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Since the posting of this agenda, the following has changed:
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 27, 2012 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
The Lodge at Crooked Lake
24271 Highway 35
Siren, Wisconsin
715-349-2500

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations: at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Board will begin a road tour of the Governor Knowles State Forest, State Road 70, Grantsburg; at approximately noon, the Board will arrive at The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271 Highway 35, Siren and will receive a briefing on the blow down. At approximately 1:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area – Rest Area C, between Currey Road and Town Hall Road on North Refuge Road, Grantsburg, and will receive a presentation on the Governor Knowles Master Plan and the Crex Meadows Master Plan. At approximately 2:00 p.m., the Board will arrive at Soderbeck Canoe Landing, Ferry Road and Soderbeck Road, Grantsburg, for a presentation on wild rivers management, aquatic invasive species, and boat safety. The Board will then canoe the St. Croix River.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will have a social and dinner discussion with tribal leaders beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Crex Meadows Education and Visitor Center, 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in the Gandy Dancer Room at The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271 Highway 35, Siren. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for purposes of discussing litigation matters. Added

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, June 27, 2012

Order of Business

  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 27, 2012
    3. Approval of minutes from April 25, 2012
    4. Approval of minutes from May 23, 2012
  2. Ratification of Acts of the Department Secretary
    1. Real Estate Transactions
  3. Action Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. Presentation of the Shikar Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award (Randy Stark, Chief Conservation Warden, and John Pearson, Shikar Safari Club, 10 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FH-21-11, revisions to NR 19 relating to requiring access to wire cutters when trolling on outlying waters (Williams Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist, 10 minutes)
      2. Designation change for Sandhill Station Campground from State Wildlife Area to State Park Property and Boundary Expansion for the Glacial Drumlin Trail (Brigit Brown, State Trails Coordinator, 5 minutes) Deleted and moved to August 8, 2012 Agenda
      3. Land Acquisition - Flambeau River State Forest - Sawyer County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition - Glacial Drumlin Trail & Glacial Heritage Area – Jefferson County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Transfer & Project Boundary Modification - Lodi Marsh Wildlife Area - Dane County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition – Southwest Wisconsin Grassland & Stream Conservation Area – Dane County (Richard Steffes, Real Estate Director, 5 minutes) Added
    3. Scope Statements
      1. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order SS-04-12 related to Invasive Species (Mindy Wilkinson, Invasive Species Coordinator, 5 minutes)
      2. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order FH-10-12, revisions to NR 25 relating to commercial fish harvest limits for bloater chubs and other species in Lake Michigan (William Horns, Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist, 5 minutes)
      3. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order WM-15-12 and Emergency Board Order WM-16-12(E) relating to coyote hunting during firearm deer season (Scott Loomans, Wildlife Regulations Specialist, 5 minutes)
      4. Informational update on the department's schedule for responding to the U.S. EPA letter dated July 18, 2011 regarding water program inconsistencies (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Director, 10 minutes)
      5. Request approval of the statement of scope for Board Order WT-11-12, to revise Chapter NR 106 related to expression of limits for in wastewater permits for chloride, ammonia, and other pollutants. (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Director, 5 minutes)
      6. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-12-12, to revise chapters NR 106, 200, 205, 210 and 220 through 296 related to wastewater technology based limits, BMPs, procedures, and other limits (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Director, 5 minutes)
      7. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order WT-13-12, to revise chapters NR 200, 201, 203, and 205 related to wastewater permit processing and other permit procedural matters (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Director, 5 minutes)
      8. Request approval of the Statement of Scope for Board Order SS-14-12, to revise Chapter NR 219, Wis. Admin. Rule - Analytical Test Methods and Procedures to ensure that the state's regulations are consistent with federal regulations (Russ Rasmussen, Water Division Deputy Director, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    1. Citizen Recognition
      1. Comeback Champs - Osprey Recovery Program
    2. Citizen Participation
    3. 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. See complete information about Public Participation at Board meetings.

  5. Board Members' Matters
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Karen Ecklund
      2. Scott D. Follis
      3. Scott Hulse
      4. Scott Humrickhouse
      5. John Nelson
      6. Cecilia Novinski
    2. Donations
      1. The Trimbelle Rod & Gun Club will donate $26,700 for trout habitat work in the Lower Chippewa River Basin
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
      1. DNR Retrospective Review of Rules Impacting Small Business (Eileen Pierce, Small Business Ombudsman, 15 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Cranes and Crop Damage (Kent Van Horn, DNR Migratory Bird Specialist, and Jeb Brazen, International Crane Foundation Director of Field Ecology, 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: Thursday May 16 2013