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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: July 21-22, 2010

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 S. Lincoln St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information. In addition, two public access locations will be open to the public in Crescent City and Eureka to remotely view and participate in the meeting (specific locations to be announced the week of July 12).

Public comment: The public will be invited to offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged.

Meeting Materials:  Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be viewable on this page as soon as they are available.

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Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:05 p.m. Public comment will be taken at approximately 4:00 p.m.

 Welcome, Review of Agenda, and Brief Introductions

I.  Updates

  1.  MLPA Implementation in the Central Coast, North Central Coast and South Coast Study Regions
  2.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3.  North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  4.  North Coast Goals and Regional Objectives
  5.  Statewide Interests Group
  6.  Public Outreach and Education
  7.  Tribal Outreach and Data Gathering

II.  NCRSG Draft MPA Proposals and Draft Recommendations for Special Closures for the North Coast Study Region

  1.  Presentation of NCRSG Draft MPA Proposals and Proposal 0 (Existing MPAs)
  2.  Presentation of NCRSG Draft Recommendations for Special Closures

III. Evaluations of Round 2 NCRSG Draft MPA Proposals and Special Closures

  1.  Presentation of SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results - Water Quality
  2.  Presentation of SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results – Habitat Representation and Replication
  3.  Presentation of SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results – MPA Size and MPA Spacing
  4.  Presentation SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results - Potential Impacts to Commercial and Recreational Fisheries
  5.  Presentation of SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results - Bioeconomic Modeling
  6.  Presentation of SAT Round 2 Evaluation Results - Birds and Mammals
 General Public Comment

 Afternoon General Public Comment


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