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Meeting of
June 8, 2007  (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District
Board Room
11570 Donner Pass Road 
Truckee

DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    No Commission action.

  2. DISCUSSION OF REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO MODIFY REPORT CARD STRUCTURE FOR ABALONE, STURGEON, STEELHEAD AND SALMON, AND TO ESTABLISH A LOBSTER REPORT CARD.

    Received report; received public testimony. The Department will move forward with developing an Initial Statement of Reasons so the Commission can publish notice of its intent to amend appropriate sections of Title 14 at its August 10, 2007, meeting in Santa Barbara.

  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 29.85, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CRABS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 10, 2007 , in Santa Barbara .)

    No report; no public testimony. The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its August 10, 2007, meeting in Santa Barbara.

  4. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 251.7, 257, 300 AND 600, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: POSSESSION OF GAME BIRDS, RESIDENT SMALL GAME DEFINED, SEASONS AND BAG LIMITS FOR UPLAND GAME BIRDS, AND REGULATIONS FOR LICENSED GAME BIRD CLUBS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2007, in Bridgeport .)

    Received Department’s report; received public testimony. The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its July 13, 2007, meeting in Bridgeport .

  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2007-2008. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 10, 2007, in Santa Barbara.)

    Received report; received public testimony. The Commission authorized its staff to publish notice of its intent to amend the waterfowl regulations for 2007 - 2008. The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its August 10, 2007 , meeting in Santa Barbara.

  6. CONSIDERATION OF 2007-2008 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP AND DUCKS UNLIMITED M.A.R.S.H. PROJECTS.

    Received report; no public testimony. The Commission approved the 2007- 2008 California Duck Stamp and Ducks Unlimited M.A.R.S.H. projects proposed by the Department. If there is a need to amend or delete any of the approved projects, the Commission will be informed of this at a future date.

    1. RECONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION FOR SPECIES TO BE DEPICTED ON THE CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP FOR 2007-2011. (ADDED TO THE AGENDA BY THE COMMISSION ON JUNE 5, 2007 )

      Received report; no public testimony. The Commission approved the Department’s request to re-use the original 1971 Pintail Stamp as the 2007-2008 California Duck Stamp. This is necessary because there were no responses to the Department’s request for proposals for the 2007 California Duck Stamp. In 2006, the Commission approved depiction of a Redhead on the 2007-2008 California Duck Stamp; instead it is now slated to be depicted on the California Duck Stamp in 2010.

      The Commission recommended that the Department simplify the Request for Proposal process as a means to encourage more artists to enter their artwork for consideration.

  7. STATUS UPDATE ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT, RECEIPT OF SPECIAL REPORT AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION, AND RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSALS TO AMEND SECTIONS 353 AND 475, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: METHODS AUTHORIZED FOR TAKING BIG GAME AND METHODS OF TAKE FOR NONGAME BIRDS AND NONGAME MAMMALS.

    Received report; received public testimony. The Commission will consider adoption of these proposed changes at its July 13, 2007, meeting in Bridgeport. The Commission requested the Department finalize the Environmental Document in time for the meeting.

  8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 704, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM - LICENSE BUYER SURCHARGE. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2007, in Bridgeport .)

    Received public testimony. The Commission will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its July 13, 2007, meeting in Bridgeport.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 1.17 AND VARIOUS SECTIONS, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ALBACORE AND BLUEFIN TUNA BAG LIMITS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2007 , in Bridgeport .)

    The Commission authorized its staff to publish notice of Commission intent to amend Section 1.17 and various Sections, Title 14, CCR, regarding albacore and bluefin tuna bag limits, and will consider adoption of the proposed changes at the August 10, 2007, meeting in Santa Barbara.

  2. REQUEST OF KEVIN LUNNY, DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY, TO ADD MANILA CLAMS (Tapes japonica), OLYMPIA OYSTER (Ostrea conchaphila), EASTERN OYSTER (Crassostrea virginica), KUMAMOTO OYSTER (Crassostrea sikamea), SUMINOE OYSTER, (Crassostrea ariakensis), BAY MUSSELS (Mytilus galloprovincialis), AND PURPLE HINGED ROCK SCALLOPS (Hinnites multirugosus) TO THE LIST OF SPECIES FOR MARICULTURE PURPOSES AT THEIR DRAKES ESTERO LEASE NO. M-438-01.

    Agenda item removed at the request of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.

  3. RECEIPT OF PETITION TO DELIST THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus anatum) FROM THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    The Commission received the petition to delist the American Peregrine Falcon from the list of endangered species. The Commission will consider the petition and the Department’s recommendation at its October 11, 2007 , meeting in Concord .

  4. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 550, 551, AND 552, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: STATE AND FEDERAL AREAS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for July 13, 2007, in Bridgeport .)

    The Commission authorized its staff to publish notice of Commission intent to amend Sections 550, 551, and 552, Title 14, CCR, regarding state and federal areas. The Commission will receive public testimony at its July 13, 2007, meeting in Bridgeport , and will consider adoption of the proposed changes at its August 10, 2007, meeting in Santa Barbara.

  5. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2007-2008 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:

    1. BANGOR RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
    2. BAR B6 WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    3. BIG BLUFF RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    4. BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    5. CAMP 5 OUTFITTERS, MONTEREY COUNTY
    6. CARNAZA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    7. CEDAR CANYON RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    8. CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    9. CLARK AND WHITE RANCH , SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    10. CLARKS VALLEY/RED ROCK RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    11. COON CREEK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    12. DEFRANCESCO AND EATON RANCH, MERCED COUNTY
    13. DEMERA RANCH, LAKE COUNTY
    14. ENG RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    15. GABILAN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    16. LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    17. MEISSNER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    18. MENDIBOURE RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    19. RANCHO LA CUESTA, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    20. ROCK CREEK RANCH, BUTTE COUNTY
    21. ROOSTER COMB RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY
    22. R-R RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    23. SCHNEIDER RANCH , MENDOCINO COUNTY
    24. SPANISH VALLEY RANCH, NAPA COUNTY
    25. SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    26. STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
    27. SUGARLOAF RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
    28. TEMBLOR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    29. TG&C CARRISA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    30. WHITE CLOUD RESOURCES-LOWER BURGER RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    31. WORK RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    Approved; no public testimony.
  6. CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2007-2012) AND 2007-2008 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. AVENALES RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    2. TRINCHERO RANCH , SAN BENITO COUNTY
    The Commission approved Private Lands Habitat Enhancement and Wildlife Area Licenses (2007-2012) and 2007-2008 Management Plans as specified by the Department.
  7. PLM SEASON MODIFICATION FOR THE MILLER-ERIKSEN RANCH (CHANGE OPENING DATE FROM JULY 14, 2007 TO JULY 13, 2007 ).

    Approved; no public testimony.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.