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June 2007 Agenda

Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 284-1234

9:00 a.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER.

2. ROLL CALL.

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and FEDERAL CONSISTENCY

 3. ENERGY and OCEAN RESOURCES REPORT.  Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. (AD-SF)

 4. SONGS STATUS. Status report on Southern California Edison’s progress on SONGS mitigation program. (JJL & SMH-SF)

 5. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY REPORT.  Report by the Division Supervisor on Negative Determinations issued by the federal consistency staff, and status report on other major non-energy federal consistency matters. (MPD-SF)

 6. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

 a. CC-008-07 (North County Transit District, San Diego Co.)  Consistency certification by North County Transit District for construction of 1.2-mile-long railroad passing track extension in Oceanside, San Diego Co. (LJS-SF)

7. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

8. PERMIT AMENDMENTS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

 a. Permit No. E-98-027-A3 and CC-041-00 (PAC Landing Corp., San Luis Obispo Co.) Request by PAC Landing Corporation to amend permit and modify consistency certification for PAC fiber optic cable system to reduce frequency of burial surveys from once every 18 to 24 months, to once every five years, in State and federal waters offshore Grover Beach. (DL-SF)

 9. FINDINGS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

There is a single, combined staff report for items 9a and 9b below.

a. Application No. E-05-005 (California-American Water Co., Monterey Co.) Granted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility, at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (TL-SF)

b. Application No. A-3-MCO-06-384 (California-American Water Co., Monterey Co.) Granted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility, at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (TL-SF)

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

 10. DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT.  Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public.  For specific information contact the Commission’s Eureka office at (707) 445-7833.

11. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

12. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIESAttention:  Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed.  The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Appeal No. A-1-MEN-05-47 (Sacks, Mendocino Co.) Application of Rudolph & Ann Sacks to (1) remodel  900 sq. ft. of single family home, (2) demolish 1,040 sq. ft. home (3) construct 1,532 sq. ft. addition to home and add 768 sq. ft. attached garage, (4) construct 640 sq. ft. detached workshop and (5) install septic disposal system, driveway improvements, fencing, and LPG tank, at 45321 Mar Vista Drive, Mendocino County. (TST-E)

 b. Application No. 1-06-36 (City of Arcata) Application of City of Arcata for McDaniel Slough Wetland Enhancement Project, to restore tidal wetlands to 200 of 240 acres of former tidal marsh adjacent to Humboldt Bay and enhance the remaining 40 acres as freshwater and brackish ponds and riparian areas, at lands located west of South I Street and south of Samoa Boulevard, Arcata, Humboldt County. (JB-E)

 c. Appeal No. A-1-MEN-07-3 (Nelson, Mendocino Co.)  Appeal by Friends of Schooner Gulch and Commissioners Kruer & Reilly from decision of County of Mendocino granting permit with conditions to Robert & Pamela Nelson to construct 480 sq. ft. garage attached to 1,728 sq. ft. single-family home, legalize the placement of retaining wall (<6 ft tall) used in conjunction with planting bed for screening vegetation on eastern side of home, and place 44 sq. ft. storage shed on deck, at 30150 South Highway One, approximately 5 miles south of Point Arena, Mendocino County. (MBK-E)

d. Application No. 1-07-13 (CA Dept of Transportation (Caltrans), Humboldt Co.) Application of Caltrans to replace northbound and southbound U.S. Route 101 bridge crossings of the Mad River and realign highway. New structures consists of 12-ft. lanes, 10-ft. outside shoulders, 5-ft. inside shoulders, and barrier rails. Northbound structure to support 8-ft. multipurpose accessway for non-motorized traffic. Realign Central Ave on- and off-ramps and connect to new structures; reconstruct northbound Central Ave off-ramp/Route 200 intersection; improve or replace seven culverts and relocate 1 single family home and utilities, at Mad River on U.S. Route 101, between Arcata and McKinleyville, Humboldt County. (MF-E)

13. PERMIT AMENDMENTS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

a. Permit No. 80-P-46-A (Humboldt County Public Works Dept.)  Request by County of Humboldt to amend permit granted for 39-unit residential subdivision to modify special condition requiring recordation of open space easement to allow installation of Coastal Trail through easement area along Widow White Creek, at Pacific Sunset Subdivision, off of Fortune Street, McKinleyville area of Humboldt County. (MBK-E)

b. Permit No. 1-01-70-A (City of Arcata Public Works Dept.)  Request by City of Arcata to amend permit granted with conditions for excavation, storage, and treatment of contaminated soil and removal, treatment, and monitoring of contaminated groundwater, to revise authorized location of stockpiled soil to 30,000-sq.ft. area located west of Treatment Marsh #3 for phytore mediation final treatment, at the City Corporation yard, Arcata, Humboldt County. (JB-E)

c. Permit No. 1-06-8-A (Reservation Ranch & Affiliates, Del Norte Co.)  Request by Reservation Ranch & Affiliates to amend permit granted with conditions to restore salmonid habitat on Smith River by excavating river sediments in three tidally influenced side channels, skimming additional area to encourage colonization of emergent wetland vegetation, and install large rootwads and logs to provide rearing and cover habitat for salmonids, to revise permissible extraction season to allow for completion of restoration work in Summer-Fall 2007 not completed in Fall-Winter 2006, along lower Smith River estuary, 341 Sarina Road, approximately 2 miles west-northwest to town of Smith River, Del Norte County. (JB-E)

 14. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT.

a. Legal staff presentation and Commission discussion of background and legal basis for permit conditions that require indemnification of California Coastal Commission for costs and attorneys fees incurred if litigation results from approval of a coastal development permit.


Future Meetings:  The next meetings of the Coastal Commission will be July 9-13  in San Luis Obispo and August 8-10 in San Francisco.

See future agenda items (these are items submitted to the Coastal Commission and could be scheduled on future meeting agendas).