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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director
Michael Sutton, President
Monterey
Richard Rogers, Vice President
Santa Barbara
Jim Kellogg, Member
Discovery Bay
Jack Baylis, Member
Los Angeles
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Member
McKinleyville




Fish and Game Commission

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1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
(916) 653-5040 Fax

www.fgc.ca.gov
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AGENDA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 9:00 a.m.

Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa
50-777 Santa Rosa Plaza, La Quinta

THIS MEETING MAY NOT BE WEBCAST LIVE

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.
1. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO PRIVATE LANDS MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 601 AND 702(a), TITLE 14, CCR)
2.  REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND DEPARTMENT LANDS REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 553, 630 AND 703, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote
3.
 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND COMMERCIAL MARKET SQUID TWO-TON INCIDENTAL TAKE FISHING REGULATIONS (SECTION 149, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote
4. APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO COMMISSION DESIGNATED WILD TROUT WATERS POLICY
 Motion and Vote
5.

 ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF DRAFT FINDINGS FOR COMMISSION’S REJECTION OF PETITION TO LIST THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Picoides arcticus) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES

 Motion and Vote

 CONSENT ITEMS (Documents available upon request)   Motion and Vote
6.ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO INLAND TROUT AND SALMON REGULATIONS (SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR)
7.ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF KELP REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 165 AND 165.5, TITLE 14, CCR)
8.
ADOPTION OF AMENDMENT TO DUCK STAMP PROJECT AUTHORIZATION
9. MONITORING RESULTS AND MANAGEMENT REVIEW FOR THE CENTRAL COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
10.

 REPORT OF CHAPTERED BILLS REQUIRING COMMISSION ACTION

 Motion and Vote

11. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
12.COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
(A) RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
(B) PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
(C) REVIEW APPROVED 2014 MEETING DATES AND LOCATIONS
(D) TRIBAL COMMITTEE
(E) NEW BUSINESS
13. DISCUSSION OF PLAN TO ADOPT COMMISSION TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY
(A) DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(B) UPDATE ON CA LAW REVISION PROCESS
(C) WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
  1.  STATUS UPDATE ON REPORT REGARDING LEVELS OF LEAD FOUND IN CALIFORNIA CONDORS DURING 2012 (PURSUANT TO SECTION 3004.5, FISH AND GAME CODE).
(D) LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
(E) MARINE
(F) OTHER
14. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)LEGAL COUNSEL
(B)FEDERAL AGENCIES
15. 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.)
2013 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
Dec. 11 (Wed.)
Dec. 12 (Thurs.)
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
No Marine Resources Committee Meeting or Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting scheduled.

2014 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
Jan. 5 (Wed.)

Wildlife Resources –
Los Angeles
Feb. 5 (Wed.)
Feb. 6 (Thurs.)
Sacramento
Mar. 19 (Wed.)Marine Resources –
Santa Rosa
Apr. 16 (Wed.)
Apr. 17 (Thurs.)
Ventura
May 7 (Wed.)
Wildlife Resources –
San Francisco/Bay Area
Jun. 4 (Wed.)
Jun. 5 (Thurs.)
Eureka
Jul. 16 (Wed.)
Marine Resources –
Monterey
Aug. 6 (Wed.)
Aug. 7 (Thurs.)
San Diego
Sep. 17 (Wed.)Wildlife Resources –
Sacramento
Oct. 8 (Wed.)
Oct. 9 (Thurs.)
Yreka
Joint meeting with Oregon DFW
Nov. 5 (Wed.)
Marine Resources –
Los Alamitos
Dec. 3 (Wed.)
Dec. 4 (Thurs.)
Los Angeles


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.CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER
 IV.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.
 V.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.
B.POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
C.REPORT ON DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY vs. JEWELL, DECISION BY U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, NINTH CIRCUIT
D.STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION
E.RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS
I.JOSEPH CARVALHO, CARVALHO’S FRIENDS OF A FEATHER – REQUEST TO AMEND RESIDENT RESTRICTED SPECIES EXHIBITING PERMIT



IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 fgc@fgc.ca.gov, 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 September 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. will be submitted to the Commission prior to the meeting. Written comments received between September 20, at 5:00 p.m. and September 27, 2013 will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting. After September 27, 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.
  1. Speakers will be called in groups, so please line up behind the podium when your name is called.
  2. Please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people your represent.
  3. 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.
  4. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  1. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible.
  2. Files created on a Mac are not supported.
  3. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties.
  4. 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.