HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WATER

 

 

February 27, 2003   Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M. Tapes  28 - 30

 

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, Committee Administrator

Mike Reiley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:            LC 3303 – Work Session

                                                HB 2366 – Work Session                                               

                                                HB 2210 – Public Hearing

HB 2516 – Public Hearing

                                                HB 2376 – Public Hearing

 

 

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 28, A

003

Chair Jenson

Calls meeting to order at 8:38 a.m. Opens work session on Committee Measure Introduction, LC 3303.

LC 3303 – WORK SESSION

015

 Chair Jenson

MOTION:  Moves LC 3303 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

 

 

VOTE:  6-0

EXCUSED:  1 – Kropf

017

Chair Jenson

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

HB 2366 – WORK SESSION

019

Pete Test

Committee Adminstrator. Summarizes HB 2366.

023

Rep. Kruse

MOTION:  Moves HB 2366 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Ways and Means by prior reference.

040

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about water storage regarding HB 2366.

059

Adam Sussman

Water Resources Department. Explains water storage in HB 2366.

075

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about criteria of prioritization.

093

Sussman

Explains criteria.

104

Chair Jenson

Offers clarification of HB 2366.

136

Rep. Schaufler

Comments on need and use regarding HB 2366.

149

Chair Jenson

Further comments on implementation of HB 2366.

161

Rep. Dingfelder

Notes that conservation is least expensive water supply source there is.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0

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

184

Chair Jenson

The motion CARRIES.

190

Chair Jenson

Closes work session on HB 2366. Opens public hearing on HB 2210.

HB 2210 – PUBLIC HEARING

192

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2210.

202

Adam Sussman

Legislative Coordinator, Water Resources Department (WRD). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2210 (EXHIBIT A).

276

Rep. Flores

Asks if WRD has solicited opinion for possible opposition.

282

Sussman

Explains work done by WRD with stakeholders on HB 2210.

300

Chair Jenson

Asks who would receive increased revenue.

302

Sussman

Explains increased revenue.

317

Jerry Schmidt

Oregon Groundwater Association. Testifies in support of HB 2210.

356

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about groundwater fee increase.

369

Sussman

Explains process of well construction permitting.

396

Rep. Dingfelder

Asks about permit cost and department costs.

408

Schmidt

Explains costs and necessity for fee increase.

TAPE 29, A

009

Chair Jenson

Closes public hearing on HB 2210. Opens public hearing on HB 2516.

HB 2516 – PUBLIC HEARING

013

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2516.

020

Robin Brown

Marine Mammal Research, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW). Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding HB 2516 (EXHIBIT B).

117

Rep. Kruse

Asks about specificity of language.

128

Brown

Answers that specific language would be a good idea.

136

Rep. Kruse

Notes concerns about HB 2516 regarding species management.

166

Brown

Responds to Rep Kruse’s concerns.

173

Rep. Kruse

Asks about language in HB 2516.

180

Brown

Offers clarification of language in HB 2516.

201

Rep. Kropf

Asks about extent of use of 1999 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) study.

207

Brown

Explains use of NMFS study.

233

Glen Stonebrink

Executive Director, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Testifies in support of HB 2516.

313

Greg Addington

Associate Director of Governmental Affairs, Oregon Farm Bureau. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in support of HB 2516 (EXHIBIT C).

361

Stonebrink

Explains species management techniques.

422

Steve Beyerlin

Testifies in support of HB 2516. Presents example of sea lion attack.

TAPE 28, B

059

Phil Donovan

Oregon Guides and Packers Association. Testifies in support of HB 2516.

085

Sybil Ackerman

Conservation Director, Audubon Society of Portland. Testifies in regard to HB 2516 (EXHIBIT D).

118

Rep. Kropf

Asks about Columbia River channel deepening.

125

Ackerman

Answers that Audubon Society does not have position on issue.

128

Stephen Kafoury

The Wildlife Society - Oregon Chapter. Offers background of organization. Introduces Warren Aney.

146

Warren Aney

Chair, Conservation Affairs Committee, The Wildlife Society – Oregon Chapter. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony regarding HB 2516 (EXHIBIT E).

218

Rep. Kropf

Asks about non-lethal means of pinniped management.

230

Rep. Kruse

Describes possible pinniped management tools addressed in HB 2516.

258

Rep. Kropf

Expresses concern about management techniques.

300

Chair Jenson

Concurs with Rep. Kropf’s concerns.

311

Rep. Kruse

Concurs and notes how they are related to HB 2516.

318

Rep. Schaufler

Concurs.

348

Chair Jenson

Closes public hearing on HB 2516. Opens public hearing on HB 2376.

HB 2376 – PUBLIC HEARING

360

Pete Test

Committee Administrator. Summarizes HB 2376.

392

Glen Stonebrink

Executive Director, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association. Testifies in support of HB 2376.

TAPE 29, B

031

Rep. Tomei

Asks about funding from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) for ranchers to install fencing.

033

Stonebrink

Explains relationship of OWEB to programs.

051

Rep. Kropf

Asks how much money would be saved by abolishing OWEB.

054

Stonebrink

Answers that he does not know.

069

Hal Salwasser

Dean of College of Forestry, Oregon State University. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2376 (EXHIBIT F).

125

Jim Myron

Natural Resource Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2376 (EXHIBIT G).

151

Rep. Kruse

Addresses possibility of consolidating natural resource agencies.

156

Rep. Kropf

Asks about duplication of effort that could be eliminated.

161

Myron

Answers that it should be examined.

166

Chair Jenson

Expresses support for pursuing consolidation of natural resource agencies.

179

Phil Donovan

Northwest Sportfishing Industry. Testifies in opposition to HB 2376.

221

Rep. Kruse

Explains management techniques and their application.

235

Ray Wilkeson

Oregon Forest Industries Council. Testifies in opposition to HB 2376.

279

Rep. Kruse

Notes that it is not intent of HB 2376 to diminish salmon recovery efforts.

297

Rep. Wayne Krieger

House District 1. Expresses concerns about HB 2376.

353

Hilary Abraham

Director of Government Relations, Nature Conservancy of Oregon. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2376 (EXHIBIT H).

TAPE 30, A

010

Rick Allison

Natural Resource Manager, Linn County. Testifies in opposition to HB 2376.

068

Tom Wolf

Chair, Oregon Council Trout Unlimited and Tualatin River Watershed Council. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2376 (EXHIBIT I).

097

Jerry Hinsvark

Chair, Pudding River Watershed Council. Testifies in opposition to HB 2376.

209

Bruce Taylor

Director, Oregon Biodiversity Program, Defenders of Wildlife. Submits and summarizes prepared testimony in opposition to HB 2376 (EXHIBIT J).

280

Chair Jenson

Enters testimony from Native Fish Society (EXHIBIT K) and City of Eugene (EXHIBIT L) into record. Closes public hearing on HB 2376. Adjourns meeting at 10:48 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2210, written testimony, Adam Sussman, 2 pp

B – HB 2516, written testimony, Robin Brown, 2 pp

C – HB 2516, written testimony, Greg Addington, 2 pp

D – HB 2516, written testimony, Sybil Ackerman, 2 pp

E – HB 2516, written testimony, Warren Aney, 2 pp

F – HB 2376, written testimony & The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds: A Perspetive, Hal Salwasser, 45 pp

G – HB 2376, written testimony, Jim Myron, 1 p

H – HB 2376, written testimony, Hilary Abraham, 3 pp

I – HB 2376, written testimony, Tom Wolf, 2 pp

J – HB 2376, written testimony, Bruce Taylor, 2 pp

K – HB 3276, written testimony, Les Helgeson, 1 p

L – HB 2376, written testimony, Seth Karpinski, 2 pp