December 9-10, 2009 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
December 9, 2009 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport
ABC Ballroom*
6225 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

PUBLIC SPEAKER CARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 9:00 am AND MUST BE TURNED IN TO COMMISSION STAFF BY 10:10 am FOR CONSIDERATION. PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE HEARD FROM APPROXIMATELY 10:15 am TO 12:30 pm TODAY. THE TIME ALLOTED PER INDIVIDUAL WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF SPEAKER CARDS RECEIVED, AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE START OF THE MEETING.

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 PM A JOINT SESSION WILL CONVENE WITH THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND THE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT (MLPA) BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE (BRTF).

  1. PRESENTATION OF INTEGRATED PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE (IPA) RECOMMENDED BY THE MLPA BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE, ALONG WITH MARINE PROTECTED AREA PROPOSALS DEVELOPED BY THE SOUTH COAST REGIONAL STAKEHOLDER GROUPS.
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE SOUTH COAST MLPA INITIATIVE PROCESS.
      1. TIMELINE, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND BUDGET.
      2. COMPARISON OF THE FOUR PROPOSALS.
      3. SCIENCE ADVISORY TEAM ANALYSIS.
      4. ECOTRUST POTENTIAL NEGATIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS.
      5. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS.
      6. DEPARTMENT OF PARKS FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS.
    2. BUDGET DISCUSSION.
    3. PRESENTATION BY STAKEHOLDER GROUPS’ CO-LEADS ON EACH OF THE THREE STAKEHOLDER PROPOSALS.
    4. BRTF PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF THE IPA.
    5. COMMISSION GUIDANCE TO STAFF ON COMMISSION PREFERRED PACKAGE AND ALTERNATIVES FOR REGULATORY AND CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) PROCESSES. (NO FINAL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING. THE COMMISSION WILL ANNOUNCE THE START OF THE REGULATORY AND CEQA PROCESSES AT A FUTURE DATE.)


Meeting of
December 10, 2009 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.

Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport
ABC Ballroom*
6225 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to 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. Submittal of 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 to the time allocated by the President.
  2. SCOPING OF POSSIBLE DEPARTMENT AND COMMISSION 2010 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATION CHANGE PROPOSALS AND UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) DOCUMENTS. (This includes tag application and big game drawing procedures.)
  3. CALIFORNIA GAME WARDEN’S ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION ON GAME WARDEN ISSUES AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION.
  4. PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2084, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO RE-ADOPT SECTION 749.5, TITLE 14, CCR , FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAY PERIOD, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF PACIFIC FISHER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
  5. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
    2. UPDATE ON THE DEPARTMENT'S STATUS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER (Ambystoma californiense) AS AN endangered species.
    3. STATUS REPORT ON HUNTING MOURNING DOVES WITHIN ROSEVILLE CITY LIMITS.
    4. UNVEILING OF THE WARDEN’S STAMP.
    5. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    6. OTHER.
  6. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. 2010 WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES (WAFWA) MID-WINTER MEETING.
    2. OTHER.
  7. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
    3. AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
  8. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  9. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  10. NEW BUSINESS .
  11. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
    1. COMMISSION GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION ON HOW TO PROCEED WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE STATE WATER BOTTOMS LEASE TEMPLATE.
    2. EXTENSION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-430-12 FOR JOHN FINGER, HOG ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY, MARIN COUNTY.
    3. EXTENSION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO.M-430-02 FOR MICHAEL TOUSSAINT, MARIN OYSTER COMPANY, MARIN COUNTY.
    4. EXTENSION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-430-14 FOR MARTIN STRAIN, POINT REYES OYSTER COMPANY, MARIN COUNTY.
  12. CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT, ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVE), AND FINAL ADOPTION OF THE 2010-2012 SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS RELATING TO FISH, AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES AND INVERTEBRATES.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR FROM FISH AND GAME COMMISSION MEETING OF OCTOBER 8, 1993 REGARDING ADDITION OF MANILA CLAMS TO DRAKES ESTERO AQUACULTURE LEASE M-438-01.
  2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANTLERLESS/EITHER-SEX DEER HUNTS FOR 2010-2011.
  3. APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2009-2014) AND 2009-2010 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. SPURLOCK RANCH, GLENN COUNTY
    2. ORDWAY RANCH, CALAVERAS COUNTY
  4. REINSTATEMENT OF MIKE BOYLE’S EXPIRED TRAPPING PERMIT.
  5. REINSTATEMENT OF BRUCE R. RYAN ’S EXPIRED TRAPPING PERMIT.
  6. APPROVAL TO TRANSFER EDWARD J. SYLVESTER’S CALIFORNIA HALIBUT BOTTOM TRAWL VESSEL PERMIT.
  7. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND LEGISLATURE ON THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTING OF THE DEPOSITS INTO, AND EXPENDITURES FROM, THE FISH AND GAME PRESERVATION FUND, AS RELATED TO THE REVENUES GENERATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 8587 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE AND REQUIRED BY SECTION 8589.7 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE.

OTHER

  1. COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP, MEETING REVIEW, AND STAFF DIRECTION.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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:

  1. 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. LINDY O'LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    3. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
    4. KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES RE: STATE WATER PROJECT AND CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
    5. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
  2. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  3. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  4. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.


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** The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. In order for the Commission to adequately consider public comments, the public is requested to submit written comments no later than ten days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer than ten days preceding the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting; however, Commission staff is unable to deliver material received one day before and on the day of the meeting to the Commissioners when the meeting is not in Sacramento. Please send your comments to be received no later than two days before the meeting.

If you decide to speak at the Commission meeting, please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people represented by your organization. Then tell the Commission your concerns in five minutes or less. Time allotted for each agenda item depends upon the number of speakers for each item and the length of the agenda. The Commission is interested in your views; don't worry about how to say them. If several people have spoken, try not to be repetitious. If there are several with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson. The Commission is particularly interested in the specific reasons you are for or against a proposal because the Commission's decision needs to be based on specific reasons.

If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eight (8) copies.

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