August 5-6, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
August 5, 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.
    1. FINAL CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT, AND ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVE) FOR PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION.
    2. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION.
  2. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  3. 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 STATE WATER BOTTOMS LEASE TEMPLATE.
    4. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    5. OTHER.
  4. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. REPORT ON WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES (WAFWA) CONFERENCE.
    2. OTHER.
  5. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
    3. AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
  6. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  7. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  8. 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. 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:
    1. BRUCE HOWARD DENNIS, REVOCATION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE.


Meeting of
August 6, 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. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF 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.
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF 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.
  4. CONSIDERATION OF CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT***, AND DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2009-2010.
  5. COMMISSION RECOGNITION OF NEWLY INDUCTED MEMBERS TO THE CALIFORNIA WATERFOWLERS HALL OF FAME.
  6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 671, 671.1, 671.7, AND 703, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: NEW RESTRICTED SPECIES PERMITS AND REQUIREMENTS.
  7. PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2084, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO RE-ADOPT SECTION 749.4, TITLE 14, CCR, FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAY PERIOD, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
  8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HERRING. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for September 3, 2009.)
  9. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2010-2012. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for December 10, 2009, in West Sacramento.)

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO ADD SECTION 681, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HYBRID ANIMALS AND PLANTS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for October 1, 2009, in Woodland.)
  2. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 155, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL TAKE OF WHITE SEABASS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for October 1, 2009 , in Woodland .)
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 122, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: LOBSTER BUOY REGULATIONS.
  4. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, TO DELIST THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus anatum) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.
  5. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION OF DUCK STAMP PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR ASH CREEK AND SHASTA VALLEY WILDLIFE AREAS.
  6. POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2009 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. ABERNATHY RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    2. BASIN VIEW RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    3. ELLIS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    4. HATHAWAY RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    5. LITTLE DRY CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    6. LLANO SECO RANCHO, BUTTE COUNTY
    7. PINE RANCH, YOLO AND COLUSA COUNTIES
    8. ROCK CREEK RANCH, BUTTE COUNTY
    9. STOVER RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
    10. SUGARLOAF-BANGOR RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2009-2014) AND 2009-2010 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. BELL RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    2. CLARKS VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    3. CORNING LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, TEHAMA COUNTY
    4. SNOWSTORM RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    5. SOPER-WHEELER RANCH, YUBA COUNTY

OTHER

  1. COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP, MEETING REVIEW, AND STAFF DIRECTION.
  2. 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.