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COMMISSION AGENDA: February 9, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

February 9, 2007 February 8, 2007 February 8 , 2007
MEETING START & LOCATION:
8:00 @ Seaside Convention Center
415 First Avenue
Seaside, Oregon 97138

TOUR:
February 8, 2007 10:00am
Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area
79878 Hwy. 202
Seaside, Oregon 97138

RECEPTION:
February 8, 2007 4:00pm
Seaside Convention Center

 

February 9 th Agenda  
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February 9,, 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Patty Burke, Jeff Samuels

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action:  Approval
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve January 2007 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

 
Exhibit B: DEVELOPMENT OF PROCESS FOR REVIEWING THE CERVID LICENSING OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

Staff is seeking direction from Commission to structure process, convene work group.
Staff:   Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administration
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Direction from Commission to structure process and convene work group.

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2007 EXTENSION OF TIME TO ACT ON PROPOSED DELISTING OF PEREGRINE FALCONS

Staff will request the Commission extend time to act on proposed delisting of peregrine falcons.
Staff:  Ron Anglin, Wildlife Division Administrator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Resolution           

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: CRAB POTS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules to implement a crab pot limitation program for the commercial ocean Dungeness crab fishery.
Staff: Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: RAZOR CLAMS

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules to establish gear and harvest restrictions to reduce commercial and recreational wastage of the razor clam resource.
Staff:   Patty Burke, Marine Resource Program Manager
Public Testimony
            Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: COLUMBIA RIVER STURGEON AND SPRING CHINOOK REGULATIONS

Staff will request Commission to adopt modifications to permanent rules for Columbia River commercial and recreational sturgeon and spring chinook regulations.
Staff:  John North, Columbia River Program
Public Testimony
            Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Commission will hold an executive session for consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(h) to consider attorney-
client privileged legal advice.
 

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.

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

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 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.