HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

January 28, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.      Tapes 7 - 8

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Jackie Dingfelder, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Kropf, Vice-Chair

Rep. Linda Flores

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Mike Schaufler

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:            Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Pete Test, Administrator

Michael Reiley, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:         Informational Meeting

                                                            Overview of Oregon Plan

 

 

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 7, A

005

Chair Dingfelder

Calls meeting to order at 8:36 am.

007

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Explains amendments to HB 2055. Opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

034

Jim Brown

Governor’s Natural Resource Advisor. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony summarizing the Oregon Plan (EXHIBIT A).

164

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about the status of the submitted memo.

167

Brown

Responds that Mr. Lohn is interested in working on the Oregon Plan.

177

Geoff Huntington

Director, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). Explains work of OWEB on Oregon Plan.

205

Jay Nicholas

Science and Policy Advisor, OWEB. Summarizes Biennial Report of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds (EXHIBIT B).

322

Rep. Tomei

Asks why roads are listed as an investment in submitted report on p. 37.

328

Nicholas

Explains why roads are listed as investment.

345

Rep. Tomei

Clarifies how road investments are made.

346

Nicholas

Further clarifies.

354

Rep. Flores

Asks whether investment is considered projected in report.

358

Nicholas

Explains investment.

368

Huntington

Offers further clarification.

380

Nicholas

Continues summary of submitted report.

420

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about information collection of investments.

428

Nicholas

Explains information collection regarding investments.

TAPE 8, A

025

Rep. Kropf

Asks about monitoring team constitution and accuracy of monitoring information collection.

040

Nicholas

Explains that there will be further clarification from Kelly Moore at meeting on 1-30-03.

047

Huntington

Concludes summary of role of OWEB in Oregon Plan implementation.

092

John Lilly

Assistant Director of Policy and Planning, Division of State Lands (DSL). Explains role of DSL in Oregon Plan implementation.

278

Rep. Tomei

Asks for example of non-compliance regarding permitting.

279

Lilly

Explains possibilities of non-compliance. Continues overview.

307

Rep. Kropf

Asks about flexibility of DSL regarding compliance.

331

Lilly

Explains flexibility of DSL regarding compliance.

378

Adam Sussman

Senior Policy Coordinator, Oregon Water Resources Department (WRD). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding role of WRD in Oregon Plan implementation (EXHIBIT C).

TAPE 7, B

003

Tom Paul

Administrator, Field Services Division, WRD. Continues summarizing prepared testimony.

038

Rep. Kruse

Asks for clarification of map contained in prepared testimony.

040

Paul

Clarifies.

042

Kruse

Notes water management differences in map.

045

Paul

Explains difference.

055

Rep. Tomei

Asks for clarification of “push-up dam.”

056

Paul

Explains push-up dams.

059

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about accuracy of data collected.

064

Paul

Explains water monitoring data collection.

072

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about water masters’ role.

073

Paul

Explains water masters’ role. Continues presentation.

106

Sussman

Offers additional overview of WRD and work with Oregon Plan.

125

Rep. Kropf

Asks about data regarding water added to streams.

128

Paul

Clarifies data.

130

Rep. Kropf

Asks for more specific information.

133

Paul

Responds that it can be obtained.

136

Rep. Kropf

Asks about contests and challenging water rights.

151

Paul

Responds that he can obtain additional information.

162

Rep. Kropf

Asks for information about contests and challenges to adjudication.

186

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about long-term water supply plans.

194

Sussman

Explains work of WRD to prepare for future.

221

Rep. Kropf

Asks about role of WRD regarding water releases to streams.

232

Paul

Explains that WRD works with other agencies regarding water releases and stream flows.

254

Rep. Kruse

Asks about work of Army Corps of Engineers and water release and water flows.

279

Paul

Explains situation working with Army Corps of Engineers.

307

Rep. Kruse

States that most water issues are water quantity issues.

334

Lindsay Ball

Director, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding role of ODFW in Oregon Plan implementation (EXHIBIT D).

427

Chair Dingfelder

Asks for clarification of species listing process.

435

Ball

Explains species listing and continues prepared testimony.

TAPE 8, B

042

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about funding for fish screening.

044

Ball

Explains funding. Concludes presentation.

140

Rep. Kropf

Asks if criteria for success regarding recovery are consistent with federal regulations.

146

Ball

Explains recovery criteria.

164

Rep. Kropf

Asks if ODFW is attempting to provide definition of recovery.

167

Ball

Responds affirmatively.

170

Chair Dingfelder

Describes work done by interim task force. Asks about Salmon-Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) and Oregon Plan.

179

Ball

Responds

185

Bruce McIntosh

Acting Assistant Conservation Recovery Program Manager, ODFW. Offers clarification of STEP program.

198

Chair Dingfelder

Asks about funding for STEP.

200

Ball

Explains funding for STEP.

202

Chair Dingfelder

Asks for STEP program operation.

207

Ball

Offers history of STEP program.

260

Test

Explains future plans for committee meetings.

300

Chair Dingfelder

Adjourns meeting at 10:18 am.

Prepared testimony submitted by Legislative Counsel regarding HB 2033 (EXHIBIT E).

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational meeting, prepared information, Jim Brown, 4 pp

B – Informational meeting, 2001-03 Biennial Report, Jay Nicholas, OVERSIZED EXHIBIT (see archives)

C – Informational meeting, prepared testimony, Adam Sussman, 9 pp

D – Informational meeting, prepared testimony, Lindsay Ball, 4 pp

E – HB 2033, Legislative Counsel letter, C. Jaye Mills, 1 p