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OPC Meeting — March 21, 2005

Meeting Agenda

March 21, 2005
Byron Sher Auditorium
Cal/EPA Building,
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Alan Lloyd, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Cruz Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Sheila Kuehl, California State Senator, Ex officio Member
Assembly representative to be appointed, Ex officio Member

1. Welcome, Introductions, and Overview of Ocean Action Plan
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. Council Operating Procedures
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

3. National Ocean Policy Discussion
Admiral James Watkins, Chair, U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy
Leon Panetta, Chair, Pew Oceans Commission

4. Funding Strategy
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

5. Ocean Action Plan Implementation

  • A. Ocean and Coastal Laws (Action 2: Task 2)
    Draft Inventory of State Laws and Next Steps
    Jon Gurish, Staff Counsel, State Coastal Conservancy
  • B. Ocean and Coastal Economics (Action 3)
    Preliminary Findings of California’s Ocean Economy Report
    Judy Kildow, Professor, California State University Monterey Bay
  • C. Ocean and Coastal Information, Research and Outreach (Action 4)
    Workshop Summary Report and Draft Strategy Work Program
    Russ Moll, Director, California Sea Grant College Program
    Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Resources Agency
  • D. California Watershed Protection (Action 11)
    Draft Action Plan to implement Watershed Management
    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Strategic Plan
    Cathy Bleier, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Watersheds, California Resources Agency

Lunch on your own (placement on agenda may change)

6. Ongoing Stewardship Processes

  • A. California Water Quality Protection
    Celeste Cantu, Executive Director, State Water Resources Control Board
  • B. California Coastal Commission
    Meg Caldwell, Chair, California Coastal Commission
  • C. Overview of Ocean-related Projects at the State Lands Commission
    Paul Thayer, Executive Officer, State Lands Commission
  • D. Overview of Ocean-related Projects at the Coastal Conservancy
    Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary
  • E. Fisheries Management
    Patty Wolf, Marine Region Manager, Department of Fish and Game
  • F. Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
    John Kirlin, Executive Director, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force

7. Next Steps
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

8. Public Comment


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