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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
June 22, 2011 agenda and meeting materials

For meeting at:
Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center
107 North First Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, the Natural Resources Board will tour and/or receive presentations at the following locations: at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Board will arrive at a location near 4510 County T, Sturgeon Bay, topic: Beech Bark Disease; at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Board will arrive at Palmer Johnson Yacht, 128 Kentucky Street, Sturgeon Bay, topic: Manufacture process of large vessels; and at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Board will arrive at Strawberry Creek Spawning Facility, Strawberry Lane (off of County U), Sturgeon Bay, topic: Proposed acquisition - history and background of Rocker property.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Natural Resources Board will convene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Room AB, 107 North First Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The Board will act on items 1-7 as listed on the Agenda.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., the Natural Resources Board will meet in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes for the purpose 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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Order of Business
  1. Organizational Matters
    1. Calling the roll
    2. Approval of agenda for June 22, 2011
  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 Great Lakes Legal Foundation’s (GLLF) petition for rulemaking to repeal the state’s secondary 24-hour ambient air quality standard for particulate matter measured as total suspended particulates (TSP) and request for adoption of Board Order AM-23-07B, proposed rules affecting chs. NR 404 and 484, Wis. Adm. Code, pertaining to repeal of the state’s secondary 24-hour ambient air quality standard for particulate matter measured as TSP (John H. Melby, Jr., Air Management Bureau Director, 10 minutes)
      2. Request authorization of public hearings for Board Order AM-11-10, proposed rules affecting NR 406, 407, and 445 pertaining to the exemption of emissions from animal agricultural waste, and the solicitation of economic impact information from entities that may be affected by the proposed rule (Bart Sponseller, Air Monitoring Section Chief, 20 minutes)
    2. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Request adoption of Board Order FR-45-10 regarding changes to NR 46 and administration of the Managed Forest Law program (Kathryn Nelson, Forest Tax Policy Chief, 10 minutes)
      2. Ratification of Department decision to issue Stewardship grants for project that will prohibit two nature-based outdoor recreation activities (NBOA) on non-department land: Waukesha County - Reese Acquisition (Pewaukee River Greenway), City of Pewaukee; and Waukesha County - Best Acquisition (Menomonee Park Expansion), Village of Menomonee Falls (Lavane Hessler, Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Manager, 15 minutes) Deleted
      3. Request adoption of a new sharp-tailed grouse management plan and conservation strategy for Wisconsin (Sharon Fandel, Assistant Upland Ecologist and Scott Hull, Research Scientist, 15 minutes)
      4. Land Acquisition - White River Fishery Area - Waushara County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      5. Land Acquisition - Brule River State Forest - Douglas County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      6. Land Acquisition- Statewide New Hatcheries - Door County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      7. Land Acquisition - Governor Knowles State Forest - Polk County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
      8. Land Transfer and Project Boundary Modification – Willow Creek Fishery Area – Richland County (Richard Steffes, 5 minutes)
  4. Citizen Participation - 1 p.m.
    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
  6. Special Committee Reports
  7. None

  8. Department Secretary's Matters
    1. Retirement Resolutions
      1. Robert P. Barnum
      2. Michael Coshun
      3. Jeffrey J. Dauterman
      4. Robert Focht
      5. Karl Hansen
      6. Dan Helf
      7. John Huppert
      8. Loren Larson
      9. John H. Melby, Jr.
      10. Peter Prusak
      11. James Rakitnichan
      12. James Schaefer
      13. Edward Schmechel
      14. Joel Weinert
      15. Todd O. Wipperman
      16. Mike Lutz Added
    2. Donations
      1. Sturgeon for Tomorrow will donate $20,000 for the lake sturgeon exhibit at the Wild Rose Hatchery Education Center and another $5,000 for the rearing of lake sturgeon at the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery for a total donation of $25,000
      2. The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park will donate $16,000 to help fund an LTE position at the park to plan for and coordinate events for the 100th anniversary of Devil’s Lake State Park
  9. Information Items
    1. Air, Waste, and Water/Enforcement
    2. None

    3. Land Management, Recreation, and Fisheries/Wildlife
      1. Budget briefing (Joe Polasek, Management and Budget Bureau Director, Kurt Thiede, Land Administrator, Ann Coakley, Waste and Materials Management Bureau Director, and Ken Johnson, Water Administrator, 20 minutes)
      2. Administrative rules update (Tim Andryk, Acting Legal Services Bureau Director, 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: Tuesday July 16 2013