Or. Admin. R. 635-412-0010 - Fish Passage Task Force

(1) The Director shall appoint nine members to constitute the Fish Passage Task Force.
(2) Three members shall represent interests subject to the obligation to install passage at facilities they install, own or operate; three members shall represent fishing, environmental or conservation interests, and three members shall represent the general public.
(3) Members shall serve four year terms, and shall be eligible for reappointment to the task force, except that the initial designation of members shall appoint members of each interest group to a three year, four year or five year term to establish a staggered system of new appointments for each interest group's members.
(4) The Task Force shall:
(a) Serve as the public advisory committee and advise the Director and Commission regarding rulemaking to implement the fish passage and waiver requirements;
(b) Prioritize projects from the statewide inventory of artificial dams and obstructions for purposes of enforcement;
(c) Recommend to the Director and Commission appropriate levels of funding and special conditions applicable to projects installing passage or alternatives to passage resulting in a net benefit to native migratory fish;
(d) Select one of its members to serve as chair and one as vice chair of the Task Force;
(e) Review and recommend to the Commission which projects should be exempt, and changes to the list of projects exempt from passage requirements under section 8 of Section 2 of HB 3002 (2001);
(f) Report semiannually to the joint legislative committee created under ORS 171.551, or to the appropriate interim legislative committee with responsibility for salmon restoration or species recovery, advising the committee on matters related to fish passage;
(g) Review applications for waivers of the fish passage requirement, and advise the Commission as to whether alternative measures result in a net benefit to native migratory fish;
(h) Perform such other duties relating to fish passage as requested by the Director or Commission;
(i) The task force shall meet at such times and places as may be determined by the chair or by a majority of members of the task force.
(5) The Department's Fish Passage Coordinator shall serve as staff for the task force.
(6) The chair of the Task Force shall conduct the meetings of the task force, serve as the main contact point between the Department and Commission and the Task Force and perform such other duties as the Task Force shall set. The vice chair of the task force shall serve as chair if the chair is unavailable to carry out the duties of chair.
(7) Members of the Task Force may not receive compensation for services as a member of the Task Force; however, in accordance with ORS 292.495, a member of the Task Force may receive reimbursement for actual and necessary travel or other expenses incurred in the performance of official duties.

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Or. Admin. R. 635-412-0010
DFW 10-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-4-02

Stat. Auth.: HB 3002

Stats. Implemented: HB 3002

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