HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

February 4, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M. Tapes 12 – 14

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bob Jenson, Chair

Rep. Jackie Dingfelder, Vice-Chair

Rep. Jeff Kropf, Vice-Chair

Rep. Linda Flores

Rep. Jeff Kruse

Rep. Mike Schaufler

Rep. Carolyn Tomei

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Pete Test, Administrator

Mike Reiley, Administrative Support

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:        

 

Informational Meeting – Oregon Plan Overview

           

            I.     Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)

                            Chuck Craig, Deputy Director

                            Ray Jaindl, Asst. Admin., Natural Resource Division

 

            II.    Liaisons to the Legislature

                             Healthy Streams Partnership

                             Tracy Bosen, Co-Chair

                             Salmon Recovery Task Force

                             Bob Jacobson, Chairman

                             Ed Bowles, Fish Division Director, ODFW

 

            III. Implementing Organizations

                        Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)

                             John MacDonald, Executive Director, Oregon Assoc. of Conservation Districts

                        Watershed Councils

                             Tracy Bosen, Coordinator, Umatilla Basin Watershed Council

                             Rennie Ferris, Treasurer, Mid-Coast Watershed Council & Lincoln Co. SWCD

 

            IV.   Stakeholder Organizations

                        Oregon Forest Industry Council

                             Ray Wilkeson, Legislative Director

                        Oregon Trout

                             Aubrey Russell, Associated Director of Law and Policy

                        Oregon Farm Bureau

                             Jean Underhill-Wilkenson, Associated Director of Governmental Affairs

 

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 12, A

004

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:34 am.

006

Pete Test

Explains agenda for meeting.

018

Chair Jenson

Opens informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

079

Chuck Craig

Deputy Director, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). Submits and summarizes presentation of ODA’s role in Oregon Plan (EXHIBIT A).

128

Rep. Kruse

Asks for clarification of SB 1010 implementation.

132

Craig

Clarifies implementation.

148

Rep. Kruse

Asks for further clarification of implementation.

157

Craig

Offers further clarification regarding implementation.

170

Chair Jenson

Asks about possibilities for circumventing SB 1010 objectives.

178

Craig

Explains SB 1010 objectives.

192

Chair Jenson

Asks for additional clarification regarding implementation flexibility.

204

Rep. Kruse

Asks about issues raised regarding SB 1010 implementation.

216

Craig

Explains that alternative mechanisms are provided for. Continues presentation.

243

Rep. Kruse

Asks how tribal lands are managed.

245

Ray Jaindl

Assistant Administrator, Natural Resource Division, ODA. Explains how tribal lands operate and are managed.

250

Rep. Kruse

Expresses concern regarding how tribal lands are managed.

257

Craig

Continues presentation.

323

Rep. Kruse

Asks about Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) and complaints.

325

Craig

Clarifies CAFO and complaints. Continues presentation.

363

Chair Jenson

Asks about federal partnership regarding noxious weed control.

370

Craig

Explains federal noxious weed management.

378

Chair Jenson

Notes significant amount of federal land in Oregon, emphasizes importance of noxious weed control.

394

Craig

Further clarifies relationship to federal government regarding weed control.

404

Rep. Tomei

Asks about problem of Japanese Mountain weed.

407

Craig

Responds that he is unsure.

413

Rep. Kruse

Asks how many counties have viable weed control programs.

417

Craig

Responds approximately fifteen. Offers clarification of weed control programs.

TAPE 13, A

006

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about efforts to keep noxious weeds out of Oregon.

008

Craig

Explains efforts to keep weeds out. Concludes presentation.

048

Ray Wilkeson

Legislative Director, Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC). Offers brief history of OFIC and explains relationship to Oregon Plan.

213

Tracy Bosen

Co-Chair, Healthy Streams Partnership (HSP). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding relationship of HSP to Oregon Plan (EXHIBIT B).

370

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about coordination of HSP and forest industries.

377

Bosen

Explains relationship between HSP and forest industries. Concludes presentation.

TAPE 12, B

004

Bob Jacobson

Chairman, Salmon Recovery Task Force. Submits and explains Summary of the Task Force on Salmon Recovery (EXHIBIT C).

067

Rep. Kruse

Asks about National Marine Fisheries Service matrix regarding salmon.

079

Ed Bowles

Director, Fish Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Explains management techniques.

092

Rep. Kruse

Expresses concern about management techniques.

105

Bowles

Explains efforts to better develop management techniques.

117

Rep. Kruse

Expresses additional concern about management constructs.

134

Chair Jenson

Discusses work done on Oregon Plan.

166

John MacDonald

Executive Director, Oregon Association of Conservation Districts. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony (EXHIBIT D).

257

Rep. Tomei

Asks for clarification of information.

260

MacDonald

Clarifies information. Continues summary.

432

Rep. Kropf

Describes work done on bill from 2001 session. Asks how it coordinates with riparian statutes.

466

MacDonald

States that he will obtain information. Explains work done.

492

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about coordination with Washington regarding Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) program.

TAPE 13, B

037

MacDonald

Explains Washington’s work with CRP.

055

Chair Jenson

Expresses importance of implementation of CRP program with federal agencies.

087

Rennie Ferris

Treasurer, Mid-Coast Watershed Council & Lincoln County Soil & Water Conservation District. Explains relationship to Oregon Plan.

171

Tracy Bosen

Coordinator, Umatilla Basin Watershed Council. Explains relationship to Oregon Plan.

217

Rep. Schaufler

Asks if salmon population in Umatilla basin is sustainable.

220

Bosen

Responds yes. Concludes summary.

270

Ferris

Emphasizes importance of weeds and Mid-Coast Watersheds Council 2001-2002 Annual Report (EXHIBIT E).

287                                                                      

Joe Whitworth

Executive Director, Oregon Trout. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding relationship of Oregon Trout to Oregon Plan (EXHIBIT F).

TAPE 14, A

044

Jean Underhill-Wilkenson

Associate Director of Governmental Affairs, Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB). Offers brief history of OFB and explains relationship to Oregon Plan.

129

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about extent and potential of no-till farming.

136

Underhill-Wilkenson

Explains future of no-till farming.

150

Rep. Kropf

Provides additional information about various farming techniques.

176

Underhill-Wilkenson

Concurs. Offers additional explanation.

185

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about OFB staffing regarding project implementation.

191

Underhill-Wilkenson

Explains extent of OFB staffing.

202

Rep. Schaufler

Asks about incentives and assistance for farming.

206

Underhill-Wilkenson

Explains incentive programs for farming.

235

Chair Jenson

Discusses future plans for Oregon Plan. Adjourns meeting at 10:41 am.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Informational, prepared information, Chuck Craig, 7 pp

B – Informational, prepared information, Tracy Bosen, OVERSIZED EXHIBIT (see archives)

C – Informational,  prepared information, Bob Jacobson, 13 pp

D – Informational, prepared information, John MacDonald, 15 pp

E – Informational, 2001-02 Annual Report, Rennie Ferris, 20 pp

F – Informational, prepared information, Joe Whitworth, 3 pp