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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda:

July 28-29, 2009

(revised July 17, 2009)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 9:00 am
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 8:00 am
Sheraton Delfina *
530 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90403

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* 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 (TTY) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information.

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 and at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests and can range from one to three minutes per comment; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged.

Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon as they are available. This agenda may be found on the MLPA website at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Note: The BRTF will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 4:30 p.m.

 Welcome, Agenda Review and Brief Introductions

I.  Updates

II.  MLPA Initiative Process Updates

  1.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team BRIEFING DOCUMENT A.1: Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf - Supplemental Guidance to the Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and MPAs (Adopted June 18, 2009)
  2.  South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group  BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.1: Overview of Round 2 Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.2: Round 2 Comparison of Existing MPAs (Proposal 0), Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals by Designation Type and Level of Protection
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.3: Side-by-Side Maps and Regulations
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.4: Draft MPA Proposal Topaz: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.5: Draft MPA Proposal Opal: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.6: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 1: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.7: Draft MPA Proposal Lapis 2: Overview Map, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.8: Revised External MPA Proposal A : Overview Map, Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs and Consideration of Existing MPAs
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.9: Revised External MPA Proposal B : Overview Map, Narrative Description, Staff Summary, Description of MPAs, and Consideration of Existing MPAs
  3.  Statewide Interests Group
  4.  Public Outreach and Education Activities  BRIEFING DOCUMENT D.1: Summary of Comments from the South Coast Summer Public Open Houses
  5.  North Coast Project

III. MLPA South Coast Study Region

  1.  Developing Draft MPA Proposals  BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.1: Overview of the Stakeholder Group Process PPT
  2.  Presentation of Draft MPA Proposals Developed by Work Groups of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) and Revised MPA Proposals Developed External to the SCRSG Process
  3.  Presentation of SAT Methods and Analyses of Proposal 0, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals   BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.1: Draft Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.2: MPA Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.3: Spatial Bioeconomic Model Evaluations of Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.4: Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluations for Round 2 MPA Proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.5: Summary of Potential Impacts of the May 2009 (Round 2) MPA Proposals on Commercial and Recreational Fisheries PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.6: Summary of potential impacts of the May 2009 MPA proposals (Round 2) and the Channel Islands MPAs on commercial and recreational fisheries in the South Coast Study Region (June 29, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.7: SAT Evaluation of Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External Proposals: Water and Sediment Quality PPT

             Dr. Satie Airame and Brian Owens, MLPA staff:  Water Quality

            Members of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team

             Dr. Mark Carr:  Habitat Representation, Replication and Adaptive Management

             Dr. Steve Gaines:  MPA Size and Spacing

             Dr. Chris Costello:  Bioeconomic Modeling

             Dan Robinette:  Marine Birds and Mammals

             Dr. Astrid Shultz:  Commercial and Recreation Fishing                 

  1.  Goal 3 Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals  BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.1: MLPA Goal 3 Evaluation of Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.2: Staff Memo Regarding the Evaluation of Existing MPAs, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals Relative to MLPA Goal 3 (July 13, 2009)
  2.  California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals   BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.1: California Department of Fish and Game Overview of Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.2: California Department of Fish and Game Feasibility Analysis of Draft MPA Arrays and Revised External MPA Proposals for the South Coast Study Region PPT
  3.  California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals, and Revised External MPA Proposals   BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.1: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays, and Revised External Proposals
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.2: California Department of Parks and Recreation Analysis of Proposal 0, Draft MPA Arrays, and Revised External Proposals PPT

 General Public Comment

Recess