OPC Meeting – June 14, 2007

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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*
(Link to public comment received prior to 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

Climate Change and the OPC

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 Director, 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 climate change resolution
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
1. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised funding guidelines and criteria for project selection

2. Report on OPC projects
Mapping Initiative
Sheila Semans, Ocean Protection Council and 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

*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.

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

OPC Meeting – November 28, 2006

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CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL
MEETING AGENDA
November 28, 2006
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Room 4203
Sacramento, California

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Steve Westly, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Sheila Kuehl, State Senator, Ex Officio Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember, Ex Officio Member

 

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 Operating Procedures of the Council

3. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of June 8, 2006 meeting minutes

4. Public comment on non-agenda items*

5. Executive Policy Officer Report
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, California Ocean Protection Council

6. Report from the council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary

A. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of 2007 public meeting schedule

B. Report to the council on the current status of OPC-funded projects and level of funding

C. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised funding guidelines and criteria for project selection

D. Presentation of the California Ocean and Coastal Law Overview

E. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the audio-video recording of council meetings as the official minutes of the council

7. Presentation and discussion of the themes from the California and the World Ocean ‘06 conference
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency

 
8. ACTION: Consideration and possible concurrence that the scientific research projects
selected by the California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant
Programs are consistent with council priorities contained in the Information, Research, and Outreach Strategy and meet the grant conditions approved at the council’s September 23, 2005 meeting
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

9. Presentation of the California Fisheries Fund Business Plan
Rod Fujita, Environmental Defense

10. PANEL: Discussion of California’s fisheries management: policies and approaches

A. General overview of fisheries management, including Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) and Marine Life Management Act (MLMA)
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPCSecretary

B. Innovative approaches to sustainable fisheries
Moderated by Sam Schuchat

i. Innovative dedicated access approaches from abroad
Christopher Dewees, California Sea Grant

ii. The San Miguel cooperative abalone project
John Ugoretz, Department of Fish and Game

iii. Seafloor habitat protection and converting to sustainable fishing gears
Chuck Cook, The Nature Conservancy

iv. Cooperative research opportunities
Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA)

v. Fisheries support infrastructure
Richard Young, Crescent City Harbor Master

vi. New funding opportunities
Rod Fujita, Environmental Defense

11. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to support innovative fisheries management and dedicate $3,000,000 of council funds for future projects
(public comment)
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

12. ACTION: Consideration of the San Diego Sea Urchin Fishery project and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $114,120 for its implementation
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

13. ACTION: Consideration of the OPC/DFG joint work plan outlining $8,000,000 in expenditures for implementing the Marine Life Management Act and Marine Life Protection Act, and possible authorization of its submittal to the Legislature as required in the Budget Act of 2006
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council
Sonke Mastrup, Deputy Director, Wildlife Division, Department of Fish and Game

 
14. ACTION: Consideration of an augmentation of the California Coastal and Marine Mapping Initiative Project to complete seafloor mapping in state waters between Bolinas and Point Arena, through augmentation of an existing grant to the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation, and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for the Council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $1,510,000 for its implementation
Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

15. ACTION: Consideration of the Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring project through a grant to California Sea Grant College Program and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority project, and 2) authorization for Council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $2,275,000 for its planning and
implementation
Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

 
16. ACTION: Consideration of the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) monitoring institution as a program within the Ocean Science Trust and possible: 1) determination that it is a high priority, and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $2,000,000 for its planning and implementation
Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy
Amber Mace, Science Advisor, Ocean Protection Council; Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

 
17. Adjournment

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

OPC Meeting – September 18, 2006

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CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL PANEL DISCUSSION

September 18, 2006 California and the World Ocean ’06 Hyatt Regency Long Beach 200 South Pine Avenue Long Beach, California 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

The OPC panel discussion, conference plenary sessions, and a majority of the concurrent sessions can be viewed at the California and the World Ocean ’06 website .

OPC Meeting – June 8, 2006

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CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL
MEETING AGENDA

Thursday June 8, 2006
9 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, California

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Steve Westly, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Sheila Kuehl, State Senator, Ex Officio Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember, Ex Officio Member

 

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

 

2. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of operating policies for OPC meetings
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary

 

3. ACTION: Consideration to grant a voting proxy for council members for this meeting

 

4. ACTION: Consideration and adoption of April 20, 2006 meeting minutes

 

5. Public comment on non-agenda items*

 

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the Ocean Protection Council Five-year Strategic Plan (public comment)
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

 

7. ACTION: Consideration of adoption of California Ocean Observing Program: A Recommendation for Supporting State Ocean Observing Efforts and authorization to begin implementation of the Ocean Science Applications program

 

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) monitoring design principles
Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy
Michael Weber, Program Officer for Oceans, Coasts, and Fisheries, Resources Law Group

 

9. ACTION: Consideration of the State Water Resources Control Board Ocean Protection Projects Funding List and possible 1) concurrence that these projects relate to at least one of the mutual priorities adopted by the Ocean Protection Council and State Water Board, and 2) recommendation to the State Water Board to approve these projects and award $10,000,000 of funds reserved for such projects.
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy
Dominic Gregorio, Chief, Ocean Unit, State Water Resources Control Board

 

10. Staff report
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary
A. Approval of scheduling an additional public meeting proposed for October or November 2006
B. Current status of OPC funded-projects and level of funding

 

11. Projects

A. ACTION: Consideration of the California Public Ocean Awareness Campaign and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $110,000 for its implementation.
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

 

B. ACTION: Consideration of the Santa Barbara Channel Marine Mapping Project and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $400,000 for its implementation.
Marina Cazorla, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

 

C. ACTION: Consideration of an engineering study of power plants using once-through cooling technology and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority study and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $300,000 for its implementation.
Christine Blackburn, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

 

D. ACTION: Consideration of a coastal aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the council’s Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $300,000 for its planning or implementation.
Christine Blackburn, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

 

12. Federal and State affairs
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy and OPC Secretary

 

13. PRESENTATION: Update on the California Sustainable Fisheries Fund Rod Fujita, Environmental Defense Mike Dickerson, Shorebank Enterprises

 

14. PRESENTATION: Impacts of land-based activities on sea otter mortality
Dave Jessup, Department of Fish and Game

 

15. Adjournment

 

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

OPC Meeting – April 20, 2006

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CALIFORNIA OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL
MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, April 20, 2006
California Environmental Protection Agency
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
Steve Westly, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Secretary for Environmental Protection
Sheila Kuehl, State Senator, Ex Officio Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember, Ex Officio Member

 

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

 

2. ACTION: Consideration of adoption of January 13, 2006 meeting minutes

 

3. Public comment on non-agenda items*

 

4. ACTION: Consideration of funding for the position of Executive Policy Officer for the California Ocean Protection Council

 

5. ACTION: Consideration of resolution on once-through cooling for coastal power plants
Neal Fishman, Deputy Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

 

6. Draft Strategic Plan (public comment)
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Resources Agency
Neal Fishman, Deputy Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

 

7. Marine Life Protection Act update

 

8. ACTION: Consideration of California Ocean Observing Systems Strategic Plan

 

* Please fill in a public comment card to speak on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Evaluation of the Ocean Protection Council – Request for Proposals

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MEMORANDUM

TO:   Ocean and Coastal Community

FROM:  Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, Chair Ocean Protection Council

DATE:  October 7, 2009

RE:  Evaluation of the Ocean Protection Council – Request for Proposals

 

On behalf of the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), I am pleased to announce that the Evaluation of the Ocean Protection Council – Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available.  You may download the RFP here and it can also be downloaded and the Department of General Services Web site (http://www.bidsync.com/, bid #09-023).

In its first five years, the OPC has made significant contributions to improved ocean and coastal management.  Now, as the organization begins preparations for the next strategic plan, it is an opportune time to evaluate its performance to date against the goals of the California Ocean Protection Act (COPA) and to identify opportunities to improve institutional processes, address the adequacy of policies and laws, and to integrate science into decision making.

The purpose of the study is to conduct an assessment of achievements to date and recommend how best to align the OPC’s future activities, actions, and strategies with the intent and purpose of COPA. The study should provide practical recommendations to help guide the next phase of the OPC’s work.

Please forward this e-mail invitation to colleagues who might be interested in submitting proposals.  Deadline for submission of proposals is October 30, 2009

If you have any questions regarding the OPC Evaluation RFP, please e-mail Doug George dgeorge@scc.ca.gov.

 

OPC Meeting – October 25, 2007

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MEETING AGENDA
October 25, 2007
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Wharfinger Building
#1 Marina Way
Eureka, California 95501

 

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for 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 Resources, Council Chair

 

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

 

3. ACTION: Consideration and possible support of the draft action plan regarding the West Coast Governors’ Agreement and direction to staff to send a letter on behalf of the council
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary, Resources Agency

 

4. Public Comment on non-agenda items* (written public comment)

 

5. Discussion of anadromous fish and water supply in coastal rivers and streams in California
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

Status of the Klamath River dams negotiations
Greg Hurner, Senior Advisor to the Director, Department of Fish and Game

Salmon issues statewide
Neil Manji, Fisheries Branch Chief, Department of Fish and Game

 

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the “OPC Funding Priorities for Fiscal Year 2007/2008” (as amended)
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

 

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization for the Secretary to the council to take actions needed to provide up to $15,000,000 for planning or implementation of the California Seafloor Mapping Program, involving data acquisition for nearshore and offshore substrate and marine habitat mapping; authorization to expend up to $7,500,000 for the Program from the 2007-08 fiscal year appropriation to the State Coastal Conservancy from Proposition 84 for the purposes of the Ocean Protection Council; and authorization for the Secretary to place on the Council consent calendar an item for authorization to expend the balance of up to $7,500,000 for the Program, in the event that additional Proposition 84 funding is appropriated for purposes of the Ocean Protection Council in a subsequent year
Sheila Semans, Project Manager

 

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible concurrence that the scientific research projects selected by the California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant Programs are consistent with council priorities
Valerie Termini, Project Manager

 

9. ACTION: Report from the Science Advisor and consideration and possible adoption of selection criteria for the Science Advisory Team
Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust, Council Science Advisor

 

10. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of revised delegations of authority from the council to its Secretary
Neal Fishman, Program Manager

 

11. Report from the Executive Policy Officer
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer
• Update on water quality enforcement
• Update on ocean energy workshops
• Update on marine debris resolution/draft action plan
ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution approving the OPC’s service on the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority

 

12. Report from the Council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary
ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of 2008 OPC meeting dates
• Legislative report and project updates
Update on DFG-OPC Joint Workplan
Update on staff services

 

13. Adjournment

 

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 – April 17, 2007

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MEETING AGENDA
April 17, 2007
12:00 p.m.

Beach Resort Monterey
Point Cabrillo Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive Monterey, CA

 

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

 

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

2. PANEL: Regional Ocean Governance
Moderated by Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Objective: Panelists will engage in a discussion with the council about the West Coast Governors Agreement on Ocean Health and the recently released discussion paper. Following the presentations and question/answer period, the council will hear public comment on the issue.
Introduction: Leon Panetta, Co-Chair of the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative

Panelist Presentations:
Brian Baird, California Assistant Secretary, Ocean and Coastal Policy
Jessica Hamilton, Oregon’s Governor’s Office, Natural Resource Policy Advisor
Brian Lynn, Washington Department of Ecology
Gerhard Kuska, White House Council on Environmental Quality

OPC staff recommendations on the West Coast Governors Agreement discussion paper
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

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

4. Implementation of the directives in the council’s Resolution for Reducing and Preventing Marine Debris

a) Update on Marine Debris Steering Committee
Eben Schwartz, Chair, Marine Debris Steering Committee, California Coastal Commission

b) Update on enforcement
Reed Sato, Director for the Office of Enforcement, State Water Resources Control Board
Jonathan Bishop, Region 4, Regional Water Quality Control Board
Raissa Lerner, Deputy Attorney General

5. Public comment on non-agenda items* (written comments)

6. PRESENTATION: California Education and the Environment Initiative
Andrea Lewis, California Environmental Protection Agency

7. Report from the Executive Policy Officer
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council
a. OPC progress toward strategic objectives

8. Report from the council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

a. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of Environmental Review Objectives, Criteria and Procedures

b. Update on the status of current projects

c. Legislative update

9. Report from the Science Advisor
Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust, Council Science Advisor

10. Adjournment

* 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.

CHANGE OF LOCATION
OPC Benthic Mapping Presentation:
A presentation by Rikk Kvitek on benthic mapping will take place April 17, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Beach Resort Monterey, Alones Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
**The previously scheduled boat trip will not take place.**

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

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