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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the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.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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Meeting Objectives

  1. Receive presentation regarding pending military closures and potentially provide guidance to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) regarding how such areas should be considered when developing marine protected area (MPA) proposals
  2. Receive and discuss MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) water quality guidance document and potentially provide guidance to the SCRSG regarding the design of MPAs and how to take into account water quality when developing marine protected area proposals
  3. Receive and discuss report regarding the status of federal and state coordination recommendations and potentially provide guidance to MLPA Initiative staff regarding next steps
  4. Receive Draft MPA arrays developed by work groups of the SCRSG and draft MPA proposals developed external to the work group process
  5. Receive SAT, California Department of Fish and Game, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and Goal 3 analyses of draft MPA arrays and proposals
  6. Potentially provide guidance to SCRSG members regarding the development of draft MPA proposals and the SAT regarding evaluations of draft MPA proposals in Round Two
  7. Receive updates on the work of the SAT, SCRSG, and MLPA Statewide Interests Group (SIG)
  8. Receive update on the revised draft regional profile
  9. Receive 2008-2011 budget update
    1. 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
    1. Master Plan Science Advisory Team Water Quality Guidance
      Dr. Steve Weisberg, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
      Potential Action: Provide guidance to the SCRSG regarding the design of MPAs and how to take into consideration water quality when developing MPA proposals
      Briefing Document M.1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Approved February 24, 2009)
    2. 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
    3. Public Outreach and Education Activities
    4. Statewide Interests Group
    1. Updated 2008-11 MLPA Initiative Budget
      Briefing Document Q.1: Phase 3 Funding Description July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 (Updated April 3, 2009)
    2. MLPA Calendar of Future Meetings
      Briefing Document R.1: Future Meetings Scheduled for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised April 2, 2009)
  10. Meeting Agenda: Thursday, April 16, 2009

     ROLL CALL 

     Public Comment

     Item K (continued)

     Motion and  Vote

    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

     Motion

     Public Comment

     Motion

     Public Comment 

     Vote

    II. MLPA Initiative Process Updates (continued)

  11.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team Water Quality Guidance
    Dr. Steve Weisberg, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
    Potential Action: Provide guidance to the SCRSG regarding the design of MPAs and how to take into consideration water quality when developing MPA proposals
    Briefing Document M.1: Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and Marine Protected Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Approved February 24, 2009)

 

    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

    12.   Public Outreach and Education Activities

   13.   Statewide Interests Group

    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)

     

    Adjourn

     

    Field Trip – Dana Point/Laguna Area

    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
    (949) 496-2274

    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

    View a map of all field trip locations.