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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, February 7, 2014

Meeting

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:00 a.m.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

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Friday, February 7, 2014
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

In written form only

Expenditure and Budget Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

Attachments: (pdf)


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.

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft December 6, 2013 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit B: WARMSPRINGS DAM HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT FISH SCREENING EXEMPTION AND FISH PASSAGE WAIVER

The Commission will be asked to approve a fish screening exemption and a fish passage waiver to the Warmsprings Irrigation District at the Warmsprings Hydroelectric Project.

Rick Kepler, Water Quality and Quantity Program Manager
Greg Apke, Statewide Fish Passage Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: MASON DAM HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT FISH SCREENING EXEMPTION AND FISH PASSAGE WAIVER

The Commission will be asked to approve a fish screening exemption and a fish passage waiver to Baker County at the Mason Dam Hydroelectric Project.

Rick Kepler, Water Quality and Quantity Program Manager
Greg Apke, Statewide Fish Passage Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: YOUNGS BAY CONTROL ZONE

The Commission will be asked to approve administrative rules that establish a closed recreational fishing zone at the mouth of Youngs Bay.

Tony Nigro, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
John North, Columbia River Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS
  • 2014 Commission Meetings
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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

March 7, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • Sea Urchin Permit Lottery Suspension
  • Wildlife Integrity Rules
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • 2013 Oregon Wolf Management Report
  • Falconry Rules

April 25, 2014 – North Bend

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects; STEP Annual Meeting
  • Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan Briefing
  • Lamprey Harvest at Willamette Falls
  • 2014 Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations

May 16, 2014 – only if needed

June 5-6, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2014 Big Game Regulations
  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Access and Habitat Auction; Raffle Tags
  • Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan Rulemaking

July 11, 2014 – only if needed

August 1, 2014 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • 2014-2015 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 5, 2014 – Wallowa County

  • Access and Habitat Projects

October 9-10, 2014 – Medford

  • October 9: Joint Workshop with California Fish and Game Commission
  • October 10: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Public Meeting
  • 2015 Big Game Regulations

November 2014 – No meeting scheduled

December 5, 2014 – Clackamas

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Access and Habitat Projects


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on February 7, 2014. 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 that you see on the agency’s website.

On February 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.

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 Director’s Report 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 their 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, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302, 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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