Joint Board of Fisheries and Game


PROPOSAL DEADLINE - 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012.

The Joint Board of Fisheries and Game is accepting proposed changes to regulations pertaining to local fish and game advisory committees and subsistence uses to be considered at a regulatory meeting scheduled for October 2013. The following regulations of Title 5, under the Alaska Administrative Code, will be considered:

· Chapter 96 – Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees and Regional Fish and Game Councils

o Article 1: Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees

o Article 2: Regional Fish and Game Councils*

o Article 3: Administration of Local Fish and Game Advisory Committees

o Article 4: Administration of Regional Fish and Game Councils*

o Article 5: Adoption of Fish and Game Regulations

o Article 6. General Provisions

*Regional Advisory Councils have not been active; their function will be discussed at the Joint Board Meeting.

· Chapter 97 – Advisory Committee Closures

o Article 1: Areas of Jurisdiction

o Article 2: Emergency Closures

· Chapter 99 – Subsistence Uses

o Section 10: Boards of Fisheries and Game subsistence procedures

o Section 15: Joint Board nonsubsistence areas

o Section 16 Activities permitted in a nonsubsistence area

o Section 21: Definitions

Proposals must be submitted by fax, online, or mail to:

Mail: Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Boards Support Section - Headquarters Office

PO Box 115526

Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Fax: (907) 465-6094


Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012. (A postmark is NOT sufficient for timely receipt). You are encouraged to submit proposals at the earliest possible date.

Please submit proposals online at the link above or on Board of Game/Board of Fisheries proposal forms available from the Boards Support Section regional offices and on the website above. All proposals must contain an individual’s name or an organization name, if appropriate, contact telephone number, and address. A fax is acceptable and considered an original. Currently, we are unable to accept submission of proposals via email. (We are working with our information technology section and hope to be able to offer this option soon.)

All proposals are reviewed by the board’s proposal review committee prior to publication. The proposal review committee reserves the right to edit proposals containing offensive language. Emotionally-charged language will be eliminated as it detracts from the substance of the proposal, may draw opposition not germane to the element(s) of the proposal, and may elicit nonresponsive charges from the public/board members. Proposals published in the proposal book will be referenced with the appropriate Alaska Administrative Code citation and include a brief description of the action requested. Proposals not meeting this call will not be published. Following publication, proposal booklets will be available to advisory committees and the public for review and comment.

You are encouraged to contact Boards Support Section staff if you have questions or need assistance completing the proposal form. Providing clarity on the proposal form helps the board, advisory committees, and the public more fully understand the proposed regulatory changes. Proposals that are incomplete or unclear may be omitted from the proposal book. Please submit proposals at the earliest possible date.

Proposals received per the above “Call for Proposals” deadline will be considered by the Joint Board of Fisheries and Game at a meeting to be scheduled in October 2013.

For more information, please contact the Boards Support Section any of the following regional offices.

ADF&G Boards Support Section

Regional Offices:

Southeast Region

Shannon Stone

PO Box 115526

Juneau, AK 99802-5526

(907) 465-4110

Western Region

Alissa Joseph

PO Box 1467

Bethel, AK 99559

(907) 543-2709

Interior Region

Nissa Pilcher

1300 College Road

Fairbanks, AK 99701-1599

(907) 459-7263

Southcentral Region

Sherry Wright

333 Raspberry Road

Anchorage, AK 99518-1599

(907) 267-2354