December 3, 2014 Meeting Documents

  1. RECEIPT, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOR ITEMS PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO THE MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
  2. RECEIPT, DISCUSSION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOR ITEMS PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
    • (A) POTENTIAL JANUARY 2015 MEETING TOPICS
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION FOR ITEMS PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO THE TRIBAL COMMITTEE
    Draft Commission Tribal Consultation Policy (PDF)
  4. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2015 (SECTION 1.45 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Economic Impact Assessment, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Negative Declaration (PDF)
    Comments in opposition to the low-flow proposals (PDF)
    Comment letter in support of the low-flow proposals (PDF)
    Draft response to public comments (PDF)
  5. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS TO PROHIBIT INDUCEMENTS FOR NONGAME MAMMAL AND FURBEARER HUNTING CONTESTS
    (SECTIONS 465 AND 472, TITLE 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Economic Impact Assessment, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Preadoption Statement of Reasons, including summary and response to public comments (PDF)
  6. TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD
  7. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH REGULATIONS FOR 2015 FOR CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL RULES (SECTION 1.91 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Economic Impact Assessment, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Department memorandum, received July 14, 2014 (PDF)
    Department memorandum, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Preadoption Statement of Reasons, received November 20, 2014 (PDF) (does not reflect the most recent federal actions)
    Department Presentation (PDF)
  8. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND PACIFIC HALIBUT SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2015 FOR CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL RULES (SECTION 28.20, TITLE 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum, received October 15, 2014 (PDF)
    Department Presentation (PDF)
  9. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND REGULATIONS REGARDING SPORT FISHING BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS FOR BLUEFIN TUNA FOR CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL RULES IN 2015 (SECTIONS 27.65 AND 28.38, TITLE 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum, received October 22, 2014 (PDF)
  10. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND GENERAL AND OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS
    Department memorandum, received October 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Department Presentation (PDF)
  11. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND KLAMATH RIVER SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS (SUBSECTIONS 7.50(b)(91.1) AND (b)(195), TITLE 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum, received October 23, 2014 (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language (PDF)
    Draft Economic Impact Assessment (PDF)
    Email from Yurok Tribe November 20, 2014 (PDF)
  12. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND CENTRAL VALLEY RIVER SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS (SUBSECTIONS 7.50(b)(5), (68) AND (156.5), TITLE 14, CCR)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language (PDF)
    Draft Economic Impact Assessment (PDF)
  13. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 364.1, 702, 708.5, 708.11, 708.18 AND 713, TITLE 14, CCR)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Deer: A, B, C and D Zone Hunts (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Deer: X Zone Hunts (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Additional Deer Hunts (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Archery Deer Hunting (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Nelson Bighorn Sheep Hunting (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Pronghorn Antelope Hunting (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Elk Hunts and SHARE Program Elk Hunts (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language - Big Game Tags, Deer Reporting and Fee (PDF)
    Draft Economic Impact Assessment - Big Game Hunting (PDF)
    Draft Economic Impact Assessment Big Game Tags, Deer Reporting and Fee (PDF)
    Public Requests for regulatory action related to mammal hunting (PDF)
  14. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND BOBCAT TRAPPING REGULATIONS (PURSUANT TO SECTION 4155, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum, received November 10, 2014 (PDF)
    Proposed bobcat zone map (PDF)
    Department Presentation (PDF)
    Letter from Outdoor Sportsmen's Coalition of California, suggesting use of GPS waypoints as an alternative way to establish boundaries of protected areas, received November 18, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from Safari Club International, suggesting use of GPS waypoints as an alternative way to establish boundaries of protected areas, received November 18, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from California Trappers Association opposing the proposal in its current form and suggesting the use of GPS or a set distance as a buffer as an alternative way to establish boundaries, received November 19, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from APECS Society requesting use of established property boundaries of the closed areas and to require that trappers use GPS, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Sample Letter - requesting an increase of fees and a ban on all trapping, received through November 19, 2014 (PDF)
    Sample Letter - urging a complete ban on bobcat trapping except for rescue and research, received through November 19, 2014 (PDF)
  15. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND REGULATIONS REGARDING AUTHORIZED METHODS OF TAKE FOR WILDLIFE USING LEAD AMMUNITION – PHASING OUT THE USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION (PURSUANT TO SECTION 3004.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons, including proposed regulatory language (PDF)
    Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment (PDF)
    Sample Letter - requesting faster implementation of AB 711 (PDF)
    Sample Letter - requesting slower implementation of AB 711 (PDF)
    Email and proposal from Dr. Vernon Thomas for the design of a non-lead rifle bullet that would allow field officers to distinguish between lead and non-lead bullets, received October 21, 2014 (PDF)
    Sample Comments - requesting the Commission support legislation to provide an alternative to an absolute ban on traditional ammunition: California California Association of Firearms Retailers, received November 5, 2014 (PDF), Safari Club International, received November 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from Friends of Northern San Jacinto Valley requesting a warning be placed in the regulations booklets advising hunters of the hazards of consuming wild game shot with lead, received November 17, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from National Rifle Association opposing any action on implementing AB 711, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from APECS Society supporting the Department's proposed phase-in of the required use of non-lead, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
  16. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR PETITIONING THE COMMISSION TO CHANGE REGULATIONS (ADD SECTION 662, TITLE 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Letter from Michel & Associates on behalf of the National Rifle Association recommending alternative regulatory language, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)

CONSENT ITEMS

  1. ADOPTION OF 2015 REGULATORY CALENDAR
    Department memorandum recommending new rulemakings for 2015 and 2016, dated November 5, 2014 (PDF)
    Perpetual timetable for regulatory action, updated November 24, 2014 (PDF)
  2. APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO COMMISSION DESIGNATED WILD TROUT WATERS POLICY
    Department memorandum, received November 3, 2014 (PDF)
    Policy text with proposed amendments (PDF)
    Section 1727, Fish and Game Code (PDF)
  3. RATIFICATION OF FINDINGS TO LIST CLEAR LAKE HITCH (Lavinia exilicauda chi) AS A THREATENED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2075.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum and draft findings, received September 22, 2014 (PDF)
    Petition and other documents
  4. APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REQUEST FOR A SIX MONTH EXTENSION TO COMPLETE THE STATUS REPORT AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE PETITION TO LIST THE NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL (Strix occidentalis caurina) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.6, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum requesting a six month extension, received October 9, 2014 (PDF)
    Sample of Form Letter - supporting listing (PDF)
    Petition (PDF)
  5. APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT'S REQUEST FOR A SIX MONTH EXTENSION TO COMPLETE THE STATUS REPORT AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE PETITION TO LIST THE TOWNSEND'S BIG-EARED BAT (Corynorhinus townsendii) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.6, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum requesting a six month extension, received October 16, 2014 (PDF)
    Petition (PDF)
  6. RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S EVALUATION OF THE PETITION TO LIST THE FLAT-TAILED HORNED LIZARD (Phrynosoma mcallii) AS ENDANGERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
    (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2073.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
    Department memorandum and evaluation report, received September 30, 2014 (PDF)
    Petition (PDF)
  7. RECEIPT OF NATURAL SCIENCES, LLC APPLICATION TO LEASE KELP BEDS 102, 103, 107, AND 108 AT SAN CLEMENTE AND SAN NICOLAS ISLANDS, AND HARVEST PLAN TO MECHANICALLY HARVEST IN LEASED AND OPEN BEDS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Application from Natural Sciences, LLC, received April 7, 2014 (PDF)
  8. APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FROM MR. GEIR NILSEN TO TRANSFER HALIBUT BOTTOM TRAWL VESSEL PERMIT (BT0023) UPON THE SALE OF THE F/V SEA BIRD (FG12744)
    Department Memorandum, with attachments, received October 28, 2014 (PDF)
  9. PERMANENT REVOCATION OF SPORT FISHING PRIVILEGES FOR LANH THI NGUYEN TRAN, ELK GROVE
    Email message from Department Attorney Linda Barrera, received August 15, 2014 (PDF)
    Commission's Letter to Ms. Tran, dated November 21, 2014 (PDF)
  10. APPROVAL OF REQUEST FROM CHRISTINE ALLEN (EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF THOMAS L. PTAK) TO EXTEND THE TIME TO TRANSFER MR. THOMAS L. PTAK'S TRANSFERABLE NEARSHORE FISHERY PERMIT AND NEARSHORE FISHERY TRAP ENDORSEMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2015
    Letter and attachments from Chris Shourds, Kurt Weiser and Christine Allen requesting appeal of Department denial of the application to transfer the permit, received August 27, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter and attachments from Chris Shourds, Kurt Weiser and Christine Allen requesting appeal of Department denial of the application to transfer the trap endorsement, received August 27, 2014 (PDF)

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
  2. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF KELP HARVESTING PLANS REQUIRED FOR MECHANICAL HARVEST OF KELP (PURUSANT TO SECTION 165(a)(6), TITLE 14, CCR):
    • (A) THE ABALONE FARM, INC
    • (B) THE CULTURED ABALONE FARM, LLC
  3. RECEPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON DEPARTMENT REQUEST TO AMEND SANTA BARBARA MARICULTURE STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE #M-653-02 IN SANTA BARBARA, TO CORRECT BOUNDARIES AND EXTEND LEASE PERIOD FOR ONE YEAR
    Department memorandum and attachments, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Santa Barbara Mariculture Company aquaculture lease renewal for State Water Bottom Lease M-653-02, issued November 3, 2005 (PDF)
    Addendum to Lease for State Water Bottom Number M-653-02: Escrow Agreement, dated August 25, 3014 (PDF)
  4. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST BY COVE MUSSEL COMPANY TO SUBLEASE A PORTION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE #M-430-06 IN TOMALES BAY TO CHRISTOPHER STARBIRD
    State Water Bottom Lease M-430-06 Renewal Agreement (PDF)
    Letter from Scott Zahl, Cove Mussel Company, received August 15, 2014 (PDF)
    Department memorandum with attached evaluation of proposed sub-lease activities and maps, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
  5. PRESENTATION AND POTENTIAL ENDORSEMENT OF THE OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL’S (OPC) MARINE PROTECTED AREAS PARTNERSHIP PLAN
    Final Draft Plan, dated November 17, 2014 (PDF)
    OPC staff report for December 2, 2014 OPC meeting (PDF)
    Proposed OPC resolution regarding the plan for December 2, 2014 OPC meeting (PDF)
  6. NEW BUSINESS
  7. ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
  8. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON FUTURE MEETING ITEMS
    • (A) NEXT MEETING – FEBRUARY 11-12, 2015, IN SACRAMENTO
  9. DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
  10. PUBLIC FORUM
    Table containing a summary of new petitions for regulatory change received by November 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., the comment deadline for the meeting binder (PDF)
    Table containing a summary of new non-regulatory requests received by November 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., the comment deadline for the meeting binder (PDF)
    Email from Callie Totaro requesting legalizing hedgehogs as pets, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Carol Reed requesting legalizing recreational take of gooseneck barnacles, received November 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Jerry Hong requesting legalizing recreational take of gooseneck barnacles, received November 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Alastair Bland requesting changes to the California Halibut sport fishing regulations, received November 3, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Joseph Kleitman requesting improved license delivery options for disabled hunters, received October 17, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Mary Fairbanks, experimental market squid permit rules, received November 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Lucas Murgia requesting closure of deer hunting in Zone D-7 for five years, received October 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Steve Park requesting more liberal bear hunting regulations and easier bear depredation permits, received November 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from Jim Newton requesting changes to the salmon fillet regulations, received October 8, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Ronald Oshima regarding Department operation of Pilgrim Creek Ecological Reserve, received October 6, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Michel & Associates regarding Incompatible Activities Policy, received October 3, 2014 (PDF)
    Fax from Lawrence Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation, requesting Commissioner Sutton recuse himself from implementing AB 711 and requesting all commissioners sign the Updated Incompatible Activities Policy, received October 8, 2014 (PDF)
    Letter from David Dickerson, California Sportfishing League, requesting the Commission take action to prevent municipalities from adopting ordinances that restrict sport fishing activities on piers, received October 10, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Beverly Kreuer regarding urban coyotes in Orange County, received October 8, 2014 (PDF)
    News Release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcing the re-opening of the comment period for Western Yellow Billed Cuckoo habitat designation, received November 10, 2014 (PDF).