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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
May 25 - 26, 2010 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
The Lodge at Geneva Ridge
W4240 State Road 50
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, the Natural Resources Board will receive a briefing on phosphorus water quality controls in the Aspen Conference Room at The Lodge at Geneva Ridge, Lake Geneva.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, the Natural Resources Board will tour and receive presentations at the following locations: At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Highway 67, Williams Bay; at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Board will arrive at Turtle Valley Wildlife Area, County Highway O and Sugar Creek Road, northwest of the city of Elkhorn; at approximately 3:45 p.m. the Board will arrive at the Pedal and Cup Coffee Shop, 1722 Highway 120, Springfield (White River Trail); and at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Board will arrive at Big Foot Beach State Park, 1452 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, the Natural Resources Board will meet with the Conservation Congress Executive Council at approximately 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at The Geneva Inn, N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in the Aspen conference room at The Lodge at Geneva Ridge, Lake Geneva. 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, May 26, 2010: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for May 26, 2010
  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 WT-21-09, rule revisions to ch. NR 335 and ch. NR 336, Dam Safety Grant Programs (Meg Galloway, Dams and Floodplain Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      2. Request Adoption of Board Order AM-27-09, proposed rules affecting NR 400 pertaining to the definition of volatile organic compound (Larry Bruss, Regional Pollutant and Mobile Source Section Chief, 30 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-34-05, proposed rules affecting NR 411 pertaining to the indirect source permit rule (Larry Bruss, Regional Pollutant and Mobile Source Section Chief, 10 minutes) Deleted - moved to June agenda
      4. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order AM-34-05, proposed rules affecting NR 411 pertaining to the indirect source permit rule (Larry Bruss, Regional Pollutant and Mobile Source Section Chief, 10 minutes) Deleted
      5. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order DG-23-10, creation of Chapter NR 850 and revisions to Chapter NR 142 relating to water use fees (Kristy Rogers, Water Supply Specialist, 5 minutes)
      6. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order DG-24-10, creation of Chapter NR 852 related to water conservation and water use efficiency for water users (Kristy Rogers, Water Supply Specialist, 5 minutes)
      7. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order DG-25-10, creation of NR 856 and revisions to NR 142 relating to water use registration and reporting (Kristy Rogers, Water Supply Specialist, 5 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife -
      1. Request Adoption of Board Order IS-07-10 relating to invasive species housekeeping rule revisions (Peter Flaherty, Staff Attorney, 10 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order WM-01-10, the 2010 Wildlife Management Spring Hearing rules package (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Management Staff Specialist, 20 minutes)
      3. Request adoption of Board Order FH-03-10, fishing regulation changes proposed and supported at the 2010 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings (Joseph Hennessy, Fisheries Specialist, 30 minutes)
      4. Congress Matters (Ed Harvey, Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chair, 10 minutes)
      5. Request authorization for public hearing for Board order ER-10-10, revisions to NR 29 relating to Endangered Resources information fees (Erin Crain, Endangered Resources Acting Bureau Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Request authorization of public hearings for Board Orders WM-21-10 and WM-22-10(E), revisions to NR 10 establishing the 2010 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations (Kent Van Horn, Migratory Bird Specialist, 10 minutes)
      7. Request approval to rename the Amery-Dresser State Trail to the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail (Daniel Schuller, Parks and Recreation Bureau Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Vernon Wildlife Area – Waukesha County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition – Pine Island Wildlife Area – Sauk County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition – Scattered Forest Lands – Marathon County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition – Statewide Natural Areas – Waushara County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition and Project Boundary Modification – Lower Wisconsin State Riverway – Iowa County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      13. Land Acquisition and Donation – White River Fishery Area – Bayfield County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Donation and Boundary Modification – Chiwaukee Prairie-Carol Beach Natural Area – Kenosha County ( Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      15. Updated request for adoption of Board Order LF-08-09, creating ch. NR 52 regarding public use of lands acquired under the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program (Pat Henderson, Deputy Director and Doug Haag, Real Estate Section Chief, 20 minutes)
  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. Randy Williams
      2. Robert J. Pfister
    2. Donations
      1. The Bong Naturalist Association will generously donate $40,000 of a $60,000 project at Richard Bong State Recreation Area
      2. The Devil's Lake Concession Corporation will donate $15,000 to be used for Limited Term Employee Salaries
      3. The Friends of Lapham Peak will donate $12,384.95 for snowmaking and ski trail maintenance
      4. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $10,000 in support of the Citizen-Based Monitoring Program
      5. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $10,000 in support of Trumpeter Swan monitoring
      6. The Friends of Devil's Lake State Park will donate $8,000 to be used for naturalist salaries
      7. The Musky Clubs Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc. will donate $7,150 to purchase a John Deer Gator for use at the new Coolwater Facility at Wild Rose Hatchery
      8. The Jackson County Wildlife fund will donate $5,500 to restore the Lowe Creek ponds
      9. The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin will donate $5,000 in support of Trumpeter Swan monitoring
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Statewide Forest Assessment and Strategy (Paul DeLong, Forestry Administrator and Rebecca Gass, Program and Planning Analyst, 30 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