New and Proposed Regulations - 2016

Commission's 2016 anticipated rulemaking calendar

The California Fish and Game Commission is considering the following changes to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. A business or a person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation has the right to request a copy of the final statement of reasons. Copies of the final statements of reasons will be available on this web page as they are prepared. Requests may also be submitted to the California Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Hunting & Trapping Sport Fishing Commercial Fishing Threatened and Endangered Species Other
Continuing from 2015
2016

Department of Fish and Wildlife Rulemakings

 

Deer Tag Reporting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-1213-12
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 708.5, Title 14, CCR, Deer Tagging and Reporting Requirements

2017-2018 Waterfowl Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-1213-11
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 502, Title 14, CCR, Waterfowl Hunting

2017-2018 Mammal Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-1213-10
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Sections 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, and 364.1, Title 14, CCR, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 Mammal Hunting Regulations

Add Livermore Tarplant to the List of Endangered Species

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-1213-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 670.2, Title 14, CCR, List of Plants Declared to Be Endangered, Threatened or Rare

Emergency Abalone Regulations

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1216-01E
Amend Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR, Recreational abalone regulations

Use of Dogs for the Pursuit/Take of Mammals

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-1108-06, 2016-1213-09, 2017-0314-11
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #pending
Amend Section 265, Title 14, CCR, relating to use of dogs for the pursuit/take of mammals or for dog training

Re-adoption of Emergency Closure of Razor Clam Fishery

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1019-02EE
Re-adopt Amendments to Section 29.45, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Razor Clam Fishery in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties due to elevated levels of domoic acid

Tribal Take in Marine Protected Areas

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0927-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2017-0105-01s
Amend subsections (b)(1), (b)(2) and (b)(6) of Section 632, Title 14, CCR, relating to tribal take in north coast marine protected areas

Standards for Imposing Penalty Enhancements

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0916-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2017-0118-01s
Add Section 748.6, Title 14, CCR, relating to establishing standards for imposing penalty enhancements for illegal take of game with defined characteristics

Recreational Groundfish

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0902-01
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2017-0104-01s
Amend subsections (a) and (b) of Section 27.20, Sections 27.25, 27.30, 27.35, 27.40, 27.45, 27.50, 28.27, 28.49, and 28.55; and add Section 28.47, Title 14, CCR, relating to recreational fishing regulations for federal groundfish and associated species for consistency with federal rules for 2017 and 2018

Falconry

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0830-11
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2017-0323-01
Amend Section 670, Title 14, CCR, Falconry Regulations

Sport Fishing - 2017 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0830-10
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2017-0113-07s
Amend Sections 1.74, 5.05, 5.20, 5.35, 5.40, 5.60, 7.00, 7.50, 29.45, 43(c), and 671(c), Title 14, CCR, Sport Fishing - 2017 Season

Lassics Lupine

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0802-11 and Z2017-0214-02
Petition to List the Lassics Lupine as an Endangered Species

Second Re-adoption of Emergency Closure of Recreational Crab Fisheries

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0726-10EE
Amend Section 29.85, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab fisheries due to elevated levels of domoic acid

Nongame Animals

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0705-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1118-01s
Amend Section 472, Title 14, CCR, Nongame Animals, General Provisions

Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Drawing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0705-03
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1118-02s, 2017-0118-02sr
Amend Section 702 and Add Section 715, Title 14, CCR, Upland Game Bird Special Hunt Drawing and Application

Hagfish

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0628-05
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0920-02s
Amend Section 180.6, Title 14, CCR, Commercial Hagfish Traps

Conflict of Interest Code

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0531-07
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1129-02fp
Add Section 782.1, Title 14, CCR, Conflict of Interest Code for the Fish and Game Commission

Coast Yellow Leptosiphon

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0531-04, 2016-1213-07
Petition to List the Coast Yellow Leptosiphon as an Endangered Species

Definition of Tidal Waters and Gear Restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo Bays

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0510-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0927-04s
Amend Sections 1.53, 27.00 and 28.65(a), Title 14, CCR, Definitions for tidal waters and finfish gear restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo bays

Upland Game Bird Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0425-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1018-03s
Amend Sections 300, 311 and 745.5, Title 14, CCR, Upland Game Bird Hunting, Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game, and Revocation or Suspension of Hunting or Sport Fishing Privileges

Nonlead Ammunition Coupon Program

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0425-03
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0802-04s
Add Section 250.2, Title 14, CCR, Nonlead Ammunition Coupon Program

Department Lands Pass Program

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0425-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1021-02s and 2017-0310-01sr
Amend Sections 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 630 and 702, and Repeal Subsections 703(a)(2) and 703(c), Title 14, CCR, Re: Department of Fish and Wildlife Lands Pass Program and Lands Public Uses

Adoption of Emergency Closure of Razor Clam Fishery

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0425-04E
Amend Section 29.45, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Razor Clam Fishery in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties due to elevated levels of domoic acid

Re-adoption of Emergency Closure of Recreational Crab Fisheries

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0421-02EE
Amend Section 29.85, Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab fisheries due to elevated levels of domoic acid

Spiny Lobster

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0328-02
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0816-02s, 2017-0118-03sr
Amend Subsections (b) and (g) of Section 29.80, Amend Subsections (a) and (c) and Add Subsection (f) of Section 29.90, Amend Sections 121, 121.5, 122, and 705, Add Article 5, Sections 54.00, 54.01, 54.02, and 54.03, And Add Sections 122.1, and 122.2, Title 14, California Code of Regulations Re: California Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan Implementing Regulations

Meeting Procedures

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0322-10 and Z2016-0503-06
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0907-03s
Amend Section 665, Title 14, CCR, Meeting Procedures

Second Re-adoption of Emergency Regulations - Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk Due to Drought Conditions

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0316-03EE
Add Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR, Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk Due to Drought Conditions

Commercial Sea Urchin Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0216-13
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0505-02s
Amend Section 120.7, Title 14, CCR, Logbooks

Electronic Logbooks

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0216-12
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0523-04s
Amend Sections 190 and 195, Title 14, CCR, Fishing Activity Records and CPFV Logbooks

2016-2017 Waterfowl Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0216-11
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0512-02s
Amend Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR, Waterfowl Hunting and Provisions Related to the Taking of Migratory Game Birds

Special Order Relating to Incidental Take of Tricolored Blackbird

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID # N/A
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0226-2E
Add Section 749.8, Title 14, CCR, Special Order Relating to Incidental Take of Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) During Candidacy Period

Emergency Closure of Sacramento River Due to Low Flow Conditions

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #n/a
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0223-03E
Amend Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR, Emergency Closure of Sacramento River From 650 Feet Below Keswick Dam to the Highway 44 Bridge Due to Low Flow Conditions

2016-2017 Mammal Hunting

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1228-03
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0614-04s
Amend Sections 265, 353, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, and 364.1, and add Section 708.18, Title 14, CCR, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 Mammal Hunting Regulations

Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2016-0223-05
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0512-03s
Amend Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR, Klamath River Basin Sport Fishing

Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-08
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0504-01c
Add Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR, Special Measures for Fisheries at Risk

  • Notice of Proposed Changes in Regulations (PDF) - December 15, 2015
  • Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF) - August 21, 2015
  • Proposed Regulatory Language (PDF)
  • Reports and Documents Supporting the Proposed Regulation Change:
    • Boyd, J.W. 2008. Effects of water temperature and angling on mortality of salmonids in Montana streams. Master’s thesis.  Montana State University, Bozeman
    • Dean, T. L., and J. Richardson. 1999. Responses of seven species of native freshwater fish and a shrimp to low levels of dissolved oxygen. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 33:99–106
    • DF0. 2012. Temperature threshold to define management strategies for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fisheries under environmentally stressful conditions. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Scit. Advis. Rep. 2012/019
    • Doudoroff, P. & Shumway, D. L. 1970. Dissolved oxygen requirements of freshwater fishes. United Nations FAO Fisheries Technical Paper FIRI/T86. Rome: FAO
    • Gutsell, J. S. (1929). Influence of certain water conditions, especially dissolved gasses, on trout. Ecology 10, 77–96. Kramer, D. L. 1987. Dissolved oxygen and fish behavior. Environmental Biology of Fishes 18, 81–92
    • Harmon, J. L. and S. Braude. 2010. An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. Chapter 12. Conservation of Small Populations: Effective Population Sizes, Inbreeding, and the 50/500 Rule. Pages 125–138
    • Matthews, K.R. and N.H. Berg. 1997. Rainbow trout responses to water temperature and dissolved oxygen stress in two southern California stream pools. Journal of Fish Biology 50:50-67
    • Miranda, L. E and Bettoli, P. W. 2007. Chapter 6, Mortality. Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data.  American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. Pages 1-49
    • Raleigh, R. F., Hickman, T., Soloman, R. C. & Nelson, P. C. 1984. Habitat suitability information: Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FWS/OBS-82/10.60. 64 pp.
    • Thorstad, E. B., T. F. Naesje, P. Fiske, and B. Finstad. 2003. Effects of hook and release on Atlantic salmon in the River Alta, northern Norway. Fisheries Research 60:293-307
    • Titus, R. G., and C. D. Vanicek. 1988. Comparative hooking mortality of lure-caught 55 Lahontan cutthroat trout at Heenan Lake, California. California Fish and Game. and Game. 74:218–225
    • USEPA. 1986: Ambient water quality criteria for dissolved oxygen. United States Environmental Protection Agency Publication EPA 440/5-86-003. 46 p.
    • Wilkie, M. P., K. Davidson, M. A. Brobbel, J. D. Kieffer, R. K. Booth, A. T. Bielak, and B. L. Tufts. 1996. Physiology and survival of wild Atlantic salmon following angling in warm summer waters. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:572-580
    • Wilkie, M. P., M. A. Brobbel, K. Davidson, L. Forsyth, and B.L. Tufts. 1997. Influences of temperature upon the postexercise physiology of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:503-511
  • Adoption Date: April 14, 2016
  • Date Filed with the Office of Administrative Law: May 4, 2016
  • Final Statement of Reasons (PDF)
  • Approved Regulatory Language (PDF)
  • Office of Administrative Law's decision: Approved (PDF)
  • Date filed with the Secretary of State: June 15, 2016
  • Effective Date of Regulation: June 15, 2016

Central Valley Salmon Fishing - 2016 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-07 and Z2016-0420-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #n/a
Amend Subsections (b)(5), (b)(68), and (b)(156.5), of Section 7.50, Title 14, CCR, Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations - Central Valley Salmon Sport Fishing (American, Feather and Sacramento Rivers)

Add Clear Lake Hitch to the List of Threatened Species

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-09
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-1018-02s
Amend Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR, List of Animals Declared to Be Endangered or Threatened

Pacific Halibut Sport Fishing - 2016

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-05
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0422-02s
Amend Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR, Pacific Halibut Sport Fishing - 2016 Season

Ocean Salmon Fishing - May-November 2016 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-04
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0422-01s
Amend Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR, Ocean Salmon Sport Fishing on and after May 1, 2016

Ocean Salmon Fishing - April 2016 Season

Office of Administrative Law's Notice ID #Z2015-1215-06
Office of Administrative Law's File ID #2016-0322-02s
Amend Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR, Ocean Salmon Sport Fishing - April 2016 Season