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

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Meeting of
June 29, 2011 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.2
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W. Fremont Street,
Waterfront Ballroom
1
Stockton

AGENDA
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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. 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.
2.

PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2084, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO RE-ADOPT SECTION 749.6, TITLE 14, CCR, FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAY PERIOD, RE: INCIDENTAL TAKE OF MOUNTAIN YELLOWLEGGED FROG DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.

 Motion/Vote

3. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME UPDATE REGARDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED ON MARCH 24, 2011, BY PETITIONERS (CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND JOHN MUIR PROJECT) REGARDING THE PETITION TO LIST THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Picoides arcticus) AS THREATENED OR ENDANGERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
4.

REVIEW, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE TEMPLATE FOR AQUACULTURE, INCLUDING RENTAL RATE AND TERM CONDITIONS.

 Motion/Vote

5. RECEIPT OF ALTERNATIVES/OPTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) COMPLIANCE CONCERNING MARINE PROTECTED AREAS IN THE NORTH COAST STUDY REGION. POSSIBLE IDENTIFICATION OF PROPOSED PROJECT FOR CEQA DOCUMENT AND AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR. (Note: This item will begin at 1:30 p.m. following the Commission’s lunch break and Executive Session.)
6. (A) STATUS OF REGULATORY PACKAGE AND REQUEST FOR COMMISSION GUIDANCE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION MARINE PROTECTED AREAS (MPAs).

(B)

RECEIPT OF THE SOUTH COAST MPA MONITORING PLAN. (Note: Possible Commission action is scheduled for August 3-4, 2011.)


Motion/Vote
7. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
8. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
9. 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.
VI. TACY LEE vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: DENIAL OF TRANSFER OF LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT.
VII. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
VIII. UNITED ANGLERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; COASTSIDE FISHING CLUB; AND ROBERT C. FLETCHER vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION AND NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION MARINE PROTECTED AREAS UNDER THE MARINE PROTECTION ACT.
IX. MARILLEY vs. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND
GAME RE: COMMERCIAL FISHING PERMIT FEES.
B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
I. POSSIBLE SELECTION OF THE COMMISSION’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT
ITEMS.

 

2011 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

 
August 3 (Wed.)
August 4 (Thurs.)
State of California
Resources Agency Building
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento
September 15 (Thurs.) Red Lion Hotel
1830 Hilltop Drive
Redding
October 19 (Wed.)
October 20 (Thurs.)
Beach Resort Monterey
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey
November 16 (Wed.)
November 17 (Thurs.)*
Santa Barbara
December 14 (Wed.)
December 15 (Thurs.)
San Diego
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2 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 eleven (11) copies.