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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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January 10-11, 2014 Agenda | Meeting Minutes | Audio Transcripts

Revised Meeting Agenda
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FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETING
January 10-11, 2014

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, JANUARY 10, 2014

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. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
10:15 A.M. BREAK
10:30 A.M. 4. HPA Rules – Briefing

Department staff will brief the Commission on the following proposed additions and changes to the hydraulic code rules:

  • Changes to 220-110-201 through 206 Mineral prospecting (220-110-300)
  • Changes to 220-110-060 Construction of freshwater docks, piers, and floats and the driving or removal of piling (220-110-140)
  • New section 220-110-150 Boat ramps and launches in freshwater areas
  • New section 220-110-160 Marinas and terminals in freshwater areas

- Summary - PDF Format (541 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Randi Thurston, Protection Division Manager and Pat Chapman, Regulatory Services Section Manager

11:15 A.M. 5. Youth Advisory Council: Activities to Date, Status, and Next Steps – Briefing
Department staff will brief the Commission on efforts to explore the concept of a youth council, work to date, and focus group activities.  This can serve as a launching point for further planning and conversation on next steps.

- Summary - PDF Format (3.3 Mb)
- Presentation PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Jason Wettstein, Public Affairs and Community Relation

11:45 A.M. Lunch Break
1:00 P.M. 6. Naselle River Internal Combustion Motors – Decision
The Commission will consider approval of the reorganization of WAC 232-28-619, including changes on the Naselle River.

- Summary - PDF Format (72 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (63 Kb)

Staff Report: Ron Warren, Region 6 Fish Program Manager

1:20 P.M. 7. San Poil Sixteen Walleye Daily Limit – Decision
The Commission will consider approval of the reorganization of WAC 232-28-619, including increasing the daily bag limit for walleye on the lower San Poil River from 8 fish to 16.

- Summary - PDF Format (23 Kb)
- Presentation (973 Kb)

Staff Report:    John Whalen, Region 1 Fish Program Manager

1:40 P.M. 8. WAC 232-28-619 Geographic Split– Decision
The Commission will consider approval of WAC 232-28-619 which is a large rule, containing all water bodies of the state that have exceptions to the general statewide recreational fishing rules. At the request of the Code Reviser, and to maximize efficiency and understandability of the code, the department proposes splitting this massive rule into more manageable pieces based on geographic area. These changes are technical in nature and do not affect the underlying effect of the provisions.

Staff Report:    Joanna Eide, Criminal Justice Liaison/Regulations Coordinator

2:10 P.M. BREAK
2:25 P.M. 9. Puget Sound Recreational Enhancement Fund - Briefing
Department staff and members of the Puget Sound Recreational Salmon and Marine Fish Enhancement Program will brief the Commission on the completed development of goals and objectives for the program.

- Summary - PDF Format (648 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (2 Mb)

Staff Report: Steve Thiesfeld, Puget Sound Salmon Manager and Dave Knutz, Chair PSRSMFEP Oversight Committee

3:10 P.M.

10. 2014 North of Falcon Policy C-3608- Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide the Commission with information regarding policy C-3608 and hear public testimony on the policy.

- Presentation PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff Report:  Ron Warren, Deputy Assistant Director Intergovernmental Salmon Management

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

3:55 P.M. RECESS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014

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. Grays Harbor Salmon – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will brief the Commission on Grays Harbor salmon fishery management and discuss challenges, provide an update on the public process and seek further guidance from the Commission on Grays Harbor Salmon Management Policy sideboards.

- Summary - PDF Format (21 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (511 Kb)
- Summary of Public Comments PDF Format (253 Kb)

Staff Report:  Ron Warren, Region 6 Fish Program Manager

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

11:00 A.M. 13. Review of Lower Columbia River Sturgeon Management Policy C-3001 – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide the Commission with information regarding policy C-3001 and hear public testimony on the updated policy.

- Summary - PDF Format (338 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (3 Mb)

Staff Report: Cindy Le Fleur, Region 5 Fish Program Manager and Brad James, Fish Biologist

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

12:00 P.M. LUNCH
1:00 P.M. 14. Review of the Columbia River Fishery Management Policy C-3620 – Briefing and Public Hearing
Department staff will provide the Commission with information regarding the first year implementation of policy C-3620 and hear public testimony.

- Summary - PDF Format (177 Kb)
- CR Salmon Management Policy Review Report PDF Format (207 Kb)
- Presentation PDF Format (1 Mb)

Staff Report: Guy Norman, Region 5 Director and Ron Roler, Columbia River Policy Coordinator

PUBLIC INPUT (This item only)

3:00 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.
3:15 P.M. ADJOURN

 

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Phone (360) 902-2267
Email: commission@dfw.wa.gov