December 10-11, 2013: The agenda for the Natural Resource Board meeting includes a request for adoption of proposed changes to the certification of wastewater operators, adoption of proposed revisions relating to statewide minimum standards for shoreland zoning , the approval of the Secretary’s executive order to extend deadline for county adoption of updated ordinances under ch. NR 115, and a hearing request for proposed rules relating the inspection of water systems at time of property transfer, licensing of filling and sealing contractors, well inspectors and water well drilling rig operators and citations for violations related to drilling and pump installing.

December 12, 2013: The Division of Hearings and Appeals will hold a contested case hearing in the matter of whether land located in the Town of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County, owned by the Fence Lake Lodge Properties, Inc. and enrolled under Forest Crop Law should be withdrawn from the Forest Crop Law Program.

December 12, 2013: The DNR, UW Extension and the River Alliance of Wisconsin will host an informational meeting regarding the discovery of the New Zealand mudsnail in Black Earth Creek. The mudsnail is an invasive species present in the western United States and in the Great Lakes. The discovery of the mudsnail in Black Earth Creek is the first time this invasive species has been found in the inland waters of the Midwest.

What to look for in the coming weeks:
December 16, 2013: The Division of Hearings and Appeals will continue a contested case hearing in the matter of the conditional high capacity well approval for two potable wells to be located in the Town of Richfield, Adams County issued to Milk Source Holdings, LLC on March 13, 2013.

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