June 24-25, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
June 24, 2009 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Yolo Fliers Club
Ballroom*
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. The issue to be discussed should not be related to any item on the current agenda. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on such items. 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. REPORT FROM KEN WISEMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT INITIATIVE, REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT IN THE SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION.
  3. DISCUSSION OF REGULATORY TIMELINE AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT PROPOSALS FOR TRIENNIAL SPORT FISH REGULATIONS.
  4. POSSIBLE RECONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION'S APRIL 10, 2008 DECISION AND/OR SUBSEQUENT FINDINGS PERTAINING TO REJECTION OF THE PETITION TO LIST THE AMERICAN PIKA (Ochotona princeps) AS A THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.
  5. STATUS UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION 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.)
  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. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    4. UPDATE ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT DRAFT MASTER PLAN.
    5. OTHER.
  8. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. UPDATE ON MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) REGULATION AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) 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 Marine Protected Areas is scheduled for August 5, 2009, in Woodland).
    2. RECEIPT OF INFORMATION ON NORTH CENTRAL COAST SOCIOECONOMIC COMPARISON (BASED ON EXISTING DATA ) OF MLPA ALTERNATIVES 2XA AND IPA. (Note: Public testimony will be limited to the socioeconomic comparison based on existing data of MLPA alternatives 2XA and IPA for the North Central Coast ).
    3. UPDATE ON LETTER TO THE CALIFORNIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.
    4. UPDATE ON LETTER TO CONGRESS ON PROPOSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION REGARDING SALMON STRONGHOLD ISSUES.
    5. OTHER.
  9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
    3. AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
  10. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  11. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  12. 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. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    2. LINDY O'LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    3. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    4. 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
June 25, 2009 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.

Yolo Fliers Club
Ballroom*
17980 County Road 94B
Woodlan
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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 SECTION 122, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: LOBSTER BUOY REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2009, in Woodland.)
  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED ADDITION OF SECTION 235.3 AND AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 236, 238, AND 240, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARKING AND INSPECTION OF LIVE FISH TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES AND INSPECTIONS OF AQUACULTURE FACILITIES. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2009, in Woodland.)
  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED ADDITION OF 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 adoption hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2009, in Woodland.)
  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2009-2010. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2009, in Woodland.)
  6. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 671, 671.1, 671.7, AND 703, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: NEW RESTRICTED SPECIES PERMITS AND REQUIREMENTS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2009, in Woodland.)
    1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE LONGFIN SMELT (Spirinchus thaleichtys) AS A THREATENED SPECIES.
    2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR , TO LIST THE LONGFIN SMELT AS A THREATENED SPECIES.
    1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING DELISTING THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus anatum).
    2. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO DELIST THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES.
  7. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HERRING.
  8. DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR COMMISSION CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO AMEND SECTION 163(h)(6), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CLOSING OCEAN WATERS TO THE HARVEST OF HERRING FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
  9. CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST FROM ETHAN RUSSELL BROSTEDT FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL OCTOPUS TRAP PERMIT.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. REQUEST OF MS. DIANE RAMOS, WILLIAMS SHELLFISH FARMS, TO RENEW AND /OR TRANSFER STATE WATER BOTTOMS LEASE NO. M-614-02 AND PARCEL 1 OF LEASE NO. M-614-01 TO GEORGE A. TREVELYAN.
  2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE SEABASS FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 2007-2008 FISHING SEASON.
  3. POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2009 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:

    1. BARDIN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    2. BIG MORONGO SPRINGS, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
    3. CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    4. CLOUDS WARNER MOUNTAIN RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    5. COTTRELL RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    6. DIAMOND C OUTFITTERS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    7. EDEN VALLEY RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    8. FIVE DOT RANCH – HORSE LAKE UNIT , LASSEN COUNTY
    9. FIVE DOT RANCH – WILLOW CREEK UNIT , LASSEN COUNTY
    10. LOOKOUT RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    11. MASUT RANCH - COVELO, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    12. MEISSNER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    13. MENDIBOURE RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    14. PBM FARMS, SISKIYOU COUNTY
    15. R MOUNTAIN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    16. RANCHO LA CUESTA, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    17. ROARING RIVER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    18. R&R RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    19. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND , LOS ANGELES COUNTY
    20. SL RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    21. SOUTH KNOB RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    22. SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    23. STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
    24. TEJON RANCH, KERN AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES
    25. TG&C CARRISA RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
  4. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2009-2014) AND 2009-2010 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:

    1. FIVE DOT RANCH – AVILA UNIT , LASSEN COUNTY
    2. FOUR PINES RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    3. GABILAN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    4. RED ROCK RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    5. SCHNEIDER RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    6. WILLIAMS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY

OTHER

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


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