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COMMISSION AGENDA: January 11-12, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

January 11, 2007 January 12, 2007
MEETING START & LOCATION: 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

MEETING START & LOCATION:: 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, Oregon 97303

 

January 11th Agenda January 12th Agenda
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January 11 -12, 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
DIRECTORS REPORT
Field Reports
Staff: Bruce Eddy, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney, Tony Nigro, Walt Markee

Adopt Temporary Rules
Staff: Virgil Moore, Director

Wolf Update
Staff: Russ Morgan, Wolf Program Coordinator
 
COMISSIONER ITEMS
Expenditure Report
Staff:  Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action:  Approval
 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve November 2006 Commission minutes
Action:  Approval

 
Exhibit B: SCHEDULE OF DAMAGES FOR COMMERCIAL FISH VIOLATIONS

Staff will request the Commission approve the annual update of
OAR 635-006-0232, Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing
Violations.

Staff:   Tom Ruddiman, ASD Administrator
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Adopt Rule

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: 2007 GROUNDFISH FISHERY HARVEST LEVELS AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES – 2007 PACIFIC HALIBUT MANAGEMENT MEASURES

Staff will request the Commission adopt harvest levels and management
measures for the 2007 recreational and commercial groundfish fisheries.
adoption of the 2007 Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan as adopted by
The Pacific Fishery Management Council in November 2006 or more
restrictive measures.
Staff:   Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
            Action:  Adopt Rule
          

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: FISH PASSAGE PRIORITY ENFORCEMENT LIST

Staff will request Commission approve a list of the highest priority artificial obstructions in the state for providing native migratory fish passage.
Staff:   Tom Stahl, Fish Passage Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: COASTAL COHO CONSERVATION PLAN BRIEFING

Staff will present a briefing on the Oregon Coast Coho Conservation Plan, its
development and public reaction
Staff:   Kevin Goodson, Conservation Coordinator
           Jay Nicholas, Conservation Program
            Donna Silverberg, Facilitator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Informational

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: FISH RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL

Staff will request Commission review and approve R&E Projects recommended
By the R&E Board at their November 17, 2006 meeting.
Staff:   Laura Tesler, R&E Coordinator
Public Testimony 
Action:  Approval

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit G:

CONSIDERATION OF RULE AMENDMENT AND AN ORDER TO WAIVE MINIMUM LANDING REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL OF SARDINE FISHERY PERMITS FOR 2007

Staff will request Commission amend the sardine limited entry rule and consider
 the Pacific sardine industry’s request for an industry wide waiver of the minimum
landing requirements for renewal of limited entry permits for 2007.
Staff:   Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
            Brett Wiedoff, Nearshore and Developing Fisheries Project Leader
Public Testimony
            Action:  Adopt Rule, Grant Waiver by Order

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit H: CRAB POT HARDSHIP RULE PETITION

The Commission will take public testimony and consider whether to begin
rulemaking to consider amending rules for crab pot limit appeals.
Staff:   Patty Burke, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
            Action:  Consider Beginning Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit I: ACCESS & HABITAT EMERGENCY SEEDING

Staff will request Commission adopt rules to allow a special fast-track review
and approval process available to the Board for emergency seeding projects
that address recent wildfire-caused impacts to lands providing wildlife habitat
Staff:   Nick Myatt, A&H Program Coordinator
            Public Testimony
            Action:  Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit J: A&H PROJECT APPROVAL

Staff will review and request Commission approval of the Access & Habitat
Board’s October 2006 recommendations for project funding.
Staff:   Nick Myatt, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Approval

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit K: PRIVATE HUNTING PRESERVE RULES

Staff will request Commission adopt rule to expand the types of marking that
are acceptable for birds held by private hunting preserves. Current rule
identifies only two types of marking; the amendment adds and defines a new
type of marking.
Staff:   Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Rulemaking

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit L: WILDLIFE AREA PLANNING UPDATE

Staff will review Fern Ridge, Jewell Meadows and Wenaha Wildlife Area
Wildlife Area draft plans.
Staff:   Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
            Action:  Informational

 
Attachments:
 
Exhibit M: DELIST THE AMERICAN AND ARCTIC PEREGRINE FALCONS FROM STATE LIST OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

Staff will request the Commission approve the removal of both the American
peregrine falcon and Arctic peregrine falcon from the State List of Threatened
and Endangered Species.
Staff:   Charlie Bruce, Threatened and Endangered Species Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Rulemaking

PLEASE NOTE:  The original hearing notice had this agenda item, Exhibit M, scheduled for January 12, 2007.  It has since been rescheduled for April 13, 2007, at the request of the Portland Audubon Society.

 

Exhibit N: CERVID RANCHING RULE PETITION
The Commission will take public testimony and consider whether to begin
rulemaking to consider either of the rule amendment packages proposed
by petitioners.
Staff:   Pete Test, Deer and Elk Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Consider Beginning Rulemaking
 
Attachments:
 

The Commission will take public testimony and consider whether to begin
rulemaking to consider either of the rule amendment packages proposed
by petitioners.
Staff:   Pete Test, Deer and Elk Coordinator
Public Testimony
            Action:  Consider Beginning Rulemaking

 

 
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.

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

FEBRUARY 9, 2007 - Seaside

      • Sturgeon and Spring Chinook Regulations
      • Crab Pots, Sardines, Razor Clams
      • Fish and Wildlife Steward Award Presentation


MARCH 16, 2007 – Salem

  • Coastal Coho Conservation Plan
  • 2007 Salmon Regulations for Ocean, Nearshore Waters and Columbia River Areas
  • A&H Projects
  • A&H Board Member Appointment
  • Elkhorn Wildlife Area Damage Plan

 


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.