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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

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November 5, 2010 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

MEETING MINUTES

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION
MEETING
via CONFERENCE CALL
November 5, 2010
Olympia, Washington


ATTENDANCE:
Commission
Department Staff
Miranda Wecker, Chair
Joe Stohr, Deputy Director
Gary Douvia, Vice Chair
Nate Pamplin, Deputy Assistant Director, Wildlife Program
Brad Smith
Eric Cummins, Section Manager, Wildlife Program
Ken Chew
Bruce Bjork, Chief, Enforcement Program
Chuck Perry
Lori Preuss, Rules Coordinator, Enforcement Program
George Orr
Commission Staff:
Public - None
Susan Galloway, Exec. Assistant
Darline Bartlett, Admin. Assistant

Chair Wecker called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

A. PETITION TO AMEND FALCONRY REGULATIONS – DECISION:
Nate Pamplin presented six petitions for rulemaking received from a citizen to amend the falconry regulations: WAC 232-30-151, WAC 232-30-152, WAC 232-30-153, WAC 232-30-510 and WAC 232-12-064. 

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Perry, to deny the petition to amend the falconry regulations, and to direct the Department to include proposed amendments to WAC 232-12-064 as part of the next three-year hunting regulation proposal process.  Motion carried.

B. PROPOSED HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS – RULE BRIEFING, PUBLIC HEARING AND DECISION:
Lori Preuss briefed the Commission on proposed housekeeping amendments to WAC 232-36-051, Killing wildlife causing private property damage, to correct a reference to a nonexistent subsection, and to repeal WAC 232-12-086 and WAC 232-12-423, which were made obsolete by new rules adopted by the Commission at its April 9-10, 2010, meeting in Leavenworth.

No public signed up to testify on this proposal.

Commissioner Douvia moved, seconded by Commissioner Smith, to repeal WAC 232-12-086 and 232-12-423, and to amend WAC 232-36-051, as proposed. Motion carried unanimously.

C.  SUMMARY OF COMMISSION REQUEST:
Deputy Director Joe Stohr updated the Commissioners on the status of the existing Commission requests. No new requests were suggested.

D.  COMMISSION COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The Commissioners discussed activities of the various Commission committees

E.  GENERAL DISCUSSION
No general discussion took place during this conference call.

Chair Wecker adjourned the meeting at 10:06 a.m.