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Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee
Public Meeting

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 - Virtual Public Meeting 12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m.

The Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee (PFA MAC) will hold a virtual public business meeting on 17. This is the second meeting of this new committee, which was created as part of the Private Forest Accord. The meeting is open to the public and will be live on the link provided below. Written testimony may be submitted before the meeting or up to two weeks afterward via email to Andrew.J.Spyrka@odfw.oregon.gov. Please include the agenda date, item number, or topic header with the submission of testimony. Additional public testimony requirements are on the last page of this agenda.

Prior meetings’ audio and this meeting’s written material are available on the web at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/habitat/PFA/. The matters under the Consent Agenda will be considered in one block. Any MAC member may request the removal of any item from the consent agenda. Items removed for separate discussion will be considered after approval of the consent agenda. Public comment will not be taken on consent agenda items.

MAC Meetings page

Meeting info

Action & Information
Time # Item Member(s)
12:00 – 12:05 1. Call to Order, Roll Call, & Approval of Agenda Chair
12:05 – 12:10 2.

Consent Agenda

  1. Meeting Minutes – April 2023
Chair
12:10 – 12:20 3.

Public Comment
Public Comments [See below for public comment information]

Register online

 
12:20 – 12:25 4.

MAC Operating Procedures

The MAC will discuss the MAC Operating procedures and possibly adopt the document.
Chair
12:25 – 12:55 5.

PFA Mitigation Fund Oregon Administrative Rules

The MAC will hold a discussion on the proposed Oregon Administrative Rules. The MAC may vote to recommend the Rules to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Chair
12:55 – 1:15 6.

Expenditure Framework & Grant Evaluation Criteria

The MAC will discuss the Expenditure Framework & Grant Evaluation Criteria documents.

Andy Spyrka
1:15 – 1:25 7.

Next MAC In-person Meeting

The MAC will discuss the next proposed in-person meeting in late summer or early fall of 2023, locations, facilities, length, and topics of discussion.

Chair
1:25 – 1:30 8.

Committee Closing Comments & Meeting Wrap-up

The MAC Chair will summarize the meeting’s outcomes and provide time for members to remark on topics for future meetings.

All Members
1:30   Meeting adjourns  

The times listed on the agenda are approximate. At the discretion of the chair, the time and order of an agenda item—including the addition of a break or executive session — may change to maintain the meeting flow. *A single asterisk preceding the item number marks an executive or work session, and public testimony/comment will not be accepted.


MAC OPERATING PROCEDURES: The Private Forest Accord Mitigation Advisory Committee (MAC) Operating, once adopted by the MAC, will be posted on the MAC’s website at: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/habitat/PFA/.

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: The MAC places great value on information received from the public. The MAC accepts written comments on all agenda items except consent agenda and Work Session items [see explanation below]. Those wishing to testify or present information to the MAC are encouraged to:

Provide written summaries of lengthy, detailed information, and remember that the value of your comments is in the substance, not length.

  • Endorse rather than repeat the testimony of others.
  • The MAC will have an opportunity to review and consider your testimony before the meeting when sent more than 72 hours before the meeting date. If submitted after this window of time the testimony will be entered into the public record but may not be viewed by the MAC until after the meeting.
  • For in-person meetings, sign in at the information table in the meeting room when you arrive.

Written comments for public testimony provide a valuable reference and may be submitted before, during, or up to two weeks after the meeting for consideration by the MAC. Please submit a copy to the MAC Administrator Andrew.J.Spyrka@odfw.oregon.gov, and written comments received will be distributed to the MAC. Oral or written comments may be summarized, audio-recorded, and filed as a record. Audio files and video links of the MAC’s meetings are posted within one week after the meeting at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/habitat/PFA/. The MAC cannot accept comments on consent agenda items or a topic for which a public hearing has been held and the comment period has closed. If you wish to provide oral comments to the MAC, you must Register Online to sign up for live testimony at least two business days before the meeting. The registration link is located under the “Public Notice of Upcoming Meetings” section. If experiencing technical issues or to request accommodations, contact the MAC Administrator. Three minutes maximum will be allotted for each individual to provide their comments, with less time per person when there are numerous requests to speak. The maximum amount of time for all public testimony for agenda items with a MAC decision is on the meeting agenda. The chair may, however, provide an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting when all agenda items are completed before the official end time of the meeting.

WORK SESSIONS: Certain agenda topics may be marked with an asterisk indicating a "Work Session" item. Work Sessions provide the MAC opportunity to receive information and/or make decisions after considering previous public comments and staff recommendations. No new public comment will be taken. However, the MAC may choose to ask questions of the audience to clarify issues raised.

GENERAL INFORMATION: For regularly scheduled meetings, the MAC's agenda is posted on the web at https://www.dfw.state.or.us/habitat/PFA/ in advance of the meeting date. During that time, circumstances may dictate a revision to the agenda, either in the sequence of items to be addressed or in the time of day the item is to be presented. The MAC will make every attempt to follow its published schedule and requests your indulgence when that is not possible.
To provide the broadest range of services, lead-time is needed to make the necessary arrangements for offsite locations. If special materials, services, or assistance is required, such as a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or large print material, please contact our Public Information Office at least seven working days before the meeting via telephone at (503) 947-6000 or visit www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/directory/contact_us.asp.