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      FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
      (916) 653-4899
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Meeting of
        October 19, 2011 (Wednesday)
        10:00 a.m.2
Beach Resort Monterey
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
La Grande Room1
          Monterey

            AGENDA
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              ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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.

 CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, AS  PROVIDED IN THE OCTOBER 3, 2011 NOTICE, RE: SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION MARINE PROTECTED AREAS.

 Motion and  Vote

3.

 RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT UPDATE AND REQUEST FOR COMMISSION DIRECTION ON OVERARCHING ISSUES FOR INCLUSION IN THE DRAFT INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS WITHIN THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT NORTH COAST STUDY REGION.

 Motion and  Vote

4.

 CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE AMENDMENT/REVISION OF COMMISSION             FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE CEDARS WILD BUCKWHEAT (Eriogonum cedrorum) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.

 Motion and Vote

5.

 UPDATE ON THE DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROG (Rana muscosa and Rana sierrae) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.

 Motion and Vote

6. (A)

 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.2 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE,             CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S INITIAL REVIEW AND               RECOMMENDATION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION TO LIST                 AMERICAN PIKA (Ochotona princeps) AS A THREATENED SPECIES UNDER THE             CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.  Note:  At its February 3, 2011             meeting, the Commission resubmitted the petition (and supplemental materials) to             the Department for further review as an amended petition pursuant to Fish and Game             Code Section 2073.7, and at its May 4, 2011 meeting, the Commission resubmitted             the petition (and additional supplemental materials) to the Department for further             review as a second amended petition pursuant to Fish and Game Code             Section 2073.7.

 Motion and Vote

(B) (Note: This item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding in 6. (A) that listing American pika as threatened or endangered may be warranted.)

            RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING THE
            ISSUANCE OF INCIDENTAL TAKE PERMITS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2080 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE.
              OR           

            PURSUANT TO SECTION 2084 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE,
            CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO ADD
            SECTION 749.7, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO
            INCIDENTAL TAKE OF AMERICAN PIKA DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
7.  SCOPING OF POSSIBLE 2012 MAMMAL REGULATION CHANGES.
8.

 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR 2012.

 Motion and Vote

9.

 CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPECIES TO BE
            DEPICTED ON THE CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP, 2013-2017.

 Motion and Vote

10. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
(B)  WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION UPDATE.
(C) ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION UPDATE.
(D)  LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UPDATE.
(E)  UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (PFMC) ACTIVITIES.
(F)  PRESENTATION OF NEW MOBILE MPA WEBSITE.
(G)  OTHER.
11. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A)  ITEMS THAT DID NOT MAKE AGENDA AND NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED.
I.  UPDATE ON STATUS OF REGULATORY NOTICE TO AMEND
            SECTION 238.5, TITLE 14, CCR, PRIVATE STOCKING PERMIT,
            REGULATORY PROPOSAL AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION.
            (Note:  This item will be placed on the December 2011 meeting agenda.)
II.  UPDATE ON STATUS OF REGULATORY NOTICE TO AMEND             SECTION 550, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: METHODS AUTHORIZED FOR TAKE             OF RESIDENT SMALL GAME, BIG GAME, AND NONGAME BIRDS AND             MAMMALS ON LANDS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH             AND GAME.  (Note:  This item will be scheduled for a meeting in 2012.)
III.  UPDATE ON STATUS OF REGULATORY NOTICE TO AMEND             SECTIONS 401, 472, 475 AND 487, AND ADD SECTION 250.7, TITLE 14,             CCR, RE: LEAD PROJECTILES, CONDOR RANGE.  (Note:  This item will be             scheduled for a meeting in 2012.)
12. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
(A)  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
(B)  BUDGET COMMITTEE.
(C)  OTHER.
13. RECEIPT OF LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
(A)  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
14.  RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
15.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

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. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME
            COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
III. 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.
IV. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME
            COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
V. TACY LEE vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: DENIAL OF TRANSFER OF LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT
VI. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME            COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER
VII. 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
VIII. 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
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT             ITEMS

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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.

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