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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE CHANGED:
NOTICE ADDED
ITEM 3.B.3 MODIFIED
ITEM 3.B.9 DELETED
ITEM 3.B.12 MODIFIED
ITEM 3.B.17 ADDED - Deadline for request to testify before the Board on this item has been extended to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008
ITEM 7.A.7 ADDED
ITEM 7.A.8 ADDED
ITEM 7.B.1 ADDED

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 22 - 23, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison , Wisconsin . The Board will act on item 3.A. as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m. for Dinner at the Tornado Club Steak House, 116 S. Hamilton Street, in Madison, Wisconsin. At approximately 8:00 p.m. the Board will arrive at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 2, 3.B., 4-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters. Added

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that matters concerning natural resource issues or the Department's program responsibilities or operations specified in the Wisconsin Statutes, which arise after publication of this agenda may be added to the agenda and publicly noticed no less than two hours before the scheduled board meeting, if the Board Chair determines that the matter is urgent.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of the Agenda for January 22 - 23, 2008
  2. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order WT-33-07, Rule revisions to create new standards for the de-contamination of all equipment prior to use and after use for controlling the spread of invasive species and viruses for any project that is exempt or receiving a general permit under NR 320, NR 323, NR 328, NR 329, NR 341, NR 343, and NR 345 (Martin Griffin, 15 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order AM-04-06, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 433 and 484 pertaining to the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) requirements for visibility protection. (Larry Bruss, 30 minutes) MOVED FROM DECEMBER 2007 AGENDA
      3. Request adoption of Board Order AM-24-07, proposed rules affecting NR 406, 407 & 445 pertaining to the timeline for implementation of air permit and hazardous air pollutant requirements for emissions associated with agricultural waste. (Eileen Pierce, 20 minutes) MOVED FROM DECEMBER 2007 AGENDA
      4. Request adoption of Board Order AM-37-07, proposed rules affecting ch. NR 462 pertaining to the national Emission Standards for hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters in ch. NR 462, Wisconsin Administrative Code (Kevin Kessler, 5 minutes)
  3. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Briefing on Reauthorized Stewardship Program (Laurie Osterndorf and Vance Rayburn, 30 minutes)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from October 24, 2007
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FH-22-06, proposed rules governing fishing tournament rules (Michael Staggs, 15 minutes)
      2. Request approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2008 season (Keith Warnke, 20 minutes)
      3. Request adoption of Wisconsin’s Double-crested Cormorant Management Plan Population Objectives (Jeff Pritzl, 20 minutes) MODIFIFED
      4. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order FH-02-08, related to 2008 proposed fisheries spring hearing rule changes (Joe Hennessy, 15 minutes)
      5. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order WM-01-08 related to 2008 proposed wildlife management spring hearing rule changes, (Scott Loomans, 20 minutes)
      6. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2008 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions (Matt Frank and Ed Harvey, Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chair, 20 minutes)
      7. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order WM-04-08, related to hunting on state Ice Age Trail areas and state park hunting regulations (Scott Loomans, 20 minutes)
      8. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order ER-39-07, revisions to NR 58, related to State Wildlife Grants Program (Tara Bergeson, 15 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - Ice Age Trail - Washington County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes) DELETED AND DEFERRED TO FEBRUARY 2008 MEETING
      10. Land Acquisition – Statewide Public Access – Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition – Buckhorn State Park – Juneau County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition and Proposed Land Sale – Statewide Habitat Area – Shawano County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes) MODIFIED
      13. Land Donation – Statewide Wildlife Area – Chippewa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Donation – New Munster Wildlife Area – Kenosha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      15. Land Transfer – New Munster Wildlife Area – Kenosha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      16. Land Sale – Pembine Ranger Station – Marinette County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      17. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order FH-07-08(E), related to proposed trout regulations in the Prairie River, Lincoln County (Joe Hennessy, 15 minutes) ADDED - Deadline for request to testify before the Board on this item has been extended to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008
  4. Citizen Participation
    1. Citizen Participation
      None
  5. Board Members Matters
    1. Approval to amend the 2008 Natural Resources Board Meeting Dates
    2. Election of Officers (to be taken up at the end of the meeting)
  6. Special Committees' Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Janet Deprez
      2. Michael Cain
      3. Joseph E. Ancel
      4. Kimberly T. Nash
      5. Daniel J. Heath
      6. Doral G. Richardson
      7. Margaret A. Beaumier ADDED
      8. David J. Edwards ADDED
    2. Donations
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $10,000 to be used for the Department’s bird migration stopover habitat project. ADDED

Public Participation Information

Public Participation at Natural Resources Board Meetings

Public participation registration and written comment deadline:
4 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting.
Registration requests and comments should be directed to the Board Liaison.

Last revised: Tuesday August 13 2013