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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Phone: 360-902-2267
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Miranda Wecker, Chair
Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

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December 14-15, 2012 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

REVISED Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
December 14-15, 2012

Saturday's portion of the meeting will be on TVW.

Comfort Inn Conference Center
1620 74th Avenue SW, Tumwater WA 98501

Directions:

From the North take I-5 toward Portland just past Tumwater to exit 101. Do not confuse with Highway 101. Go east on Tumwater Boulevard one block, take first right and then first right again to hotel.

From the South take I-5 toward Seattle to exit 101. Do not confuse with Highway 101. Go east on Tumwater Boulevard one block, take first right and then first right again to hotel.

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-tumwater-washington-WA126/Hotel-Map?country=US

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

8:30 A.M. 1. Call to Order
  1. Commissioners’ Discussion
  2. Meeting Minute Approval
8:45 A.M. 2. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:15 A.M. 3. Directorís Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
  • Effective Performance Management - Jair Reitsma
    - Presentation - PDF format (267 KB)
10:15 A.M.
BREAK
10:30 A.M. 4. Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy - Briefing
Department staff will provide an annual status update relative to Policy C-3619 and provide an update on the public process used to provide recommendations to staff for implementing hatchery reform in the Puget Sound region. 

- Summary - PDF format (41 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (615 KB)

Staff Report:
Heather Bartlett, Hatcheries Division Manager, Fish Program

11:15 A.M. 5. WAC 220-2--010 - Structural Improvements and Updates - Rule Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide a briefing on the proposed amendments to WAC 220-20-010 to split this rule apart. The changes will clarify, reorganize, and restructure the content of the WAC.

- Summary - PDF format (6.3 MB)

Staff Report:
Joanna Eide, Administrative. Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
11:35 A.M. 6. WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes Round 4 - Decision
Department staff will request the Commission adopt the proposed amendments and repealers in Round 4 of the WAC Overhaul Technical Rule Changes as presented during the November Commission Meeting.

- Summary - PDF format (16.3 MB)

Staff Report:
Joanna Eide, Administrative. Regulations Analyst, Enforcement Program

11:50 A.M. Lunch Break
1:00 P.M. 7. Proposed Land Transactions - Decision
The Commission will consider approval of various land transactions recommended by the Department for the protection of critical fish and wildlife habitat, enhancement of public recreation opportunities, and responsible property management.
  • Proposed acquisition of 161.9 acres in the Johns River Wildlife Area, Pacific County
  • Proposed acquisition of 6.45 acres in Chelan County
  • Proposed acquisition of 79.68 acres in Okanogan County

- Summary - PDF format (3 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (3.7 MB)

Staff Report:
Dan Budd, Real Estate Section Manager, Wildlife Program

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
1:20 P.M. 8. Lands Conservation in the Teanaway Basin - Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on the planned acquisition of 51,000 acres in the Teanaway Basin as part of the implementation for the Yakima Integrated Water Planís Lands Conservation element and describe the role of the Department in achieving this element.

- Presentation - PDF format (31 MB)

Staff Report:
Jennifer Quan, Lands Division Manager

2:20 P.M.
BREAK
2:35 P.M. 9. Wildlife Conflict Rules - Decision
Department staff will request approval of the amendments to wildlife interaction/conflict regulations that were presented to the Commission during the November 8-9, 2012 meeting.

Amend: 
WAC 232-36-030 Definitions.
WAC 232-36-051 Killing wildlife causing private property damage.
WAC 232-36-100 Payment for commercial crop damage – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-200 Payment for commercial livestock damage – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-250 Payment for noncommercial livestock or guard dog losses – Limitations.
WAC 232-36-260 Application of cash compensation for noncommercial livestock or guard dog losses – Procedure.
WAC 232-36-400 Commercial crop or livestock damage claim – Dispute resolution.

- Summary - PDF format (1.4 MB)
- Presentation - PDF format (418 KB)

Staff Report:
Dave Ware, Game Division Manager, Wildlife Program

3:05 P.M.

10. Executive Session
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), the Commission will meet in executive session to review the performance of a public employee.

4:30 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012

8:30
A.M.
11. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between citizens of Washington and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Comments on Department programs and topics of concern are welcome during this portion of the meeting.

NOTE: During this portion of the meeting, the public is encouraged to comment on issues that do not already have public input time on the agenda.

9:00
A.M.

12. Columbia River Fishery Management - Briefing

  •  Department staff and Workgroup members will brief the Commission on the results of meetings with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Workgroup members

  •  Department staff and Commissioners will discuss next steps including the development of a draft policy

- Summary - PDF format (700 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (943 KB)

Staff Report:
Guy Norman, Regional Director

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)
12:00 P.M.

Break / Working Lunch

12:15 P.M. 13. Review of Lower Columbia River Sturgeon Management Policy C-3001 - Briefing
Department staff will provide the annual review to the Commission on the Columbia River white sturgeon.

- Summary - PDF format (165 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (1.8 MB)

Staff Report:
Cindy Le Fleur, Region 5 Fish Program Manager

1:15 P.M. 14. Puget Sound Shrimp Policy Review - Decision
Department staff will request that the Commission adopt a spot shrimp fishery management option for a policy that includes fishery management objectives and resource conservation principles.

- Summary - PDF format (611 KB)
- Presentation - PDF format (361 KB)

Staff Report:
Rich Childers, Puget Sound Shellfish Manager

2:45 P.M. 15. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before or during the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published.
3:00 P.M.
ADJOURN

Contact the Fish and Wildlife Commission Office for further information:
Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov