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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 24, 2007 agenda and meeting materials

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, the Natural Resources Board will arrive at approximately 6:00 p.m. for Dinner at the Tornado Club in Madison, Wisconsin. At approximately 8:00 p.m. the Board will arrive at Concourse Hotel in Madison.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 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, January 24, 2007
ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from December 5-6, 2006
    3. Approval of agenda for January 24, 2007
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Response to Senate Committee on Agriculture and Insurance request for unspecified modifications to Board Order WT-21-05, related to NR 243, Consolidated Animal Feeding Operations. (Russ Rasmussen and Gordon Stevenson, 30 minutes)
      2. Adoption of Board Order AM-03-06, related to NR 432, pertaining to NOx and SO2 reductions from major electric generating units in Wisconsin to address interstate transport of pollutants. (Larry Bruss, 45 minutes)
      3. Request authorization to hold public hearings on Board Order AM-04-06, related to NR 433 and NR 484, pertaining to proposed rules to require the application of best available retrofit technology (BART) to address provisions of the federal regional haze regulations. (Larry Bruss, 10 minutes)
      4. Request authorization to hold public hearings on Board Order AM-17-05, related to NR 428, pertaining to NOx RACT performance standards for major sources in Wisconsin non-attainment counties. (Larry Bruss, 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Adoption of Board Order FH-35-06, related to NR 25, pertaining to commercial chub fishing – outlying waters of Lake Michigan. (Michael Staggs, 10 minutes)
      2. Adoption of Emergency Board Order FR-11-07(E) and request authorization to hold public hearing for Board Order FR-09-07, related to NR 45.075, pertaining to management of forest emergencies by the chief state forester. (Andrea Diss-Torrance, 20 minutes)
      3. Adoption of Emergency Board Order FR-01-07(E) and request authorization to hold public hearings for Board Order FR-02-07, related to NR 1, pertaining to contracting for timber sale setup assistance. (Paul Pingrey, 15 minutes)
      4. Request authorization for public hearings of Board Order FR-03-07, related to NR 1.212, pertaining to the referral of private timber sale request to cooperating foresters. (Paul Pingrey, 10 minutes)
      5. Request authorization for public hearing of Board Order WM-14-07, revisions to NR 10, 15, 17, and 19 related to annual Wildlife Management Spring Hearing rule changes. (Scott Loomans, 30 minutes)
      6. Request authorization for public hearing of Board Order FH-15-07 related to annual Fisheries Spring Hearing rule changes. (Joe Hennessy, 20 minutes)
      7. Approval of the invasive species legislative proposals. (Paul DeLong, Laurie Osterndorf, and Todd Ambs, 30 minutes)
      8. Approval of continuation of Department’s Mute Swan Control Policy (Ricky Lien, 60 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition, Northern Highland/American Legion State Forest, Vilas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit, Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition and Donation, Devil’s Lake State Park and the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway, Sauk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Donation, Statewide Natural Area, Door County (Richard Steffes, 5 minute)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      None
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. James M. Hughes
      2. Norman Dunbar
      3. Willie Anderson
      4. Diane L. Brinson
      5. Michael A. Harelson
    2. Donations
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $41,000 to the Bureau of Endangered Resources for various projects.
      2. An anonymous citizen will donate $20,000 to the Bureau of Science Services for whitetail deer research.
      3. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $18,000 to the Endangered Resources Program for prairie and savanna management on State Natural Areas in the LaCrosse area.
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Mercury emissions from coal-fired electric generating units. (Jon Heinrich, 30 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program (Laurie Osterndorf, 30 minutes).
  10. Election of Officers

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