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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE CHANGED:
ITEM 3.A.4 ADDED
ITEM 3.B.4 DELETED
ITEM 3.B.5 MODIFIED
ITEM 6.A. ADDED (6/19/08)
ITEM 7.A.10 DELETED

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 25, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel
110 Grand Seasons Drive
Waupaca, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, June 23, 2008, a quorum of the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at approximately 9:30 a.m., a quorum of the Natural Resources Board will tour the Bohn Lake State Ice Age Trail, County Highway B, town of Deerfield near Hancock, Wisconsin. At approximately 10:30 a.m., they will depart for the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at 11:15 a.m., the Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board and the Natural Resources Board will leave the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin for a luncheon at Kings Table, N2717 County Highway QQ, King, Wisconsin. At approximately 12:15 p.m., both Boards will depart for a tour of the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery, N5871 State Road 22, Wild Rose, Wisconsin and then at approximately 2:00 p.m. depart for a tour of Quantum Dairy, N1602 Buchholz Road, Weyauwega, Wisconsin. At approximately 3:15 p.m., both Boards will then return to the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel in Waupaca, Wisconsin. At approximately 4:00 p.m. both Boards will convene for a joint meeting. Immediately following the meeting, both Boards will depart for Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca, Wisconsin. At approximately 5:30 p.m., both Boards will have dinner. At approximately 8:30 p.m., both Boards will then return to the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions.

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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 25, 2008
    3. Approval of minutes from April 23, 2008
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1.  
        1. Briefing on Mercury Public Health & Welfare Finding (Jon Heinrich, 60 minutes)
        2. Request Adoption of Board Order AM-32-05, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 439, 446 and 484 pertaining to mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating units (Jon Heinrich, 60 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order WT-35-07, revision of Chapter NR 105, Surface Water Quality Criteria and Secondary Values for Toxic Substances (Robert Masnado, 15 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings on Board Order SS-16-08, proposed amendments on ch. NR 219, related to analytical methods used for WPDES monitoring (David Webb, 10 minutes)
      4. Request Amendment of Adopted Permanent Rule Revisions to Board Order WT-33-07 relating to invasive species decontamination standards (Martin Griffin and Liesa Lehman Kerler, 15 minutes) Added (Note: tabled at the May 28, 2008 meeting)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-03-08, related to stumpage rates, definition changes and additions, and procedural changes to MFL petitions and management plan packets (Kathryn Nelson, 10 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order WM-06-08, Modifications to chs. NR 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and 19, the 2008 Wildlife Management Housekeeping Rule Package (Scott Loomans, 10 minutes)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order FH-02-08, Fisheries Management Rule Proposals supported at the 2008 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Steve Hewett, 30 minutes)
      4. Request adoption of Board Order FH-22-06A, revised fishing tournament regulations (Mike Staggs, 15 minutes) Deleted (Note: rescheduled to August 13, 2008 meeting)
      5. Request Authorization of Public Hearings for Board Order IS-34-06, an order to create ch. NR 40 relating to the identification, classification and control of Invasive Species (Laurie Osterndorf, Todd Ambs, Susan Crawford, and Paul Delong, Kelly Kearns and Tom Boos, 25 minutes) Modified
      6. Land Acquisition – Buckhorn State Park – Juneau County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land and Easement Acquisition – North Branch Milwaukee River Wildlife and Farming Heritage Area – Ozaukee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition – Statewide Public Access Program – Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – Devil’s Lake State Park – Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – South Shore Lake Superior Fish and Wildlife Area – Bayfield County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Lower WI State Riverway – Iowa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition – Lower WI State Riverway – Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas – St. Croix County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Peter Helland Wildlife Area – Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      15. Land Acquisition and Donation – Beaver Brook Wildlife Area – Washburn County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      16. Land Acquisition and Donation – Statewide Fisheries Habitat Program – Brown County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      17. Easement Donation – Gift Lands Program – Waupaca County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      18. Easement Acquisition – Lower WI State Riverway – Dane County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
    1. Stewardship Subcommittee Added
  7. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Lee S. Meyers
      2. Arden R. Pinkert
      3. Delbert L. Maag
      4. Jim Varro
      5. Barb Ingram
      6. Jack B. Hoisington
      7. Terrence Gardon
      8. Barb Hennings
      9. Bruce J. Williams
      10. John Brandenburg Deleted
    2. Donations
      1. Badger High School Leadership Dynamics Class of 2008 will donate $10,310.00 to Big Foot Beach State Park
  8. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      None

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