HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STREAM RESTORATION

& SPECIES RECOVERY

 

 

March 02, 2001                                                                                                       Hearing Room E

1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                      Tapes 48 - 49

 

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:          

                                                Work Session

                                                   SB 214A

                                                Informational Meeting

                                                   Bonneville Power Administration

   Watershed Council Panel

 

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 48, A

004

Chair Jenson

Calls the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m. and opens a work session on   SB 214-A.

WORK SESSION – SB 214A

010

Chair Jenson

Reviews SB 214-3 amendments.

012

Rep. Tomei

MOTION: Moves to ADOPT SB 214A-3 amendments dated 03/01/01 (EXHIBIT A).

015

 

VOTE: Hearing no objection the motion is ADOPTED.

018

Rep. Lee

MOTION: Moves SB 214A to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

022

 

VOTE: 6-0

 

 

Smith, Wirth, Knopp, Tomei, Lee, Jenson

 

 

EXCUSED: Kruse, King, Leonard

 

027

Rep. Tomei

MOTION: Moves to send SB 214A as amended to the CONSENT calendar.

 

 

VOTE: Hearing no objection the motion carries.

047

Rep. King

MOTION: Requests unanimous consent that the rules BE Suspended to allow Rep. King BE RECORDED as voting AYE on SB 214A as amended.

050

 

VOTE: Hearing no objection the motion carries.

055

Chair Jenson

Closes the work session on SB 214A and opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

070

Anne Morrow

Constituent Account Executive, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Explains and discusses the role of Bonneville Power. Reviews the role of the council and the hydro system impact on the fish and wildlife.

082

Mark Shaw

Manager, Anadromous Resident Fish & Wildlife, BPA. Submits a current fish habitat projects list (EXHIBIT B) and provides an overview on how the projects are implemented.

154

Shaw

Discusses how the BPA interacts with the Oregon Plan.

288

Rep. Tomei

Questions why the Umatilla was funded for $34 million and the Willamette for less than $4 million.

291

Shaw

Responds that at the time the focus was on waters above Bonneville.

330

Rep. Lee

Questions if the assessment areas overlap.

324

Shaw

Responds that the breakdown is on sub-basin areas and notes that there is overlap. The goal is to have a common foundation to set priorities on a regional basis. Discussion on coordination efforts and limitations.

356

Rep. King

Comments on the need to coordinate efforts with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB).

TAPE 49, A

0

Shaw

Responds the Oregon Plan is not directly linked to BPA’s projects. Expresses that the Oregon Department Fish & Wildlife (ODFW), conservation districts, and tribal governments fish and wildlife priorities are given consideration.

096

Rep. Lee

Comments that if the protocols used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC), and OWEB were standardized for the region, the work being done would be complementary.

118

Shaw

Responds in agreement.

139

Chair Jenson

MOTION: Requests unanimous consent that the rules BE SUSPENDED to allow Rep. Kruse and Rep. Leonard BE RECORDED as voting AYE on SB 214A as amended.

 

 

VOTE: Hearing no objection the motion carries.

154

Wendy Kroger

Greater Salem Watershed Association. Reads prepared testimony (EXHIBIT D).

330

Mary King

Representing Johnson Creek Watershed, submits (EXHIBIT E).

377

Rep. Leonard

Questions the role and importance of the council coordinators. Notes concerns regarding the funding reduction for the coordinators in Johnson Creek and the Columbia Slough.

393

King

Responds there is a meeting scheduled where this topic will be discussed. Reviews the coordinator’s responsibility.

TAPE 48, B

021

Rep. Tomei

Questions how much time is devoted to the watershed council a month.

022

King

Responds approximately ten hours.

028

Kroger

Responds as a volunteer 80 hours a month.

038

 

Discussion on council coordinators.

050

Al White

Representing a non-profit private environmental group. Provides personal support and perspective of local watershed council

(EXHIBIT F).

136

White

Explains the work being done by watershed councils and the importance of volunteers which are stretch the funds invested by the state.

162

Chair Jenson

Closes informational meeting and adjourns the meeting at 2:15 p.m.

 

 

Submitted By,                                                                           Reviewed By,

 

 

 

Linda K. Gatto,                                                                        Sandy Thiele-Cirka,

Committee Assistant                                                                 Committee Administrator

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A.  SB 214A-3 amendments dated 03/01/01, staff, 1 p

B. Bonneville Power Administration, Mark Shaw, 19 pp.

C. Watershed Councils, written testimony submitted by fax, Pam Folts, 2 pp.

D. Watershed Councils, written testimony, Wendy Kroger, 4 pp.

E. Watershed Councils, printed materials, Mary King, 9 pp.

F. Watershed Councils, written testimony, Al White, 1 p