Notice of Hearing
The Department of Natural Resources announces that it will hold a public hearing on a permanent rule to revise ch. NR 1, relating to aquaculture and fish farms, at the time and place shown below.
Date: March 18, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711
1. Hearing impaired persons may request an interpreter for this hearing. Please make reservations for a hearing interpreter at least 10 days before the date of the scheduled hearing, by writing to e-mail.
2. Alternatively, you may contact the Department of Natural Resources TDD at (608) 267-6897. The hearing facility is accessible to disabled users.
3. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, including the provision of information material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call with specific information on your request at least 10 days before the date of the scheduled hearing.
4. Handicap access is available at the hearing location.
Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments
Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before March 18, 2019. Written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail, fax, E-mail, or through the internet and will have the same weight and effect as oral statements presented at the public hearing. Written comments and any questions on the proposed rules should be submitted to:
Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Meredith Penthorn
P.O. Box 7921
101 S. Webster Street,
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: These rules revise regulations impacting the aquaculture industry in a way that will likely produce economic benefits to the industry and the state economy. The rule may have a moderate economic impact on the aquaculture industry, but an exact amount of impact is unknown at this time. Any impact should be beneficial to the aquaculture industry.
The rule is not likely to impose new compliance or reporting requirements or design or operational standards.
The department will develop a preliminary economic impact analysis and hold a comment period pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 50, Section IV, in fall 2018. Fiscal impacts on the department will also be summarized in this analysis.
Agency Small Business Regulatory Coordinator:
Linda Haddix (608) 266-1959
Dated at Madison, Wisconsin _____________________________________
STATE OF WISCONSIN
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Preston D. Cole, Secretary