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May 13-14, 2009 Meeting Agenda

 
 
Meeting of
May 13, 2009 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Resources Building
Auditorium*
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

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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.  RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION REGARDING DELISTING THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON.
3.

 POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO ADOPT 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. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, in Woodland.)

 Motion and  Vote

4.

 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2009-2010. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 25, 2009, in Woodland .)

 Motion and Vote

5.

 CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2009-2010 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP PROJECTS.

 Motion and Vote

6.  DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL CHANGES TO AQUACULTURE LEASE TEMPLATE LANGUAGE.
7.

 CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP IN THE CALIFORNIA BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL.

 Motion and Vote 

8.

 DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.

 Motion and Vote 

9.

 RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

 Public Comment on Item 

  (A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
  (B)  UPDATE ON THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
  (C)  STATUS UPDATE ON THE REPORT REGARDING LEVELS OF LEAD FOUND IN CALIFORNIA CONDORS DURING 2008. (Note: The Commission is required to issue this report by June 2009, pursuant to Section 3004.5 of the Fish and Game Code.)
  (D)  STATUS OF REPORT CARDS REGARDING STEELHEAD AND SALMON (UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE ).
  (E)  UPDATE ON POSSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION REGARDING EXOTIC FROGS AND TURTLES.
  (F)  UPDATE ON HERRING FISHERY.
  (G)  UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.

1. SALINAS RIVER ALTERATION.
  (H)  OTHER.
10.  RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION/DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME WORKLOAD PLANNING AND COORDINATION.
  (B)  STATUS OF LETTER TO THE CALIFORNIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.
11 SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A)  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
  (B)  AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
12.  RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
13.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
14.  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:
  A. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    I. SAN LUIS AND DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AUTHORITY AND WESTLAND WATER DISTRICT; STATE WATER CONTRACTORS; KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY; AND OTHER REAL PARTIES IN INTEREST vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: LONGFIN SMELT.
    II. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    III. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    IV. LINDY O'LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    V. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    VI. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
    VII. 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:
    I. TUCKER M. OTTERSON, REVOKED HUNTING LICENSE.
    II. MICHAEL YOUNG, REVOKED HUNTING LICENSE.
    III. JOHN FRASER, NONRESIDENT DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT.