Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 21, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Red Lion Hotel Eureka 1929 Fourth Street Eureka, CA 95501
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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 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information.
Public comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) on January 21 at approximately 12:35 p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the chair; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to the task force or MLPA staff.
Meeting Materials: Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be viewable on this page as soon as they are available.
Receive updates on the MLPA north coast process
Receive updates from SAT work groups
Review and discuss marine protected area (MPA) habitat representation evaluation methods
Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA habitat replication evaluation methods
Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA size and spacing evaluation methods
Review, discuss and potentially approve proposed levels of protection
Review and discuss water quality evaluations for the north coast study region
Review and discuss marine birds and mammals evaluations for the north study coast region
Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science guidance question