OPC Meeting – November 30, 2009

Meeting Agenda

November 30, 2009
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Scripps Seaside Forum
8610 Kennel Way (formerly Discovery Way)
La Jolla, CA


Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, 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.  Public comment on non-agenda items*

3.  Report from the Executive Director
Amber Mace, Executive Director

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

5.  Report from the Science Advisor
Steve Weisberg, Acting OPC Science Advisor

6.  Presentation of the Draft North Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Plan
Cheri Recchia, MPA Monitoring Enterprise

7.  Thank You Ocean Campaign update
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

8.  ACTION: Consideration and possible concurrence with the proposed grant awards for the University of California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant programs for 2010
Doug George, Project Manager

9.  Spotlight on Science – Wrong Time, Wrong Place: Recent Mismatches in Prey Availability to Seabirds and Salmon.
Bill Sydeman, Farallon Institute

10.  PANEL DISCUSSION: Toxins and Marine Debris: Addressing Contaminants in the Ocean  

  • Maziar Movassaghi, Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Margy Gassel, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment    Presentation
  • Jonathan Bishop, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Jörg Drewes, Blue Ribbon Panel on Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Recycled Water    Presentation
  • Steve Weisberg, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
  • Sandra O’Neill, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration     Presentation
  • 11.  PANEL DISCUSSION: Desalination in California – Environmental and Economic Considerations for our Future Water Supply Portfolio

    • Jonathan Bishop, State Water Resources Control Board
    • Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute
    • Peter MacLaggan, Poseidon Resources
    • Dean Reynolds, California Department of Water Resources   Presentation
    • Todd Reynolds, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
    • Bob Wilkinson, University of California, Santa Barbara  Presentation

    12.  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.

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