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Since the posting of this agenda, the following items have changed:
3.B.13 Added
8.B.1 Added

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 22, 2008 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Eagle River Inn & Resort
5260 Highway 70 West
Eagle River, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately 12:30 p.m. the Board will arrive at Found Lake, E. Dean Road, St. Germain, WI. At approximately 2:00 p.m. the Board will arrive at St. Germain Elementary School, 8234 State Highway 70 W, St. Germain, WI. At approximately 3:30 p.m. the Board will arrive at Nicolet National Forest, 2178 Forest Lane, Eagle River, WI.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at the Eagle River Inn & Resort, Eagle River, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that during lunch on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, there will be a briefing on the statutory authority of the Board.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that also during lunch on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 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, October 22, 2008

Order of Business
  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for October 22, 2008
    3. Approval of minutes from August 13, 2008
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-19-08, proposed rules affecting Chapters NR 422 and 423 pertaining to Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for VOC sources engaged in solvent cleaning, lithographic and flexible package printing, and certain coating source categories (Larry Bruss, 10 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-24-08, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 419 and 484, pertaining to establishing VOC emission control requirements for industrial wastewater collection and treatment operations from major VOC sources in Wisconsin ozone nonattainment areas (Larry Bruss, 5 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-20-08, proposed rules affecting Chapter NR 428 pertaining to modifications to address USEPA’s concerns relative to SIP approval with the adopted NOx RACT rule and to incorporate minor revisions (Larry Bruss, 5 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-11-08, revisions to NR 47 related to Urban Forestry Grants (Dick Rideout, 10 minutes)
      2. Request approval of expanded Pershing Wildlife Management Area project boundary (Tom Hauge and Ken Jonas, 15 minutes)
      3.  
        1. Briefing on Commercial Fisheries and their Management (Thomas R. Hansen and Michael Staggs, 20 minutes)
        2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-13-08, revisions to NR 25 related to Great Lakes Commercial Fishing and Wholesale Fish Dealing (Thomas R. Hansen, 20 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition – Kettle Moraine State Forest/Southern Unit – Walworth County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition – Central Wisconsin Grassland Conservation Area – Adams County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition - Ice Age Trail - Polk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition – Brule River State Forest – Douglas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition - Black River State Forest - Jackson County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition & Partial Donation - South Shore Lake Superior Fish & Wildlife Area - Bayfield County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Donation - Lower Wolf River Bottomlands Natural Resources Area - Winnebago County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Donation - Theresa Wildlife Area - Washington County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes
      12. Land Donation - Rowan Creek Fishery Area - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Reconsideration of Board Order FH-22-06A, revised fishing tournament regulations (Michael Staggs, 15 minutes) Added
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Lyle Manteuffel
      2. Larry G. Nelson
      3. Thomas D. Pellett
      4. Bruce Klang
      5. David L. Brum
      6. Raymond J. Broennimann
      7. Celeste J. Hoze
    2. Donations
      1. The Navarino Nature Center, Inc. will donate a "Green" building addition to the current nature center valued at $623,943
      2. Kiap-TU-Wish Trout Unlimited Chapter will donate $15,000 to the Bureau of Fisheries Management for a Pine Creek Trout Habitat Restoration Project in Maiden Rock, Pierce County
      3. Janet Flynn will donate an original watercolor painting valued at $12,000 in support of the Endangered Resources Program
      4. Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center, Inc. will donate a 2009 John Deer “Gator” valued at $11,000 to the wildlife education program at Horicon Marsh
      5. The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Fund, through the Natural Resources Foundation, will donate $7,616 to the Bureau of Wildlife Management for management and restoration of native plant communities and wildlife
      6. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $7,000 to the Department's ongoing osprey work
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Informational Update on Lead in Hunter Harvested Venison (William Delanis and Sean Strom, 15 minutes) 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