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Delta Science Program Review:
Feasibility Study of Shore-Based Ballast Water Reception and Treatment Facilities in California October 20, 2017 – 9.30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. PST
California Natural Resources Agency Auditorium 1416 9th St #1311 Sacramento, CA 95814
As a courtesy, this meeting will be webcast at www.deltacouncil.ca.gov
PURPOSE This is the third and final public meeting related to the feasibility study. Comments received from the public and the panel will be reviewed and considered before the final report is produced.
The purpose of the feasibility study is to meet a mandate in the Marine Invasive Species Act for the State Lands Commission to identify and conduct research about ways to reduce or eliminate a release or establishment of nonindigenous species by shipping vessels. On behalf of the Commission, the Delta Stewardship Council is organizing the preparation and independent review of the feasibility study of the potential use of shore- based ballast water reception and treatment facilities in California to meet California's interim performance standards for the discharge of ballast water (see Title 2 California Code of Regulations Section 2293).
The study will culminate in a report detailing the potential of this method to meet the needs of regulated vessels to comply with California’s interim performance standards.
Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change