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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday and Friday, December 6-7, 2012

Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 1:00 PM
Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Willamette Room
8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting

Friday, December 7, 2012 – 8:00 AM
Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Willamette Room
8439 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Printable Agenda (pdf)

The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.

Thursday, December 6, 2012 1:00 p.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

Field Reports in written form only

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The September 7, October 5, and November 9, 2012 Commission minutes are under draft.


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: WILDLIFE INTEGRITY RULES FOR SPECIES CLASSIFICATION OF TIGER MUSKIE, ASIAN CARP AND QUAGGA/ZEBRA MUSSELS

The Commission will be asked to approve the amended Wildlife Integrity Rules to classify tiger muskie as a controlled species, asian carp as a prohibited species, and change temporary rule for quagga/zebra mussels to permanent rule.

Rick Boatner, Invasive Species and Wildlife Integrity Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: ACCESS AND HABITAT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board recommendations for Board Chair and the Hunter Representative to the Access and Habitat Board.

Matthew Keenan, Access and Habitat Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: EEL LAKE/COQUILLE VALLEY LAND EXCHANGE

The Commission will be asked to approve staff proceeding with a land exchange of 607 acres at Eel Lake for 510 acres on two private parcels in the Coquille River Valley.

Larry Cooper, Southwest Region Manager
Public Testimony
Approva

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS and BOARD APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board’s recommendations for project funding and the appointment of the Public-at-Large representative to the Restoration and Enhancement Board.

Josie Thompson, Restoration and Enhancement Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: TRIBAL SUBSISTENCE FISHING IN THE FIFTEEN MILE CREEK SANCTUARY

The Commission will be asked to approve administrative rules that allow subsistence fishing from June 16 through November 15 within 600 feet of the mouth of Fifteen Mile Creek.

Steve Williams, Fish Division Assistant Administrator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: 2013 COMMERCIAL GROUNDFISH, RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH, AND FISH DEALER RULES AND REGULATIONS; 2011 NEARSHORE LOGBOOK REPORT

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2013 regulations for groundfish fisheries and review the 2011 annual commercial Nearshore logbook report.

Troy Buell, State Fishery Management Program Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN
 
Friday, December 7, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Exhibit H: Columbia River Fisheries Management: 2013 and Beyond

The Commission will be asked to set policy and approve administrative rules for managing
Columbia River non-Tribal commercial and recreational fisheries in 2013 and beyond.

Roy Elicker, Director
Ed Bowles, Director’s Office
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

January 11, 2013 – Salem (Congressional District 5)

  • Amend Division 060: Game Bird Application Fee
  • Willamette Wildlife Mitigation Program Property Acquisitions; Coyote Creek & Flights End
  • 2013 Big Game Regulations Amendment
  • Land Acquisition and Exchange Rules
  • Rogue Fall Chinook Conservation Plan
  • Fish Passage Barrier Prioritization List
  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations

February 8, 2013 – Salem

March 7-8, 2013 – Medford (Congressional District 2)

  • Access and Habitat Projects

April 26, 2013 – Salem

May 2013 – No meeting scheduled

June 6-7, 2013 – To be determined (Congressional District 1)

  • 2013 Big Game Regulations
  • 2014 Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Conservation Art Stamp Contest

July 12, 2013 – No meeting scheduled; but please reserve this date

August 2, 2013 – Eugene (Congressional District 4)

  • 2013-2014 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 6, 2013 – Salem

  • Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations

October 4, 2013 – Newport

  • 2014 Big Game Regulations

November 2013 – No meeting scheduled

December 6, 2013 – Portland (Congressional District 3)


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 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.

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 7, 2012. 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.

On December 7, a recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have 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 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 at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97220, 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.

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