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OPC Meeting — May 15, 2008

Meeting Summary

Archived Webcast with Agenda

Meeting Agenda

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

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
East Meeting Room
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

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

2. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to endorse the Ocean and Coastal Community Call for Action
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

3. Public Comment on non-agenda items*

4. California Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Plan: presentations and discussion:

  • The Need for Interagency Coordination in AIS Management
    Abe Doherty, Project Manager
  • Importance of Prevention of AIS Introductions
    Andy Cohen, San Francisco Estuary Institute
  • Priority Actions from AIS Management Plan
    Susan Ellis, Department of Fish and Game
  • Marine Invasive Species Program: Preventing Invasive Species Introductions from Commercial Shipping Vectors
    Maurya Falkner, State Lands Commission

ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,000,000 to the California Ocean Science Trust for the invasive species vector risk assessments project. (amended)
Abe Doherty, Project Manager

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to promote low impact development to improve the quality of California’s ocean and coastal waters. (amended)
Rachel Couch, Project Manager

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,621,750 to the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and to San Jose State University Research Foundation to conduct a second year of baseline monitoring for the Central California Coast marine protected areas designated under the Marine Life Protection Act.
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $247,500 to the Institute for Fisheries Resources to provide vessel support for Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) monitoring and other research activities in the central coast region.
Valerie Termini, Project Manager

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $957,000 to the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association to implement a study of sediment transport and reuse in the coastal nearshore at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, San Diego County.
Megan Johnson, Project Manager

9. ACTION: Consent Calendar

10. Report on the status of the Pacific gray whale
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember and OPC member

11. Report from the Science Advisor to the OPC
Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

12. Report from the Executive Policy Officer
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

  • Update on Marine Debris Action Plan
  • Update on Strategic Plan
  • Update on Enforcement Project

13. Report from the Council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

  • Project updates
  • Budget update

14. Adjourn

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or lmatthews@scc.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting.

* 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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