November 29 OPC Meeting, Sacramento


Meeting Agenda

Thursday, November 29, 2012
10:00 am – noon
Sierra Hearing Room – CalEPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember


Thursday, November 29, 2012
10:00 am*

1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2. Report from the Executive Director
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC

a. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of OPC Meeting Schedule for 2013.

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


 4. Sea-Level Rise: Authorization to disburse up to $2,500,000 to fund competitive grants to create vulnerability assessments, data collection and updates to Local Coastal Programs to help local governments plan for adaptation to sea-level rise and associated climate change impacts along the open coast of California. [Letters of support]
Charles Lester, Coastal Commission
Sam Schuchat, Coastal Conservancy
Mary Small, OPC


 5. Coast and Ocean Geo-spatial Data: Report on progress by the OPC and its partners to support state agencies’ use and sharing of scientific and geospatial information for coastal- and ocean-relevant decision making.
Laura Engemen, OPC

6. Water Quality: Report on the State Water Resources Control Board’s proposed trash policy that will identify trash as a separate pollutant and establish methods to control trash pollution in waterways, statewide.
Jonathon Bishop, State Water Resources Control Board

7. Water Quality: Report evaluating the impact of 40 years of implementing the Clean Water Act on the Southern California coastal ocean.
Ken Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
8. Council Member Requests for Future Agenda Items
Cat Kuhlman, OPC Executive Director
9. Public comment on non-agenda items
10. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment

 *Note:  Agenda items may be reordered at the discretion of the council chair.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed Joanna Stone (916) 653-9710 or  Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.


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