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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, February 7, 2020

Meet and Greet:

Thursday February 6, 2020 - 4:30 – 6:00
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show; Portland Expo Center

Meeting:

Friday February 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM
Embassy Suites, Washington Square
Metolius River Ballroom
9000 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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2020

Friday, February 7, 2020
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director of Administration

Natural Resource Information Management Program Overview

Cedric Cooney, Natural Resources Data and Systems Manager

Marine Mammal Program Overview

Dr. Sheanna Steingass, Marine Mammal Program Lead

Attachments: (pdf)

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES


635-041-0065
2020 Seasons Set for Columbia River Winter Treaty Commercial Fisheries
Adopted January 28, 2020: effective February 1, through February 8, 2020.
These amended rules implement the 2020 winter commercial gillnet fishery season for the Dalles and John Day pools beginning February 1, 2020. Modifications are consistent with action taken January 28, 2020 by the Departments of Fish & Wildlife for the States of Oregon and Washington at a meeting of the Columbia River Compact.

635-042-0130
2020 Seasons Set for Columbia River Smelt Commercial Fisheries
Adopted January 28, 2020: effective February 3, through February 27, 2020.
These amended rules implement the 2020 winter commercial smelt season for Zones 1 through 3 beginning February 3, 2020. Modifications are consistent with action taken January 28, 2020 by the Departments of Fish & Wildlife for the States of Oregon and Washington at a meeting of the Columbia River Compact.

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft Commission meeting minutes from January 17, 2020.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: 2019 LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER WHITE STURGEON POPULATION AND FISHERIES UPDATE

The Commission will be provided an update on population status of white sturgeon and review the 2019 sturgeon fisheries.

Staff: Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational


Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: FALCONRY LICENSES, PERMITS AND REQUIREMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to update existing falconry program rules.

Staff: Martin Nugent, Threatened and Endangered Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2)(f) which allow the Commission to meet in executive session to consider information or records that are exempt by law from public inspection.

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 before 8:00 AM February 5, 2020 (at least 48 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.

 Mule deer in Oregon         
       Dale Webb

Cold Water Refugia
       David Moskowitz

OTHER BUSINESS
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session to review and evaluate the employment-related performance of the chief executive officer of any public body, a public officer, employee or staff member who does not request an open hearing as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(i).

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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

*Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@state.or.us or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302.

March 20, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open January 15, 2020

  • A&H Project Funding- Approval
  • PFMC Informational Briefing – Informational
  • R&E Project Approval – Approval

April 17, 2020 – Reedsport (Dist. 4)

*Written public comment period will open February 15, 2020

  • 2020-2021 Oregon Game Bird Regulations- Rulemaking
  • PFMC Salmon Regulation Setting and Coastal Chinook Terminal Fisheries –Rulemaking
  • Pacific Halibut Fisheries – Rulemaking
  • Commercial Dungeness crab - Rulemaking
  • Climate/Ocean Change Policy – Rulemaking

 May 8, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open March 15, 2020

  • Consideration of Reclassification for the Marbled Murrelet under the Oregon Endangered Species Act – Rulemaking

 June 12, 2020– Burns (Dist. 2)

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2020

  • A&H Project Funding – Approval
  • 2020 Auction Raffle Allocations – Approval
  • Furbearer Regulations for 2020-2021- Rulemaking
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Fisheries – Rulemaking  
  • Coastal Wild Coho River Fisheries – Rulemaking
  • 2021-2023 Budget- Approval

July 10, 2020 – No meeting scheduled

August 7, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2020

  • R&E Project Approval, and STEP Annual Report – Informational and Approval
  • Sport Fish Regulations – Rulemaking
  • Pride Award Recognition

September 11, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2020

  • A&H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Regulations; 2021 Tags and Season Dates – Rulemaking

October 9, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2020

November 13, 2020 – No meeting scheduled

December 11, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2020

  • A&H Project Funding – Approval
  • Ground fisheries and Nearshore Logbook Report – Rulemaking
  • R&E Project Approval- Approval



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. February 7, 2020 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 athttps://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

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. Lunch will not be provided to the public.

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 three (3) 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, before 8:00 AM February 5, 2020 (a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting). The Commission Chair immediately following the scheduled agenda topics will call you to testify. Please provide twenty (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 Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

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.
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