Notice of Hearing
The Department of Natural Resources announces that it will hold a public hearing on an emergency rule FH-15-18(E) to revise ch. NR 20 – 23 and 25, relating to taking catfish and rough fish by hand or with a bow and arrow or crossbow, at the time and place shown below.
Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Room 413, State Natural Resources Building, 101 S. Webster St., Madison, WI 53703
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 January 29, 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: Impacts on small businesses as a result of this rule will be minimal, as the proposed regulations will continue to allow catfish and rough fish to be harvested through the new methods and will not significantly impact current hook and line fishing. These rules are mainly applicable to individual anglers and impose no compliance or reporting requirements for small business, nor are any design or operational standards contained in the rule.
Agency Small Business Regulatory Coordinator:
Linda Haddix (608) 266-1959