Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Committee Meetings
Big Tent Committee Meeting – Commissioners McIsaac, Baker, Thorburn, Koontz
Location: Zoom Link (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89313048018)
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Current Topics/Commission Agenda Items
Fish Committee Meeting – Commissioners Carpenter, McIsaac, Anderson, Baker
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Friday, September 17, 2021 – Regular Meeting (The Commission meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar.)If you are interested in providing verbal public comment, please pre-register here. The following pre-registration deadlines are in effect:
- Pre-registration for the Open Public Input closes at 8 am Friday for Friday’s comment periods and at 8 am on Saturday for Saturday’s comment periods. Open Public Input is for comments on matters not found elsewhere on the agenda with separate public comment periods.
- Registrants will be called upon (no more “raised hands” will be recognized) and have three minutes to speak.
- All information entered into the form is subject to public disclosure.
Additional information on verbal and written comment can be found here.
Then you will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 940-6032-4267
1. Call to Order
Meeting Minutes Approval
2. Open Public Input
The Commission is a direct link between the 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.
3. Director’s Report
The Director will brief the Commission on various items.
10:15 AM - Break
Staff will brief the Commission on additional rule changes that build on and continue to support the entanglement risk reduction measures approved in 2020. In addition, rule changes are proposed to make electronic fish ticket reporting mandatory for several Puget Sound and Coastal shellfish fisheries.
Public Hearing – This Item Only
5. Importation of Dead Non-Resident Wildlife and Special Closures - Briefing, Public Hearing
Staff will brief the Commission on proposed amendments to WACS 220-413-030 Importation and retention of dead nonresident wildlife and 220-413-180 Special closures and firearm restriction areas.
- Summary Sheet
Staff Report: Brock Hoenes, Region 2 Director
Public Hearing – This Item Only
12:00 PM - Lunch
6. Landscape Considerations and Solar Energy – Briefing, Public Comment
Staff will brief the Commission on industrial solar development statewide, with a focus on implications for shrubsteppe conservation.
Staff Report: Michael Garrity, Energy, Water, and Major Projects Division Manager, and Mike Ritter, Statewide Technical Lead
Public Comment – This Item Only
7. History of FWC Policies vs Rules – Briefing
Staff will brief the Commission on the FWC legislative history and explain the differentiation of policy from rulemaking.
Staff Report: Joe Panesko, Attorney General’s Office
8. Miscellaneous and Meeting Debrief
The Commission will discuss items that arise immediately before, during, or after the meeting and after the preliminary agenda is published and consider future agenda planning.
9. Executive Session
Pursuant to RCW 42.30.110, the Commission will meet in Executive Session. No action will be taken, and the public is not permitted to attend.
4:45 PM - Adjourn