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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: August 4, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

August 4 , 2006
MEETING START: 8:00 a.m.
ODFW HQ
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303


 
AUGUST 4 , 2006
DIRECTORS REPORT
Opening Remarks
Virgil Moore, Director

Field Reports
Staff: Rick Klumph, Steve Denney, Clair Kunkel, Craig Ely, Tony Nigro, Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

Forestry Program For Oregon
Staff: Dave Mormon, Board of Forestry
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Staff: Roxie Burns, Acting Deputy Director for Administration

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve July 2006 Commission Minutes
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit B: 2006-2007 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS
Staff will ask the Commission to adopt the game bird season regulations for 2006-2007.
Staff: Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator
          Brad Bales, Migratory Bird Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: TERMINALLY ILL HUNTING TAGS
Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules regarding hunting tags for terminally ill children.
Staff: Tom Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: 2007 OREGON SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
Staff will ask the Commission to amend rules to adopt sport fishing regulations for finfish, shellfish and marine invertebrates for 2007.
Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: SARDINE LIMITED ENTRY PERMITS
Staff will ask the Commission to review eligibility requirements for sardine limited entry permits.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Developmental Fisheries Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: OCEAN COMMERCIAL TERMINAL FISHERY
Staff will review ocean commercial terminal fishery options and request Commission action on adopting terminal fisheries for fall chinook in 2006.
Staff: Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Fisheries Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: 2007-2009 BUDGET APPROVAL
Review and approve the 2007-09 Agency Request Budget for submission to the Governor’s Office by September 1, 2006.
Staff: Marilyn Wachal, Administrative Services Division Administrator
Roxie Burns, Acting Deputy Director for Administration
Roy Elicker, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs
Public Testimony
Action: Adopt
 
Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS
2007 Commission Schedule
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
SEPTEMBER – Reedsport
• Bay Clam Dive Fishery Permits
• Shikar Safari Award
• Sturgeon Aquaculture Permit
• Avian Influenza Update
October – Salem
• R&E Project Approval and Board Appointments
• 2007 Big Game Regulations
• Wildlife Area Plan Proposed Adoption
• Contested Case Hearings (Final Order on Sardine Petitions)
• Grass Carp Exemption

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 www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

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.