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COMMISSION AGENDA: Friday April 19, 2019

Tour:                                                               

Thursday, April 18, 2018 – 8:00 AM
Best Western Oak Meadows Inn
585 S Columbia River Hwy
St Helens, OR 97051

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Meeting:

Friday, April 19, 2019 – 8:00 AM
Columbia River Receptions & Events
Meriwether Place
1070 Columbia Blvd
St Helens, OR 97051

Printable Agenda (pdf)

Commission
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Friday April 19, 2019
DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Field Reports – in written form only

Expenditure Report and Budget Update

Erica Kleiner, Deputy Director of Administration

 2018 Wolf Conservation and Management Program Annual Report

            Roblyn Brown, Wolf Program Field Coordinator

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 48 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.

ADOPT TEMPORARY RULES

Curt Melcher, Director

EXHIBIT A: COMMISSION MINUTES

The Commission will be asked to approve draft March 15, 2019 Commission meeting minutes.

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT B: 2019-2020 OREGON GAME BIRD REGULATIONS

The Commission will be asked to adopt the Game Bird Season and Regulations for 2019-2020

Staff: Brandon Reishus, Migratory Game Bird Coordinator
Mikal Cline, Upland Game Bird Coordinator

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT C: PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERIES

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2019 Regulations for recreational and commercial Pacific halibut fisheries

Staff: Lynn Mattes, Halibut Project Leader

Public Testimony

Rulemaking


 

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT D: COMMERCIAL FISHERY PERMIT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Commission will be asked to approve appointments to the Commercial Fishery Permit Board

Staff: Linda Lytle, Licensing Services Manager

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT E: 2019 FISH PASSAGE PRIORITIZATION LIST

Fish passage prioritization is a requirement through ORS 509.585 to be approved by Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission every 5 years. The Commission will be asked to approve 2019 Fish Passage Prioritization List.

Staff: Kregg Smith, Fish Passage Coordinator

Public Testimony

Approval

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT F: 2019 OCEAN SALMON FISHERIES AND OCEAN TERMINAL FISHERIES RULEMAKING

The Commission will be asked to adopt the 2019 Ocean Salmon fishing seasons and terminal fisheries for Oregon waters.                                                            

Staff: Christine Mallette, Ocean Salmon Technical Service Manager

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

EXHIBIT G: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST RULE UPDATE

The Commission will be asked to adopt amendments to OAR Division 635 -001 to bring the department’s policy in compliance with the EO 16_06 and the DAS Statewide Model Policy 107-001-020

Staff: Michelle Tate; Executive Assistant

Public Testimony

Rulemaking

Attachments: (pdf)

OTHER BUSINESS
 
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FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION TOPICS
  • Written public comments for future Commission Topics can be submitted in writing prior to the meeting date at ODFW.Commission@state.or.us or mailed to 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE Salem, OR 97302

May 2019 – No meeting scheduled

June 6, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2019

  • Columbia River Fisheries – Rulemaking
  • Commercial Coastal Pelagic Fisheries – Rulemaking   
  • Coastal Wild Coho Salmon River Fisheries – Rulemaking

June 7, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open April 15, 2019

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Simplification Process – Informational
  • 2020 Auction Raffle Allocations – Approval
  • Wolf Conservation and Management Plan – Rulemaking

July 2019 – No meeting scheduled

August 2, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open June 15, 2019

  • Legislative Approved Budget Update - Directors Report
  • R & E Project Approval, Member Appointment and STEP Annual Report – Informational and Approval

September 13, 2019 – Tour  TBD

September 13, 2019 – TBD

*Written public comment period will open July 15, 2019

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Big Game Regulations; 2020 Tags and Season Dates – Rulemaking
  • Sport Fish Regulations - Rulemaking

October 10, 2019 – Tour – Ontario

October 11, 2019 – Ontario

*Written public comment period will open August 15, 2019

November 2019 – No meeting scheduled

December 6, 2019 – Salem

*Written public comment period will open October 15, 2019

  • A & H Project Funding – Approval
  • Groundfisheries and Nearshore Logbook Report – Rulemaking
  • R&E Project Approval- Approval



PLEASE NOTE

AGENDA

The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. April 19, 2019, 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 https://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/.

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 48 hours prior to the meeting. The Commission Chair immediately following the Director’s report portion of the agenda will call you. 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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