Notice of Pending Application for Proposed Riprap

Adam Benson, 5015 Emerson Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to install riprap on the banks of Fish Lake.

The project is located in the NW1/4 of the SW1/4 of Section 04, Township 40 North, Range 14 West, Town of Scott, Burnett County.

About 70 feet of the shore has on old seawall about 3 feet high and constructed with old square timbers or ties. Water levels have come up significantly and the water is now up against the seawall. The permit will allows for a minimal amount of rock to be placed up against the ends of the seawall and at a few points in front of the wall where a vertical post is located.

The rock will be placed up against the ends and out about two feet from shore and up the bank about two feet as well. The total area to be protected will be about linear 60 feet.

The Department will review the proposal provided by the applicant and any information from public comments and a public informational hearing, if requested. The Department will determine whether the proposal complies with ss. 1.11 and 30.12(3m), Stats., and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code, and ensure that the required mitigation meets the standards in s. 281.36(3r), Stats. if the project impacts wetlands.

The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit or contract for the proposed activity.

If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Department’s permit tracking website at and search for WP-IP-NO-2020-7-X04-20T18-50-00.

Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Any person may submit comments and/or request a public informational hearing by emailing or writing to Dan Harrington, 810 West Maple Street, Spooner, WI 54801 by U.S. mail. If you are submitting general comments on the proposal, they must be emailed or postmarked within 30 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website. If you are requesting a public informational hearing, the request must be emailed or postmarked within 20 days after the date this notice is published on the Department’s website. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing.

If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be postmarked no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed.

The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document.

Docket Number IP-NO-2020-7-01325


For the Secretary


Dan Harrington

May 13, 2020


(May 27)