The Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing Sept. 15 regarding state rule changes governing the spreading of manure on soils in certain sensitive areas of the state. The changes, under Ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to shallow soils over “karst topography,” which are areas where the bedrock may be fractured. An informational meeting and Q&A will start at noon and the public hearing will start at 1 pm. The hearing will be held at the University Union Phoenix Room, UW-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay. The hearing will also be broadcast at the same time in Madison at the Wisconsin Natural Resource Building. The public is invited to attend and provide oral and written comments on NR 151 rule changes at each location. A public hearing officer will be present to conduct the hearing and may put time limits on individual oral statements to ensure an opportunity for all present to make statements. The public may also submit written comments on the proposed rule changes by October 4, 2017, via mail to Mike Gilbertson, DNR, 101 S. Webster St., Madison, Wis. 53707, or by email to [email protected].