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

Mike Yaun, Acting Executive Director 
Eric Sklar, President
Saint Helena
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
McKinleyville
Anthony C. Williams, Member
Huntington Beach
Vacant, Member
Vacant, Member 




Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870

1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4899

www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING AGENDA
  April 13-14, 2016

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa

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

DAY 2 – APRIL 14, 2016, 8:00 A.M.
 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
19.
 Public forum for items not on agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting.
(Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)

 CONSENT ITEM       Motion and Vote
20.
Ratify findings on the petition to list fisher (Pekania pennanti) (formerly Pacific fisher (Martes pennanti)) as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act
(Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
21.
Receive five-year status report for Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)
22.
Adopt proposed regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk (Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR)
23.
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend regulations regarding definitions for tidal waters and finfish gear restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo bays
(Sections 1.53 and 27.00, and subsection 28.65(a), Title 14, CCR)
24.
 Wildlife Resources Committee

(A)
Work plan development
  1.  Update on Predator Policy Workgroup
  2.  Update on work plan and draft timeline
  3.  Discuss and approve new topics         Motion and Vote

25.
 Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species is warranted
(Pursuant to Sections 2075 and 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting
 Motion and Vote

26.
 Adopt proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations (Section 265, et al., Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

27.
 Waterfowl hunting      Motion and Vote
(A)
Certify California Environmental Quality Act document

(B)
Adopt proposed changes to regulations
(Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR)

28.
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend upland game bird regulations
(Section 300, et al., Title 14, CCR)     Motion and Vote

29.
 Nonlead ammunition         Motion and Vote
(A)
Department update on the implementation of AB 711 (Chap. 742, Stats. 2013)

(B)
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to establish a nonlead
ammunition coupon program (Section 250.2, Title 14, CCR)

30.
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Department lands pass regulations
(Section 550, et al., Title 14, CCR)     Motion and Vote

31.
 Discussion of proposed changes to Commission meeting procedures regulations (Section 665, Title 14, CCR)      Motion and Vote
32.
 Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings     Motion and Vote
(A)
Action on petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings
  1. Presentation by the California Trappers Association concerning petition to reconsider bobcat trapping regulations
 Motion and Vote

(B)
Action on non-regulatory requests received at previous meetings

(C)
Other

33.
 Receive Department presentation concerning the Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves in California

34.
Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

(A)
 Next meetings       Motion and Vote
(B)
 Rulemaking calendar updates     Motion and Vote
(C)
 New business

(D)
 Other

Adjournment


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. 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)
  5. Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver and Administrative Procedure Act)
(B)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
  1. Listing decisions
(C)
Staffing
(D)
Receipt of hearing officer recommendations on license and permit items
FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
2016 MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
April 18
Teleconference — Arcata,
Sacramento, Los Alamitos and
Napa


May 18

Wildlife Resources
Department of General Services Ziggurat Building – Auditorium 707 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
June 21

Tribal
TBD
June 22-23
TBD

July 21

Marine Resources
Petaluma Regional Library 
100 Fairgrounds Drive 
Petaluma, CA 94952
August 24-25
Lake Natoma Inn Hotel & Conference
Center
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

September 21

Wildlife Resources
Woodland Public Library
Leake Center Community Room
250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
October 18

Tribal
TBD
October 19-20
TBD

November 17

Marine Resources
Irvine, CA
December 7-8
Portofino Inn & Suites
3805 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego


OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST



Wildlife Conservation Board
• May 26, Sacramento
• August 30, Sacramento
• November 16, Sacramento

Pacific Fishery Management Council
• June 23-28, 2016, Tacoma, WA
• September 15-20, 2016 Boise, ID
• November 16-21, 2016, Garden Grove, CA

Pacific Flyway Council 

•  September 2016, Date and location TBD
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• July 21-27, 2016, Cody, WY