Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: April 15-16, 2009
(revised April 8, 2009)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 9:00 am
Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 8:30 am
Laguna Cliffs Marriott *
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629
* 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) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information. Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon as they become available.
Public Participation: The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 and at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the meeting room. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.
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Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and then participate in a field trip in the Dana Point area for the latter half of the day; details regarding public participation in the field trip will be available a few days before the meeting.
Review Agenda for Day 2
IV. Policy Direction for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
Review and Discuss Pending Military Closures and Military Use Areas
Potential Action: Provide Guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group and MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team regarding military use areas and evaluations of draft MPA proposals in Round 2
Briefing Document L.1: J. Michael Harty Memorandum on Pending Military Closures at San Clemente Island and San Nicolas Island (April 1, 2009)
Briefing Document L.2: Pending Military Closures at San Clemente Island and San Nicolas Island PowerPoint
Briefing Document L.3: David Nawi Memorandum Regarding Legal Analysis of State Authority Regarding Marine Protected Areas in Military Use Areas (April 8, 2009)
Briefing Document L.4: Staff Memo Regarding Military Use Areas in Developing and Evaluating Draft MPA Proposals in Round 2
II. MLPA Initiative Process Updates (continued)
11. Status of Recommendations for Improved MPA Management Coordination with Federal Agencies
Potential Action: Provide guidance to MLPA Initiative staff regarding next steps
Briefing Document N.a: Recommendations for Improved Coordination with Federal and State Agencies for MPA Management
V. MLPA Initiative Operations
14. Updated 2008-11 MLPA Initiative Budget
Briefing Document Q.1: Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 (Updated April 3, 2009)
15. MLPA Calendar of Future Meetings
Briefing Document R.1: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 2, 2009)
Members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming field trip with the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force. Field trip stops and approximate times of arrival/departure are listed below. Please note the task force may be a few minutes early or late for one or more stops, depending on traffic. Look for a 12-passenger California Department of Fish and Game van!
MLPA Initiative staff member Craig Shuman will be available by cell phone during the field trip (310- 869-6574). Please note that members of the public are responsible for their own transportation.
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. – Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Treasure Island Beach
Pacific Coast Highway, west of Lang Park
(Turn left on Wesley from Northbound Pacific Coast Highway into parking structure)
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Crystal Cove State Park
8471 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach CA 92651
Stop 1: Reef Point parking lot
Stop 2: Pelican Point (if time permits)
Parking courtesy of California State Parks