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Meeting of 
June 20, 2003 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Mammoth Lakes Community Center
1000 Forest Trail
Mammoth Lakes

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    Commission accepted its Hearing Officer's proposed decisions on the following license and permit items from the Commission's June 19, 2003, Executive Session:

    Alan Lawson, Approved Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Michael Rickner, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Jerry Perkins, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Gary Perkins, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Charles Bryant, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Gary Martinet, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Anita Hanson, Approved Issuance of a Restricted Species Animal Care Permit.
    David Galea, Denied Transfer of Salmon Vessel Permit.

  2. CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 671.1(a)(9), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: TRANSGENIC FISH.

    Received the Department's recommendation; received public testimony; Commission adopted the proposed changes.

  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE 2003-2004 RESIDENT AND MIGRATORY GAME BIRD AND MIGRATORY NONGAME BIRD (AMERICAN CROWS ONLY) REGULATIONS.

    Received the Department's recommendation; no Public Comments received; Commission to consider adoption at its August 2, 2003, meeting in Long Beach.

  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE 2003-2004 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS.

    Received the Department's recommendation; received public testimony. Commission authorized staff to publish notice of recommended changes; will receive additional public testimony at its August 2, 2003, meeting in Long Beach, and will consider adoption at its August 29, 2002, meeting in Santa Rosa.

  5. CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 52.10, 150.06 AND 150.16, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: NEARSHORE REGIONAL TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCHES, TRIP LIMITS AND WEEKDAY CLOSURES.

    Received the Department's recommendation; received public testimony. Commission continued consideration of proposed amendments until its August 1, 2003, meeting in Long Beach.

  6. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AND HARVESTING OF HERRING EGGS ON KELP, RESPECTIVELY.

    Received the Department's recommendation. Commission authorized staff to publish notice of recommended changes. Commission will receive public comments at its August 2, 2003, meeting and consider adoption at its August 29, 2003, meeting.

  7. REQUEST OF UNITED ANGLERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO CONFORM STATE REGULATIONS WITH FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR BOCACCIO. (Note: This item will only be considered if the Pacific Fishery Management Council takes actions to change the Bocaccio OY for 2003.)

    Received request from United Anglers of Southern California; received public testimony. Commission will consider taking emergency action to conform to federal regulations at the August 1, 2003, meeting in Long Beach.

CONSENT CALENDAR - ALL APPROVED

  1. CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 7.50(b)(5) AND (156), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: WINTER-RUN CHINOOK SALMON.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  2. CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 180.2, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: TRAP DESTRUCTION DEVICES.

    Approved, received public testimony.

  3. CONSIDERATION OF CONFIRMATION OF PROPOSED CHANGES FOR CLARITY TO SECTION 230, TITLE 14, CCR, REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS FOR CONTESTS OFFERING PRIZES FOR THE TAKING OF GAME FISH.

    Approved, received public testimony.

  4. DEPARTMENT REQUEST PURSUANT TO SECTION 2073.5(b) OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME OF 30 DAYS TO COMPLETE ITS EVALUATION OF THE PETITION TO LIST THE WESTERN BURROWING OWL (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) AS AN ENDANGERED OR THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  5. 25. APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2003-2008) AND 2003-2004 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:

    1. BIG MORONGO SPRINGS RANCH, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
    2. BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    3. CAPISTRAN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    4. CEDAR CANYON RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    5. CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    6. RATLIFF RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    7. TEMBLOR RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

    Approved, no public testimony.

  6. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2003-2004 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:

    1. BAR B6 RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    2. BARDIN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    3. BUCKEYE RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
    4. BURROWS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    5. CARNAZA RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    6. CONNOLLY RANCH, SAN JOAQUIN AND ALAMEDA COUNTY
    7. CORNING LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, TEHAMA COUNTY
    8. FIVE DOT RANCH - HORSE LAKE, LASSEN COUNTY
    9. ISABEL VALLEY RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    10. ISLAND MOUNTAIN TRINITY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    11. LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    12. LOWER BURGER CREEK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    13. MENDIBOURE RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    14. PINE RANCH, COLUSA AND YOLO COUNTY
    15. RANCHO LA CUESTA, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    16. ROBINSON CREEK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    17. ROOSTER COMB RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY
    18. SHEEP THIEF CREEK RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY
    19. STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
    20. TEJON RANCH, KERN COUNTY
    21. TRINCHERO RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    22. WILLIAMS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY

    Approved, received public testimony.

  7. DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT 94 ACRES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY AS A CONSERVATION EASEMENT AS MITIGATION FOR THE HENRY RANCH RESIDENTIAL PROJECT.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  8. DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR DESIGNATION OF THE SOUTH SPIT WILDLIFE AREA, HUMBOLDT COUNTY.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

    Approved, no public testimony.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.