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OPC Meeting — June 14, 2007

Meeting Summary

Archived Webcast with Agenda

Meeting Agenda

Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the council chair

June 14, 2007
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Port Commission Hearing Room
San Francisco Ferry Building
Pier 1, San Francisco, California 94111

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, State Lands Commission Chair
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

1. Welcome and council member announcements
Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration to allow a voting representative for absent council members for this meeting pursuant to the council’s operating procedures

3. State Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program demonstration
Ruth Coleman, Director, California State Parks

4. Public comment on non-agenda items*
(Public comment received at the meeting)

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible 1) approval of the staff recommendations regarding the development of an Action Plan for the West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health and 2) direction to staff to send the attached letter to the three West Coast Governors
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

6. Overview of climate change impacts on marine and coastal resources
Marcia McNutt, Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

7. California actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

  • A. Overview of the California Climate Action Team
    Eileen Tutt, CalEPA Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Activities
  • B. Agency climate change initiatives and hurdles
    Susan Hansch, Chief Deputy Director, California Coastal Commission
    Will Travis, Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Development and Conservation Commission (BCDC)
    Paul Thayer, Executive Officer, State Lands Commission
    Lester Snow, Director, Department of Water Resources

8. Sea level rise animation

9. ACTION: Consideration of the California Shoreline Impacts Assessment project and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $500,000 for the initial phase of the project
Christine Blackburn, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

10. An overview of wave and current energy
Roger Bedard, Electric Power Research Institute

11. ACTION: Consideration of the Environmental Implications of Ocean Energy study and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $50,000 for its completion
Laura Engeman, Policy Fellow, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

12. ACTION: Consideration and adoption of the proposed Resolution of the California Ocean Protection Council on Climate Change
(Amended Resolution as adopted)
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

13. ACTION: Consideration of the Santa Monica Bay Research and Monitoring Gap Analysis and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $210,000 for its completion
Becky Pollock, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

14. ACTION: Consideration of the development of a San Francisco Bay Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $858,000 for its implementation
Abe Doherty, State Coastal Conservancy

15. Report from Council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

16. Implementation of the council’s resolution for reducing and preventing marine debris
Eben Schwartz, Chair, Marine Debris Steering Committee, California Coastal Commission

17. Adjournment

Note: Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Carmen Estrada-Polley at (510) 286-1015.

* Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

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