Agenda for June 10, 2014 OPC Meeting and Related Meeting
On June 10, 2014, the OPC will be hosting a public meeting to receive feedback on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” prior to the meeting of the Council itself. Please see information about the related meeting towards the end of this document. Council action will occur only at the Ocean Protection Council meeting.
Workshop on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” — 9:30 am to 11:30 am Ocean Protection Council Meeting — 1:00 pm
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection John Chiang, Chair of the State Lands Commission Fran Pavley, State Senator Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember Geraldine Knatz, Public Member Michael Brown, Public Member
1. Welcome and Council Member Announcements Secretary Laird, Council Chair
2. Report from the Executive Director Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC
3. Report from the Science Advisor Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust
Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.
Comments may be sent by email to: COPCpublic@resources.ca.gov. Written public comment must be received by 3pm on June 4, 2014 to be included in the materials provided to the council prior to the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.
Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to meeting.
Related Event on June 10, 2014
Workshop on “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” 9:30 am to 11:30 am (prior to the OPC meeting) Natural Resources Agency Auditorium , 1416 Ninth St. Sacramento, CA 95814
The purpose of this workshop is for the public to interact in an informal manner with the state agency authors of the “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan”. The Partnership Plan is an overarching guidance document developed under the leadership of Ocean Protection (OPC) in collaboration with several state agencies for a variety of entities to understand how they can participate in the stewardship of marine protected areas.
The plan is anticipated to be released for public comment the first week of June 2014 and will be made available on the OPC website: http://www.opc.ca.gov. It is anticipated that the Partnership Plan will be open for public comment for approximately 45 days.
Cat Kuhlman, Executive Director, OPC and Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Natural Resources Agency
Becky Ota, Marine Habitat Conservation Program Manager, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Jay Chamberlin, Natural Resources Division Chief, California Department of Parks and Recreation
Liz Whiteman, Program Director, California Ocean Science Trust and Executive Director, Marine Protected Area Monitoring Enterprise
Calla Allison, Director of Community Partnerships, MPA Collaborative Implementation Project