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OPC Meeting – February 8, 2007

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MEETING AGENDA
February 8, 2007
10:00am – 4:00pm

Doubletree Guest Suites Marquee Ballroom
1707 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, California 90401

 

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, Ex Officio Member
Darrell Steinberg, State Senator, Ex Officio Member

 

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

2. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization of changes to the council’s meeting procedures, originally adopted on June 8, 2006

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

4. PANEL: Prevention and reduction of marine debris off California’s coast*
Moderated by Drew Bohan , Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

Objective: Panelists will engage in a discussion with the council about debris in the marine environment, its impacts to California’s coast and ocean resources, and the proposed marine debris resolution. Following this discussion and question/answer period, the council will hear public comment on the issue.

Panelists:
Jonathan Bishop, Regional Water Quality Control Board
Martin Deidrich, Kean Coffee, zero waste small business
Bridgett Luther, Department of Conservation
Captain Charlie Moore, Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Gary Petersen, California Integrated Waste Management Board
Eben Schwartz, California Coastal Commission
Tim Shestek, American Chemistry Council

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution (adopted resolution) identifying the council’s position on marine debris and actions for its reduction and prevention
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

6. ACTION: Consideration of the California Fisheries Fund and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority and 2) authorization for the council Secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $2,000,000 for its implementation
Neal Fishman, Deputy Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

7. PRESENTATION: Marine spatial planning in Australia: Establishing ocean zones and marine protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef
Jon Day, Director of Conservation, Heritage, and Indigenous Partnerships, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

8. Public comment on non-agenda items*
(Public comment received prior to meeting)

9. Report from the Executive Policy Officer
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

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

a. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization of changes to the OPC delegations to the council Secretary, originally adopted on September 15, 2005

b. Update on the status of current projects

11. ACTION: Consideration of a second grant cycle for scientific research projects supporting OPC priorities administered by California Sea Grant and USC Sea Grant and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority, and 2) authorization for the council Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $1,000,000 for its implementation
Rebecca Pollock, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

12. ACTION: Consideration of a study to examine grid reliability and future resource adequacy for regions currently supplied by coastal power plants using once-through cooling and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority and 2) authorization for the council Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $200,000 for its completion
Christine Blackburn, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

13. ACTION: Designation of the Executive Director of the California Ocean Science Trust (CalOST) as science adviser to the OPC; consideration of actions CalOST may take to coordinate and disseminate ocean science and technology information among state agencies and the OPC; and possible: 1) determination that these actions are a high
priority for ocean conservation and 2) authorization for the council Secretary to take actions needed to provide up to $200,000 for their completion
Laura Engeman, Project Manager, Sea Grant Fellow, State Coastal Conservancy

14. ACTION: Consideration of the Reef Check California Program and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority and 2) authorization for the council Secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $243,500 for its implementation
Deborah Hirst, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy

15. Adjournment

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

Please join Heal the Bay for Breakfast by the Beach at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Prior to the Ocean Protection Council meeting for an informal reception, with light breakfast
When: February 8 from 8:00-9:00am
Where: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401
RSVP: To Sarah Abramson by Friday, February 2
(310) 451-1500 x163 or sabramson@healthebay.org

* Please fill out a Panel Question Request card if you have a question for the panelists during the marine debris panel. Questions will be posed by the panel Moderator. Public comment on the panel discussion will be heard after the panel’s question/answer period is complete. Please use the Request to Speak card to provide public comment. * 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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