March 4-5, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
March 4, 2009  (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Yolo Fliers Club
Ballroom
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17980 County Road 94B
Woodland

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. PRESENTATION OF THE WARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
  3. PRESENTATION REGARDING BECOMING AN OUTDOORS-WOMAN, CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION.
  4. OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOLASTIC CLAY TARGET PROGRAM.
  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(91.1) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  6. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 7.00 AND 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  7. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2009-2010 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  9. PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 AND 2075.5, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION AND THE DEPARTMENT'S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE LONGFIN SMELT (Spirinchus thaleichthys) AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.
    1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT (Hypomesus transpacificus) TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS.
    2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT (Hypomesus transpacificus) FROM THREATENED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS.
    1. RECEIPT OF ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TESTIMONY RELATED TO THE PETITION TO DESIGNATE PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS A CANDIDATE, AND POSSIBLE RECONSIDERATION OF THE PETITION TO LIST PACIFIC FISHER AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
    2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF FINDINGS.
    3. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO ADD SECTION 749.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF PACIFIC FISHER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD. (Note: This item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding in 11 (A) that the petitioned action may be warranted.)

EXECUTIVE SESSION (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)

  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.
    8. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
  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
March 5, 2009  (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.

Yolo Fliers Club
Ballroom
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17980 County Road 94B
Woodland

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. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(178) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SILVER KING CREEK SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 124, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HALIBUT TRAWLING. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 9, 2009, meeting.)
  4. UPDATE ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MPA) REGULATION TIMELINE FOR NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION. (Note: Public testimony will be limited to the regulatory timeline at this meeting. Public testimony regarding proposed regulations related to the North Central Coast MPAs is tentatively scheduled for the Commission's April 8, 2009, meeting.)

  5. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION AND THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION JOINT POLICY STATEMENT ON PACIFIC SALMON AND ANADROMOUS TROUT.
  6. UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE COMMISSION'S AUGUST 25, 2006, AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 236, TITLE 14, CCR, TO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION OF TURTLES AND FROGS FOR THE LIVE ANIMAL MARKET.
  7. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  8. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
    2. UPDATE ON THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
    3. UPDATE ON AQUACULTURE.
    4. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    5. OTHER.
  9. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  10. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  11. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  12. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  13. NEW BUSINESS.

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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