March 20-21, 2003 Commission Meeting
Newport, Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Embarcadero Hotel
Ballroom
1000 SE Bay Blvd.
Newport, OR 97365
March 20-21, 2003

Thursday, March 20, 2003

8:00 am — 5:00 pm

ACCESS AND HABITAT PROJECT- FUNDING APPROVAL - Exhibit: B

Review and approval of the Access & Habitat Board's recommendations concerning funding of proposed projects.

Staff: Susan Barnes
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Project Applications with Board and Council vote sheets (not available online)

WOLF ALTERNATIVES REVIEW - Exhibit: C

Department staff will brief the Commission on a range of alternatives for wolf management.

Staff: Craig Ely and Mark Henjum
Public Testimony
Action: Staff Guidance

Attachments:
1: Agenda item summary
2: Staff report
3: Written comments received between Jan. 22 and March 6, 2003. Copies provided to Commission. Copies may be viewed at ODFW offices in Portland (Wildlife Division, I&E, Director’s Office), Clackamas, LaGrande, Bend and Roseburg. (not available electronically)

POWERDALE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT FISH PASSAGE APPROVAL - Exhibit: D

Department staff will ask the Commission to approve PacifiCorp’s fish passage proposal associated with the decommissioning of Powerdale hydroelectric project in Hood River.

Staff: David McAllister
Guest Speaker: David Leonhardt and Roger Raeburn of PacifiCorp
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. Exhibit Summary
2. ODFW Proposed Fish Passage Determination for Powerdale Dam
3. Powerdale Letter
4. Request for Comment

 

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES BOARD APPOINTMENT - Exhibit: E

Department staff will ask the Commission to appoint new members to vacant positions on the Developmental Fishery Board.

Staff: Patty Burke and Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Appointment

Attachments:
1. Exhibit summary
2. Personal summary of candidates (not available electronically)
3. Public comments (not available electronically - none received to date)

 

Friday, March 21, 2003

8:00 am — Until Complete

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Regional Managers Report
Deferred Maintenance Report
Agency Logo Report
Temporary Rules

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

Revenue and Expenditure Report

JANUARY MINUTES - Exhibit: A

 

ODOT EXEMPTION REQUEST — NYE CREEK CULVERT - Exhibit: F

Department staff and ODOT will ask the Commission for an exemption for a culvert which is being replaced in Nye Creek, Which runs through the city of Newport.

Staff: Tom Stahl
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. ODOT Exemption Application
2b. Photographs
3. ODFW Benefit Analysis
4. Public Comment (not available electronically)

FISH PASSAGE APPROVAL PROCESS - Exhibit: G

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt rules regarding the process by which actions at artificial obstructions requiring fish passage are approved.

Staff: Tom Stahl
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Draft Rules
3. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing
4. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact
5. Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement
6. Process Schematic
7. Waiver/Exemption Application
8. ORS 509.580 through 509.910
9. Public Comments (not available electronically)

RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT (R&E) PROGRAM PROJECT - Exhibit: H
APPROVAL

Department staff will ask the Commission to provide approval decisions on R&E project proposals recommended by the R&E Board at their January 24, 2003 meeting.

Staff: Tom Stahl
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Summary of projects recommended by the R&E Board at their January 24, 2003 meeting in Portland
3. Public Comments (not available electronically)

PFMC PRELIMINARY OPTIONS FOR OCEAN SALMON SEASONS - Exhibit: I

Department staff will brief the Commission on ocean Coho and Chinook salmon fishery options for 2003 developed for public review at the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s March 10-14, 2003 meeting.

Staff: Curt Melcher
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
1. Exhibit and Agenda Summary
2. Agenda for March 10-14 PFMC meeting
3. Summary tables of current abundance forecasts
4. Summary tables of current abundance forecasts
5. 2003 Ocean Fishery Process Schedule
6. (not available at this time)
7. (not available at this time)
8. not available electronically (none received to date)

 

STATE ESA INCIDENTAL TAKE PERMIT FOR LOWER COLUMBIA- Exhibit: J
RIVER COHO

Department staff will ask the Commission for approval of take permits for Department activities related to ocean and inriver fisheries, monitoring and evaluation, and fish salvage.
Staff: Mark Chilcote
Public Testimony
Action: Approval

 

ODFW HATCHERY POLICY UPDATE - Exhibit: K

Department staff will provide the Commission an update on the current progress of the Hatchery Policy.

Staff: Ed Bowles
Public Testimony
Action: Information

Attachments:
1. Exhibit summary (not available electronically)
2. Draft Fish Hatchery Management Policy (pdf)

DEVELOPMENTAL FISHERIES — ADOPTION OF ORDER OF - Exhibit: L
CONTESTED CASES

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt the Order of Contested Cases with respect to Developmental Fisheries Permits.

Staff: Patty Burke and Jean McCrae
Public Testimony
Action: Adoption

 

PINK SHRIMP FISHERY — BYCATCH REDUCTION DEVICES- Exhibit: M

Department staff will ask the Commission to adopt a permanent rule requiring Bycatch Reduction Devices for all trawling for pink shrimp.

Staff: Patty Burke and Bob Hannah
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Draft proposed rule
3. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Hearing (not available electronically)
4. Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (not available electronically)
5. Executive Summary
6. Staff Report
7. BRD Survey (not available electronically)
8. Letter on Survey Results (not available electronically)
9. Public Comments (not available electronically)

NEARSHORE GROUNDFISH HARVEST CAP, SEASONS, SPORT - Exhibit: N
BAG LIMITS AND COMMERCIAL TRIP LIMITS

Department staff will ask the Commission to take action on the harvest cap for 2003 Nearshore Groundfish Fisheries including trip limits for commercial fisheries.

Staff: Patty Burke, Mark Saelens and Donald Bodenmiller
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
1. Agenda Item Summary
2. Hearing Notice and Fiscal Impact Statement (not available electronically)
3a. 2003 Harvest Cap for Nearshore, Marine Groundfisheries: Commercial Trip Limits and other Implementation Options Report
3b. Figures 1-7
4. Draft Administrative Rules
635-004 COMMERCIAL FISHERIES OTHER THAN SALMON OR SHELLFISH
635-006 COMMERCIAL GEAR; LICENSES, POUNDAGE FEES, RECORDS AND REPORTS
5. Gold Beach Notes (additional public correspondence is not available electronically)

OTHER BUSINESS

Jack Fox, Building Developer, will give a presentation on the current status of the new headquarters building in Salem. The presentation will be conducted during lunch.

UNSCHEDULED TESTIMONY

None

Future Proposed Topics

April 11, 2003, Portland, OR

NFCP Scrub-Information-Corrarino

Oregon Plan Biennial Report-Information-Nicholas

Prospect 1, 2, and 4 Hydroelectric Project Fish Passage Waiver-Action-Homolka and Burchfield

PFMC Final Option for Upcoming Season-Rulemaking-Melcher

Lamprey-Rule-King

City of Roseburg Wild Turkey Trapping-Rule-Thornton

May 9, 2003, Portland, OR

Upland Bird Game Stamp-Rule-Bales

Restoration and Enhancement Program Project Approval-Approval-Stahl

Prospect 1,2,and 4 Hydroelectric Project Fish Passage Waiver-Approval-Burchfield

Updated: March 18, 2003