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Printable AgendaCOMMISSION AGENDA: September 7-8, 2006
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

September 7, 2006 September 8, 2006
TOUR: 8:00 a.m.
Diamond Lake
MEETING START: 8:00 a.m.
City of Reedsport Community Center
451 Winchester Ave.
Reedsport, Oregon 97467


 
SEPTEMBER 8, 2006
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Patty Burke, Captain Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

Combined Angling Tag Return Drawing Results
Staff: Curt Melcher, Assistant Fish Division Administrator

Avian Influenza Briefing
Staff: Brad Bales, Migratory Bird Program Coordinator

Adoption of Final Orders in Contested Cases: Suspension of Hunting/Angling Privileges for Arevalo, Anderson, Brandt, Brunnemer, Burnworth, Haagen, Ontko, Putman and Voegele
Staff: DeAnna Erickson, License Services Manager Bill Cook, Assistant Attorney General
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report
Due to annual Fiscal Year end close process, the July and August 2006 Financial Reports will be presented at the October meeting.

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES
Approve August 2006 Commission Minutes
Action: Approval
 
Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS
Review and approve the Access and Habitat Board’s July 25, 2006 recommendations for project funding.
Staff: Nick Myatt, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approval
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: BAY CLAM FISHERY PERMITS
Amend rules for limited entry bay clam permits to allow unrestricted transfers up to two times a year.
Staff: Jean McCrae, Developmental Fisheries Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: STURGEON AQUACULTURE PERMIT
Review Yaquina Bay Fruit Processors application for a permit to rear sturgeon for research purposes.
Staff: John Thorpe, Propagation Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Act
 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: TEMPORARY RULE TO SUSPEND FIVE YEAR TRANSFER REQUIREMENT FOR COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB PERMITS
Temporary rule to suspend five year transfer requirement for commercial Dungeness crab permits.
Staff: Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
Deanna Erickson, Licensing Services Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties under ORS 192.660(2)(h).
 
UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY
 
OTHER BUSINESS
Presentation from Shikar Safari Club International for Wildlife Officer of the Year Award (Immediately before lunch)
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
October – Salem
• R&E Project Approval & Board Appointments
• 2007 Big Game Regulations
• Wildlife Area Plan proposed Adoption – Denman, Schneider, Elkhorn
• Grass Carp Exemption
November – Portland
• Columbia River Update
• Developmental Fisheries Update

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.