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SINCE THE POSTING OF THIS AGENDA, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE CHANGED:
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December 5, 2007 Natural Resources Board agenda & meeting materials

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 a joint meeting of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board and the Natural Resources Board will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Boards will receive a Briefing on the Governor's Energy Independence Initiative and Renewable Energy Goals.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 the joint Boards will arrive at Manna Cafe, 611 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, for a Social Hour at 6:00 p.m. and for dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. Added

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will check-in at the Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

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, December 5, 2007

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from September 10, 2007
    3. Approval of minutes from September 25 - 26, 2007
    4. Approval of agenda for December 5, 2007
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. 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) Deleted
      2. 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) Deleted
      3. Request authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order WT-36-07 for revisions to NR 102 and NR 106 regarding Thermal Water Quality Rules (Bob Masnado, 15 minutes)
      4. Request Authorization for Public Hearings on Board Order WT-41-07 for permanent rule revisions to NR 345, Wisconsin Administrative Code, pertaining to general permit standards to allow operation of a motor vehicle on the beds of outlying waters (Martin Griffin, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FH-30-07, rules to control the spread of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus in Wisconsin (Michael Staggs and Dr. Bob Ehlenfeldt, DATCP Division of Animal Health Administrator, 30 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order FH-07-07, chapter NR 25, Commercial fishing of yellow perch in outlying waters (Michael Staggs, 10 minutes)
      3. Consideration of a request for modifications to WM-16-07, the 2007 Wildlife Management housekeeping rule package, made by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee (Scott Loomans, 15 minutes)
      4. Request approval of the Wisconsin Waterfowl Strategic Plan(Kent Van Horn, 15 minutes)
      5. Request approval of the Hank Aaron State Trail Boundary Adjustment (Bill Smith, 15 minutes)
      6. Request authorization for hearings on Board Order FH-42-07, revisions to NR 20 and 21 relating to hook and line lake sturgeon fishing (Michael Staggs, 10 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition - John Michael Kohler State Park - Sheboygan County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition - Mud Lake Wildlife Area - Dodge County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition - Ice Age Trail - Washington County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin Scenic Riverway - Iowa County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Easement Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin Scenic Riverway - Grant County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Easement Acquisition - Lower Wisconsin Scenic Riverway - Crawford County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Acquisition - Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit - Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Acquisition - Waterloo Wildlife Area - Jefferson County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      15. Land Acquisition - Central Wisconsin Grasslands Conservation Area - Portage County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      16. Land Acquisition, Donation & Boundary Modification - Evansville Wildlife Area - Rock County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      17. Easement Purchase and Donation - Statewide Natural Areas - Rock County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      18. Land Acquisition and Donation - Statewide Fishery Remnant Areas - Pierce County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      19. Land Donation - Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Area - Milwaukee County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      20. Land Transfer - Big Muskego Lake Wildlife Area - Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      21. Easement Donation - Statewide Natural Areas - Oconto County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      22. Easement Donation and Boundary Modification - Willow Creek Fishery Area - Richland County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      23. Request approval of proposed Interim Protocol for Grant Review (Pat Henderson, 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. Melody F. Walsh
      2. Alan L. Czeshinski
      3. Richard A. Rost
      4. Edward Miller
      5. Theodore J. Amman
    2. Donations
      1. The Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation will donate $6,530 for construction of a wetland crossing for the Ice Age Trail at Brooklyn State Wildlife Area.
      2. Willow River State Park's Organization for Wildlife Learning (OWLs) will donate $17,000 to pay the 2007-2008 salaries of the Park's limited-term volunteer coordinator and a work study position.
      3. The Newport Wilderness Society, the friends group of Newport State Park, will donate $42,000 worth of equipment and furniture to outfit the new Hotz Wilderness Interpretive Room and naturalist office/library in the new Public Entrance and Visitor Station at Newport State Park. Added
      4. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $14,000 to manage and monitor Wisconsin's growing osprey population. Added
      5. Walleyes for Tomorrow, Inc. will donate $10,000 to be used to support the Milwaukee River Walleye Restoration Project. Added
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Comprehensive analysis of the potential emission reductions posed by EPA's Reasonable Progress requirements, new particulate matter standards, and proposed new ozone standards (Al Shea and Mike Koerber, Executive Director of Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO), 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Report and preliminary findings from the 2007 gun deer season (Keith Warnke, Randy Stark, and Diane Brookbank, 60 minutes)
      2. Preliminary report on harvest ratios during two-year trial elimination of the October 4-day antlerless deer season (Keith Warnke, 5 minutes)

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