Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. Red Lion Hotel Eureka* 1929 Fourth Street Eureka, CA 95501
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. Members of the public who wish to videotape or audiotape the meeting are allowed only in designated areas so as to avoid disrupting the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more information. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:
C.V. Starr Community Center* 300 South Lincoln Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Flynn Center, Multipurpose Room* 981 H Street Crescent City, CA 95531
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 Wednesday, October 13 at approximately 3:35 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: Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.
* 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.
Receive updates on the MLPA North Coast Study Region marine protected area (MPA) planning process
Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science questions
Review and potentially approve new proposed levels of protection
Review and potentially adopt the document, Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in the North Coast Study Region
Review and potentially adopt the SAT evaluations of the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) MPA Proposal
Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Note: General public comment will be taken on Wednesday October 13 at approximately 3:35 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting.
Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda
I. MLPA Initiative North Coast Process Updates
North Coast Planning Progress
SAT Tribal Work Group
II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region
Review and Discuss New Proposed Levels of Protection Potential SAT Action: Approve any new levels of protection Motion and Vote
Review and Discuss the SAT Evaluation Methods Potential SAT Action: Approve updates to the SAT evaluation methods document Motion and Vote
III. Science Questions
Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT responses to science questions Motion and Vote
IV. SAT Evaluations of the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Proposal
Overview of Round 3 North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Proposal
Review and Discuss the Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluation Results Potential SAT Action: Approve the evaluation result summary for marine birds and marine mammals Motion and Vote
Review and Discuss Water Quality Evaluation Results Potential SAT Action: Approve the evaluation result summary for water quality