[ODFW-News] Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in St. Helens
Odfw.News at state.or.us
Fri Oct 28 11:53:07 PDT 2005
For Immediate Release Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
Fish and Wildlife Commission to meet in St. Helens
SALEM - The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today announced
important changes to its Nov. 3-4 monthly meeting in St. Helens.
The Commission will host its scheduled Nov. 3 joint meeting with the
Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission to discuss Columbia River
fisheries. Topics will include salmon and sturgeon harvest, allocation
and other co-management issues. The meeting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 58892 Sausler Road.
However, anticipated action at the Nov. 4 meeting to revise Oregon's
Wolf Conservation Plan has been removed from the Commission's Friday
agenda. The decision was made after the Union County Cattlemen, the
Oregon Cattlemen's Association and the Union County Board of
Commissioners made formal requests, pursuant to ORS 183.335. The law
provides for an agency extension of its intended rulemaking action at
the request of interested parties.
With the new timeline, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is
scheduled to make a final rulemaking decision on the proposed wolf plan
revisions and associated administrative rules beginning at 1 p.m. during
the Commission's meeting Thursday, Dec. 1, in Salem.
Also removed from the Friday agenda is a proposed amendment to
requirements for wildlife rehabilitators' holding permits. ODFW staff
requested a more detailed review of the proposal.
The Friday Commission meeting at the Columbia County Fairgrounds
Pavilion will include discussion and possible adoption of administrative
rule to establish a limited entry system for the commercial bay clam
dive fishery. Also on the agenda is an informational presentation on
fish passage rules.
The Commission is the policy making body for fish and wildlife issues in
the state. The seven-member panel meets monthly. Agenda item exhibits
may be requested by calling the ODFW Director's Office at 800-720-6339
or 503-947-6044. Agenda items also can be found on ODFW's Web site at
Public testimony is invited. Sign-up sheets will be available in the
hallway outside the meeting room the day of the meeting for persons who
want to testify on scheduled agenda items. Persons seeking to testify on
issues not on the formal agenda may do so by making arrangements with
the ODFW Director's Office, at least 24 hours in advance, by calling
800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044.
All non-agenda testimony, also called "unscheduled testimony," begins at
1 p.m. and is limited to about six speakers for up to five minutes each.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals
requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or
large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations
may call the ODFW Director's Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at
least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
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