April 8-9, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
April 8, 2009  (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Wine and Roses Country Garden Inn
Garden Ballroom
*
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi

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. UPDATE ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) FOR NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION.
    1. REGULATION TIMELINE AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DOCUMENT.
    2. ESTIMATED COSTS AND ANTICIPATED FUND SOURCES.
    (Note: Public testimony will be limited to items 2.(A) and 2.(B) at this meeting. Public testimony regarding proposed regulations related to the North Central Coast Study Region is tentatively scheduled for the Commission's May 2009, meeting.)
  3. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING DELISTING THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON.
  4. UPDATE ON SMITH RIVER ISSUES AND MANAGEMENT.
    1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO DESIGNATE PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS AN ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.
    2. 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.
  5. SCOPING OF POSSIBLE DEPARTMENT AND COMMISSION 2009 UPLAND GAME REGULATION CHANGE PROPOSALS.
  6. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  7. 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. STATUS UPDATE ON THE REPORT REGARDING LEVELS OF LEAD FOUND IN CALIFORNIA CONDORS DURING 2008. (Note: The Commission is required to issue this report by June 2009, pursuant to Section 3004.5 of the Fish and Game Code.)
    4. UPDATE ON AQUACULTURE.
    5. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT TEMPLATE FOR STATE BOTTOM LEASE.
    6. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    7. UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
    8. OTHER.
  8. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  10. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  11. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION/DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME WORKLOAD PLANNING AND COORDINATION.
  12. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  13. 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. SAN LUIS AND DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AUTHORITY AND WESTLAND WATER DISTRICT; STATE WATER CONTRACTORS; KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY; AND OTHER REAL PARTIES IN INTEREST vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: LONGFIN SMELT.
    2. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    3. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    4. LINDY O'LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    5. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    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
April 9, 2009 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.

Wine and Roses Country Garden Inn
Garden Ballroom
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi

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)(91.1) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 21, 2009, teleconference meeting.)
  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 7.00 AND 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 21, 2009, teleconference meeting.)
  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 21, 2009, teleconference meeting.)
  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2009-2010 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its April 21, 2009, teleconference meeting.)
  6. 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 May 14, 2009, meeting in Sacramento.)
  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(178) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SILVER KING CREEK SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.
  8. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION RELATED TO THE REQUEST OF JAMES L. BUCHAL FOR THE COMMISSION TO AMEND SUBSECTION (b)(91.1)(B)2. OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: EXEMPTION TO GENERAL AREA CLOSURES ON THE KLAMATH RIVER WHICH ALLOWS THE USE OF HAND -HELD DIP NETS BY THE KARUK INDIAN TRIBE AT ISHI PISHI FALLS.
  9. COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP.
  10. MEETING REVIEW AND STAFF DIRECTION.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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** The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

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.

If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eight (8) copies.