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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.

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