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Since the posting of this agenda, the following have changed:
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5. B. Added
1.B. (Wednesday) Deleted
3.B.2 Modified
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
January 24 - 25, 2012 agenda & 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 for a seminar at 2 p.m. 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, in Room G09, State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 South Webster Street, Madison, Wisconsin. The Board will act on item 1 as listed on the Agenda. Modified

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 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 at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(e) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing potential real estate transactions and under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters.

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for January 24 - 25, 2021
  2. Information Items
    1. Seminar
      1. Health Effects of Air Pollution (PDF)
        • View the seminar online.
        • Welcome: Dave Clausen - Chair, Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
        • Opening Remarks and Introduction of Speakers: Dr. Henry Anderson – Chief Medical Officer Wisconsin Division of Public Health
        • Effects of Air Pollutants: Robert Thiboldeaux, PhD – Toxicologist, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
        • Respirable Mineral Particles: Philip Cook, PhD – Senior Research Chemist, U.S. EPA NHEERL Mid-Continent Division

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of minutes from December 13 - 14, 2011 Deleted (moved to February 22 agenda)
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Request approval to solicit comments on economic impact and authorization for public hearings on Board Order WT-23-11, relating to sewage collection systems, bypassing, and sanitary sewer overflows (PDF) (Susan Sylvester, Water Quality Bureau Director, and Duane Schuettpelz (former WPDES Section Chief, 15 minutes)
      2. Request approval to solicit comments on economic impact and authorization for public hearings on Board Order RR-04-11, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 700 to 754, Wis. Adm. Codes regarding investigation and cleanup of contaminated properties (PDF) (Mark Gordon, Technical Resources Section Chief, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request approval of the 2012 Wildlife Management spring meeting advisory questions to gauge public opinion (PDF) (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Specialist, 15 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the 2012 Fisheries Management spring meeting advisory questions to gauge public opinion (PDF) (Kate Strom Hirons, Fisheries Policy Specialist, 15 minutes) Modified
      3. Request approval of bear harvest quotas for the 2012 season (PDF) (Kevin Wallenfang, Big Game Biologist, 10 minutes)
      4. Request approval of the Point Beach State Forest Master Plan (PDF) (Dan Schuller, Parks and Recreation Bureau Director, and Jeff Prey, Program and Planning Analyst, 15 minutes). View the Point Beach Forest Master Plan (PDF) online.
      5. Request approval for American Marten Management and Conservation Plan (PDF) (Jim Woodford, Conservation Biologist, 20 minutes)
      6. Approval on Economic Impact Solicitation Process (PDF) (Tim Andryk, Legal Services Bureau Director, 15 minutes)
      7. Clarification of Board Decision about Registration Required for NBOA Access on Properties Purchased with Stewardship Program Grant Funds (PDF) (Tim Andryk, Legal Services Bureau Director and Pam Foster Felt, Nonprofit Stewardship Grant Manager, 30 minutes)
      8. Project Re-Designation and Land Acquisition - Paradise Valley Wildlife Area - Waukesha County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      9. Land Donation and Project Boundary Modification - White River Marsh Wildlife Area - Waushara County (PDF) (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      10. Congress Matters: Wisconsin Conservation Congress 2012 Spring Hearing Advisory Questions (PDF) (Rob Bohmann, WCC Chair, 20 minutes) Added
    3. Scope Statements
      None
  4. Citizen Participation
    1. Citizen Participation
      Citizen participation means speaking on items that are not on this month's Board agenda; appearances on items that are on this month's agenda are made at the time the Board considers the item. See complete information about public participation at Natural Resources Board meetings.
  5. Board Members' Matters
    1. Election of Officers (to be taken up at the end of the meeting)
    2. Review of Natural Resources Board Advisory Question(s) for the 2012 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings Added
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions (PDF)
      1. Thomas R. Albrecht
      2. Anthony Bowers
      3. James Crawford
      4. William G. Engfer
      5. Joseph J. Golbach
      6. Joseph A. Leair
      7. Randel K. Lennartz
      8. Gerald J. Medinger
      9. Mark J. Saunders
      10. David R. Schulist
      11. Barbara A. Wolf
    2. Donations
      None
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Update on Department’s response to US EPA letter dated July 18, 2011 regarding water program inconsistencies (PDF) (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Administrator, 15 minutes)
      2. Frac Sand Update (PDF) (Tom Woletz, Natural Resources Manager, 20 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      None

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: Monday December 03 2012