OPC Meeting — September 10 and 11, 2008

Meeting Summary

Archived Webcast with Agenda

Meeting Agenda

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

September 10, 2008
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 11, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oceano Hotel, Grand Ballroom
280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

DAY 1 – September 10
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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

2. ACTION: Review and adoption of the meeting minutes from the July 24, 2008 special meeting of the OPC.

3. Public comment on non-agenda items* (public comment received prior to and at the meeting)

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

  • Budget report
  • Project updates
  • Staffing updates

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to conduct the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Lessons Learned study that will evaluate the efficacy of the MLMA to date and provide recommendations to improve future MLMA efforts.
Cina Loarie, Project Manager

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible grant of up to $300,000 to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to create a collaborative fisheries research organization in California.
Cina Loarie, Project Manager

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $1,006,500 to The Nature Conservancy to support the Central Coast Groundfish Project that will assess new, sustainable approaches to the Central Coast groundfish fishery.
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible modification of the Council’s prior resolution of October 25, 2007, by authorizing the expenditure of an additional $7,500,000 for the continued implementation of the California Seafloor Mapping Program.
Sheila Semans, Project Specialist

9. Consent Calendar

  • A. ACTION: Consideration and possible finding that the scientific research projects proposed by the University of California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant Programs are consistent with OPC priorities for Sea Grant projects and meet the grant conditions approved by the council on February 29, 2008.
    Valerie Termini, Project Manager
  • B. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $200,000 to Stanford University to develop a climate change adaptation model pilot study designed for coastal managers and land-use planners to test outcomes of different policy decisions in relation to climate change scenarios.
    Neal Fishman, Program Supervisor

10. Discussion of the San Clemente Dam removal project and potential future OPC involvement in the project.
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

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

  • Update on emerging pollutants and enforcement work
  • Low Impact Development Request for Project Concepts
  • OPC accomplishments
  • Update on California aquatic invasive species risk assessment

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

DAY 2 – September 11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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

15. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised OPC Funding Guidelines and new OPC Program Priorities for 2008 through 2010.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

16. Panel discussion on salmon issues in California

Neil Manji – Department of Fish and Game
Mike Orcutt –Hoopa Tribe
Vicky Whitney – State Water Resources Control Board
Dick Butler – NOAA Fisheries Service
Steve Lindley – NOAA Fisheries Service
Zeke Grader – Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations
Grant Davis – Sonoma County Water Agency
Joe Merz – University of California, Santa Cruz
Linda Sheehan – California Coastkeeper Alliance

Discussion of the information received at the OPC public forums on salmon and ideas for future OPC work on salmon recovery.
Valerie Termini, Project Manager

17. Discussion of the draft OPC Marine Debris Implementation Strategy.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

18. Adjourn

* Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Public comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

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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