OPC Meeting – November 20-21, 2008

 

 

Meeting Agenda

 
November 20, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
and
November 21, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Port of Los Angeles, Boardroom
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

 

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

DAY 1 – November 20

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

2.  Public comment on non-agenda items*

3.  ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of the Implementation Strategy for the OPC’s Resolution to Reduce and Prevent Ocean Litter.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

(public comment received prior to the meeting)

4.  ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised OPC Funding Guidelines and new OPC Program Priorities for 2009 through 2010.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

5.   California’s Ocean and Coastal Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy:  Presentations and Discussion
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

Vulnerability Assessment of San Francisco Bay and Coastal California to Sea Level Rise and Erosion
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute

Economic Impacts from Changes to Beaches in Southern California and Beach Nourishment Considerations
Linwood Pendleton, Coastal Ocean Values Center, University of California, Los Angeles

Climate Change Impacts on Marine Species and Ecosystems and Implications for Marine Protected Areas and Fishery Management
Jeffrey Dorman, University of California, Berkeley

Following the presentations, the OPC will hear public comment on the draft outline of the Ocean and Coastal Resources Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

Council Tour

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The council will take a boat tour the Port of Los Angeles. The public is welcome to attend, but space is limited. If you are interested in joining the tour, please email Lawrence Matthews at lmatthews@scc.ca.gov. Open spaces will be allotted on a first-come basis. 

DAY 2 – November 21

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

7.  Public comment on non-agenda items*

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

 

9.   ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to provide up to $1,000,000 to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), and Humboldt State University (HSU) to complete four in-stream flow analyses in three coastal rivers in California to facilitate Department of Fish and Game’s development of stream flow recommendations for use by the State Water Resources Control Board.
Valerie Termini, Project Manager

10.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to provide up to $12,000,000 for marine protected area (MPA) baseline data collection efforts in the three remaining coastal regions of the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative and approval to release funds to the Regents of the University of California, California Sea Grant Program as necessary to solicit and fund individual projects to carry out the baseline data collection.
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

11.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse of up to $440,000 to the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project to assess the effects of natural and anthropogenic nutrient loading to the Southern California Bight including the associated algal blooms.
Cina Loarie, Project Manager

12.  ACTION: Consideration and possible (1) authorization to grant up to $765,000 to California Ocean Science Trust provide high quality information to the OPC and other organizations related to critical ocean issues; and (2) authorization to grant up to $210,000 to California Ocean Science Trust to conduct an oil platform decommissioning study.
Neal Fishman, Program Supervisor

13.  ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the 2009 Ocean Protection Council/Sea Grant Research Priorities and authorization to disburse of up to $1,000,000 to the California Sea Grant Program and University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program to fund ocean research consistent with these priorities.
Doug George, Project Manager

14.  ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to protect endangered and threatened sea turtles by opposing a proposed exempted fishing permit (EFP) under consideration by NOAA Fisheries Service for a longline swordfish fishery within state waters.
Christina Cairns, Project Manager

(public comment received prior to the meeting)

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

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

17.  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.

OPC Meeting – March 17, 2009

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Meeting Agenda
March 17, 2009
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Teleconference: Various Locations – See Below

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, 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 Natural Resources, Council Chair

2.ACTION:  Nominations and election of next council chairperson

3. Updates on the Dungeness crab task force  
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

4. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $275,000 to support the work of a Dungeness crab task force, including hiring a consultant to facilitate task force meetings, providing administrative support and travel costs, and funding scientific and economic studies, as necessary.  
Rachelle Fisher, California Sea Grant Fellow

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible appointment of Dungeness crab task force representatives
Rachelle Fisher, California Sea Grant Fellow
DCTF Form

(Public comments received prior to meeting)

6. Adjourn

Meeting locations:

Sacramento
Natural Resources Agency
Conference Room, Room 1305
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Oakland
Coastal Conservancy
11th Floor Conference Room
1330 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Robert P. Scripps Room 160 (Seaside Forum)
8610 Discovery Way
La Jolla, CA 92093

 

Note: public parking is available on the street and at the Birch Aquarium (a shuttle runs from the aquarium to the Scripps campus every 15 minutes).

Note: All sites will be accessible to members of the public and opportunity for public comment will be afforded

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.

OPC Meeting – April 23, 2009

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Meeting Agenda

April 23, 2009
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

California Environmental Protection Agency
Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Fran Pavley, State Senator

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

2. ACTION: Approval of minutes from the March 17, 2009 special meeting of the OPC.

3. Public comment on non-agenda items*
Public comment: Letter

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

5. Report from the Water Board
Jonathan Bishop, State Water Board
Five Year Strategic Plan Update
Public comment: Letter

6. Update on state climate change actions and issues
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

The impacts of sea level rise on the California coast
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute

7. Thank You Ocean: update on the new direction for the campaign, including new funding opportunities and redesigned Web site.
Amy Vierra, Ocean and Coastal Policy Analyst
Tim Jemal, Jemal Public Affairs
Cara Good, Wundermarx

8. BREAK: Possible closed session during lunch to confer regarding OPC personnel issues. Session may be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a)(1).

9. Marine Debris Reduction and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs
Christina Cairns, Project Manager

  • EPR Overview and the California Integrated Waste Management Board Framework
    Margo Reid-Brown, California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Crafting a Programmatic Approach to EPR in California – Successful Examples
    Heidi Sanborn, California Product Stewardship Council
  • Beverage Container Recycling and Product Stewardship for Packaging
    Stephen Bantillo, Department of Conservation
  • International Case Studies:
    Clarissa Morawski, CM Consulting — Canada
    Neil Hastie, Encorp Pacific, Inc. — British Columbia
    Jurgen Resch, German Environment Aid — Germany

ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of an amended resolution to promote extended producer responsibility programs in California.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

10. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to conduct a Master Environmental Assessment (MEA) to assess impacts related to regulation of single-use (plastic and paper) and reusable bags.
Doug George, Project Manager

11. Marine Debris Steering Committee Report
Eben Schwartz, California Coastal Commission

12. Spotlight on Science – Sea Grant Research Project Report
Offshore Platforms as Groundfish ‘Neighborhoods’: Do Platforms Provide Ecologically Important Habitat?
Christopher Lowe, California State University, Long Beach

13. Report from the Science Advisor to the OPC
Amber Mace, California Ocean Science Trust

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

  • OPC Strategic Action Plan update

15. 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 the meeting.

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

* 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.

OPC Meeting – September 17, 2009

 

Meeting Agenda

  

September 17, 2009
9 a.m. – 12 noon
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Grand Ballroom A
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair                                   
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblyman
Fran Pavley, State Senator

 

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

 

2.  Presidential Memorandum on a National Policy for the Oceans, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes and the National Ocean Policy Task Force
Brian Baird, Acting Executive Policy Officer
Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA

 

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of comments on the draft National Policy and Implementation Strategy from President Obama’s Interagency Task Force on Ocean Policy and authorization for the Chair to represent the council to the task force, consistent with these recommendations.
     – Amended comments approved by the council
  

3.  ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution (1) supporting interagency collaboration and management of geospatial information to identify priority uses and address current and future user conflicts in the ocean environment, and (2) directing staff to analyze and develop recommendations on marine spatial planning, including planning principles and objectives. 
Christina Cairns, Project Manager

 

4. Public comment on non-agenda items*

 

5. Report from the Acting Executive Policy Officer
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Natural Resources Agency

 

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

 

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

 

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible delegation to the Council Secretary the authority to approve and disburse up to $4,400,000 (four million four hundred thousand dollars) to the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to help plan and implement the Marine Life Protection Act.
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

  • Public Comment Letter
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    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

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