15.345(1)(a)1. 1. One resident of the Lake Superior area.
15.345(1)(a)2. 2. One resident of the Lake Michigan area.
15.345(1)(a)3. 3. One resident of the Mississippi River area.
15.345(1)(a)3m. 3m. One resident of the Lake Winnebago watershed area.
15.345(1)(a)4. 4. One resident from the inland area of the state.
15.345(1)(b) (b) Each member of the commission must be able to assess the recreational water use problems in his or her geographical area of the state.
15.345(1)(c) (c) No member of the commission may receive any salary for services performed as a commission member. Each commission member shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred while performing official duties.
15.345(2) (2)Lake Superior commercial fishing board. There is created a Lake Superior commercial fishing board attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03.
15.345(2)(a) (a) The board shall be composed of 5 members who reside in counties contiguous to Lake Superior appointed by the governor to serve at the governor's pleasure.
15.345(2)(b) (b) The 5 members shall include:
15.345(2)(b)1. 1. Three licensed, active commercial fishers.
15.345(2)(b)2. 2. One licensed, active wholesale fish dealer.
15.345(2)(b)3. 3. One state citizen.
15.345(3) (3)Lake Michigan commercial fishing board. There is created a Lake Michigan commercial fishing board attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03.
15.345(3)(a) (a) The board shall be composed of 7 members who reside in counties contiguous to Lake Michigan appointed by the governor to serve at the governor's pleasure.
15.345(3)(b) (b) The 7 members shall include:
15.345(3)(b)1. 1. Five licensed, active commercial fishers; of these, 2 shall represent the fisheries of southern Green Bay and 3 the fisheries of northern Green Bay and Lake Michigan proper.
15.345(3)(b)2. 2. One licensed, active wholesale fish dealer.
15.345(3)(b)3. 3. One state citizen.
15.345(8) (8)Lower Wisconsin state riverway board.
15.345(8)(a)(a) There is created a lower Wisconsin state riverway board, which is attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03.
15.345(8)(b) (b) The board shall be composed of the following members appointed for 3-year terms:
15.345(8)(b)1. 1. One member from Crawford County.
15.345(8)(b)2. 2. One member from Dane County.
15.345(8)(b)3. 3. One member from Grant County.
15.345(8)(b)4. 4. One member from Iowa County.
15.345(8)(b)5. 5. One member from Richland County.
15.345(8)(b)6. 6. One member from Sauk County.
15.345(8)(b)7. 7. Three other members who represent recreational user groups and who are not residents of any of the counties listed in subds. 1. to 6.
15.345(8)(c) (c) The governor shall appoint each member under par. (b) 1. to 6. from a list, of at least 2 nominees, submitted by each respective county board.
15.345(8)(d) (d) Each member under par. (b) 1. to 6. shall be either of the following:
15.345(8)(d)1. 1. An elected official at the time of appointment of a city or village that abuts the lower Wisconsin state riverway, as defined in s. 30.40 (15), or of a town or a county that is located at least in part in the lower Wisconsin state riverway, as defined in s. 30.40 (15).
15.345(8)(d)2. 2. A resident at the time of appointment of a city or village that abuts the lower Wisconsin state riverway, as defined in s. 30.40 (15), or of a town that is located at least in part in the lower Wisconsin state riverway, as defined in s. 30.40 (15).
15.347 15.347 Same; councils.
15.347(2)(2)Dry cleaner environmental response council. There is created in the department of natural resources a dry cleaner environmental response council consisting of the following members appointed for 3-year terms:
15.347(2)(b) (b) Three members representing dry cleaning operations.
15.347(2)(c) (c) One member representing wholesale distributors of dry cleaning solvent.
15.347(2)(d) (d) One engineer, professional geologist, hydrologist or soil scientist with knowledge, experience or education concerning remediation of environmental contamination.
15.347(2)(e) (e) One member representing manufacturers and sellers of dry cleaning equipment.
15.347(4) (4)Natural areas preservation council. There is created in the department of natural resources a natural areas preservation council consisting of the following representatives:
15.347(4)(a) (a) Two from the department of natural resources, appointed by the board of natural resources, one to serve as secretary.
15.347(4)(b) (b) Four from the University of Wisconsin System, appointed by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
15.347(4)(c) (c) One from the department of public instruction, appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction.
15.347(4)(d) (d) One from the Milwaukee public museum, appointed by its board of directors.
15.347(4)(e) (e) Three appointed by the council of the Wisconsin academy of sciences, arts and letters, at least one representing the private colleges in this state.
15.347(7) (7)Snowmobile recreational council. There is created in the department of natural resources a snowmobile recreational council consisting of 15 members nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed for staggered 3-year terms. Commencing on July 1, 1972, 5 members shall be appointed to serve for one year, 5 members for 2 years and 5 members for 3 years. Thereafter all terms shall be for 3 years with 5 positions on the council to expire each year. At least 5 members of the council shall be from the territory north, and at least 5 members shall be from the territory south, of a line running east and west through the south limits of the city of Stevens Point.
15.347(8) (8)Small business environmental council. There is created in the department of natural resources a small business environmental council consisting of the following members appointed for 3-year terms:
15.347(8)(a) (a) Three members to represent the general public who are not owners, or representatives of owners, of small business stationary sources, as defined in s. 285.79 (1).
15.347(8)(b) (b) One member who owns a small business stationary source, as defined in s. 285.79 (1), or who represents owners of small business stationary sources, appointed by the president of the senate.
15.347(8)(c) (c) One member who owns a small business stationary source, as defined in s. 285.79 (1), or who represents owners of small business stationary sources, appointed by the speaker of the assembly.
15.347(8)(d) (d) One member who owns a small business stationary source, as defined in s. 285.79 (1), or who represents owners of small business stationary sources, appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
15.347(8)(e) (e) One member who owns a small business stationary source, as defined in s. 285.79 (1), or who represents owners of small business stationary sources, appointed by the minority leader of the assembly.
15.347(8)(f) (f) One member appointed by the secretary of natural resources to represent the department of natural resources.
15.347(9) (9)Off-road vehicle council.
15.347(9)(a)(a) There is created in the department of natural resources an off-road vehicle council consisting of 7 members appointed for 3-year terms expiring March 1.
15.347(9)(b) (b) Each member of the off-road vehicle council shall be a resident of this state, shall be a member and represent the interests of an all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle user's group, and shall be knowledgeable about outdoor recreation issues in this state and about trails used by operators of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles.
15.347(9)(c) (c) The off-road vehicle council shall meet at least 3 times annually. The chairperson of the council shall notify the secretary of natural resources each time that a meeting has been held by the council. If the secretary determines on the first day of any year that the council has failed to meet at all during the previous year, the council is dissolved.
15.347(10) (10)Off-highway motorcycle council.
15.347(10)(a)(a) There is created in the department of natural resources an off-highway motorcycle council consisting of 5 members who are appointed for 3-year terms expiring March 1.
15.347(10)(b) (b) Each member of the off-highway motorcycle council shall be a resident of this state, shall be a member of and represent the interests of an off-highway motorcycle club, as defined in s. 23.335 (1) (r), and shall be knowledgeable about outdoor recreation issues in this state and about trails used by operators of off-highway motorcycles.
15.347(10)(c) (c) The off-highway motorcycle council shall meet at least 3 times annually.
15.347(12) (12)Metallic mining council. There is created in the department of natural resources a metallic mining council consisting of 9 persons representing a variety and balance of economic, scientific and environmental viewpoints. Members shall be appointed by the secretary of the department for staggered 3-year terms.
15.347(13) (13)Groundwater coordinating council.
15.347(13)(a)(a) Creation. There is created a groundwater coordinating council, attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03. The council shall perform the functions specified under s. 160.50.
15.347(13)(b) (b) Members. The groundwater coordinating council shall consist of the following members:
15.347(13)(b)1. 1. The secretary of natural resources.
15.347(13)(b)2. 2. The secretary of safety and professional services.
15.347(13)(b)3. 3. The secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
15.347(13)(b)4. 4. The secretary of health services.
15.347(13)(b)5. 5. The secretary of transportation.
15.347(13)(b)6. 6. The president of the University of Wisconsin System.
15.347(13)(b)7. 7. The state geologist.
15.347(13)(b)8. 8. One person to represent the governor.
15.347(13)(c) (c) Designees. Under par. (b), agency heads may appoint designees to serve on the council, if the designee is an employee or appointive officer of the agency who has sufficient authority to deploy agency resources and directly influence agency decision making.
15.347(13)(d) (d) Terms. Members appointed under par. (b) 8. shall be appointed to 4-year terms.
15.347(13)(e) (e) Staff. The state agencies with membership on the council and its subcommittees shall provide adequate staff to conduct the functions of the council.
15.347(13)(f) (f) Meetings. The council shall meet at least twice each year and may meet at other times on the call of 3 of its members. Section 15.09 (3) does not apply to meetings of the council.
15.347(13)(g) (g) Annual report. In August of each year, the council shall submit to the head of each agency with membership on the council, the governor and the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3), a report which summarizes the operations and activities of the council during the fiscal year concluded on the preceding June 30, describes the state of the groundwater resource and its management and sets forth the recommendations of the council. The annual report shall include a description of the current groundwater quality in the state, an assessment of groundwater management programs, information on the implementation of ch. 160 and a list and description of current and anticipated groundwater problems. In each annual report, the council shall include the dissents of any council member to the activities and recommendations of the council.
15.347(16) (16)State trails council. There is created in the department of natural resources a state trails council consisting of 11 members, appointed for 4-year terms, who are knowledgeable in, and who engage in one or more of, the various recreational uses of trails.
15.347(17) (17)Council on recycling.
15.347(17)(a)(a) Creation and membership. There is created a council on recycling, attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03, consisting of 7 members selected by the governor.
15.347(17)(c) (c) Terms. Each member of the council on recycling designated under par. (a) shall serve a 4-year term expiring on the date that the next term of governor commences under s. 8.25 (4) (b) 2. or until a successor is appointed.
15.347(18) (18)Invasive species council.
15.347(18)(a)(a) There is created an invasive species council, attached to the department of natural resources under s. 15.03.
15.347(18)(b) (b) The council consists of the following members:
15.347(18)(b)1. 1. The secretary of natural resources or his or her designee.
15.347(18)(b)2. 2. The secretary of administration or his or her designee.
15.347(18)(b)3. 3. The secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection or his or her designee.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 135 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before December 14, 2017. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 14, 2017 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-14-17)