.....Before taking action on these proposed changes to the regulations, the board would like your
written comments and/or oral testimony on any effects the proposed changes would have on your
After reviewing the proposals, please send written comments to:
ATTN: BOG COMMENTS
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Boards Support Section
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526
Public comment, in combination with Advisory Committee comments and department staff
presentations, provide the Board of Game with useful biological and socioeconomic data to form
decisions. Comments may be submitted at any time until the public testimony period for that
proposal and/or its subject matter is closed at the meeting and the board begins deliberations. As
a practical matter, you are encouraged to mail or fax your written comments to the above Juneau
address no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2007 to ensure inclusion in the board
workbook. All comments received after that time will be presented to board members at the timeof the meeting, but may not be printed in the board workbook. Written comments will also be
accepted during the board meeting and public testimony during the public testimony portion of
the meeting is always appreciated. Written comments become public documents.
When providing written comments on the proposals in this proposal book, please consider the
following tips to help ensure board members and the public more fully understand
recommendations to the board:
Timely Submission: Submit written comments by fax or mail at least two weeks prior to the
meeting. Comments received at least two weeks prior to the meeting are printed and cross
referenced in the board members’ workbooks. Written comments received after the two-week
period will be included in the workbooks as “late comments” and are not cross referenced.
Materials received during the meeting also are not cross referenced. If you provide written
comments during a board meeting, submit 20 copies to Board Support Section staff, who will
distribute your written comments to board members. If including graphs or charts, please
indicate the source.
List the Proposal Number: Written comments should indicate the proposal number(s) to which
the comments apply. Written comments should specifically state “support” or “opposition” to
the proposal(s). This will help ensure written comments are correctly noted for the board
members. If the comments support a modification in the proposal, please indicate “support as
amended” and provide a preferred amendment in writing.
Do Not Use Separate Pages When Commenting on Separate Proposals: If making
comments on more than one proposal, please do not use separate pieces of paper. Simply begin
the next set of written comments by listing the next proposal number.
Provide an Explanation: Please briefly explain why you are in support or opposition of the
proposal. Board actions are based on a complete review of the facts involved in each proposal,
not a mere calculation of comments for or against a proposal. Advisory committees and other
groups also need to explain the rationale behind recommendations. Minority viewpoints from an
advisory committee should be noted in advisory committee minutes along with the majority
recommendation. The board benefits greatly from understanding the pro and cons of each issue.
A brief description consisting of a couple of sentences is sufficient.
Write Clearly: Comments will be photocopied so please use 8 1/2" x 11" paper and leave
reasonable margins on all sides, allowing for hole punches. Whether typed or handwritten, use
dark ink and write legibly.....