Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
via teleconference and online meeting
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Public Comment: The public will be invited to offer comments on the proposed MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) recommendation to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 5:15 p.m. 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. Note that public comment at this meeting will be specific to the recommendation being considered by the NCRSG.
This shortened version of the full agenda contains only main agenda items.
See below to view the full agenda and meeting briefing documents.
Note: Public comment on the potential action will be taken at approximately 5:15 p.m.
I. Proposed NCRSG Recommendation to the BRTF
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No documents are available at this time.
Providing Public Comment to the
Marine Life Protection Act North Coast Project
February 23, 2010
Audio and video archives of the meetings will be available a few days after each meeting (www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp). Additionally, DVD copies of the meetings will be available at local libraries and California Department of Fish and Game offices.
Guidelines for Participating in Webinar/Teleconference Meetings
1. Sign up for the GoToWebinar prior to the meeting; see meeting agenda for the URL.
•For the upcoming February 25, 2010 NCRSG meeting, visit
https://www1.gotomeetings.com/register/346012657to make your
2. On the day of the meeting, use the URL provided when you registered to join the webinar.
3. On the day of the meeting, call the phone number provided to join the teleconference portion of the meeting.
•For the upcoming February 25, 2010 NCRSG meeting:
Phone: (877) 615-4337
All meetings of the MLPA Initiative will offer a minimum of one opportunity for public comment. At the beginning of a teleconference meeting and also near the time for public comment, the call operator will instruct participants how to signal that they would like to speak. All public participants will be in a listen-only mode until it is their turn to speak; the call operator will manage the queue of those who have requested to provide public comments.
General Public Comment
•The time for public comment will be noticed in the agenda for each meeting. For the upcoming MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group meeting, general public comment will be taken on Thursday, February 25 from approximately 5:25- 5:45 p.m.
•The number of speakers requesting to provide comment from the phone will be counted and, at the discretion of staff, the time allocated to each speaker will be based on the total available time and number of individuals wishing to speak.
•Speakers with a shared message or from the same organization are encouraged to combine speaking points to minimize duplicative comments.
Malfunctions of Technology/Equipment
If you are unable to hear the audio, please press *0 on your phone to reach the operator. If you cannot see the webinar portion of the meeting, you should contact the MLPA office staff by phone or email (916-654-1885 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Please be aware that if you phone in before the meeting start time, you may hear nothing at all until the meeting begins.
Also, for meetings involving a large number of participants, there are frequently short delays in the start time; we appreciate your patience. For this reason, we ask that you not report any technical problems earlier than five minutes after the announced start time for the meeting.
Written comments are accepted on an ongoing basis via email, fax or mail. All written comments are collated on a regular basis and distributed to the appropriate MLPA Initiative group. Comments to the MLPA Initiative can be submitted:
Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
c/o California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814