OPC Meeting – March 3, 2010


Meeting Agenda
March 3, 2010
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814

Lester Snow, 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                                     
Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair


2.  ACTION:  Nominations and election of next council chairperson


3.  Public comment on non-agenda items*


4.  Report from the Executive Director

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


6.  Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust


7.  OPC  Updates

  • California and the World Ocean Conference 2010, Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy
  • Dungeness Crab Task Force Report, Cina Loarie,  Project Manager
  • Marine Spatial Planning Interim Framework Update Christina Cairns,  Project Manager

8.   2010 Ocean and Coastal Legislative Topics
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary and Amber Mace, Executive Director


9.  PANEL DISCUSSION: Hydrokinetic Energy Development in California 

    Ian Caliendo, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    Cordel Stillman, Sonoma County Water Resources Agency
    Tom Luster, California Coastal Commission
    Sarah Henkel, Hatfield Marine Laboratory, Oregon State University
    Jena Carter, The Nature Conservancy

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to establish the California Marine Renewable Energy Working Group and to support the collection and translation of state agency data for use in marine renewable energy planning and management. 
Laura Engeman, Project Manager


10.   Spotlight on Science: Taking the Oceans’ Pulse – The importance of Ocean Observing 
Science Advisory Team (SAT) Ocean Observing Consensus Statement
Gary Griggs PhD, OPC SAT co-chair, Director Institute of Marine Sciences, UC Santa Cruz


11.   ACTION:  Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution to continue to support development, implementation and maintenance of a responsive and integrated observing system in California through strong national leadership and innovative collaboration with the federal government.
Letters of Support
Sheila Semans, Project Manager


12.   ACTION: Consideration and possible appointment of members to California Sustainable Seafood Advisory Panel and delegation of authority to the council chair to appoint replacement members. 
Letters of Support
Valerie Termini, Project Manager


13.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to accept and disburse up to $1,710,000 of federal grant funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and from the United States Minerals Management Service Coastal Impact Assistance Program to implement the California Seafloor Mapping Program. 
Sheila Semans, Project Manager


14.   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 meeting.

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