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

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




Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870

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

www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING AGENDA
June 10-11, 2015

Mountainside Conference Center
1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes

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

NOTE: See important information about Commission deadlines and procedures
at the end of the agenda.

DAY 1 - JUNE 10, 2015, 9:00 AM
1. 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.
2.  Tribal Committee   
(A)
 Meeting summary
  1. Receive recommendations
(B)
Discuss and approve new topics
3.
 Adopt the Commission’s tribal consultation policy    Motion and Vote
4. Marine Resources Committee      Motion and Vote

(A)
Work plan development
  1. Update on current work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
5.

 Adoption of revised proposed regulations for petitioning the Commission to change regulations
(Add Section 662, Title 14)

 Motion and Vote

6.

 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend commercial market squid logbooks
(Section 149 and Appendix A, Title 14, CCR)

 Motion and Vote

7.

 Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan and regulations

 Motion and Vote

(A)
 California Ocean Science Trust peer review
(B)
 Discussion and direction for implementing regulations
 CONSENT ITEMS          Motion and Vote
8.Receive Santa Barbara Mariculture’s request to renew state water bottom
lease M-653-02 for aquaculture
9.Receive Santa Barbara Mariculture’s application for new state water bottom lease for aquaculture adjacent to existing lease M-653-02
10.Receive White Seabass Fishery Management Plan annual review
(Pursuant to Section 5.9, White Seabass Fishery Management Plan)
11.

 Permanently revoke the commercial fishing license (L84668) and lobster
operator permit (LOT909) for Mr. Troy Tecklenburg, Huntington Beach

 Motion and Vote


12. Announce results from Executive Session
13.  Items of interest from previous meetings       Motion and Vote
(A)
Action on petitions for regulatory change received at the April meeting and pending items from previous meetings (the summary of petitions will be posted at fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2015 about June 4, 2015)
(B)
Action on non-regulatory requests received at the April meeting and pending items from previous meetings (the summary of requests will be posted at fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2015 about June 4, 2015)
(C)
 Streamlining routine regulatory changes
(D)
 Public draft of the California State Wildlife Action Plan – 2015 Update
(E)
 Other
14.
 Department informational items
(A)
 Director’s report
(B)
 Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
(C)
 Law Enforcement Division
(D)
 Marine Region
(E)
Other
15.
 Other items
(A)
 Staff report
(B)
 Legislative update and possible action
(C)
 Federal agencies report
16. Discussion and action on future meeting items
(A)
 Town hall meeting – August 3
(B)
 Next meeting – August 4-5 in Fortuna
(C)
 Possible field trip for August meeting
(D)
 Perpetual timetable for regulatory action updates
(E)
 Meeting schedule and locations for 2016
(F)
 New business

DAY 2 - JUNE 11, 2015, 8:00 AM
17.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.
18. Wildlife Resources Committee
(A)
Meeting summary
  1. Receive recommendations
(B)
Work plan development
  1. Update on current work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
19.
Inland fisheries at risk due to drought
(A)
Adoption of emergency regulation to address inland fisheries at risk due to drought conditions:
  1. Add Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR, to create a process for temporarily closing rivers to fishing; or
  2. Amend Subsection 7.50(b)(118), Title 14, CCR, to close 5.5 miles of the Merced River to fishing
(B)
Discuss the long-term approach to addressing inland fisheries at risk under varied water quality and quantity conditions
20.Adopt Commission’s native plant policy
21.Approve Department’s Duck Stamp proposals for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
22.Discussion of proposed changes to upland game bird regulations (Sections 300 and 708.18, Title 14, CCR)
23.
Discussion of proposed changes to waterfowl regulations (Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
CONSENT ITEMS
24.Receive the Department’s status review report on the petition to list Pacific fisher (Martes pennanti) as a threatened or endangered species (Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
25.Receive and approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plans and 2015-2020 license for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
(A)
Big Lagoon PLM (Humboldt County)
(B)
D-Rafter L Ranch, LLC (San Luis Obispo County)
26.Receive and approve annual reports and 2015-2016 Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area plans for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
(A)
3D Ranch (Tehama County)
(B)
Ash Valley Ranch (Lassen County)
(C)
Avenales Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(D)
Big Morongo Springs Ranch (San Bernardino County)
(E)
Black Ranch (Shasta County)
(F)
Buckeye Ranch (Solano County)
(G)
Carrizo Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(H)
Chimney Rock Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(I)
Connolly and Corral Hollow Ranch (San Joaquin County)
(J)
Coon Creek Ranch (Santa Clara County)
(K)
Corning Land Cattle Co. (Tehama County)
(L)
Cottrell Ranch (Humboldt County)
(M)
Dixie Valley Ranch (Lassen County)
(N)
El Rancho Rio Frio (Tehama County)
(O)
Five Dot Ranch-Avila (Lassen County)
(P)
Four Pines Ranch (Mendocino County)
(Q)
Hearst Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(R)
Hunter Ranch (Humboldt County)
(S)
Indian Valley Cattle Company (Monterey County)
(T)
Jerusalem Creek Ranch (Shasta County)
(U)
Morisoli Ranch (Monterey and San Benito counties)
(V)
Pepperwood Springs Ranch (Humboldt County)
(W)
Rancho La Cuesta (San Benito County)
(X)
Redwood House Ranch (Humboldt County)
(Y)
Schneider Ranch (Mendocino County)
(Z)
SL Ranch (Modoc County)
(AA)
Smith River PLM (Humboldt County)
(BB)
Stover Ranch (Humboldt County)
(CC)
Tejon Ranch (Kern and Los Angeles counties)
(DD)
Temlor Ranch (San Luis Obispo and Kern counties)
(EE)
Travis Ranch (Trinity County)
(FF)
Trinchero Ranch (San Benito County)
(GG)
Triple B Ranch (Shasta County)
(HH)
Wiggins Ranch (Humboldt County)
(II)
Work Ranch (Monterey County)
27.Receive and approve 5-year Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area plans and 2015-2020 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
(A)
Big Bluff Ranch (Tehama County)
(B)
Burrows Ranch (Tehama County)
(C)
Carnaza Ranch (San Luis Obispo County)
(D)
Clark and White Ranches (San Luis Obispo County)
(E)
Five Dot Ranch - Horse Lake (Lassen County)
(F)
Five Dot Ranch - Tunnel Springs (Lassen County)
(G)
Five Dot Ranch - Willow Creek (Lassen County)
(H)
JS Ranch (Shasta County)
(I)
Llano Seco Rancho (Butte County)
(J)
Mendiboure Ranch (Lassen County
(K)
Roberts Ranch (Modoc County)
(L)
Stewart Ranch (Trinity County)

28.Consideration of petition, Department’s report, and comments received on whether listing the tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted
(Pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2074.2).
Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
29. Discussion of proposed changes to bobcat trapping regulations
(Pursuant to Section 4255, Fish and Game Code)

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. v. California Fish and Game Commission (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)
  2. James Bunn and John Gibbs v. California Fish and Game Commission (squid permits)
  3. Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission (black-backed woodpecker)
  4. Dennis Sturgell v. California Fish and Game Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Office of Administrative Hearings (revocation of Dungeness crab vessel permit No. CT0544-T1)
(B)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
(C)
Staff performance and compensation
(D)
Receipt of hearing officer recommendations on license and permit items
  1. Ms. Kele Young(er) – Appeal of Denial of the Application to Renew Restricted Species Permit

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

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
July 8

Marine Resources
Trinidad Town Hall
409 Trinity Street
Trinidad, CA 95570
August 4-5
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

September 9

Wildlife Resources
Department of Industrial Relations
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036
Fresno, CA 93721
October 6

Tribal Committee
Embassy Suites - LAX North
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
October 7-8
Embassy Suites - LAX North
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

November 4

Marine Resources
Southern California
December 9-10
Town and Country Resort &
Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle, North
San Diego, CA 92108


OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST

Pacific Fishery Management Council
• June 12-17, Spokane, WA
• September 11-16, Sacramento, CA
• November 14-19, Garden Grove, CA

Wildlife Conservation Board

• September 3, Sacramento, CA
• November 19, Sacramento, CA

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• July 16-22, Reno, NV

Pacific Flyway Council
• July 24, TBD


    IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
    WELCOME TO A MEETING OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
    This is the 145th year of operation of the Commission in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our goal is conserving our natural resources through informed decision making; Commission meetings are vital in achieving that goal. In that spirit, we provide the following information to be as effective and efficient toward that end. Welcome and please let us know if you have any questions.

    PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

    Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other Commission activities are invited to contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting to ensure the request can be accommodated.

    SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS.
    As of July 1, 2015, the Commission will no longer be accepting comments or requests for change via facsimile. Please submit written material by email or US Mail.

    The public is encouraged to comment on any agenda item. 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 5:00 pm on May 28will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting. Comments received by 12 noon on June 5 will be marked late and made available to Commissioners at the meeting. Otherwise, two (2) copies of written comments must be brought to the meeting. All materials provided to the Commission may be made available to the general public.


    PETITIONS FOR REGULATORY CHANGE AND NON-REGULATORY REQUESTS
    All petitions for regulatory change and non-regulatory requests will follow a two-meeting cycle to ensure proper review and thorough consideration of each item. All requests submitted by 12 noon on June 5 (or during public forum at the meeting) will be scheduled for receipt at this meeting, and scheduled for consideration at the next business meeting. Beginning October 1, 2015 all petitions for regulatory change must be submitted in writing using a form that will be made available on the Commission’s website; details about this new requirement and the form adopted by the Commission are available at http://fgc.ca.gov/regulations/2014/index.aspx#662.

    VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS
    All visual presentations must be pre-approved by the Executive Director. Visual presentations must be provided by email or delivered to the Commission office on a USB flash drive by 12 noon on June 5. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible. A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available for use at the meeting.

    CONSENT CALENDAR
    A summary of all items will be available for review at the meeting. Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Commission, or upon the request of the Department or member of the public who wishes to speak to that item.

    LASER POINTERS may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use at any other time may result in arrest.

    SPEAKING AT THE MEETING
    To speak on an agenda item, please complete a “Speaker Card" and give it to the
    designated staff member before the agenda item is announced. Cards will be available
    near the entrance of the meeting room. Only one speaker card is necessary for
    speaking to multiple items.


    Agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day pursuant to the
    discretion of the presiding commissioner

    1. Speakers will be called in groups; please line up when your name is called.
    2. When addressing the Commission, give your name and the name of any organization you represent, and provide your comments on the item under consideration.
    3. Each speaker has three minutes to address the Commission; however, time may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding commissioner. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
    4. Speakers may cede their time to an individual spokesperson, but only under the
      following conditions:
      1. Individuals ceding time forfeit their right to speak to the agenda item; and
      2. The minimum number of individuals required to cede time to a spokesperson and the amount of time allocated are arranged in advance with the presiding commissioner.
    5. If you are presenting handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide 12 copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.