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Ocean Protection Council

California Ocean Protection Council

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MEETING AGENDA

February 29, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ventura City Hall

501 Poli Street

Ventura, CA

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission

Susan Golding, Public Member

Geraldine Knatz, Public Member

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember

Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

1. Welcome and council member announcements

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration of a motion to allow a voting representative for absent council members for this meeting pursuant to the council’s operating procedures

3. ACTION: Nominations and election of next council chairperson

Motion and Vote

4. Public Comment on non-agenda items*

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the OPC Science Advisory Team and approval of the Executive Director of the California Ocean Science Trust as co-chair of the team

Motion and Vote

Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust, Council Science Advisor

6. Water quality policy: future OPC goals and actions

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

Status of beach closures in California

Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director, State Water Resources Control Board

The State Water Board’s regulatory role in stormwater permitting

Eric Berntsen, State Water Resources Control Board

LID in California: current status

Dan Cloak, Consultant

Panel discussion on state water quality policy and funding to address impacts of stormwater runoff and pollution linked to existing and new development, with the primary emphasis on Low Impact Development

Panelists:

• David Beckman, Natural Resources Defense Council

• Dan Cloak, Consultant

• Eric Berntsen, State Water Resources Control Board

• Martina Frey, Tetra Tech Inc.

• Andrew Henderson, Building Industry Association

• Gerhardt Hubner, Ventura County Watershed Protection District

• Fran Spivy-Weber, State Water Resources Control Board

• Eric Stein, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

• Al Wanger, California Coastal Commission

Summary and recommendations for future actions

Rachel Couch, Project Manager

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of 2009 Ocean Protection Council Funding Priorities for Sea Grant projects and authorization to grant up to $1 million to the University of California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant programs to fund research that directly supports the OPC’s strategic plan

Motion and Vote

Valerie Termini, Project Manager

Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust, Council Science Advisor

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $242,000 to the University of California, Davis to prepare plans, designs, and environmental documents for the California Marine Ecosystem Health Laboratory

Motion and Vote

Neal Fishman, Program Manager

9. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of the following consent items

Motion and Vote

a. Authorization to disburse up to $60,000 to the University of California Marine Council (UCMC) to fund two graduate fellowships

Valerie Termini, Project Manager

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b. Authorization to grant up to $87,500 to the National Geographic Society for the planning and completion of the Northern California Coastal Geotourism MapGuide project: Salmon Country

Cina Loarie, Sea Grant Fellow

10. Presentation and discussion of November 7th San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Steve Edinger, Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement Division, Department of Fish and Game

Lessons learned about and the use of ocean observing data in spill response

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

11. Status of the Water Board policy on once-through cooling and presentation of related studies

Christine Blackburn, Project Manager

Status and timeline of the Water Board Policy

Jonathan Bishop, Chief Deputy Director, State Water Resources Control Board

Alternative Cooling System Analysis for California’s Coastal Power Plants

Tim Havey, Tetra Tech, Inc.

12. Report from the Executive Policy Officer

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

• Update on Marine Debris Resolution Draft Implementation Plan

• Update on water quality enforcement

• Update on strategic plan

13. Report from the Council Secretary

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

• Project updates

• Budget update

14. Adjourn

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or lmatthews@scc.ca.gov.

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

OPC Tour Information:

A council tour of the Matilija Dam, Surfer’s Point, and stormwater project sites will take place on February 28th, 2008. The tour will begin at the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, Ventura Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA at 11:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but must provide their own transportation—the tour sites are a 30 minute drive from each other. We also recommend bringing a sack lunch.