HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STREAM RESTORATION

& SPECIES RECOVERY

 

 

February 09, 2001                                                                                                   Hearing Room E

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                     Tapes  29 - 30

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

Rep. Jan Lee, Vice-Chair

Rep. Randy Leonard Vice-Chair

Rep. Tim Knopp

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Patti Smith

Rep. Al King

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

Rep. Kelley Wirth

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Sandy Thiele-Cirka, Committee Administrator

Linda K. Gatto, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:

                                                Informational Meeting

                                                Oregon Plan:

·         Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

·         United States Forest Service (USFS)

                                                Wild & Hatchery Fish Discussion:

·         Clackamas and Tillamook County Commissioners

                                                Work Session – HJM 4

                                               

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 29, A

004

Chair Jenson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m. as a subcommittee and opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

025

Denis Williamson

District Manager for the Salem District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Submits presents testimony. (EXHIBIT A).

090

Chair Jenson

States the suggestions noted in the testimony will be discussed in the Tuesday morning Oregon Plan work group discussion.

129

Ron Escano

Director of Natural Resources of the United States Forest Service (USFS) Pacific Northwest Region. Submits presents testimony (EXHIBIT B).

204

Escano

Continues presentation.

267

Rep. Wirth

Inquires if there are specific suggestions that can be implemented to accomplish recommendations #1 and #2, page three, (EXHIBIT B).

276

Escano

Responds there is nothing specific at this time, however offers to work cooperatively with the House Stream Restoration & Species Recovery Committee.

278

Rep. Wirth

Questions if he is familiar with SB 433.

279

Escano

Responds no.

315

Chair Jenson

Confirms his familiarity with the Oregon Forest Practices Act and the Washington Forest Practices agreements. Asks what Oregon needs to accomplish to attain the similar status that State of Washington has relative to the 4(d) rule.

327

Escano

Responds the agencies and private sector need to work collectively.

363

Chair Jenson

Responds the fundamental goal of the House Stream Restoration & Species Recovery Committee is to improve the Oregon Plan’s credibility at the federal level.

TAPE 30, A

005

Paul Hanneman

Tillamook County Commissioner. Overhead presentation of  (EXHIBIT C) and submits a report from the State Climatologist (EXHIBIT D). 

118

Hanneman

Presents a one-minute video about the Asian driftnet fleet.

268

Hanneman

Continues testimony.

298

Chair Jenson

Discusses the fish run pattern between Alaska and Oregon. Notes the British Columbia Department of Ocean Fisheries (1999) study, which concluded that the harvest taking place between Alaska and Canada may have a greater impact on fish population than the habitat restoration issues.

346

Larry Sowa

Clackamas County Commissioner submits (EXHIBIT E). Provides an overview relating to the Sandy River situation.

TAPE 29, B

030

Sowa

Continues testimony.

102

Sowa

Continues testimony.

134

Rep. Lee

Refers to Clackamas County bridge construction and the rescinding of the federal permit. Questions the currents status of this issue.

146

Sowa

Responds and provides an overview on the project and suggests discussing the issue with NMFS.

219

Sowa

Continues overview.

243

Chair Jenson

Questions who was the first to complain.

245

Sowa

Responds it was a State biologist.

301

Chair Jenson

Closes the informational meeting and opens the work session on     HJM 4.

WORK SESSION – HJM 4

315

Sandy Thiele-Cirka

Administrator. Summarizes HJM 4 and the –1 amendment,        (EXHIBIT F).

322

Rep. Leonard

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HJM 4-1 amendments dated 02/06/01.

350

Rep. Leonard

MOTION:  Moves HJM 4 be sent to the floor with a BE ADOPTED AS AMENDED recommendation.

376

 

VOTE:  6-0

AYE:            In a roll call vote, all members present vote Aye.

EXCUSED:  Kruse, Knopp

351

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

 

 

REP. LEONARD will lead discussion on the floor.

400

Chair Jenson

Closes work session and adjourns the meeting at 2:27 p.m.

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Linda K. Gatto,                                                                        Sandy Thiele-Cirka,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Oregon Plan Overview, written testimony, Denis Williamson, 23, pp.

B – Oregon Plan Overview, written testimony, Ron Escano, 4 pp.

C – Wild and Hatchery fish, written materials, Paul Hanneman, 5 pp.

D – Climate & Salmon written report, Paul Hanneman, 3 pp.

E – Wild and Hatchery fish, written materials, Larry Sowa, 3 pp.

F -  HJM 4, -1 amendment dated 02/06/01, staff, 1 p