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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, December 5, 2014

Meeting:
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00 am
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Commission Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive S.E.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Printable Agenda (pdf)

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Sage-Grouse Plan Update

Richard Whitman, Governor’s Office, Natural Resources Policy Director

Expenditure Report and Budget Update

Debbie Colbert, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, Interim 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.

Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft June 6, September 5, and October 9, 2014 Commission minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)


Exhibit B: RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT APPROVALS; RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve Restoration and Enhancement Board’s recommendation for project approval, and appoint a Sport Fishing and a Gill Net representative on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board.

Kevin Herkamp, STEP and Restoration and Enhancement Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: COOS BAY NORTH BEND WATER BOARD FISH PASSAGE WAIVER REQUESTS:  LOWER PONY CREEK DAM AND UPPER PONY CREEK DAM

The Commission will be asked to approve an amendment to the existing fish passage Memorandum of Understanding on Upper Pony Creek Dam and approve a new fish passage waiver for Lower Pony Creek Dam.

Greg Apke, Statewide Fish Passage Program Coordinator     
Mike Gray, Coos Coquille Watershed District Fish Biologist
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: COLUMBIA RIVER FISHERIES TRANSITION PROGRAM

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to implement the Columbia River Fisheries Transition Program.

Chris Kern, Fish Division Deputy Administrator for Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program
John Seabourne, Fish Division Operations Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF SILETZ INDIANS CLAMMING

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to adopt a Memorandum of Understanding between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on clam harvest.

Caren Braby, Marine Resources Program Manager
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit F: ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECTS

The Commission will be asked to approve the Access and Habitat Board’s recommendation for project funding.

Keith Kohl, Access and Habitat Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit G: OREGON HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE LENGTH

The Commission will be asked to approve the administrative rules to change the minimum hours for Oregon Hunter Education courses.

James Reed, Statewide Hunter Education Coordinator
Public Testimony
Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit H: WILLAMETTE WILDLIFE MITIGATION PROGRAM PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS

The Commission will be asked to approve proceeding with a land donation and acquisition of 270 acres, and a fee title acquisition of 225 acres at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area.

David Stroppel, South Willamette Watershed Manager
Public Testimony
Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS

Executive Session

The Commission will hold an executive session to consult with legal counsel with respect to litigation filed or likely to be filed against the Commission, and to conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to negotiate real property transactions, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(e)and (h).

 
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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

January 9, 2015 – Salem Headquarters (Congressional District #5)

  • Marine Fishery Management Plan Framework
  • 2015 Groundfish Fisheries Regulations; Review 2013 Nearshore Logbook Report
  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations
  • Implementation of Columbia River Fish Management & Reform Rules Briefing
  • Gear Requirements in Lower Willamette and Select Area Recreational Fisheries

February 13, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Director Recruitment

March 6, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

April 24, 2015 – Bend (Congressional District #2)

May 15, 2015 – No meeting; only if needed

June 5, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • 2015 Big Game Regulations
  • Furbearer and Unprotected Mammal Regulations
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals
  • 2016 Access and Habitat Auction and Raffle Tag Allocations

July 10, 2015 – No meeting, only if needed

August 7, 2015 – Salem Headquarters

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • 2015-2016 Oregon Game Bird Regulations

September 4, 2015 – Seaside (Congressional District #1)

  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

October 9, 2015 – Florence (Congressional District #2)

  • 2016 Big Game Regulations

November 2015 – No meeting scheduled

December 4, 2015 –  Portland (Congressional District #3)

  • Restoration and Enhancement Project Approvals
  • Access and Habitat Project Approvals

 


PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, December 5, 2014. 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.

On December 5 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 Director’s Report 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 SE, Salem, OR 97302, 503.947.6044.

PARKING

Parking at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302, 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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