Meeting of December 12, 2012 (Wednesday) 9:00 a.m.
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley 901 Camino del Rio South San Diego
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Note: Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.Also see important information about Commission procedures at the end of the agenda.
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.
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF 2013 REGULATORY CALENDAR Motion and Vote
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT PROPOSALS FOR 2013-2014 MAMMAL HUNTING AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND THE MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS (SECTION 354 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING LOBSTER REPORT CARDS FOR 2013-2014 (SECTION 1.74 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW’S APPROVAL OF THE NORTH COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREA REGULATIONS, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 19, 2012
UPDATE ON THE U.S. SECRETARY OF INTERIOR DECISION REGARDING DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY
RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
(1) CONCEALED WEAPONS ON STATE LANDS
Motion and Vote
(2) TURTLES AND FROGS
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Return to Item
PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Return to Item
UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON ACTIVE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PETITIONS (SECTIONS 2073.5 AND 2074.6, FISH AND GAME CODE)
State of California Resources Building First Floor Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814
March 6 (Wed.) March 7 (Thurs.)
Mt. Shasta Medford, OR (Joint meeting with Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission)
April 17 (Wed.) April 18 (Thurs.)
May 22 (Wed.) May 23 (Thurs.)
June 26 (Wed) June 27 (Thurs.)
August 7 (Wed.) August 8 (Thurs.)
September 4 (Wed.) September 5 (Thurs.)
October 2 (Wed. October 3 (Thurs.)
November 6 (Wed.) November 7 (Thurs.)
December 11 (Wed.) December 12 (Thurs.)
Winter WAFWA Meeting, January 3-6, Tucson, AZ Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, March 6-11, Tacoma, WA Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, April 6-11, Portland, OR Pacific Flyway Meeting, March 26, Arlington, VA Summer WAFWA Meeting, July 19-24, Omaha, NE
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.
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.
KEVIN YATES – DENIAL OF WAIVER OF PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND DETERMINATION AS THE EQUIVALENT OF AMERICAN ZOO AND AQUARIUM ASSOCIATION AND/OR REDUCTION IN PERMIT FEES
IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899. For persons with a hearing or speech disability, please contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and request they contact the California Fish and Game Commission.
SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS.The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. To allow the Commission to consider written comments prior to the meeting, please submit them no later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting. You may submit your comments by one of the following methods (only one is necessary): E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax to (916) 653-5040, or U.S. mail to Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Written comments received at the Commission office within ten (10) days of the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting.
Written comments received at the Commission office within two (2) business days of a meeting outside of Sacramento will not be delivered to the meeting. These late comments will be included in the materials the Commission receives for the following meeting only if the subject matter will be on that agenda.
SPEAKING AT THE MEETING.If you wish to speak on an agenda item, please fill out a "Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is heard. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room. Speakers will be called ingroups, so please line up behind the podium when your name is called. Please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people your represent. Each speaker typically has three minutes to speak to the Commission. However, the time allotted for each agenda item may be adjusted by the Commission, which may decrease the time each speaker receives. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony. If speaking about a specific proposal, the Commission is particularly interested in the reasons you are speaking about that proposal and any recommendations you have for how it can be improved. If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eleven (11) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.
WHEN WILL MY AGENDA ITEM BE HEARD?The Commission begins each session at the time listed on the Meeting Notice and generally considers each agenda item in the sequence listed, except in extraordinary circumstances.
VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS.PowerPoint presentations must be provided on a USB flash drive, flash memory card, DVD or CD. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible. Files created on a Mac are not supported. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties. A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available. A slide projector is available only upon request 7 days prior to the meeting date.
LASER POINTERS.Laser pointers may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use by others at any time may result in arrest.