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December 2014 Agenda

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This has been updated at 10:29 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014

Please note: agenda items are subject to change.

Friday, 

December 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 am 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.

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

  1. 5.  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. 6. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. 7. 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 to perform drainage ditch maintenance to restore rare plant habitat, at Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area, Crescent City, Del Norte County. (ND-A) POSTPONED

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES AND FEDERAL CONSISTENCY

  1. 8.  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.
    1. a.  SONGS Mitigation Program. 2014 Annual Status Report for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station mitigation program required as a condition of CDP 6-81-330 (Southern California Edison), San Diego, San Diego County. No Commission action required. (KH-SF)
    2. b.  Ocean Health Index. Presentation by Johanna Polsenberg, Director of Ocean Health Index, on using Ocean Health Index to measure ocean health on the West Coast.
    3. c.  NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Sanctuary Nomination Process. Presentation by William Douros, Western Regional Director for ONMS, on re-establishing a process by which communities may nominate areas of marine environments as national marine sanctuaries. 
    4. d.   Changes to CCMP List of Federal Permits Subject to Federal Consistency Review. Public hearing and Commission possible action on proposed changes updating and adding to California Coastal Management Program (CCMP), Ch. 11, list of federal licenses and permits subject to certification for consistency with the CCMP, under Section 307(c)(3)(A) of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act and its implementing regulations 15 CFR Section 930.53(a) and (c). (MPD-SF)     Motion and Vote
  2. 9.  CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.    Motion and Vote
  3. 10. 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.  Permit No. E-01-029-A4 & CC-111-01 (GU Holdings, Inc., Hermosa Beach) Request to amend Special Condition 18 to increase interval between required surveys of undersea cable to once every five years, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County. (KH-SF)
  4. 11. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. a.  CD-0002-14 (NOAA, Northern California) Consistency determination by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) for expansion of boundaries of, and revised management regulations for, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), state and federal waters offshore San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. (MPD-SF)     Motion and Vote
    2. b.  CC-0006-14 (North County Transit District, San Diego Co.) Consistency certification by North County Transit District for placement of riprap underneath San Dieguito River railroad bridge to protect timber bridge bents from ongoing river scour; and temporary stockpiling of excavated river sediments in railroad right-of-way east of track and south of river, Del Mar, San Diego County. (LS-SF)

CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

  1. 12.  CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  2. 13. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. a.  Appeal No. A-3-SNC-14-0001 (King Ventures Resort, Sand City) Appeal by Sierra Club and Commissioners Shallenberger and Kinsey of City of Sand City decision granting permit with conditions to King Ventures for construction of 340-room resort (105-room condominium hotel and 235-room standard hotel), restaurant, conference center, private and public parking, wellness spa, public access trails, road improvements (to Sand Dunes Drive and Tioga Avenue), public restrooms, and lifeguard station on a roughly 27 acre site primarily located in the dunes west of Highway 1 and north of Tioga Avenue, Sand City, Monterey County. (MW-SC)   

STATEWIDE

  1. 14.  Petition for Repeal of After-the-Fact Permit Fee Regulation. Petition by Beach & Bluff Conservancy under Government Code section 11340.6 to repeal after-the-fact permit fee regulation (14 Cal.Code Regulations, Section 13055(d)). (Legal-SF)     Motion and Vote
  2. 15.  Future Agenda Items. Discussion of potential future agenda items. (CL-SF)

Future Meetings

The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are January 7-9, in Marina del Rey & February 11-13, in Pismo Beach.