OPC Meeting – April 23, 2009




Meeting Agenda

April 23, 2009
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

California Environmental Protection Agency
Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812


Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural 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
Fran Pavley, State Senator

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

2. ACTION: Approval of minutes from the March 17, 2009 special meeting of the OPC.

3. Public comment on non-agenda items*
Public comment: Letter

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

5. Report from the Water Board
Jonathan Bishop, State Water Board
Five Year Strategic Plan Update
Public comment: Letter

6. Update on state climate change actions and issues
Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

The impacts of sea level rise on the California coast
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute

7. Thank You Ocean: update on the new direction for the campaign, including new funding opportunities and redesigned Web site.
Amy Vierra, Ocean and Coastal Policy Analyst
Tim Jemal, Jemal Public Affairs
Cara Good, Wundermarx

8. BREAK: Possible closed session during lunch to confer regarding OPC personnel issues. Session may be closed to the public pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a)(1).

9. Marine Debris Reduction and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Programs
Christina Cairns, Project Manager

  • EPR Overview and the California Integrated Waste Management Board Framework
    Margo Reid-Brown, California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Crafting a Programmatic Approach to EPR in California – Successful Examples
    Heidi Sanborn, California Product Stewardship Council
  • Beverage Container Recycling and Product Stewardship for Packaging
    Stephen Bantillo, Department of Conservation
  • International Case Studies:
    Clarissa Morawski, CM Consulting — Canada
    Neil Hastie, Encorp Pacific, Inc. — British Columbia
    Jurgen Resch, German Environment Aid — Germany

ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of an amended resolution to promote extended producer responsibility programs in California.
Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

10. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to conduct a Master Environmental Assessment (MEA) to assess impacts related to regulation of single-use (plastic and paper) and reusable bags.
Doug George, Project Manager

11. Marine Debris Steering Committee Report
Eben Schwartz, California Coastal Commission

12. Spotlight on Science – Sea Grant Research Project Report
Offshore Platforms as Groundfish ‘Neighborhoods’: Do Platforms Provide Ecologically Important Habitat?
Christopher Lowe, California State University, Long Beach

13. Report from the Science Advisor to the OPC
Amber Mace, California Ocean Science Trust

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

  • OPC Strategic Action Plan update

15. 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 the meeting.

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.

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