Mountainside Conference Center Rooms 4 and 51 1 Minaret Road Mammoth Lakes
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NOTE: Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.
PUBLIC FORUM - Any member of the public may address the Commission regarding 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.
PRESENTATION BY SOCIETY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF BIGHORN SHEEP.
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 2.08 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2012-2013. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for August 8, 2012, in Ventura and the adoption hearing is scheduled for November 7, 2012, in Los Angeles.)
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION TO DIRECT STAFF TO SEND A LETTER TO NATIONAL OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION FISHERIES, THE PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION REQUESTING INCREASED ALLOCATION OF PACIFIC HALIBUT FOR THE RECREATIONAL FISHERY SOUTH OF HUMBUG MOUNTAIN, AND SUPPORT FOR EXPANSION OF THE ANNUAL STOCK ASSESSMENT INTO CALIFORNIA WATERS.
Motion and Vote
RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON COMMISSION BUSINESS.
Public Testimony on Item
SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. I. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE. 1. COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP/CLARIFICATION ON BOW FISHING FOR SHARKS. II. AL TAUCHER COMMITTEE. III. BUDGET COMMITTEE. IV. OTHER.
ITEMS UNDER CONSIDERATION THAT NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED. I. ABALONE II. LEAD – WILDLIFE AND ECOLOGICAL RESERVES III. LEAD – DEPREDATION IV. AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM AUTHORITY #’S AND 1-DAY V. FALCONRY
NEW BUSINESS/COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION.
RECEIPT OF AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION. I. AB 1776, FONG, STATE GOVERNMENT: PACIFIC LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE.
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Santa Rosa Room 450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura
October 3 (Wed. October 4 (Thurs.)
State of California Resources Building First Floor Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento
November 7 (Wed.) November 8 (Thurs.)
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport 6225 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles
December 12 (Wed.)
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley 901 Camino del Rio South San Diego
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION UPDATES.
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UPDATE.
RECOMMENDATION AND PROPOSED TIMELINE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 165 AND 165.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL TAKE OF KELP AND OTHER AQUATIC PLANTS.
RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
CONSENT CALENDAR Motion and Vote
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HARVEST OF HERRING AND HERRING EGGS. (Note: The discussion and adoption hearing is scheduled for October 3, 2012, in Sacramento.)
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF 2012-2013 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP PROJECTS.
RECEIPT OF WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES (WAFWA) MULE DEER WORKING GROUP REPORT.
APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT REQUEST PURSUANT TO SECTION 2073.5 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME OF 30 DAYS TO COMPLETE ITS EVALUATION OF PETITION TO LIST THE GRAY WOLF(Canis lupus) AS ENDANGERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY SANFORD-BURNHAM MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SBMRI) TO RENEW THEIR RESTRICTED SPECIES PERMIT (#2502) FOR 2012 AND APPROVAL TO POSSESS TRANSGENIC ZEBRAFISH (DANIO RERIO).
APPROVAL OF MR. JOHN CAMPBELL’S REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HIS TRAPPING PERMIT.
POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2012 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
ABERNATHY RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
BARDIN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
BIG BLUFF RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
CORNING LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, TEHAMA COUNTY
DIXIE VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
EL RANCHO RIO FRIO, TEHAMA COUNTY
JS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
LLANO SECO RANCHO, BUTTE COUNTY
MEISSNER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
MENDIBOURE RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
PINE RANCH, YOLO COUNTY
RANCHOS LOS CERRITOS, YOLO COUNTY
ROBERTS RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
R-R RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
ROSEBURG RESOURCES PONDOSA, SISKIYOU COUNTY
SL RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
WILLIAMS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2012-2017) AND 2012-2013 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
BUCKEYE RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
DIAMOND M OUTFITTERS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
TEJON RANCH, KERN AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES
POSSIBLE FIELD TRIP
THE COMMISSION MAY CONDUCT A FIELD TRIP TO THE HOT CREEK HATCHERY. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED, BUT MUST PROVIDE ITS OWN TRANSPORTATION, SOME AREAS MAY HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON PUBLIC ACCESS.
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.
PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY.
BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
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.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
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.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE vs. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION ADOPTING EMERGENCY REGULATION TO AUTHORIZE INCIDENTAL TAKE OF THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.
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2The 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.
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