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March 4-5, 2009 Meeting Agenda

 
 
Meeting of
March 4, 2009  (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Yolo Fliers Club
Ballroom
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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. 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.
2. PRESENTATION OF THE WARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
3. PRESENTATION REGARDING BECOMING AN OUTDOORS-WOMAN, CALIFORNIA ORGANIZATION.
4. OVERVIEW OF THE SCHOLASTIC CLAY TARGET PROGRAM.
5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(91.1) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
6. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 7.00 AND 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
7.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)

 Public comment 

8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2009-2010 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. (Note: Additional public testimony is scheduled for the Commission's April 9, 2009, meeting.)
9.

PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 AND 2075.5, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION AND THE DEPARTMENT'S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE LONGFIN SMELT (Spirinchus thaleichthys) AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.

 Motion

 Ammended Motion

  Vote

10. (A)

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT (Hypomesus transpacificus) TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS.

 Motion and  Vote

  (B)

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, TO UPLIST THE DELTA SMELT (Hypomesus transpacificus) FROM THREATENED TO ENDANGERED SPECIES STATUS.

 Motion and  Vote

11. (A)

RECEIPT OF ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TESTIMONY RELATED TO THE PETITION TO DESIGNATE PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS A CANDIDATE, AND POSSIBLE RECONSIDERATION OF THE PETITION TO LIST PACIFIC FISHER AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.

 Motion and  Vote

 

(B)

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF FINDINGS.

  (C)

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO ADD SECTION 749.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF PACIFIC FISHER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD. (Note: This item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding in 11 (A) that the petitioned action may be warranted.)

 Public Comment 

Motion and Vote


 

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:
  A. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    I. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    II. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    III. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    IV. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    V. ROBERT LARRY EDER, JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    VI. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    VII. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
    VIII. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
  B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS: