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MEETING AGENDA
April 20-21, 2022

Monterey County Fair & Event Center, Seaside Room
2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940

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Trinidad Rancheria, Administrative Office Conference Room
1 Cher-Ae Lane, Trinidad, CA 95570
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Note:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures, including written public comment deadlines, starting on page 12. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

DAY 2 – April 21, 2022, 8:30 AM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL TO ESTABLISH QUORUM
  
PUBLIC COMMENT
  
13. General public comment for items not on the agenda
Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda.
Note
New petitions for regulation change submitted since the previous meeting are now received under the agenda item “Regulation change petitions.”
Note: 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 and 11125.7(a), Government Code).
  
CONSENT ITEMS
Note: Items on the consent calendar are expected to be routine and non-controversial. After public comment, the Commission will consider approving items on the consent calendar in a single vote without discussion. The presiding commissioner may choose to remove any item from the consent calendar and allow a separate discussion and potential action on that item in response to a request by a Commission member, staff, or an interested person.
Motion and Vote
14.Five-year private lands wildlife habitat enhancement and management area (PLM) plans
Consider approving five-year PLM plans and 2022-2026 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

 (A)San Benito County
  I.Lewis Ranch
  IITrinchero Ranch
 (B)San Luis Obispo County
  IAvenales Ranch
15.Annual PLM plans
Consider approving annual PLM plans and 2022/2023 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
 (A)Del Norte County
  I.Alexandre Ecodairy Farms PLM
  II.Smith River PLM
 (B)Humboldt County
  I.Big Lagoon
  II.Cottrell Ranch
  III.Diamond C Outfitters
  IV.Hunter Ranch
  V.Klamath PLM
  VI.Rainbow Ridge PLM
  VII.Redwood House Ranch
  VIII.Wiggins Ranch
 (C)Kern/Los Angeles counties
  I.Tejon Ranch
 (D)Mendocino County
  I.Ackerman-South Daugherty WMA
  II.Amann Ranch
  III.Antler Hill Ranch
  IV.Bridges Ranch
  V.Capistran Ranch
  VI.Carley Ranch
  VII.Christensen Ranch
  VIII.Eden Valley Ranch
  IX.Miller-Eriksen Ranch
  X.Schneider Ranch
  XI.Seven Springs Ranch
  XII.Shamrock Ranch
  XIII.Six Point Ranch
  XIV.Summer Camp Ranch
 (E)Merced County
  I.DeFrancesco-Eaton Ranch
 (F)Monterey County
  I.Alexander Ranch
  II.Gabilan Ranch
  III.Hartnell Ranch
  IV.Indian Valley Cattle Company (Lombardo Ranch)
  V.Peachtree Ranch
  VI.San Bartolome Ranch PLM
  VII.SkyRose Ranch, LLC PLM
  VIII.Work Ranch
 (G)Monterey/San Benito counties
  I.Morisoli Ranch
 (H)Monterey/San Luis Obispo counties
  I.Camp 5 Outfitters – Roth Ranch PLM
 (I)San Benito County
  I.Lone Ranch
  II.Rancho La Cuesta
 (J)San Luis Obispo County
  I.Carnaza Ranch
  II.Carrizo Ranch
  III.Chimney Rock Ranch
  IV.Clark & White Ranches
  V.D-Rafter-“L” Ranch, LLC
  VI.Hearst Ranch
 (K)San Luis Obispo and Kern counties
  I.Temblor Ranch
 (L)Shasta County
  I.Stackhouse Ranch
 (M)Stanislaus County
  I.Rooster Comb Ranch
 (N)Tehama County
  I.3D Ranch
  II.Bell Ranch
  III.R Wild Horse Ranch
 (O)Trinity County
  I.Stewart Ranch
  II.Travis Ranch
16.Wild Trout Waters
Receive Department recommendation and consider adopting proposed amendments to the Commission’s Designated Wild Trout Waters policy.
(Pursuant to Section 1727, Fish and Game Code)
17.Inyo rock daisy
Consider approving the Department’s request for a 30-day extension to review the petition to list Inyo rock daisy (Perityle inyoensis synonym Laphami inyoenis) as threatened or endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
18.Temblor legless lizard
Receive the Department’s 90-day evaluation report on the petition to list Temblor legless lizard (
Anniella alexanderae) as threatened or endangered under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)

19. Western Joshua tree
Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list western Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) as threatened under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
20.Milo Baker’s lupine
Receive the Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to change the status of Milo Baker’s lupine (Lupinus milo-bakeri) from threatened to endangered under CESA.
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)

DISCUSSION, ACTION, AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
21. Northern California summer steelhead
Consider ratifying findings for the decision to list northern California summer steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus) as endangered under CESA.
(Pursuant to sections 2074 and 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
Motion and Vote
22. Desert pupfish
Receive presentation on the Department’s five-year status review report for desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius), which is listed as endangered under CESA.
(Pursuant to sections 2074 and 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
23. Southern California Steelhead
Consider and potentially act on the petition, Department’s evaluation report and comments received to determine whether listing southern California steelhead (
Oncorhynchus mykiss) as endangered under CESA may be warranted.
(Pursuant to sections 2074 and 2074.2, Title 14, CCR)

If the Commission determines that listing may be warranted, the Department will undertake a one-year status review before the Commission can make a final decision on listing, and southern California steelhead will become a candidate species pursuant to Section 2074.2 of the Fish and Game Code.
Motion and Vote
24. Conditional take of southern California steelhead
If the Commission determines that listing may be warranted, consider regulatory action to allow take of southern California steelhead (
Oncorhynchus mykiss) under certain circumstances by either authorizing a notice of intent to adopt a regulation at a future meeting or adopting an emergency regulation at this meeting, and consider taking final action under the California Environmental Quality Act.
(Pursuant to sections 399 and 2084, Fish and Game Code)
Motion and Vote
25. Game fish contests
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend game fish contest regulations.
(Amend Section 230, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
26. Sport fishing regulations updates
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend freshwater and ocean sport fishing regulations.
(Amend sections 2.00, 2.25, 2.30, 5.00, 5.15, 5.41, 5.75, 5.79, 5.85, 5.87, 7.40, 7.50, 8.00, and 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
27. Central Valley sport fishing
Discuss proposed amendments to Central Valley sport fishing regulations.
(Amend subsections 7.40(b)(4), (43), (66) and (80), Title 14, CCR)
28. Klamath River Basin sport fishing
Discuss proposed amendments to Klamath River Basin sport fishing regulations.
(Amend subsection 7.40(b)(50), Title 14, CCR)
29. Waterfowl hunting
Consider adopting proposed amendments to waterfowl hunting regulations.
(Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
30.
Regulation change petitions (wildlife and inland fisheries) 
 (A) New petitions
Receive new petitions for regulation change.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)

Consideration of whether to grant, deny, or refer for additional review is expected to be scheduled for the June 15-16, 2022 meeting.
 (B) Previously received petitions
Consider whether to grant, deny, or refer for additional review, petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings. Any petitions granted today will be added to the Commission’s rulemaking calendar for development and future consideration.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)
Public Comment on Item
Return to Commission
Motion and Vote
  I. Petition 2021-020: Request to adopt special regulations for the North Yuba River
  II. Petition 2021-027: Request to eliminate open hunting season for black bear until the Department’s bear management plan is updated
  III. Petition 2022-01: Request to prohibit waterfowl hunting in specific areas along the shoreline near Benicia and Southhampton Bay
  IV.Petition 2022-02: Request to create a new class of deer hunting tags restricted to method of take such as traditional archery and muzzleloading shotgun and rifle.
31. Non-regulatory requests from previous meetings (wildlife and inland fisheries)
Consider and potentially act on requests for non-regulatory action received from members of the public at previous meetings.
Motion and Vote
32. Committee and Department reports
Receive updates on items of note since the previous Commission meeting.
 (A) Wildlife Resources Committee
Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing. Consider approving draft agenda topics for the next committee meeting on May 19, 2022.
Motion and Vote
 (B) Department Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
33. Commission administrative items     Motion and Vote
 (A) Legislation and other agency regulations
 (B) Rulemaking timetable updates
 (C) Future meetings – May 19 and June 15-16, 2022
 (D)New business
Adjourn
EXECUTIVE SESSION

(Not Open to Public)
    
At a convenient time during the regular agenda of the meeting listed above, the Commission will recess from the public portion of the agenda and conduct a closed session on the agenda items below. The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 11126, subdivisions (a)(1), (c)(3), and (e)(1), and Fish and Game Code Section 309. After closed session, the Commission will reconvene in public session, which may include announcements about actions taken during closed session.
(A)Pending litigation to which the Commission is a Party
 I.Almond Alliance of California et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (bumble bees California Endangered Species Act determination)
 II.The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. California Fish and Game Commission (Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve petition for regulation change)
 III.California Construction and Industrial Materials Association et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (western Joshua tree California Endangered Species Act determination)
 IV.Albert Thomas Paulek v. California Fish and Game Commission (CEQA determination regarding Section 749.10, Title 14, CCR authorizing take of western Joshua tree under section 2084)
 V.Albert Thomas Paulek v. California Fish and Game Commission (CEQA determination regarding Sections 749.11 and 749.12, Title 14, CCR authorizing take of western Joshua tree under section 2084)
 VI.Fall River Conservancy and California Trout v. California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CEQA determination regarding amendments to inland trout regulations)
(B)Possible litigation involving the Commission
(C)Staffing
(D)Deliberation and action on license and permit items
 I.Consider the proposed decision in Agency Case No. 17ALJ12-FGC, the appeal filed by Mai A Ngo Tran regarding reinstatement of sport fishing privileges, and Agency Case No. 19ALJ18-FGC, the appeal filed by Minh Gia Tran regarding reinstatement of sport fishing privileges.
 II.Consider the proposed decision in Agency Case No. 19ALJ09-FGC, the accusation filed against John Crowe regarding revocation of a commercial fishing license and a lobster operating permit.