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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7, 2020

Workshop:

Thursday, August 6, 2020 – 1:00 PM

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, August 7 - 8:00 AM
Virtual Platform

Printable Agenda (pdf)

View August 6 workshop on YouTube
View August 7 meeting part 1 on YouTube
View August 7 meeting part 2 on YouTube
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2020

Thursday August 6, 2020
COLUMBIA RIVER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

The Commission will receive background information on Columbia River Fisheries Management.

Staff: Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager
Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator
John North, Columbia River Fisheries Manager

No Public Testimony

Attachments: (pdf)

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Friday, August 7, 2020
See notes on the last page of this agenda for instructions on how to register to testify on the following exhibits.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director of Administration

Reducing Risk of Whale Entanglement in Commercial Crab Fishing Gear

Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager


Attachments: (pdf)

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES


Curt Melcher, Director

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft Commission meeting minutes from July 10, 2020.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: 2020-2021 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the game bird season regulations for 2020-2021 and the 2020 – 2025 Oregon upland game bird hunting season framework.

Staff: Brandon Reishus, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator
Mikal Cline, Upland Game Bird Coordinator

Public Testimony: 48 hour Advance Registration Required

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: MONITORING SCHEDULE FOR MYXOBOLUS CEREBRALIS AT FISH REARING FACILITIES IN OREGON

The Commission will be asked to adopt rule modifications that are needed to adjust pathogen category and required testing schedule to detect Myxobolus cerebralis for fish in Oregon.

Staff: Aimee Reed, Senior Fish Health Specialist

Public Testimony: 48 hour Advance Registration Required

Rulemaking



Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: SPRINGHILL PUMPING PLANT FISH SCREENING EXEMPTION

The Commission will be asked to approve a request submitted by The Joint Water Commission and the City of Hillsboro for an exemption to Fish Screening requirements at their Springhill Pumping Plant located on the Tualatin River.

Staff: Ken Loffink, Fish Screening Program Coordinator

Public Testimony: 48 hour Advance Registration Required

Approval



Attachments: (pdf)

ANNUAL PRIDE AWARDS RECOGNITION

Curt Melcher, Director
Award Presentation begins at 11:00 AM

EXHIBIT E: 2021 SPORT FISH REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2021 Sport Fishing Regulations.

Staff: Mike Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Tucker Jones, Ocean Salmon/Columbia River Program Manager

Public Testimony: 48 hour Advance Registration Required

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

Proposed meeting dates for 2021

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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.

September 11, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2020

  • A&H Project Funding and Minimum Bid for Auction of A&H Tags – Approval and Rulemaking
  • Big Game Regulations; 2021 Tags and Season Dates – Rulemaking
  • Bowman Dam Hydroelectric Project Fish Passage Waiver – Review Request
  • Dungeness Crab/ Whale Entanglement – Rulemaking
  • 2021 Commission Meeting Dates- Approval

October 9, 2020 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2020

November 13, 2020 – Salem

  • Marbled Murrelet Consideration to Up-list - Rulemaking

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. August 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 or see the agency’s website at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/.

The Commission will take a lunch recess as close to 12:00 p.m. as the agenda will accommodate.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY REGISTRATION

If you wish to give verbal testimony on any Exhibit scheduled on September 11 agenda, you must register before 8:00AM Wednesday September 9, 2020; a minimum of 48 hour prior to the meeting.

HOW TO REGISTER TO SPEAK AT THE August 7TH, 2020 COMMISSION MEETING
When registering to testify please provide your fist and last name, what exhibit (topic) you would like to speak to, a valid email address, and a phone number.
Listed below are three way that you can register:

  1. Click on the link provided on the agenda: fill out the registration form; and click submit.
  2. Send an email the ODFW.Commission@state.or.us ; in your email, the information listed above must be provided.
  3. Call the Department at 503-947-6044 or 503-507-5546.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
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. Limit testimony to three (3) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;
  2. Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
  3. 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 will distributed to the Commission in advance of the meeting; any correspondence or materials received less than 72 hours prior to the meeting will be provided to the Commissioners the day of the meeting. If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact Michelle Tate, Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, Oregon, 97302, or call 503- 947-6033.

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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