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COMMISSION AGENDA: December 6 & 7, 2007 AMENDED AGENDA*
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
December 6, 2007 2:00 p.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon  97303

Meeting:
December 7, 2007 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Avenue NE
Salem, Oregon  97303

   
December 6 & 7 , 2007 Agenda  
Printable Agenda


Thursday, December 6, 2007 2:00 p.m.
 
DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Patty Burke, Walt Markee, Holly Michael, Roger Fuhrman

External Budget Advisory Committee – Process briefing

Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

2009 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulation – Development process briefing

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules
         
           Staff: Roy Elicker, Director

Expenditure Report
         
           Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration

 
PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

Jennifer Bloeser
Pacific Marine Conservation Council

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve November 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT APPOINTMENT OF LANDOWNER REPRESENTATIVES

Staff will ask the Commission to appoint two landowner representatives to the Access and Habitat Board.

Staff:  Matt Keenan, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Appointment

*EXECUTIVE SESSION The Commission will enter Executive Session for consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties regarding current litigation involving the Klamath Settlement. ORS 192.660(2)(h).

Attachments:
 
Friday, December 7, 2007 8:00 a.m.
 
Exhibit C: WILDLIFE VIOLATORS COMPACT

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules that clarify suspension and revocation of violator’s license pursuant to Wildlife Violator Compact.

Staff: Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: CERVID RULE

Staff will brief the Commission on recommendations and draft administrative rules.

Staff: Bruce Eddy, Grand Ronde Watershed Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR COLLECTED FEES AND HOUSEKEEPING/BOW HUNTER EDUCATION BRIEFING

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules on reporting requirements for hunter education instructor collected fees. Staff will also brief the Commission on the Bow Hunter Education program.

Staff: Roger Fuhrman, Information and Education Administrator
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking/Briefing

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE FISHERY REGULATION SETTING AND LOGBOOK REPORT

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules for the 2008 Commercial Nearshore Fishery and rules for the 2008 Commercial Groundfish Fisheries consistent with those adopted through the federal process. Staff will also present the 2006 annual logbook report.

Staff: Gway Kirchner, Marine Resource Program Interim Assistant Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit G: 2008 OREGON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE SANDY RIVER

Staff will ask the Commission to amend rules to adopt sport fishing regulations for the Sandy River.

Staff: Rhine Messmer, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

January 10, 2008 – Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, Washington

  • Joint Afternoon Meeting of the Fish and Wildlife Commissions for Oregon and Washington
  • Joint Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

January 11, 2008 – Oxford Suites, Jantzen Beach

  • 2009 Landowner Preference Reauthorization Process
  • Wildlife Area Planning Update – Klamath Wildlife Area, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area
  • Annual Review of the Developmental Fishery Program
  • Sardines
  • Commercial Fishery Penalty Rules
  • Cougar and Bear Agent Rules

February 8, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Columbia River Spring Chinook Allocation
  • Pikeminnow Rules
  • Upland Artwork Selection

March 21, 2008 – Bandon

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Diamond Lake Briefing
  • Ocean Salmon Option

April 18, 2008 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Final drafts 2008 Klamath, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area Management Plans
  • Cervid Rules
  • Ocean Salmon Regulations

May 9, 2008 – La Grande, OR

  • Workshop and Field Tour associated with wind power

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.

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 receive 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.

PUBLIC FORUM

If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director's Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503-947-6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to thier attention in this forum.

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.