REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ADDITION OF BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES Note: This item will only be considered if the Commission decides to list the Black-backed woodpecker as a threatened or endangered species.
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
RECEIPT OF AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
POSSIBLE ACTION ON NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON FUTURE MEETINGS
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. Submitting 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 in the time allocated by the presiding commissioner.)
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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.
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.
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 as soon as possible and no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting.
For persons with a hearing or speech disability, please contact the California Relay Service as soon as possible and no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting at 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and request your message be relayed to the California Fish and Game Commission.
If a request for an accommodation has been submitted but due to circumstances is no longer needed, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899
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; or hand-deliver to a commission meeting.
Written comments received at the Commission office by June 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. will be submitted to the Commission prior to the meeting. Written comments received between June 17 at 12:00 p.m. and June 23, 2013 will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting. After June 23, written comments must be delivered at the meeting if you would like the Commission to consider them at the meeting; otherwise they will be delivered after the Commission meeting.
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 in groups, 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.
Ceding time to other speakers -The presiding commissioner may allow attendees to cede time to a spokesperson, but only under the following 10 conditions: A) each individual ceding time is forfeiting their right to speak to the agenda item, B) the person speaking must attach to his/her card the speaker cards of each individual ceding time, and C) the presiding commissioner will determine the total amount of time allotted to the person speaking.
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 speaking during public forum, the subject matter you present should not be related to any item on the current agenda (public comment on agenda items will be taken at the time the Commission members discuss that item). As a general rule, the Commission may not take action on issues not listed on the agenda; public forum is an opportunity to bring matters to the attention of the Commission, but you may also do so via email, standard mail, and fax. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on the subject you raise.
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.
CONSENT CALENDAR Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Commission or upon the request of the Department or someone in the audience who would like to speak to that item.
LASER POINTERS. Laser pointers may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use by others at any time may result in arrest.