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June 6, 2024

30×30 Draft Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Waters: Public Comment Period and Regional Workshops

Share your feedback on the draft 30×30 Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Waters!   OPC is proud to lead the state’s efforts to conserve 30% of coastal waters by 2030. This past June 4 Council meeting, OPC announced the draft Decision-Making […]

Categories: 30x30, Marine Protected Areas, Other Public Meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


May 14, 2024

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

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents are available.

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


March 3, 2024

Request for Community Input to Inform Statewide Plastics Monitoring Strategy and Plan

Join public meetings and submit comments by April 3  OPC is pleased to partner with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) to develop a first-of-its-kind comprehensive Statewide Plastics Monitoring Strategy and Plan to track the state’s progress and to support future efforts […]

Categories: Event, Marine Pollution, Other Public Meetings, Plastic Pollution, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


February 13, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – February 29, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024. The agenda and meeting materials are available. Revised February 28, 2024.

Categories: Event, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


January 19, 2024

State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update – Draft Released for Public Comment – Deadline Extended to March 8

OPC is pleased to release the draft State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update (Guidance), which will update and replace the previous 2018 State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance. This report consists of the best […]

Categories: Public Comment Opportunity, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


November 16, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – December 12, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The agenda and meeting materials are available.

Categories: Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


August 23, 2023

Aviso de Audiencias Públicas Y Oportunidad para Comentarios Públicos: Política de Enfriamiento de Paso Único

El personal de la Junta Estatal de Control de Recursos de Agua (Junta Estatal del Agua) celebrará dos audiencias públicas sobre las revisiones propuestas al cálculo del pago provisional de mitigación para la Política de control de la calidad del […]

Categories: Public Comment Opportunity


August 23, 2023

Public Listening Sessions & Opportunity to Comment: Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation

State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) staff will hold two public listening sessions on the proposed revisions to the interim mitigation payment calculation for the Water Quality Control Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for […]

Categories: Event, Other Public Meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


July 18, 2023

Public Comment Opportunity: Draft Seawater Desalination Siting & Streamlining Report to Expedite Permitting

The State Water Resources Control Board is accepting written public comment on the Draft Seawater Desalination Siting and Streamlining Report to Expedite Permitting (Draft Report) that was developed by a Seawater Desalination Interagency Group in response to direction in California’s Water Supply Strategy: […]

Categories: Public Comment Opportunity


July 13, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – August 15, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity