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OREGON FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGENDA
November 6-7, 2003
Headquarters Building: 3406 Cherry Avenue, N.E.: Salem, Oregon 97303
November 6, 2003 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM and November 7, 8:00 AM until complete

NOVEMBER 6: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Manager’s Report
Mountain Quail Briefing
Trap Check Briefing
Black-tailed Deer Briefing
Temporary Rules

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Revenue and Expenditure Report
August 2004 Commission meeting date revision request

OCTOBER COMMISSION MINUTES: EXHIBIT: A

LOP PILOT PROGRAM: EXHIBIT: B

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules to implement House Bill 2521 that directs the Department to conduct a Southwest Oregon Landowner Preference Pilot Program from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2008.

Staff: Pete Test
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1 . Exhibit summary (pdf)

HUNTING PRESERVE RULES: EXHIBIT: C

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt administrative rules to implement Senate Bill 291 adopted by the 2003 Legislature regarding existing private hunting preserve licensees and distance between licensed hunting preserves. 

Staff: Dave Budeau
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking 

BIGHORN SHEEP PLAN: EXHIBIT: D

Department staff will present a briefing on the Bighorn Sheep Plan prior to rulemaking decisions at the December Commission meeting. Rocky Mountain goat will also be included in this plan. 

Staff: Don Whittaker
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
1. Exhibit summary (pdf)
2. Staff summary (pdf) 
3. Draft OARs (pdf) 


NOVEMBER 7: 8:00 AM until complete

UPPER DESCHUTES BASIN FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN: EXHIBIT: E

Department staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to the Upper Deschutes Basin Fish Management Plan to consider options for passing various species of anadromous and resident fish from below Pelton-Round Butte dams to the upper basin. Staff will propose that the Commission take action on the amendment at its December 2003 meeting.

Staff: Clair Kunkel and Steve Marx
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Exhibit summary (pdf)
2. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing (pdf) 
3. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (pdf)
4. Draft Management Alternatives (pdf)
5. Proposed Amendment (pdf)

WILLAMETTE FALLS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT: EXHIBIT: F

Department staff will brief the Commission on the status of the Willamette Falls hydropower settlement negotiations and summarize the fish protection, mitigation and enhancement measures. 

Staff: Rick Kepler 
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
0/1. Cover and Summary (pdf)
3. Draft OARs (pdf)

COLUMBIA RIVER SPRING CHINOOK ALLOCATION 04-05: EXHIBIT: G

Department staff will present to the Commission a review of preliminary options for upper Columbia River spring Chinook allocation for the non-Indian spring Chinook fisheries of 2004 and 2005. 

Staff: Steve King
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
0/1. Cover and Summary (pdf)

INLAND WATERS COMMERCIAL HERRING RULES: YAQUINA BAY - SAC ROE FISHERY AND INLAND WATERS HERRING BAIT FISHERY: EXHIBIT: H

Department staff will ask the Commission to consider adopting administrative rules amending Inland Waters Herring Fishery Rules for the Yaquina Bay commercial sac roe fishery and Inland Waters seine bait fishery to allow the incidental take of juvenile Shad. 

Staff: Patty Burke
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Exhibit summary (pdf)
4. Staff Summary (pdf)
5. Draft OAR 004 (pdf)
6. Draft OAR 006 (pdf) 

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES ANNUAL REPORT AND HB 3108: EXHIBIT: I

Department staff will ask the Commission to consider regulation changes in the harvest program for some developmental fisheries species and developmental fisheries permits based on recommendations by the Developmental Fishery Board. Also adopting regulation implementing House Bill 3108 by removing the nearshore fishery from the developmental fisheries program and establishing a black rockfish/blue rockfish/nearshore fishery restricted vessel system.

Staff: Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Cover (pdf)
3. Staff summary (pdf) 

REPEAL OF FISH DISEASE RULES: EXHIBIT: J

Department staff will ask the Commission to consider adopting rulemaking action to repeal rules which were temporarily suspended by the Commission on September 12, 2003. 

Staff: Tony Amandi
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
0. Cover (pdf)
1. Exhibit summary (pdf)

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECT APPROVAL: EXHIBIT: K

Department staff will review with the Commission and ask for approval of R&E projects recommended for funding by the R&E Board at the October 3, 2003 Board meeting. 

Staff: Dan Van Dyke
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
1. Exhibit summary (pdf)
2. Staff summary (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

None at this time

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None at this time

FUTURE PROPOSED TOPICS

December 12, 2003, Salem, Headquarters
Retention Season for the Lower Columbia River Sport Sturgeon Fishery 04-05, King, Rulemaking
Columbia River Spring Chinook Allocation 04-05, King, Information
Ground Fish Harvest Rules, Burke, Rulemaking
Upper Deschutes Basin Fish Management Plan, Kunkel, Marx, Rulemaking
Access & Habitat Projects/Funding Approval, Barnes, Action
Access & Habitat Board Appointments, Barnes, Action
Access & Habitat Monitoring, Barnes, Information
Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain Goat Plan, Whittaker, Rulemaking
Wolf Plan Component Framework, Henjum, Ely, Information

January 9, 2004, Salem, Headquarters
Trap Check Requirements, Cooper, Rulemaking