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November 2014 Agenda

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This has been updated at 3:53 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014

Please note: agenda items are subject to change.

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Wednesday,
November 12, 2014

9:00 a.m.

  1. 1.   CALL TO ORDER.
  2. 2.   ROLL CALL.
  3. 3.   AGENDA CHANGES.
  4. 4.   GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. Public comments will be heard at 9:00 a.m. for items not on the agenda, for no more than 30 minutes. For those unable to attend the early comment period, there will be additional comment time available later in the day. Note: Comments made during the general public comment period regarding matters pending before the Commission do not become part of the official record for those matters.
  5. 5.   CHAIR'S REPORT.

STATEWIDE

  1. 6.   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
    1. a.   Director's Report
    2. b.   Spanish Translation Services Contract for Commission Agenda and Notice. Commission authorization for Executive Director to enter into a contract for written Spanish translation services for Commission agenda and meeting notice. (ALW-SF)   Motion and Vote
    3. c.   Interagency Agreement. Public Hearing and Commission authorization to enter into an Interagency Agreement with California Natural Resources Agency, on behalf of Ocean Protection Council, to administer the second year of Ocean Protection Council Local Coastal Program Sea-Level Rise Grant Program. (SH/HP-SF)     Motion and Vote
    4. d.   Salary Study, Job Analysis and Advisory Services Contract. Commission authorization for Executive Director to enter into a contract for salary study, job analysis and advisory services. (SH-SF)
  2. 7.   LCP Grants. [ADDENDUM] Public hearing and possible Commission action on proposed grant awards for LCP Planning for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015. (JA/HP-SF)   Motion and  Vote

North Coast District

  1. 8.   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 Arcata office at (707) 826-8950.
  2. 9.   CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.     Motion and Vote
  3. 10.  NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. a.   Appeal No. A-1-MEN-14-0053 (Mendocino County Service Authority, Mendocino Co.) Appeal by Peggy Kim of County of Mendocino decision granting permit for installation of 20 emergency call boxes at various locations along Highway 1 and Highway 128, Mendocino County. (CK-A)    Motion and Vote
  4. 11.  COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES Attention: 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.
    1. a.   Application No. 1-13-0489 (California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Del Norte Co.) Application of California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife for drainage ditch excavation and maintenance project to restore habitat for endangered Western Lily at Crescent City Marsh Wildlilfe Area, Crescent City, Del Norte County. (ND-A) [POSTPONED]
    2. b.   Application No. 1-14-1030 (Crescent City Harbor District, Del Norte Co.) [ADDENDUM] Application of Crescent City Harbor District to construct 5,191 sq.ft. marine equipment and supply store, with 3,731 sq.ft. warehouse area and 739 sq.ft. administration area, at 191 Citizens Dock Rd., Crescent City Harbor, Del Norte County. (KS-A)

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES AND FEDERAL CONSISTENCY

  1. 12.   ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, negative determinations, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. For specific information contact the Commission's Energy, Ocean Resources, and Federal Consistency Division office at (415) 904-5240.
  2. 13.   CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.     Motion and Vote

     [Items W14a and 15a, below share a single, combined staff report]     Motion and  Vote
  3. 14.  NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. a.  Appeal No. A-3-MRA-14-0050 (California-American Water Company, Marina) Appeal by California-American Water Co. of City of Marina decision denying permit for construction, operation, and decommissioning of slant test well, up to 4 monitoring well clusters, and related infrastructure at CEMEX sand mining plant, Lapis Road, Marina, Monterey County. (TL-SF)
  4. 15.  COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES Attention: 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.
    1. Application No. 9-14-1735 (California-American Water Company, Marina) Application of California-American Water Co. for permit to construct, operate, and decommission test slant well at CEMEX sand mining facility on Monterey Bay shoreline, Marina, Monterey County. (TL-SF)
    2. a.   Application No. 9-13-0686/CC-0203-13 (Exxon-Mobil Production Company, Santa Barbara Co.) [ADDENDUM] Application of Exxon-Mobil Production Co. to replace 2 power cables extending from Las Flores Canyon onshore facility, through state and federal waters to Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) Platform Harmony located approx. 7 miles offshore in Santa Barbara Channel and replace 1 power cable between SYU Platform Harmony and SYU Platform Heritage, Santa Barbara County. (KH-SF)
  5. 16.  FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. a.  CD-0003-14 (U.S. Navy, Coronado) [ADDENDUM] Consistency determination by U.S. Navy to construct Coastal Campus, consisting of 24 projects, comprising nearly 1.5 million sq. feet of facilities and associated infrastructure, constructed over a 10-year period, at Silver Strand Training Complex-South (SSTC-South), Naval Base Coronado, San Diego County. (JS-SF)     Motion and  Vote

 STATEWIDE

CLOSED SESSION. At a convenient time during the meeting, the Commission (CCC) will have a closed session to discuss items of pending litigation, including:
AquaLegacy Development LLC v. CCC et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
AquaLegacy Development LLC v. CCC et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
CCC v. U.S. Dept. of the Navy et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. v. CCC et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Faber et al. v. CCC (Drakes Bay Oyster Co., RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Friends of the Children's Pool v. City of San Diego et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Save the Park v. CCC (Colmer, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A - see item Thurs. 22a
SDS Family Trust v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C). The Commission may also consider personnel matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(a).
  1. 17.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
  2. 18.  COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS.
  3. 19.  CONSERVANCY REPORT.
  4. 20.  SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY REPORT.
  5. 21.  SANTA MONICA BAY RESTORATION REPORT.
  6. 22.  DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.
COMMISSION FIELD TRIP. The Commission will take a field trip at the conclusion of the meeting on Wednesday, November 12 to view areas of the coastal zone along the San Mateo County coast. Several stops will be made and may include: (1) Princeton shoreline; (2) Big Wave development site; (3) Surfer's Beach; (4) Montara lighthouse; and (5) the Devil's Slide recreational trail. Members of the public are invited to attend by following in their private vehicles and joining the Commission at designated stops. A more detailed itinerary will be available at a later date. For more information, please call the Commission's North Central Coast District office in San Francisco at (415) 904-5260.

RECEPTION

RECEPTION. At the conclusion of the Commission's field trip on Wednesday, November 12, or at 6:00 p.m., whichever is later, the Commission will attend a reception hosted by the County of San Mateo at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, 214 Princeton Avenue in Princeton. Members of the public are welcome to join the Commission; however, because space is limited, attendance will be allowed on a first come/first served basis. If you wish to attend or want more information, please call to RSVP at 650-363-4568.

Please Note: This is a social event for the Commission and the public. No lobbying, distribution of materials, signage, or other communication about Commission business should occur at the event. Thank you.

 


Future Meetings

The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are December 10-12, in Monterey & January 7-9, in Southern California.