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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA

Reception - Nov. 3, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion
58892 Saulser Road
St. Helens, OR 97051
Meeting -Nov. 4, 2005, 8:00 a.m.
Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion
58892 Saulser Road
St. Helens, OR 97051

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Staff: Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Craig Ely

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Lindsay Ball, Director

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Kris Kautz, Deputy Director for Administration

COMMISSION MINUTES: Exhibit: A

Approve October 2005 Commission minutes
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1.October 2005 Commission minutes (pdf)

WOLF PLAN RULES UPDATE : Exhibit: B (POSTPONED)

Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan: Revisions based on outcome of 2005 Legislative Session

Staff: Craig Ely, Northeast Region Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Proposed changes (pdf)
3. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
4. OAR's (pdf)
5. Plan (pdf)

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS FOR WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS’ HOLDING PERMIT: Exhibit: C (POSTPONED)

Staff asks the Commission to amend rules relating to the examination requirements for wildlife rehabilitators’ holding permit. Staff proposes to waive the testing requirements for licensed veterinarians.

Staff: Martin Nugent, Diversity Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. OAR's (pdf)

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES: Exhibit: D

Adopt rules to remove bay clams from the developmental species list and establish a limited entry system for the commercial bay clam dive fishery.

Staff: Jean McRae, Project Leader for Developmental Fisheries
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
3. Proposed OAR's (pdf)
4. DAS fee increase approval request (pdf)
5. Public comment (pdf)

WAIVERS FOR COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY PERMIT TRANSFERS: Exhibit: E

Adopt rule to define undue hardship for potential waivers of permit transfer requirements, as required by HB 3472.

Staff: Cyreis Schmitt, Marine Resources Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (pdf)
3. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Proposed OAR's (pdf)
5. HB3472A (pdf)
6. ODFW sample notice (pdf)

DRAFT FISH PASSAGE RULE OVERVIEW: Exhibit: F

The Commission will be given an informational presentation to obtain staff direction and in preparation for possible adoption at the December meeting on draft fish passage rules regarding when fish passage must be addressed, fish passage criteria, fish passage mitigation, and other items implementing the 2001 fish passage statutes.

Staff: Tom Stahl, Fish Passage Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Summary (pdf)
2. Draft Administrative Rules (pdf)
3. Draft rule overview (pdf)
4. ODFW Fish Passage Criteria - 2004 (pdf)
5. FPTF Members (pdf)
6. Public comment (pdf)

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

Paul Smull
8290 Rickreall Road
Rickreall, OR 97371
TOPIC:
Malheur National Forest – Murderer’s Creek Draw Unit

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

 

December – Salem

  • Wolf Plan Rules Update; Heard December 1, 2005
  • A&H Project/Board Appointments
  • Review and Approval of Fish Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Nearshore Marine Resources Management Strategy
  • 2006 Marine Regulations for Non-Salmonid Sport, Commercial Nearshore, and Halibut
  • Sardine Limited Entry and Sardine PFMC Allocation
  • Columbia River Sturgeon Allocation and Fishery Management
  • PDP Review; Possible Rulemaking
  • Vector Control Plan Approval Delegation Authority
  • STEP Project Approval

 

January 2006 - Salem

  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fish Violations
  • Draft Fish Passage Rule Adoption
  • Stock Status Report
  • Reciprocity Bill (SB594)
  • Spring Chinook and Winter Steelhead Fishery
  • Draft Cougar Management Plan
  • R&E Board Appointments

 


 

 

PLEASE NOTE



AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM, and proceed chronologically through the agenda. If you wish to receive written materials prepared for any of the agenda items, please contact the Director’s Office in Salem at 503.947.6044 to request a packet for those items which interest you or see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm.

A recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have lunch and may discuss matters of general interest. The public is welcome to attend, and an announcement will be made of the location of the lunch. At 1:00 PM, members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes. A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual. Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair. The Commission places great value on information received from the public, and wants to avoid arbitrary limits on the time or attention allocated to each witness. Therefore, persons desiring to testify or otherwise present information to the Commission are encouraged to:

(1) Provide written summaries of information to the Commission twenty (20 sets);
(2) Limit testimony to five (5) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;
(3) Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
(4) Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

Thank you for taking the time to present your views.

Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting can be copied and distributed to the Commission. If you bring written materials to the hearing, please provide twenty (20) copies. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 503.947.6044.

PARKING
Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES
Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed. In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request. TTY users can reach ODFW by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service. Please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 503-947-6044.