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

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director 
Michael Sutton, President 
Monterey
Jack Baylis, Vice President
Los Angeles
Jim Kellogg, Member
Discovery Bay
Richard Rogers, Member
Santa Barbara
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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MEETING AGENDA
June 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

River Lodge Conference Center 
1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA 

The meeting will be live streamed at www.cal-span.org


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 AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING GRAY WOLF.
 Comment by Petitioners
 Public Comment on Item
 Return to Commission
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
(A) PRESENTATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE CONCERNING THE WOLF MANAGEMENT PLAN
(B) POSSIBLE DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO LIST GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 AND 2075.5) Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting.
2.
 POSSIBLE DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO LIST WHITE SHARK (Carchadrodon carcharias) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 and 2075.5) Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting.
 Comment by Petitioners
 Public Comment on Item
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
3.

 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO REGULATE THE TAKE OF RARE PLANTS. (ADD SECTION 786.9, TITLE 14, CCR) 

 Motion and Vote 
4.
 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND COMMERCIAL HERRING REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR)
 
 Motion and Vote 
5.
 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO ADOPT COMMERCIAL HAGFISH REGULATIONS (ADD SECTION 180.6, TITLE 14, CCR)
 
 Motion and Vote 
6. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF WORKING DRAFT OF PROPOSED 
REGULATIONS FOR PREDATORY MAMMAL HUNTING CONTESTS 
(ADD SECTION 250.1, TITLE 14, CCR) 
 
 Public Comment on Item 
7. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO UPLAND GAME BIRD 
REGULATIONS 
(SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR)
8. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO WATERFOWL REGULATIONS 
(SECTION 502, TITLE 14, CCR)
9. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING CHANGES TO PACIFIC 
HALIBUT SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS 
 
 Motion and Vote 
(A)POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH PACIFIC HALIBUT AUTO-CONFORMANCE REGULATIONS (SECTION 28.20, TITLE 14, CCR)
(B)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY REGULATIONS TO CONFORM PACIFIC HALIBUT SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS TO FEDERAL REGULATIONS (SECTION 28.20, TITLE 14, CCR) 
10. POSSIBLE RECONSIDERATION OF THE COMMISSION’S REVOCATION OF THE PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA LICENSE FOR PINE RANCH, YOLO COUNTY 
(SECTION 601, TITLE 14, CCR)
 
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
11. DISCUSSION OF COMMISSION’S POLICY ON SALMON
 CONSENT ITEMS        Motion and Vote
12.REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF TIGER SALAMANDER AS BAIT 
(SECTIONS 200.12, 200.29, AND 200.31, TITLE 14, CCR)
13.RECEIPT OF WHITE SEABASS FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN ANNUAL REVIEW REPORT FOR 2012-2013
14.RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT ON THE PETITION TO LIST CLEAR LAKE HITCH (Lavinia exilicauda chi) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (FISH AND GAME CODE 2074.6) 
15.APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT’S CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP PROPOSALS, 
FY 2014-2015 
(FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 3702-3705) 
16.

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND 2014-15 PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS FOR:

(A) ALEXANDER RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY 
(B) ASH VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY 
(C) AVENALES RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 
(D) BIG BLUFF RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY 
(E) BIG MORONGO SPRINGS RANCH, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY 
(F) BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY 
(G) BORELLO RANCH, MARIN COUNTY 
(H) BUCKEYE RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY 
(I) CARLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(J) CARNAZA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, SAN LUIS OBISPO 
COUNTY 
(K) CARRIZO RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 
(L) CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 
(M) CLARK & WHITE RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 
(N) CONNOLLY AND CORRAL HOLLOW RANCH, 
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY 
(O) COON CAMP SPRINGS RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY 
(P) COON CREEK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY 
(Q) COTTRELL RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY 
(R) DE FRANCESCO/EATON RANCHES, MERCED COUNTY 
(S) DIAMOND C OUTFITTERS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY 
(T) DIXIE VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY 
(U) EAGLE ROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(V) EDEN VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(W) EL RANCHO RIO FRIO, TEHAMA COUNTY 
(X) ELK CREEK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(Y) FIVE DOT RANCH – HORSE LAKE, LASSEN COUNTY 
(Z) FIVE DOT RANCH – SCHOOL SECTION, LASSEN COUNTY 
(AA) FIVE DOT RANCH – TUNNEL SPRINGS, LASSEN COUNTY 
(BB) FIVE DOT RANCH – WILLOW CREEK, LASSEN COUNTY 
(CC) HARTNELL RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY 
(DD) INDIAN VALLEY CATTLE COMPANY, MONTEREY 
(EE) ISABEL VALLEY RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY 
(FF) JERUSALEM CREEK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY 
(GG) JS RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY 
(HH) LLANO SECO RANCHO, BUTTE COUNTY 
(II) LOOKOUT RANCH, MODOC COUNTY 
(JJ) PEPPERWOOD SPRINGS RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
(KK) POTTER VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(LL) ROCK CREEK, BUTTE AND TEHAMA COUNTIES 
(MM) ROSEBURG RESOURCES – PONDEROSA, SISKIYOU COUNTY 
(NN) SANHEDRIN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(OO) SEVEN SPRINGS RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(PP) SHAMROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(QQ) SL RANCH, MODOC COUNTY 
(RR) SLICK ROCK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY 
(SS) SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(TT) STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY 
(UU) SUMMER CAMP RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(VV) SWEETWATER RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY 
(WW) TEJON RANCH, KERN AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES 
(XX) TEMBLOR RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO AND KERN COUNTIES 
(YY) TRINCHERO RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY 
(ZZ) TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY

17.

APPROVAL OF FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL FOR PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS FOR:

(A) CAPISTRAN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(B) FOUR PINES RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(C) GABILAN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY 
(D) REDWOOD HOUSE RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY 
(E) ROOSTER COMB RANCH, STANISLAUS COUNTY 
(F) SCHNEIDER RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY 
(G) WORK RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY

18.APPROVAL OF INITIAL PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS FOR SMITH RIVER, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
19.ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION 
20.
COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
 Motion and Vote 
(A) RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
  1. POSSIBLE ACTION ON SPORT DUNGENESS CRAB PETITION FOR REGULATION CHANGE
  2. POSSIBLE ACTION ON PETITIONS FOR REGULATION CHANGE
  3. POSSIBLE ACTION ON PETITIONS ON NON-REGULATORY REQUESTS
 Motion and Vote
(B)
 NEXT MEETING AGENDA ITEMS AND MEETING LOGISTICS 
(C)RULEMAKING CALENDAR UPDATES
(D)LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
(E) TRIBAL COMMITTEE
(F)

 WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  1. RESCHEDULE MAY 2014 MEETING
  2. POSSIBLE DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEE ALTERNATES
(G)

 MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  1. APPROVAL OF JULY MEETING AGENDA
  2. POSSIBLE DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEE ALTERNATES
(H)NEW BUSINESS
21.
DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(B)WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION 
(C)LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION 
(D)

MARINE

  1. 2014 CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE FISHERIES FORUM ANNUAL MARINE FISHERIES REPORT
(E)

OTHER

22.
OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)LEGAL COUNSEL
(B)FEDERAL AGENCIES
23.
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.
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

  1. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
  2. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
  3. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
  4. 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 LIFE PROTECTION ACT.
  5. 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. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION

D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND    PERMIT ITEMS
2014 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
June 5

Tribal Committee 
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540
July 16 

Marine Resources – 
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 
8272 Moss Landing Rd. 
Moss Landing, CA 95039
August 6 
Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

September 17
Wildlife Resources – 
Department of Fish and Wildlife 
(Fish and Game) 
1740 North Market Blvd. 
Office of Training & Development 
Conference Room 
Sacramento, CA 95834
September 17
Tribal Committee 
Department of Consumer Affairs
Hearing Room
1747 Market Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
October 8 
Mount Shasta Hatchery Museum
1 North Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

October 9
Joint meeting with Oregon DFW
Jackson County Fairgrounds & Exposition Park
Mace Building
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, OR 97502

November 5 

Marine Resources – 
Department of Fish and Wildlife 
West Ed Building 
Ed Meyers Classroom 
4655 Lampson Ave., Suite A 
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
December 3 
Airtel Plaza Hotel 
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 94106


OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, June 20-25, Garden Grove, CA
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, September 12-17, Spokane, WA
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, November 14-19, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pacific Flyway Council meeting, July 25, Provo, UT
  • Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) meeting, July 17-23,
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, May 22, Sacramento, CA
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, August 28, Sacramento, CA
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, November 20, Sacramento, CA       


    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 May 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. will be submitted to the Commission prior to the meeting. Written comments received between May 22, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. and May 30, 2014, will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting. After April 11, 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.