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COMMISSION AGENDA: Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 2013

Meeting

Fish and Wildlife Commission Tour
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 8:00 am

Hallmark Resort Inn, Salon Room
744 SW Elizabeth Newport, Oregon 97365

Printable Tour Agenda (pdf)

Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 8:00 am
Hallmark Resort Inn, Salon Room
744 SW Elizabeth Newport, Oregon 97365

Printable Agenda (pdf)

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The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.
Friday, October 4, 2013
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports

Bruce Eddy, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Tim Walters, Roger Fuhrman, Caren Braby, Captain Jeff Samuels

Expenditure and Budget Report

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Update on Decision Support System

Holly Michael, Conservation Policy Coordinator
Arthur Rodriquez, Oregon Conservation Strategy GIS Analyst

Adopt Temporary Rules

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.

Paul Robertson
Jack Strayer
Joseph Eilers
Brian Green
Lonnie Johnson

Grass Carp in Devils Lake
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Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft August 2 and September 6, 2012 minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit B: COMMERCIAL FISHERIES PERMIT BOARD

The Commission will be asked to consider giving delegation authority to the Director to appoint Commercial Fisheries Permit Board members.

Deanna Erickson, Licensing and Controlled Hunts Manager
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN ENDORSEMENT FEES

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rule amendments that implement changes to the fees charged for recreational fishing licenses within the Columbia River Basin.

Michael Gauvin, Recreational Fisheries Program Manager
Ed Bowles, Special Assistant to the Director’s Office
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: COMMERCIAL CRAB SEASON DELAY CRITERIA

The Commission will be asked to approve the revisions to the Tri-State Protocol criteria for delaying the commercial ocean Dungeness crab season.

Troy Buell, State Fishery Management Program Leader
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: ROOKE-HIGGINS BOAT RAMP ACQUISITION

The Commission will be asked to approve the purchase of private property with existing boat ramp improvements in Coos County funded by grants.

Richard Duncan, Realty Specialist
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: OREGON STATE POLICE ANNUAL REVIEW

The Commission will be given an annual review by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division.

Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division
Public Testimony
Informational

Attachments: (pdf)

 

Exhibit G: 2014 BIG GAME REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules for the 2014 Oregon Big Game Regulations.

Thomas Thornton, Game Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

Executive Session will be held during the Commission’s extended lunch from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. The Executive Session is held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2) which allows the Commission to meet in executive session to consult with legal counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h); and to consider information or records exempt by law from public inspection, that is, attorney client privileged documents, as authorized by ORS 192.660 (2)(f); and to review and evaluate the job performance of Roy Elicker as Director, as authorized by ORS 192.660 (2)(i).

Proposed 2014 Commission Meeting Dates

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

November 2013 – No meeting scheduled

December 6, 2013 – Portland (Congressional District 3)

  • Access and Habitat Projects
  • Cougar Plan Implementation Update
  • 2014 Regulations for Groundfish Fisheries; Review 2012 Nearshore Logbook Report
  • Electronic Commission Packets Update


AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on October 4, 2013. 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 October 4, 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 S.E., Salem, Oregon 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at the Hallmark Resort, 744 S.W. Elizabeth, Newport, Oregon 97365, 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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