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Ocean Protection Council Meeting, September 22, 2015

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Agenda for September 22, 2015 OPC Meeting
and related events

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On September 22, 2015 the Ocean Protection Council will hold its public meeting at the Natural Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento. The OPC will be acting on items related to Proposition 1 grant guidelines and the Maine Protected Area (MPA) Statewide Team work plan, and hearing an informational update on the MPA signage project.

In the morning on September 22, the OPC will host an informational workshop regarding the El Niño and its impacts on living marine resources, and will explore specific impacts on a few economically important fisheries in California. This workshop will be held from 9:30am to 11:30am at the California State Library, Room 500. More information can be found here.

OPC Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
1:00 pm

Natural Resource Building Auditorium
1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Bill Quirk, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Liz Whiteman, Interim Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

4. ACTION: Consideration of adoption of Proposition 1 grant guidelines
Amy Vierra, Deputy Director, OPC
Nick Sadrpour, Sea Grant Fellow, OPC

5. ACTION: Consideration of adoption of a resolution regarding the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Statewide Leadership Team and work plan
Cyndi Dawson, MPA Policy Advisor, OPC

6. INFORMATIONAL: update on Marine Protected Area (MPA) signage project
Morgan Ivens-Duran, Sea Grant Fellow, OPC

7. Public Comment on non-agenda items

8. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
December 7, 1 – 4 pm, Natural Resources Building Auditorium.

NOTES
Agenda items may be re-ordered 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.

Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on September 10, 2015 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or joanna.stone@resources.ca.gov.

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

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