November 14, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m. **
City of Huntington Beach
City Council Chambers* 2000 Main Street Huntington Beach
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NOTE : Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.
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.
STATUS UPDATE ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT AND REGULATORY TIMELINES FOR THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) IMPLEMENTATION IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION. (Note: It is anticipated that receipt of public comments on the proposed regulatory options for Marine Protected Areas in the North Central Coast study region will be scheduled for the December 12, 2008, Commission meeting in Sacramento.)
UPDATE ON POSSIBLE COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT PROPOSALS FOR TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2009-2010 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) DOCUMENTS. (Note: No public recommendations will be received this year. Public recommendations for changes in Mammal Hunting Regulations are considered every three years. Any recommendations received after the regulation adoption process in April 2007, will be considered at the Commission’s February 2010, meeting.)
UPDATE ON POSSIBLE COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT 2009 MAMMAL TRAPPING REGULATION CHANGE PROPOSALS AND CEQA DOCUMENTS.
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING FURTHER PROCESSING PERTAINING TO THE REQUEST OF ROBERT THOMAS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HIS SUSPENDED TRAPPING PERMIT.
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REPORT ON THE PETITION TO DELIST THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus anatum) FORM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST. (Note: Public Testimony is scheduled for December 12, 2008, in Sacramento.)
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT RECOMMENDING LONG LAKE (PLUMAS COUNTY) AND UPPER PIRU CREEK (VENTURA COUNTY) AS WILD TROUT WATERS.
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:
PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
ROBERT LARRY EDER, JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS:
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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.