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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday, December 4, 2015

Meeting:
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 8:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites – Portland- Airport
The Cedar Room
79000 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97220

Printable Agenda (pdf)

The Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission is not currently in session.
Friday, December 4, 2015
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report

Staff: Bill Herber, Deputy Director for Administration

Adopt Temporary Rules

Curt Melcher, 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.

State of the Trout
Tom Wolf, Executive Director; Oregon Council Trout Unlimited

Elk Damage on Private Land
Darryl Schmidlin

Bi- State Columbia River Fishery Reform
Bruce Polley, Vice President

Coastal Conservation Association Oregon
Liz Hamilton, Executive Director

Northwest Sportsfishing Industry Association
Bob Rees, Executive Director

Association of Northwest Steelheaders
Grant Putnam, President
Northwest Guides & Anglers Association


Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve the draft January, March, July, and September 2015 Commission minutes.

 

Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit B: Restoration and Enhancement Project Approval

The Commission will be asked to approve the Restoration and Enhancement Board's recommendations for project funding.

Staff: Kevin Herkamp, STEP and R&E Program Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit C: Recompensable Assistance (HB3315)

The Commission will be asked to adopt rules regarding recompensable assistance to agencies

Staff: Bill Herber, Deputy Director for Administration
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit D: Wildlife Control Operators

The Commission will be asked to approve amendments to Division 435 Rules, Wildlife Control Operators

Staff: Rick Boatner, Wildlife Integrity Coordinator
Public Testimony
Approval


Attachments: (pdf)

Exhibit E: Wildlife Rehabilitation

The Commission will be asked to adopt staff recommendations for Wildlife Rehabilitation Rules

Staff: Colin Gillin, State Wildlife Veterinarian;
Public Testimony
Rulemaking


Attachments: (pdf)

Executive Session
The Commission will hold an executive session as authorized by ORS 192.501(37) to review information related to an ongoing audit of a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109 that is in the custody of an audit organization operating under nationally recognized government auditing standards. This report is confidential until the auditor issues a final audit report in accordance with those standards.

OTHER BUSINESS
2016 Proposed Commission Meeting Dates

ADJOURN
 
FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS

January 15, 2016 – Salem

  • Schedule of Damages for Commercial Fishing Violations
  • Regulations for 2016 groundfish and Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) fisheries and 2014 nearshore logbook report.

February 12, 2016 – Tigard (Congressional District #1)

March TBD

April TBD

May – No Meeting schedules

June TBD

July – Hold – No Meeting Scheduled

August TBD

September TBD

October TBD

November – Hold- No Meeting Scheduled

December TBD

 


PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM December 4, 2015, 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.

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, at least 24 hours in prior to the meeting. You will be called by the Commission Chair immediately following the Director’s report portion of the agenda. 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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