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February 3-4, 2010 Meeting Agenda

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Meeting of
February 3, 2010 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
**
State of California
Resources Building
Auditorium*
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NOTE: Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

1.  A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN MEMORY OF OUR DECEASED COLLEAGUES:
CLU COTTER OF FRESNO, KEVIN O'CONNOR OF FRESNO, TOM STOLBERG OF FRESNO AND MIKE DONOVAN OF PALM SPRINGS.
2.

 ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS.

 Motion and Vote

3.  PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION HONORING MS. CINDY GUSTAFSON.
4.  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. The issue to be discussed should not be related to any item on the current agenda. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on such items. 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.
5.  SCOPING OF POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO BAN NON-NATIVE FROG AND TURTLE SPECIES.
6.  RECEIPT OF THE NORTH CENTRAL COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS MONITORING PLAN. (Note: Possible Commission action is scheduled for March 2010.)
7.  PRESENTATION ON NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY TASK FORCE - INTERIM FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING.
8.  PRESENTATION ON THE CALTIP PROGRAM.
9.  RECEIPT OF LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.
  (A)  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
  (B)  POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
10. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
  (B)  OVERVIEW OF MODIFIED PREFERENCE POINTS TAG DRAWING SYSTEM.
(C)  UPDATE ON THE AVAILABILITY OF THE 2008 AND 2009 CALIFORNIA STATE DUCK STAMP PRINTS.
  (D)  UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
I.  HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR RECRUITMENT.
  (E)  DEPARTMENT PROPOSAL FOR FUTURE REGULATORY SCOPING PROCEDURES AND TIMELINES.
  (F) OTHER.
11.  RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)  2010 WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES (WAFWA) MID-WINTER MEETING.
  (B)  PETITION FROM CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY TO PROHIBIT HUNTING WITHIN THE MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE.
  (C)

 OTHER.

 Motion and Vote

12.  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A)  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
  (B)  AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
  (C)  AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
13.  RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
14.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
15.  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. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
  II. LINDY O'LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
  III. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
  IV. KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES RE: STATE WATER PROJECT AND CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
  V. 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. SHARON NATHANS – DENIAL OF A RESTRICTED SPECIES ANIMAL CARE-DETRIMENTAL SPECIES PERMIT TO IMPORT AND POSSESS A MONK PARAKEET (Myiopsitta monachus) FOR PET PURPOSES.
  II. LAURIE BARRON – DENIAL OF A 2009 APPLICATION FOR A RESTRICTED SPECIES ANIMAL CARE PERMIT TO POSSESS A THREE-YEAR OLD FEMALE JAPANESE MACAQUE (Macaca fuscata) AND AN EIGHT YEAR-OLD, MALE BOLIVIAN SQUIRREL MONKEY (Saimiri boliviensis) FOR PET PURPOSES.
  III. TOM HAFER – DENIAL TO TRANSFER MR. JOE W. LOISEAU'S SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST REGION NEARSHORE FISHERY PERMIT TO MR. TOM HAFER'S SON, MR. LUCAS O. HAFER.
     

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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. 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.

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