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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: July 6-7, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

July 6, 2006 July 7, 2006
MEETING START: 1:00 p.m.
ODFW HQ
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303
MEETING START: 8:00 a.m.
McMinnville Community Center
600 N. Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128




 
JULY 6, 2006
EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Commission will hold an executive session to consider employment of a director, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(a).
 
EXHIBIT: SELECTION OF NEW DIRECTOR

Delegation of Authority for Director’s Financial Transactions
This is a placeholder in the event that the Commission is ready to act on selection of a new Director for the Department. The Commission reserves the right to postpone this item to a later Commission meeting.

Staff: Roxie Burns, Interim Deputy Director for Administration
No Public Testimony
Action: Selection of Director

 
JULY 7, 2006
Note: Hunting Tags for the Terminally Ill will be heard August 4, 2006.
DIRECTOR'S REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Rick Klumph, Steve Denney, Chip Dale, Craig Ely, Patty Burke, Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director
 
COMMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff: Roxie Burns, Interim Deputy Director for Administration
Action: Approval

Pride Award Recognition
Staff: Roy Elicker, Interim Director
Action: Award
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve June 2006 Commission Minutes
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit B: WILDLIFE AREA PLAN REVIEW - KEN DENMAN, PHILLILP W. SCHNEIDER AND ELKHORN
No action requested of the Commission. Informational briefing only.
Staff: Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
          Vince Oredson, Ken Denman WA Manager
          Eddie Miguez, Elkhorn WA Manager
          Chuck Moore, Phillip W. Schneider WA Assistant Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2006 - 2008 OREGON FURBEARER TRAPPING AND HUNTING REGULATIONS
Staff will ask the Commission to adopt the Furbearer Trapping and Hunting season regulations for 2006-2008.
Staff: Don Whittaker, Furbearer Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: 2005 OREGON NATIVE FISH STATUS REPORT
Provide a briefing on the final draft of the 2005 Oregon Native Fish Status Report developed by ODFW Fish Division.
Staff: Kevin Goodson, Conservation Planning Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: R&E Project APPROVAL
Review and approve R&E projects recommended by the R&E Board at their May 19, 2006 meeting.
Staff: Laura Tesler, R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: OCEAN COMMERCIAL SALMON TROLL LIMITED ENTRY PERMIT LOTTER
Staff will review the commercial salmon troll limited entry statutes and request Commission action regarding suspending the permit lottery for 2006.
Staff: Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Fisheries Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: RAZOR CLAM REGULATORY CHANGES

Staff will review gear and harvest modifications and request Commission adoption of proposed rules.
Staff: Matt Hunter, Shellfish and Estuary Project Leader
          Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit H: SALMON AND TROUT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP) ADVISORY COMMITTEE (STAC) ANNUAL REPORT
Presentation of the STAC annual progress report and the statewide 2005 STEP accomplishments.
Staff: Gary Galovich, STEP Coordinator
          Cindy Heller, STAC Chair
Public Testimony
Action: Informational
 
Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS
2007 Commission Schedule
 
THIS ITEM HAS BEEN MOVED TO A FUTURE COMMISSION MEETING TO BE DETERMINED
Exhibit I: GRASS CARP EXEMPTION **
Review and approval/denial of an exemption request for one grass carp application for an exemption to annual removal of fish from a floodplain location.
Staff: Laura Tesler, Grass Carp Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
AUGUST - Salem
• Board of Forestry – “Forestry Program for Oregon”
• 06-07 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
• 2007 Oregon Sportfishing Regulations
• Sardine Limited Entry Permits
• Ocean Commercial Terminal Fishery Options
• 07-09 Proposed Budget
• Hunting Tags for the Terminally Ill
SEPTEMBER– Reedsport
• Wildlife Control Operators
• Bay Clam Dive Fishery Permits
• Shikar Safari Award
• Sturgeon Aquaculture Permit

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.