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Since the posting of this agenda, the following items have changed:
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3.B.3 Modified
5.A. Added

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
April 27, 2011 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 that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 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. Modified

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, April 27, 2011

Order of Business
  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for April 27, 2011
    3. Approval of minutes from March 23, 2011
  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 DG-34-10, creation of WI Administrative Code NR 860 Water Use permitting (Kristy Rogers, Water Supply Specialist, 20 minutes)
      2. Request adoption of Board Order AM-17-10, proposed rules affecting chapters NR 400, 405, and 407 pertaining to major source thresholds for sources of greenhouse gas emissions (Andrew Stewart, Permits & Stationary Source Modeling Section Chief, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of emergency Board Order FH-10-11(E) and Board Order FH-50-10, to revise ch. NR 25 regarding the regulation of commercial trap netting in the Great Lakes (Michael Staggs, Fisheries Management Bureau Director, 20 minutes)
      2. Request authorization for a public hearing for Board Order WM-02-11, modifications to Chs. NR 10, 15, 19, and 24, Wildlife Management housekeeping and wildlife rehabilitation rules package (Scott Loomans, Regulation Policy Specialist, 10 minutes)
      3. Request approval of Department recommendations for the 2011 deer hunting season structure and antlerless deer quotas deer season modifications in herd control and CWD units, quotas and permit levels for all “regular” units, and adoption of emergency order WM-15-11(E) relating to deer seasons and tags Modified (Tom Hauge, Wildlife Management Bureau Director, 30 minutes)
      4. Request naming an 1897 building at the Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery as the “R.D. Pike Building” (Michael Staggs, Fisheries Management and Habitat Bureau Director, 10 minutes)
      5. Ratification of Department Decision to Issue Stewardship Grants for Projects that will prohibit at least one nature-based outdoor activity (NBOA) on Non-Department Land: Village of Plain, Sauk County; and City of Brookfield, Waukesha County (Lavane Hessler, 20 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition - Crex Meadows Wildlife Area - Burnett County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification – St. Louis River Stream Bank Area – Douglas County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Donation - Peshtigo River State Forest - Marinette County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Donation - Statewide Fisheries Habitat Areas - Oneida County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Land Donation - Statewide Habitat Areas - Columbia County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - None
    1. Citizen Participation refers to citizen appearances on topics that are not on this month's agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. When the Board meets in Madison, appearances are accepted every other month. See complete information about Public Participation at Board meetings
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Request approval of Resolution on Rainbow Springs Golf Course on Stewardship Lands Added
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Mark L. Andersen
      2. Daniel C. Boardman
      3. Michael S. Cross
      4. Steven M. Dewald
      5. James F. Fratrick
      6. Mary E. Hamel
      7. Timothy J. Hanson
      8. Michael G. Hawley
      9. Joanne Howe
      10. Wesley O. Jahns
      11. Dr. Richard C. Lathrop
      12. Robert E. Lent
      13. Sandra J. Manthei
      14. John J. Plenke
      15. Dennis Pratt
      16. Paul H. Scott
      17. Thomas Stunkard
      18. Jerry Wilson
    2. Donations
      1. The Natural Resources Foundation will donate $152,712 to provide support for a variety of projects for Endangered Resources, Wildlife Management, and Fisheries Management
      2. The Southern Kettle Moraine Horserider's Association will donate $21,000 to be used for the installation of electricity for 16 campsites Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit – Horserider's Campground
      3. The Black River State Forest Trail Foundation will donate $20,000 to construct a new grooming equipment shed for the Black River State Forest
      4. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will donate a Polaris Ranger utility vehicle valued at $16,400.00 to be used by the Friends volunteers and park staff to access trails and other hard to reach areas
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Ground Water Pumping Update (George Kraft, UW-Stevens Point Groundwater Center Director and Hydrogeologist, 20 minutes)
      2. Phosphorus and Storm Water Update (Russ Rasmussen, Acting Water Administrator, 20 minutes)
      3. Impact of new federal clean air regulations recently proposed by the EPA on existing WI clean air regulations (Pat Stevens, Air and Waste Administrator, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Capital Development Budget Update (Steve Miller, Facilities and Lands Bureau Director, and Jason Stringer, Facilities Management Section Chief, 20 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: Friday October 05 2012