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Meeting Agenda
Monday November 29
Sierra Hearing Room – CalEPA Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815

 

Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Fran Pavley, State Senator

 

Monday, November 29, 2010

10:00am – 5:00 pm*

1.   Welcome and Council member announcements
Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Chair, OPC

2.   Public comment on non-agenda items

3.   Report from the Executive Director
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC

4.   Report from the Council Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Secretary, OPC

5.   Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust

6.   Report on West Coast Regional Ocean Partnership Efforts
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency

 

OPC PROGRAM EVALUATION

7.   ACTION:  Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution regarding the OPC’s Five-Year Program Evaluation
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC

 Public Comment 
 Motion and  Vote

CONSENT CALENDAR

8.   ACTION:  Consent Calendar

a.    Consideration and possible authorization to augment an existing contract with ICF International by an amount not to exceed $100,000 to complete an Aquaculture Programmatic Environmental Impact Report
 Public Comment
 Motion and  Vote
 
b.    Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $114,902 to the California Fish and Game Commission for Marine Policy and Technical Services
- Letters of Support

 Motion and  Vote

MARINE FISHERIES

9.   DISCUSSION:  California Sustainable Seafood Program – draft protocol
- Comment on draft protocol
Valerie Termini McCormick, Project Manager, OPC

10.   ACTION:  Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $1,500,000 to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and to the Regents of the University of California, Sea Grant Program to further develop the Collaborative Fisheries Research Organization and to fund collaborative research projects in coordination with the California Department of Fish and Game and the OPC. 
- Letters of Support
Sheila Semans, Project Specialist, OPC
Pete Nelson, Executive Director, Collaborative Fisheries Research Organization
 
 Motion and Vote
 
11.  ACTION:  Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $455,356 to The Nature Conservancy to support years two and three of the trawl survey that is part of the Central Coast Groundfish Project
Valerie Termini McCormick, Project Manager, OPC
Mary Gleason, Lead Scientist, California Coastal and Marine Program, The Nature Conservancy
 
 Public Comment
 Motion and  Vote
 

12.   ACTION:  Authorization to disburse an amount not to exceed $250,000 to Ecotrust to promote sustainable fishing practices by developing and operating a regionally-sourced seafood market at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf
Valerie Termini McCormick, Project Manager, OPC

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

13.   SPOTLIGHT ON SCIENCE:  Sea Level Rise
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Daniel Cayan, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

14.   DISCUSSION:  Draft Resolution on Sea Level Rise
Abe Doherty, Project Specialist, OPC
Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

 

RESEARCH AND MONITORING

15.    ACTION:  Consideration and possible: (1) adoption of the 2011 OPC/Sea Grant Research Priorities and (2) authorization to disburse up to $1,080,000 to the University of California Sea Grant Program and University of Southern California Sea Grant Program to fund ocean research consistent with these priorities
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Pam Rittelmeyer, Sea Grant Fellow

  Motion and  Vote

COASTAL AND MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING

16.   ACTION:  Consideration and possible adoption of a conceptual workplan towards implementing coastal and marine spatial planning
Laura Engeman, Project Manager, OPC
 
 Motion and  Vote

17.   Adjourn

 

*Note:  Agenda items may be reordered at the discretion of the council chair.

 

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 OPC meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting.