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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
October 27, 2010 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Room G09, State Natural Resources Bldg. (GEF 2)
101 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, 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, October 27, 2010: Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for October 27, 2010
    3. Approval of minutes from September 21 - 22, 2010
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions (PDF)
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request modification and adoption of Board Order DG-23-10, creation of NR 850 and revision to NR 142 relating to water use fees, adopted by the Board in August 2010, and modified based on input from the Senate Committee on the Environment, to include a lower cap on fees for small businesses (PDF) (Eric Ebersberger, Water Use Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order DG-39-10, creation of NR 854, Wisconsin Administrative Code, relating to Water Supply Service Area Planning for public water supply systems (PDF) (Eric Ebersberger, Water Use Section Chief , 15 minutes)
      3. Request authorization for public hearings for Board Order WA-33-10, revisions to NR 500, 502, and 518, relating to composting facilities (PDF) (Ann Coakley, Waste Management Bureau Director, 20 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Emergency Board Order IS-49-10(E) and request authorization for public hearings on Board Order IS-47-10, revision to ch. NR 40, regarding the management of bats and white-nose syndrome in Wisconsin (PDF) (Erin Crain, Ecological Inventory and Monitoring Section Chief, and Gregor Schuurman, Conservation Biologist, 20 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for public hearing on Board Order CF-28-09, amending ch. NR 51, Administration of Stewardship Grants (PDF) (Mary Rose Teves, Community Financial Assistance Bureau Director, Amy Bradley, Stewardship Grant Manager, and Karen Blodgett, WCR Community Services Specialist, 15 minutes) Moved from September meeting
      3. Request authorization for public hearing for Board Order FR-38-10 to develop a rule that specifies when and where golf carts are allowed in the Governor Thompson State Park and the Peshtigo River State Forest (PDF) (John Lubbers, Regional Forestry Staff Supervisor and Peter Biermeier, External Relations and Planning Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      4. Request approval of the Capital Springs State Recreation Area Master Plan (PDF) (Dan Schuller, Parks and Recreation Bureau Director, and Jeff Prey, Program and Planning Analyst, 15 minutes)
      5. Request approval to rename DNR owned parcel to commemorate deceased Aircraft Pilot Heath van Handel (PDF) (Matt Frank, Secretary, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition – Statewide Public Access – Door County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Deferred from September meeting
      7. Easement Acquisition, Forest Legacy Program, Sawyer County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Acquisition and New Project Establishment, Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area, Marinette County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Acquisition and Donation – Statewide Public Access – Kewaunee County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Acquisition, Kettle Moraine State Forest - Pike Lake Unit, Washington County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      11. Land Acquisition, Black River State Forest, Jackson County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      12. Land Acquisition, Swan Lake Wildlife Area, Columbia County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      13. Easement Purchase and Project Boundary Modification, Evansville Wildlife Area, Rock County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      14. Land Acquisition, Flambeau River State Forest, Price County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      15. Land Donation, Statewide Wildlife Habitat Area, Chippewa County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      16. Land Donation, Statewide Wildlife Habitat Area, Shawano County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      17. Land Donation, Statewide Natural Area, Sheboygan County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      18. Land Sale, Hank Aaron State Trail, Milwaukee County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen appearances on any topic not listed on the agenda. Information on how to register to speak is on the Board public participation web page.
  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Charles S. Horn
      2. Darryl Fenner
      3. David Vetrano
      4. Thomas M. Aten
    2. Donations
      None
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      None
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Update on Great Lakes commercial trap net fishing (PDF) (Mike Staggs, Fisheries Management and Habitat Bureau Director, and Philip Moy, UW Sea Grant Institute Fisheries and Invasive Species Specialist, 20 minutes)
      2. Department initiatives to reduce lead in the environment (PDF) (Sean Strom, Wildlife Toxicologist, 20 minutes)

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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 March 25 2014