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State of California
FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
(916) 653-4899
www.fgc.ca.gov

Meeting of
June 23, 2010 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m. *2
Lake Natoma Inn
Sierra Ballroom1*1
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom

AGENDA *3
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 These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service at 1 (800) 735-2929 (TT) or 1 (800) 735-2922 (Voice) and ask them to contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899.

*2 The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

*3 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.

If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eleven (11) copies.

 

  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. 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.

 Return to Item

  2.  PRESENTATION OF SHIKAR SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE OFFICER OF THE YEAR FOR 2009 TO WARDEN NICOLE KOZICKI.
  3.  PRESENTATION OF DFG LIFESAVING AWARDS TO WARDENS RICH MEAD, PETER GEORGES AND JOSEPH LAUGESEN.
  4.

 STATUS UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE REPORT REGARDING LEVELS OF LEAD FOUND IN CALIFORNIA CONDORS DURING 2009. Note: The Commission is required to issue this report by June 2010, pursuant to Section 3004.5 of the Fish and Game Code.)

 Motion and  Vote
  5.  
    (A)

 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 PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.

 Motion and Vote
    (B)

 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ADDITION OF PACIFIC FISHER (Martes pennanti) TO THE LIST OF ANIMALS OF CALIFORNIA DECLARED TO BE ENDANGERED OR THREATENED. (Note: This Item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding that listing the Pacific fisher as threatened or endangered is warranted.)

  6.

 RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ABALONE STATUS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON POSSIBLE FUTURE RULEMAKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABALONE RECOVERY AND MANAGEMENT PLAN.

  7.  RECEIPT OF LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.    Motion and Vote
    (A) DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
    (B) POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  8.  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    (A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    (B)  DEMONSTRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S NEW FISHING GUIDE WEBSITE FOR MOBILE PHONES.
    (C)  UPDATE ON WATER BRANCH’S WATER PROGRAMS AND ISSUES.
    (D)  UPDATE ON OIL SPILL NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION SETTLEMENTS.
    (E)  UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REGARDING BEAR HUNTING.
    (F)  UPDATE ON THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) REGULATION AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) TIMELINES FOR THE SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION.
    (G)  UPDATE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION.
    (H)   UPDATE ON WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION.
    (I) OTHER.
  9.  RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    (A)  UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA TROUT’S LETTER OF APRIL 22, 2010 ON PROPOSALS FOR THE KLAMATH-TRINITY RIVER SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.
    (B)  OTHER.
  10.  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION.     Motion and Vote
    (A)  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
      1.

 PRESENTATION OF MARINE LIFE MANAGEMENT ACT (MLMA) LESSONS LEARNED AND MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE (MRC) RECOMMENDATIONS ON NEXT STEPS.

 Motion and Vote

    (B)  AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING
OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
    (C)  AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
    (D)  OTHER.
  11.   RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  12.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  13.  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.
    I. HEATHER SEARS - DENIAL OF APPLICATION TO TRANSFER DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT FROM THE PERMITTED F/V MONIQUE TO THE F/V R’PRINCESS.