Ocean Protection Council Meeting — July 25, 2018


OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
1:00 pm

Natural Resource Building Auditorium
1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

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John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Betty Yee, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Robert Hertzberg, State Senator
Mark Stone, State Assemblymember
Michael Brown, Public Member
Jordan Diamond, Public Member

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

2. Report from the Executive Director
Deborah Halberstadt, Executive Director

3. Report from the Science Advisor
Liz Whiteman, Executive Director, Ocean Science Trust
Jay Stachowicz, Co-Chair, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

4. Marine Protected Areas

4a. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds to Create a Long-Term Monitoring Program for California’s Marine Protected Area Network
(Funding sources: Proposition 84, General Fund, and Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Payments)
Cyndi Dawson, Program Manager

4b. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds for Marine Protected Area Outreach and Enforcement
(Funding source: Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Payments)
Tova Handelman, Program Manager

5. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Environmental License Plate Funds and Proposition 84 Funds

Sustainable Fisheries
5a. Enhancing Sustainability of Fisheries and Fishing Communities through Innovation: A California Track of Fish 2.0
Paige Berube, Program Manager

5b. Box Crab Pilot Project: Implementing Onboard Electronic Monitoring in Support of an Experimental Box Crab Fishery
Paige Berube, Program Manager

Marine Pollution
5c. Updating Monitoring Recommendations for Emerging Contaminants in Coastal Waters
Holly Wyer, Program Manager

6. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Proposition 1 Funds
Marina Cazorla, Program Manager

Water Quality
[NOTE: All Exhibits are available and linked via the second page of each staff recommendation.]
6a. Quincy Jones Green Alley Stormwater Infiltration Project
6b. Correcting Water Quality Problems at Morro Bay MPAs and National Estuary

Habitat Restoration, Fisheries and Climate Resilience
[NOTE: All Exhibits are available and linked via the second page of each staff recommendation.]
6c. Eel River Estuary and Centerville Slough Enhancement Project
6d. Elkhorn Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration
6e. Martin Slough Enhancement Project
6f. Elk River Estuary and Tidal Wetlands Enhancement Project
6g. Surfer’s Point Project
6h. Restoring Eelgrass and Climate Resilience in San Francisco Bay

Letters of Support for all Prop 1 Projects

7. Action Item: Update on Global Climate Action Summit; Consideration and Possible Adoption of a Resolution to Advance a Vision for California’s Coastal Future
Jenn Phillips, Program Manager

8. Public Comment on non-agenda items

9. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
October 25, 2018, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz


Agenda items may be re-ordered 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.

Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 5 pm on July 23, 2018 to be included in the materials provided to the council at the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Jenn Eckerle at (916) 654-9055 or jenn.eckerle@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Eckerle no later than five days prior to the meeting.

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