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CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
DRAFT MEETING AGENDA

(revised August 20, 2007)

 Tuesday, August 28, 2007
9:30 a.m.

Resources Building *
1416 Ninth Street, First Floor Auditorium
Sacramento, California

Members of the public are invited to view or listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Please visit the MLPA website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/mlpa/meetings.html for more information.

Public participation:  The public will be invited by the chair at several points in the meeting to offer comments on agenda items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 9:40 a.m.  Speaker cards will be requested and may be found at the entrance to the room.

Meeting Objectives

    * Receive public comment on items not on the agenda
    * Receive briefing on the staffing and resource needs of the initiative and completing other MLPA study regions
    * Receive update on regional stakeholder group and science advisory team activities
    * Receive update on MLPA Statewide Interests Group
    * Receive update on revisions to the draft “MLPA Regional Profile for the North Central Coast Study Region (Alder Creek/Point Arena to Pigeon Point, California)”
    * Receive update on implementation of the central coast marine protected areas
    * Discuss and potentially develop comments on proposed revisions to the ”California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas”
    * Adopt methods for stakeholder involvement at both the statewide and regional levels

Meeting Agenda

Note: the task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.
 
1. Welcome and Introductions

9:30 a.m. Susan Golding, Chair, MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force.

2. Public Comment

Public comment will be taken on the task force meeting and initiative process.  Public comments on specific agenda items should be made during that agenda item.

Informational Items
3. Staff Planning and Resources

[Handouts A-B]

Update on MLPA Initiative staffing and budget, and planning for future study regions. Ken Wiseman, Executive Director, MLPA Initiative.

4. North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group

[Attachment 1 and Handout C]

Update on appointments to and activities of the regional stakeholder group. Melissa Miller-Henson, Program Manager, MLPA Initiative.

5. Master Plan Science Advisory Team

[Attachment 2 and Handout D]

Update on appointments to and activities of the science advisory team. John Ugoretz, Marine Habitat Conservation Program Manager, California Department of Fish and Game.
 
6. MLPA Statewide Interests Group

Update on appointments to the MLPA Statewide Interests Group. Melissa Miller-Henson.

7. MLPA North Central Coast Study Region

Update on revisions to the draft regional profile for the north central coast study region. Melissa Miller-Henson.

8. MLPA Master Plan for MPAs Implementation Update

[Attachments 3-4]

Update on central coast MPAs and revised California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas. John Ugoretz.

9. Enforcement of  Marine Protected Areas

Presentation on marine enforcement. Chief Nancy Foley, California Department of Fish and Game
Captain Brian Naslund, California Department of Fish and Game.


Action Items

10. Draft Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation

[Attachment 5]

Adopt a strategy for stakeholder and public participation in the MLPA Initiative. Melissa Miller-Henson.

Motion and Vote

11. California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas

Discuss and consider potential comments on revisions to the draft master plan. Ken Wiseman.

Adjourn

Briefing Documents

Attachments

  1. Key outcomes memorandum from the second meeting (July 10-11, 2007) of the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. Meeting summary for the first meeting (June 26, 2007) of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  3. August 2007 proposed changes to the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas (April 23, 2007)
  4. Summary of April 2007 and August 2007 proposed changes to the California MLPA Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
  5. Draft MLPA Initiative Strategy for Stakeholder and Interested Public Participation (August 23, 2007) in both markup and “clean” versions

Handouts

  1. Updated MLPA Initiative calendar of meetings for the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, Master Plan Science Advisory Team, and North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  2. List of MLPA staff and roles in the MLPA Initiative
  3. Revised membership list for the MLPA North Central Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
  4. Membership list for the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team



 

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.