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COMMISSION AGENDA: December 10 & 11 , 2009
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting

December 10, 2009 - 1:00 pm
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

December 11, 2009 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97303

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Printable Agenda

        Meeting: December 10, 2009 (pdf)
                        December 11, 2009 (pdf)


Thursday, December 10, 2009 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve October 2, 2009 Commission meeting minutes

Action: Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit B: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT FUNDING APPROVAL

The Commission will be asked to review and approve the Access and Habitat (A&H) Board’s October 2009 recommendations for project funding.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit C: ACCESS AND HABITAT BOARD APPOINTMENT

The Commission will be asked to fill a vacant hunter representative Board position.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments:

Exhibit D: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROGRAM RULES

The Commission will be asked to review and amend the administrative rules related to the A&H Program to implement House Bill 2218 and House Bill 3089, enacted by the 2009 Legislative Assembly.

Matt Keenan, A&H Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit E: OREGON FALCONRY RULES – AUTHORIZING THE TAKE OF PEREGRINE FALCONS FOR 2010

The Commission will be asked to review and amend the administrative rule to allow certain levels of take of peregrine falcons for falconry purpose.

Martin Nugent, Threatened & Endangered and Sensitive Species Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit F: DISPOSAL OF WILDLIFE PARTS - POSTPONED
This agenda item has been deferred and will be presented at a future meeting.

 

Attachments:

Exhibit G: CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS

The Commission will be asked to review and amend the administrative rules relating to Criminal History Background Checks.

Roxie Burns, Human Resources Administrator Jonathan Herman, Human Resources Assistant Administrator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit H: MASTER HUNTER VIOLATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and amend the administrative rules to suspend hunters from participation in the Master Hunter program for a period of five years if the hunter is convicted of, or pleads guilty to, a violation of the wildlife laws.

Chris Willard, Education Services Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2) (i), and solely for the purpose of evaluating Director Roy Elicker.

ADJOURN


Friday, December 11, 2009 8:00 a.m.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Large Waves

Field Reports -
Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Russ Stauff, Steve Marx, Roger Fuhrman, Holly Michael, Steve Williams,
Captain Walt Markee

Expenditure Report -
Chris Wheaton, Interim Deputy Director for Administration

Tri-State letter to Fish and Wildlife Commissions -
Roy Elicker, Director

Adopt Temporary Rules -
Roy Elicker, Director

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.

Exhibits are a continuation from the Commission’s December 10, 2009 Agenda.

Exhibit I: GROUNDFISH REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt the administrative rules relating to the Groundfish fishery.

Gway Kirchner, Marine Fisheries Section Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit J: SUSPENSION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES PROGRAM AND ANNUAL REVIEW

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt rules to suspend the Developmental Fisheries Program; modify the developmental species lists, permitting structure and rule requirements for the five fisheries permitted in 2009.

Kelly Corbett, Developmental Fisheries Assistant Project Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit K: MARINE RESERVES RULEMAKING

The Commission will be asked to review and adopt rules governing harvest restrictions in the Otter Rock marine reserve and Redfish Rocks marine reserve and marine protected area.

Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments:

Exhibit L: MULE DEER INITIATIVE BRIEFING

The Commission will be briefed on the proposed actions such as habitat, travel, disease and predator management that are being proposed to be part of the Mule Deer Initiative.

Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments:

ADJOURN


FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

January 8, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Water Resources Briefing on Oregon’s Integrated Water Resources Strategy
  • Restoration and Enhancement Board Member Appointments
  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Limited Entry Anchovy Petition
  • Surplus Eggs and Fish in ODFW Hatchery Programs
  • Access and Habitat Landowner Representative Appointment
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Rulemaking
  • Feral Swine Rulemaking
  • Harassment of Game Birds Rulemaking

February 5, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Mid-Columbia Steelhead Conservation and Recovery Plan Approval

March 12, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

  • Halibut and Sardine Fishery Regulation Setting

April 23, 2010 – Roseburg (Dist. 4)

May – No meeting scheduled

June 4, 2010 – ODFW HQ, Salem

July 16, 2010 – No meeting scheduled at this time, but please reserve this date

August 6, 2010 – Location to be determined (Dist. 1)

September 2, 2010 (Thursday) – ODFW HQ, Salem

October 1, 2010 – Bend (Dist. 2)

November – No meeting scheduled

December 3, 2010 – Portland Area (Dist. 3)


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM, 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 at http://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. 

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 receive 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 thier 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, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 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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