Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum


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OPC Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hybrid Meeting

California Natural Resources Agency Headquarters Auditorium
715 P Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Please register to join the meeting via Zoom or by phone  

OPC is committed to ensuring our public meetings are accessible and members of the public can participate by providing written and oral ccomment on Council matters. For public participation in OPC virtual meetings, view the instructions and see below.

 


Agenda

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1. Welcome, Introductions, and Council Member Updates
Secretary Crowfoot, Council Chair

2. Update from Executive Director
Jenn Eckerle, Executive Director

3. Update from the Science Advisor
Liz Whiteman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ocean Science Trust

Advancing Strategic Plan Goal 1: Safeguard Coastal and Marine Ecosystems and Communities in the Face of Climate Change

4. Action Item: Consideration of Adoption of the State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update
(Strategic Plan Objective 1.1: Build Resiliency to Sea-Level Rise, Coastal Storms, Erosion, and Flooding)
Justine Kimball, Ph.D., Senior Climate Change Program Manager
Dr. Benjamin Hamlington, Ph.D., Research Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Patrick Barnard, Ph.D., Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey 

  • Exhibit A: State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update
  • Exhibit B: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Exhibit C: Summary of Public Comments

Item 4 exhibits are anticipated to be available on or after May 28.

5. Informational and Action Item: Consideration and Approval of Disbursement of Funds for Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program
(Strategic Plan Objective 1.1: Build Resiliency to Sea-Level Rise, Coastal Storms, Erosion, and Flooding)
Ben Dorfman, Climate Change Sea Grant Fellow
Megan Williams, Coastal Adaptation Program Manager

Advancing Strategic Plan Goal 2: Advance Equity Across Ocean and Coastal Policies and Actions

6. Informational Item: Tribal Nature-Based Solutions Grant Program
(Strategic Plan Objective 2.1: Enhance Engagement with Tribes)
Anh Diep, 30×30 Program Manager

Advancing Strategic Plan Goal 3: Enhance Coastal and Marine Biodiversity

7. Informational Item: 30×30 Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Waters
Abby Mohan, 30×30 Program Manager

Advancing Strategic Plan Goal 4: Support Ocean Health Through a Sustainable Blue Economy

8. Informational and Action Items related to Offshore Wind Development in California
(Strategic Plan Objective 4.4: Guide Sustainable Renewable Energy Projects)

a. Informational Item: Update regarding the AB 525 Strategic Plan and Offshore Wind Development in California
Maya Hsu, Executive Fellow

b. Action Item: Consideration and Approval of Disbursement of Funds for the California Fishermen’s Resiliency Association
Justine Kimball, Ph.D., Senior Climate Change Program Manager

c. Action Item: Consideration and Approval of Disbursement of Funds for Humboldt Bay Eelgrass Distribution Mapping and Spatial Modeling
Sreeja Gopal, Ph.D., Coastal Habitats Program Manager

9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items

10. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CNRA Auditorium and Zoom participation available.

Notes:

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the Council Chair.

This is a hybrid meeting. Councilmembers Megan Rocha, Alexis Jackson, Senator Ben Allen, and Assemblymember Dawn Addis are anticipated to participate remotely, consistent with Government Code section 11123.5.

Providing Public Comment:

Written Comments: Written comments should be sent to COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov by 12:00 p.m. on June 3, 2024. If you are writing about an item on the Council’s agenda, please include the item number in the email subject line. If you are writing with a general comment, please include a brief title for your comment.

Oral Comments: For each item on the agenda and at the end of the public meeting on non-agenda items, the OPC Chair will ask whether there are any requests for public comment. If you are participating via Zoom and want to provide oral comments on a specific agenda item, you will need to “Raise your hand” during the Zoom meeting. *If calling into the meeting from a telephone, you can use “Pound (#) 2” to raise/ lower your hand.

Once your hand is raised and it is your turn to speak, the meeting facilitator will unmute you, announce your name, and you will be able to make your public comment to the Council. *Depending on how you have called in, you may also need to unmute yourself.

A speaker’s time allotment for a specific agenda item is at the discretion of the Chair but generally limited to two minutes. It is strongly recommended, though not required, that public comments be submitted in writing beforehand so they can be distributed to all Council members for review prior to the meeting. After your public comment, your hand will be lowered and you will be placed back on mute.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Kaitlyn Kalua at Kaitlyn.Kalua@resources.ca.gov 

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



Categories: 30x30, Event, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement