August 7-8, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
August 7, 2008 (Thursday)
10:00 a.m.
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City Council Chambers*
City of Carpinteria
5775 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President.
  2. CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT'S STATUS REPORT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT (Hypomesus transpacificus) FROM THREATENED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS, AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.
  3. PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2084, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO READOPT SECTION 749.3, TITLE 14, CCR, FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAY PERIOD, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF LONGFIN SMELT DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
    1. PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.2 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT’S INITIAL REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS AN ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES.
    2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO ADD SECTION 749.4, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF PACIFIC FISHER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
  4. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  5. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT RE: HALIBUT TRAWL GEAR.
    3. UPDATE ON PACIFIC SALMON AND ANADROMOUS TROUT JOINT POLICY OF THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND BOARD OF FORESTRY.
    4. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    5. UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
    6. UPDATE ON REGULATORY TIMELINE OF THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) – NORTH CENTRAL COAST.
    7. UPDATE ON THE SAN MIGUEL ISLAND ABALONE RESOURCE.
    8. UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE PAIUTE CUTTHROAT TROUT MANAGEMENT ACTIONS.
    9. UPDATE ON THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF AMMONIA IN THE DELTA.
    10. UPDATE ON GROUNDFISH HARVEST MONITORING AND THE POSSIBILITY OF EMERGENCY ACTION.
    11. OTHER.
  6. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. STAFF REPORTS.
      1. REPORT ON JOINT MEETING WITH NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER AND DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE AGENDA ITEMS.
      2. REPORT ON 2008 WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES CONFERENCE.
      3. DISCUSSION OF 2009 REGULATORY CALENDAR AND POSSIBLE REGULATORY PROPOSALS.
    2. OTHER.
  7. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
  8. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  9. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  10. FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE.
  11. NEW BUSINESS.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)

PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11126(a)(1) and (e)(1), AND SECTION 309 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, THE COMMISSION WILL MEET IN CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXECUTIVE SESSION IS TO CONSIDER:

  1. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    1. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    2. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    3. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    4. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    5. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    6. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    7. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
  2. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  3. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  4. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS:


Meeting of
August 8, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

City Council Chambers
City of Carpinteria
5775 Carpinteria Avenue
Carpinteria

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
  2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MORRO BAY STATE MARINE RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT AREA, ELKHORN SLOUGH STATE MARINE RESERVE AND DANA POINT STATE MARINE PARK.
  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION 29.85(a)(2)(A), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CRABS-OPEN SEASON. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for September 4, 2008, in Kings Beach.)
  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AND HARVESTING OF HERRING EGGS ON KELP. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for September 4, 2008, in Kings Beach.)
  5. COMMISSION RECOGNITION OF NEWLY INDUCTED MEMBERS TO THE WATERFOWLERS HALL OF FAME.
  6. CONSIDERATION OF CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT, ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVE), AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE 2008-2009 MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REGULATIONS.
  7. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: UPLAND GAME BIRDS.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. RATIFICATION OF PROPOSAL TO RELOCATE THE OCTOBER 2008 MEETING FROM BISHOP TO A LOCATION IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION OF THE MLPA INITIATIVE.
  2. POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2008-2009 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. ABERNATHY RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    2. BELL RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    3. ELLIS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    4. LITTLE DRY CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    5. LOOKOUT RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    6. ROSENDAHL RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    7. SNOWSTORM RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    8. STOVER RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
  3. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2008-2013) AND 2008-2009 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. BASIN VIEW RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    2. HATHAWAY RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    3. SUGARLOAF BANGOR RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
    4. COTTRELL RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    5. DIAMOND C OUTFITTERS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
  4. PLM MODIFICATION FOR PBM FARMS.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. In order for the Commission to adequately consider public comments, the public is requested to submit written comments no later than ten days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer than ten days preceding the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting; however, Commission staff is unable to deliver material received one day before and on the day of the meeting to the Commissioners when the meeting is not in Sacramento. Please send your comments to be received no later than two days before the meeting.

If you decide to speak at the Commission meeting, please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people represented by your organization. Then tell the Commission your concerns in five minutes or less. Time allotted for each agenda item depends upon the number of speakers for each item and the length of the agenda. The Commission is interested in your views; don't worry about how to say them. If several people have spoken, try not to be repetitious. If there are several with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson. The Commission is particularly interested in the specific reasons you are for or against a proposal because the Commission's decision needs to be based on specific reasons.

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