May 13-14, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
May 13, 2009 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Resources Building
Auditorium*
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

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. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING DELISTING THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON.
  3. POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO ADOPT SECTIONS 311.1 AND 507.2, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: METHODS AUTHORIZED FOR TAKING RESIDENT SMALL GAME AND MIGRATORY UPLAND GAME BIRDS WITHIN THE RANGE OF THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, in Woodland.)

  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2009-2010. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, in Woodland .)

  5. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2009-2010 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP PROJECTS.
  6. DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL CHANGES TO AQUACULTURE LEASE TEMPLATE LANGUAGE.
  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL.
  8. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  9. 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. STATUS OF REPORT CARDS REGARDING STEELHEAD AND SALMON (UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ).
    5. UPDATE ON POSSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION REGARDING EXOTIC FROGS AND TURTLES.
    6. UPDATE ON HERRING FISHERY.
    7. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
      1. SALINAS RIVER ALTERATION.
    8. OTHER.
  10. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION/DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME WORKLOAD PLANNING AND COORDINATION.
    2. STATUS OF LETTER TO THE CALIFORNIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.
  11. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  12. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  13. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  14. 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. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    6. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
    7. 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:
    1. TUCKER M. OTTERSON, REVOKED HUNTING LICENSE.
    2. MICHAEL YOUNG, REVOKED HUNTING LICENSE.
    3. JOHN FRASER, NONRESIDENT DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT.


Meeting of
May 14, 2009 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.

Resources Building
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

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. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
  2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 124, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HALIBUT TRAWLING.
  3. MARINE PROTECTED AREA (MPA) MONITORING:
    1. REPORT FROM SAM SCHUCHAT ON OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL FUNDING OF MPA MONITORING.
    2. REPORT FROM DR. CHERI RECCHIA ON PLANNING MPA MONITORING FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST.
  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION. (Note: The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its August 5, 2009, meeting in Woodland.)

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. RECEIPT OF REQUEST FROM ETHAN RUSSELL BROSTEDT ON REVISED PROPOSAL OF EXPERIMENTAL OCTOPUS TRAP PERMIT.
  2. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 122, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: LOBSTER BUOY REGULATIONS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, meeting in Woodland .)
  3. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 671.1 AND 671.7, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: AQUACULTURE RESTRICTED SPECIES REGULATIONS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, meeting in Woodland.)
  4. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO ADD SECTION 235.3 AND AMEND SECTIONS 236, 238, AND 240, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARKING AND INSPECTION OF LIVE FISH TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES AND INSPECTIONS OF AQUACULTURE FACILITIES. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, meeting in Woodland.)
  5. REQUEST FOR AN ADDITIONAL 180-DAY EXTENSION FOR STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE, M-430-12, HOG ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY, TOMALES BAY, MARIN COUNTY.
  6. POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2009 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. ALEXANDER RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    2. AVENALES RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    3. BIG BLUFF RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    4. BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    5. BUCKEYE RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
    6. BURROWS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    7. CAMP 5 OUTFITTERS, MONTEREY COUNTY
    8. CAPISTRAN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    9. CARLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    10. CARNAZA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA , SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    11. CEDAR CANYON RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    12. CHRISTENSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    13. CLARK AND WHITE RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    14. CONNOLLY/CORRAL HOLLOW RANCH, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
    15. COON CAMP SPRINGS, LASSEN COUNTY
    16. COON CREEK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    17. DEFRANCESCO AND EATON RANCH, MERCED COUNTY
    18. EAGLE ROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    19. ENG RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    20. HARNELL RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    21. ISABEL VALLEY RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    22. JS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    23. LEWIS RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    24. LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    25. MALLISON RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    26. MASUT RANCH – REDWOOD VALLEY , MENDOCINO COUNTY
    27. MILLER/ERIKSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    28. PINTAIL RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
    29. POCKET RANCH, SONOMA COUNTY
    30. POTTER VALLEY WLA, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    31. SEVEN SPRINGS RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    32. SHAMROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    33. SLICK ROCK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    34. SPANISH VALLEY RANCH, NAPA COUNTY
    35. SUMMER CAMP RANCH , MENDOCINO COUNTY
    36. SWEETWATER RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    37. TEMBLOR RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    38. TRINCHERO RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    39. TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2009-2014) AND 2009-2010 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. ROOSTER COMB RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY
    2. WORK RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY

OTHER

  1. COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP.
  2. MEETING REVIEW AND STAFF DIRECTION.
  3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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