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									MEETING DATE: Thursday, March 27, 2008
MEETING TIME:  5:30 p.m.
MEETING PLACE: Armory Municipal Center
                       100 North Water
                       Tahlequah, OK


                          SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA

01. Meeting called to order.

02. Invocation.

03. Roll Call.

04. Introduction of Guests and Visitors.

05. Permanent Revisions to the Current OSRC Rules.
    The OSRC has undertaken a comprehensive review of its regulations. The goal is to make
    the rules clear and concise, and to conform to the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Act, the
    Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act and other applicable Oklahoma law. OSRC seeks
    to eliminate redundancy and confusion, streamline procedures, and improve efficiency in
    order to better preserve the scenic rivers in their natural, scenic state.

   The proposed rules are dated February 8, 2008 (a copy of each Chapter and its rule impact
   statement is provided). Notice was published in the Oklahoma Register on February 15,
   2008, and posted with the proposed rules on the OSRC website on February 11, 2008. OSRC
   conducted a rulemaking hearing on March 18, 2008 (the sign-in sheet is provided).
   Following the rulemaking hearing and internal staff review, the OSRC recommends
   additional changes to Chapters 1, 10 and 15. Documents are provided that summarize the
   public comments and show the recommended changes.

   A. Proposed Revisions to Chapter 1 – Rules OSRC Operations
      The changes proposed in this chapter add new provisions to clarify the rulemaking and
      evidentiary hearing authority of the OSRC. This includes a new procedure to develop
      standards applicable to local governments that impact scenic rivers, and replaces various
      “hearing” provisions in chapter 4. A new rule about the Commission is added to replace
      Chapter 2, and a new NOV rule is added to notify those believed to be in violation of
      OSRC rules. Proposed rules in this chapter are intended to be promulgated concurrently
      with changes proposed in chapters 2, 4, 10, 15 and 20.
   1.   Summary of public comments and final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
   2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
   3.   Comments by public
   4.   Roll-call vote on whether to adopt the additional changes following the rulemaking
        hearing and internal review, and as may be further revised after discussion and comment,
        then a roll-call vote to adopt the February 8, 2008, revisions as changed.

B. Proposed revocation of Chapter 2 – Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission
   This chapter is proposed to be revoked because its rules are either contained in the
   statutes or are being consolidated elsewhere. No technical changes are proposed. This
   chapter is intended to be revoked concurrently with changes proposed in chapters 1, 4, 10,
   15 and 20.

   1.   Summary of final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
   2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
   3.   Comments by public
   4.   Roll-call vote on whether to approve the February 8, 2008 proposed revocation as
        presented or as may be further revised after discussion and comment.

C. Proposed Revisions to Chapter 4 – Hearing Procedures, Practices, and Appeals
   Many changes are proposed in this chapter, mostly designed to simplify processes and
   conform to the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act where the OSRC is authorized
   to conduct individual proceedings (quasi-judicial hearings). Rulemaking hearings move
   to chapter 1 and provisions for declaratory rulings are added. These were generally what
   was described in subchapter 3, public hearings. Rulemaking proposed in this chapter is
   intended to be adopted concurrently with changes proposed in chapters 1, 2, 10, 15 and
   20.

   1.   Summary of final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
   2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
   3.   Comments by public
   4.   Roll-call vote on whether to approve the February 8, 2008 proposed revisions as
        presented or as may be further revised after discussion and comment.

D. Proposed Revisions to Chapter 10 – Licensing and Use Permits
   Besides simplification and clarification, the rulemaking proposed in this chapter will add
   some new, technical criteria. The process for licensing commercial flotation devices is
   being changed to clarify rights and obligations in order to promote fairness in distributing
   new and renewal licenses, and to authorize additional, non-renewable licenses.

   Additional requirements are added to commercial float operations, such as making toilets
   available to the floating public and signage. A new rule would establish new commercial
   float licensing for non-profit youth organizations. Another new rule would prohibit the
   possession of open containers, or consumption, of alcohol (including 3.2 beer) in four
   public access areas: Round Hollow, Todd, and US 62 Bridge Access on the Illinois
   River, and US 412 Bridge Access on Flint Creek. Another new rule would prohibit
   commercial floating on the Barren Fork and Flint Creeks. Rulemaking proposed in this
       chapter is intended to be adopted concurrently with changes proposed in chapters 1, 2, 4,
       15 and 20.

       1.   Summary of public comment and final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
       2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
       3.   Comments by public
       4.   Roll-call vote on whether to adopt the additional changes following the rulemaking
            hearing and internal review, and as may be further revised after discussion and comment,
            then a roll-call vote to adopt the February 8, 2008, revisions as changed.

   E. Proposed Revisions to Chapter 15 –Protection of Natural Resources
      Besides simplification and clarification, the rulemaking proposed in this chapter will add
      some new, technical criteria. A new rule would restrict commercial floating on the
      Barren Fork and Flint Creek because those scenic rivers will not support commercial
      floating, and another would limit the size of ice chests to 48 quarts. Another addition will
      allow site-specific exemptions for removing gravel above the high water mark due to
      floods. Rulemaking proposed in this chapter is intended to be adopted concurrently with
      changes proposed in chapters 1, 2, 4, 10 and 20.

       1.   Summary of public comments and final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
       2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
       3.   Comments by public
       4.   Roll-call vote on whether to adopt the additional changes following the rulemaking
            hearing and internal review, and as may be further revised after discussion and comment,
            then a roll-call vote to adopt the February 8, 2008, revisions as changed.

   F. Proposed revocation of Chapter 20 –Violations
      This chapter is proposed to be revoked because its rules are contained in the statutes. No
      technical changes are proposed. This chapter is intended to be revoked concurrently with
      changes proposed in chapters 1, 2, 4, 10 and 15.

       1.   Summary of final draft proposed rules – Ed Fite
       2.   Questions and discussion by Commissioners
       3.   Comments by public
       4.   Roll-call vote on whether to approve the February 8, 2008 proposed revocation as
            presented or as may be further revised after discussion and comment.

06. New Business.

       This item is to accommodate items of business that might arise within 24 hours of the
       OSRC Regular Business Meeting and otherwise were not foreseen before the posting of the
       agenda.

07. Adjournment.
Dates to Remember:
April 15, 2008         OSRC Regular Business Meeting
June 17, 2008          OSRC Regular Business Meeting
August 19, 2008        OSRC Regular Business Meeting
October 21, 2008       OSRC Regular Business Meeting
December 16, 2008      OSRC Regular Business Meeting



All interested individuals who have a disability or need special assistance in attending OSRC
Meetings or Events should call 918-456-3251.              The OSRC will provide reasonable
accommodations to insure that all individuals have the opportunity to participate in all meetings and
OSRC sponsored events.

This agenda was posted at the OSRC Headquarters Building on Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

								
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