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2013-09-23 Official Link to RAC http://www.doi.gov/subsistence/councils/ka/index.cfm Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

KODIAK/ALEUTIANS SUBSISTENCE REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Kodiak
Best Western Kodiak Inn
September 24-25, 2013
8:30 a.m. daily

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comments are welcome for each agenda item and for regional concerns not included on the agenda. The Council appreciates hearing your concerns and knowledge. Please fill out a comment form to be recognized by the Council chair. Time limits may be set to provide opportunity for all to testify and keep the meeting on schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: These are estimated times and the agenda is subject to change. Contact staff for the current schedule. Evening sessions are at the call of the chair.
*Asterisk identifies action item.

AGENDA
1. Roll Call and Establish Quorum (Secretary) ………………. 4
2. Call to Order (Chair)
3. Welcome and Introductions (Chair)
4. Review and Adopt Agenda* (Chair) ……… 1
5. Review and Approve Previous Meeting Minutes* (Chair)……………… 5
6. Reports
A. Council member reports
B. Chair’s report
C. Annual Report Reply from Federal Subsistence Board………………………..15
7. Public and Tribal Comment on Non-Agenda Items
8. Old Business (Chair)
A. Customary and Traditional Use Determinations* ………………….31
9. New Business (Chair)
A. Wildlife Regulatory Proposals* …………..43
Statewide Proposals
WP14-01: Require trap marking, establish a time limit for trap/snare checks, and require harvest reports…………………………………… 44
Regional Proposals
WP14-20: Increase the number of permits to be issued to communities (brown bear)……….. 53

Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting 1

Agenda
B. Draft 2014 Fisheries Resource Monitoring Plan* ………………………………….59
C. Partners Program
D. Rural Determination Review* …………..76
NOTE: The Council will recess on first day prior to addressing this issue. There will be
a public hearing at 7:00 p.m., at which time the rural determination issue will be briefed to the public, and the public will have the opportunity to provide written and/or oral testimony. The Council will address this issue on second day.
10. Agency Reports
A. OSM ………………….98
1. Staffing Update
2. Budget Update
3. Draft Tribal Consultation Implementation Guidelines (Update)
4. Regulatory Cycle Update
5. MOU Update
B. USFWS
1. Izembek NWR Fall 2013 Report …………………101
2. Kodiak NWR Fall 2013 Report ………………..106
C. NPS D. BLM
E. ADF&G
1. Kodiak Sportfish Office – Buskin River Sockeye Project update ….. 115
F. Native Organizations
11. Future Meeting Dates*…………..
B. Select date and location of fall 2014 meeting
12. Closing Comments
13. Adjourn (Chair)
To teleconference into the meeting, call the toll free number: 1-866-560-5984, then when prompted enter the passcode: 12960066.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife is committed to providing access to this meeting for those with a disability who wish to participate. Please direct all requests for accommodation for a disability to the Office of Subsistence Management at least five business days prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions regarding this agenda or need additional information, please contact
Carl Johnson, Council Coordinator at 907-786-3676 or carl_johnson@fws.gov

Meeting Materials September 24–25, 2013 Kodiak pdf file

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