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Havenwood State
Forest Environmental
Awareness Center
641 N. Hopkins Street
Milwaukee
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the hearings on April 15, 2008 and April 24, 2008, in Fitchburg and Milwaukee, respectively, will close no sooner than 6:00 p.m. The hearing on April 16, 2008, will close at the completion of public testimony.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call Scott Loomans at (608) 267-2452 with specific information on your request at least 10 days before the date of the scheduled hearing.
Submission of Written Comments, Agency Contact, and Copy of Rule
The proposed rule and fiscal estimate may be reviewed and comments electronically submitted at the following Internet site: http://adminrules.wisconsin.gov. Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted via U.S. mail to Mr. Scott Loomans, Bureau of Wildlife Management, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707. Comments may be submitted until April 25, 2008. Written comments whether submitted electronically or by U.S. mail will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearings. A personal copy of the proposed rule and fiscal estimate may be obtained from Mr. Loomans.
Analysis Prepared by Department of Natural Resources
Statutory authority
Sections 27.01 and 29.089, Stats.
Statutes interpreted
Sections 27.01 and 29.089, Stats.
Plain language analysis
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