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Ocean Protection Council
Ocean Protection Council Meeting — Thursday, May 23, 2019, Sacramento
OPC Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 23, 2019
1:00 pm
Coastal Hearing Room – Second Floor
CalEPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento

Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Ben Allen, State Senator
Mark Stone, State Assemblymember
Michael Brown, Public Member
Jordan Diamond, Public Member
1. Welcome, Introductions and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Crowfoot, Council Chair
2. Report from the Executive Director
Deborah Halberstadt, Executive Director
3. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  3a. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds for Long-term MPA Monitoring Projects (Funding sources: Proposition 84, General Fund, and Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Payments)
    3.a.1. Rocky intertidal habitat monitoring, University of California Santa Cruz
    3.a.2. Kelp forest and shallow rocky reef habitat monitoring, University of California Santa Cruz
    3.a.3. Deep rocky reef habitat monitoring, San Jose State University
    3.a.4. Sandy beach and surf zone habitat monitoring, University of California Santa Barbara
    3.a.5. Establishment of statewide socioeconomic monitoring program for consumptive uses, Ecotrust
    3.a.6. Continuation of statewide California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program, San Jose State University
    3.a.7. Integration of oceanographic data into MPA monitoring, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute/Central and Northern California Ocean Observing Systems
    Letters of Support
  3b. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds for Restoration Projects that Increase Marine Life Associated with MPAs (Funding Source: Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Funds)
    3.b.1. Restoration of 6.5 acres of salt marsh habitat in the Los Cerritos Wetlands, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
    3.b.2. Restoration of 42 acres of degraded wetland habitat adjacent to two MPAs in San Diego County, WILDCOAST
    3.b.3. Restoration of rockweed populations in rocky intertidal habitat from Big Sur to San Diego, including the Channel Islands, University of Santa Barbara
    Letters of Support
  3c. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds for MPA Outreach, Education, and Compliance Projects (Funding source: Once-Through Cooling Interim Mitigation Funds)
    3.c.1. Outreach and education activities to increase awareness and stewardship of California’s MPAs, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
    3.c.2. Community-based efforts to improve statewide compliance of MPA regulations, Resources Legacy Fund
    3.c.3. Administration of a small grants program to increase MPA outreach and education, Coastal Quest
  3d. Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds to Ocean Science Trust to Administer OPC Science Advisory Team Working Groups focused on MPA Science Needs (Funding source: Proposition 84 and Environmental License Plate Funds)
    3.d.1. 2022 MPA Management Review Scientific Guidance
    3.d.2. MPAs and Climate Resilience Science Synthesis and Data Needs
4. Sustainable Fisheries
  Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds for Development of a California Fisheries Portal, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Funding Source: Proposition 84)
    Exhibit A: List of 38 State-Managed Marine Species
    Exhibit B: California Fisheries Portal Scoping Phase: Focus Group Agendas
    Exhibit C: California Fisheries Portal Prototype (Screenshots)
    Exhibit D: Letters of Support
5. Action Item: Consideration and Possible Adoption of Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines
    Exhibit A: Proposed Final Proposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines
    Exhibit B: Public Comments on the Draft Proposition 68 Grant Program Guidelines
    Exhibit C: Public Workshop Outreach Flyer
6. Progress Report on OPC’s Draft 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan
7. Report from the Science Advisor
  Liz Whiteman, Executive Director, Ocean Science Trust
8. Report from the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
  Gretchen Hofmann, Chair, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team
9. Consent Items:
  9a. Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Funds to Ocean Science Trust for Ongoing Support as OPC’s Science Advisor and OPC SAT Secretariat (Funding source: Environmental License Plate Funds)
    Exhibit A: California Ocean Science Trust: A Vision for 2020
    Exhibit B: Letters of Support
  9b. Approval of New Science Advisory Team Members
10. Closing Remarks
  Deborah Halberstadt, Executive Director
11. Public Comment on non-agenda items
12. Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment
August 14, 1-4 pm, Natural Resources Building Auditorium, Sacramento
     
NOTES

Agenda items may be re-ordered at the discretion of the council chair.
Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.

Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 5 pm on May 21, 2019 to be included in the materials provided to the council at the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Jenn Eckerle at (916) 654-9055 or jenn.eckerle@resources.ca.gov.

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Eckerle no later than five days prior to the meeting.