OPC Meeting – October 25, 2007


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.

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