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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: May 12, 2010

(revised April 30, 2010)

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting
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For public onsite teleconference and webinar access:

C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center*
921 Waterfront Drive, Room 211
Eureka, CA

Flynn Center
Multipurpose Room
981 H Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Resources Building*
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814

California Department of Fish and Game*
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

UCSB Marine Science Institute
Marine Science Research Building*
Room 3322
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150

* 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 916.653.5656.

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.

Public parking is available at no charge at the above locations except for the Marine Science Research Building and the Resources Building.

  1. The Marine Science Research Building is most easily accessed via bus from downtown Santa Barbara or Goleta by taking the UCSB express; directions and bus stop times are available at Alternatively, UCSB campus visitor parking passes can be requested by contacting Satie Airame at
  2. The Resources Building is most easily accessed via the Light Rail Blue and Gold lines ( Parking in downtown Sacramento is via a city garage or metered street parking; members of the public can be reimbursed by staff at the building for any parking fees.

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) at approximately 12:25 p.m.  Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests and can range from one to three minutes per comment; 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, MLPA Regional Stakeholder Group, or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda - Thursday, February 11, 2010

Note: The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 11:40 a.m. and public comment will be taken immediately after at approximately 12:25 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order on the day of the meeting.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

I.  MLPA Initiative North Coast Process Updates

  1.  North Coast Planning Progress

II.  SAT Work Group Updates

  1.  Bioeconomic Modeling
  2.  SAT Tribal Work Group

III.  Science Guidance Questions from the Public and External Array Proponents

  1.  Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions    Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT response to science questions received up to March 25, 2010

IV.  MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Review and Discuss Updates to the Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation Methods  Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve additions to the marine birds and mammals evaluation methods
  2.  Review and Discuss Updates to the Habitat Representation and Replication Evaluation Methods    Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve additions to the habitat representation and replication evaluation methods
  3.  Designing MPAs to Inform Adaptive Management     Motion and Vote   Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT guidance for designing MPAs to inform adaptive management
  1.  Review and Discuss Water Quality Considerations for MPAs in the MLPA North Coast Study Region   Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the water quality guidance document
  1.  Review New Levels of Protection    Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve any new or revised LOPs
 General Public Comment

Wrap-up and Next Steps
  1.  Other Items


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