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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, August 1, 2014

Meeting

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

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Friday, August 1, 2014
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

In written form only

Columbia River Fishery Reform Update

Tony Nigro

Adopt Temporary Rules

Roy Elicker, Director

Annual Pride Awards

Roy Elicker, Director

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.

Senator Bill Hansell (SD 29) &
Senator Ted Ferrioli (SD 30)
Pendleton, Oregon

Columbia River Spill Experiment

Al Elkins
Wilsonville, Oregon

Big Game Regulations

Ty Stubblefield
Medford, Oregon

Big Game Regulations


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft April 25, 2014 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: 2015-2017 PROPOSED AGENCY BUDGET

The Commission will be asked to approve the 2015-2017 proposed agency budget.

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS

The Commission will be asked to approve the projects recommended for funding by the Restoration and Enhancement Board.

Kevin Herkamp, STEP and Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: 2015 OREGON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the permanent rules for the 2015 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Michael Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: 2014 COASTAL SALMON FISHERIES REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules for the 2014 Coastal Salmon regulations.

Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator (Columbia and Marine)
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY REGULATIONS AND UPDATE ON PROPOSED LIMIT REFERENCE POINT POLICY

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery regulations and will be briefed on the proposed Limit Reference Point Policy.

Kelly Corbett, Commercial Dungeness Crab Project Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: COMMERCIAL FISHERY PERMIT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve nominations to the Commercial Fishery Permit Board.

DeAnna Erickson, License Services Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE LANDS

The Commission will be asked to approve administrative rules pertaining to ODFW Lands.

Keith Kohl, Wildlife Area Operations Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit I: 2014-2015 GAME BIRD REGULATIONS AND 2015-2020 UPLAND GAME BIRD FRAMEWORK

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules for the 2014-2015 game bird seasons and for the 2015-2020 Upland Game Bird Framework.

Dave Budeau, Upland Game Bird Program Coordinator
Brandon Reishus, Migratory Game Bird Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

ADJOURN  
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

September 4-5, 2014 – Joseph

  • September 4: Tour
  • September 5: Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission Public Meeting
    • Access and Habitat Projects
    • Petition for Controlled Fish Species Rulemaking
    • The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Fish and Wildlife Management Plan

October 9-10, 2014 – Central Point

  • October 9: Joint Workshop with California Fish and Game Commission

October 10: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Public Meeting

  • Fish Passage Policy Update
  • Forage Fish Policy Update
  • 2015 Big Game Regulations

November 2014 – No meeting scheduled

December 5, 2014 – Teleconference Meeting Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Projects
  • Access and Habitat Projects

PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, August 1, 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 see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

On August 1 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 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 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 SE, Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 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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