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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: June 18, 2009

(revised June 5, 2009)

Thursday, June 18 , 2009
9:30 a.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel North*
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90054

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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 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.

Public Participation: 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 Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp for more information.

Public comment: The public will be invited to offer general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 1:00 p.m. 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. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG), or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

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 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – June 18, 2009

Note: The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and public comment will be taken immediately after at approximately 1:00 p.m.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

I.  Updates

  1. Update on BRTF Guidance to the SCRSG Regarding Pending Military Closures and Military Use Areas in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT A.1: Actions of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Taken on May 19, 2009 (May 19, 2009)
  2.  Update from the SAT MPA Spacing Guidelines Work Group
  3.  Update on the Revised Evaluation Methods Document
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.1: Draft Methods Used to Evaluate Marine Protected Area Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (Revised June 16, 2009)
  4.  Update on Tracking External Data Submissions
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D.1: External Data Submitted to the Master Plan Science Advisory Team (Updated June 16, 2009)

II.  Levels of Protection

  1.   Review and Discuss Text Associated with the Levels of Protection (LOPs) Approved at the April 1, 2009 SAT Meeting and Newly Proposed LOP       Motion and  Vote         Motion and Vote      
    Larry Allen
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the text associated with the levels of protection approved at the April 1, 2009 SAT meeting
    Potential SAT Action: Approve newly proposed level of protection
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT E.1: Draft Supporting Text for Levels of Protection Approved on April 1, 2009 (revised June 16, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT E.2: Proposed Level of Protection for Ghost Shrimp in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 16, 2009)

III. Evaluations of SCRSG Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals

  1.  Overview of MPA Proposal 0, Draft SCRSG MPA Proposals and Revised External MPA Proposals
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.1: Overview of Round 2 Draft MPA Proposals and Revised External Proposals - PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.2: Overview Maps of the Existing, External and SCRSG MPA Proposals (revised May 28, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT F.3: Description of Existing, External, and SCRSG MPA Proposals with Draft Levels of Protection (revised June 10, 2009)
  2.  Review and Discuss the Habitat Representation and Habitat Replication Evaluation Results
    Mark Carr            Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the habitat representation and habitat replication evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.1: Draft Summary of Habitat and Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 17, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.2: Draft Habitat Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT
  3.  Review and Discuss the MPA Size and MPA Spacing Evaluation Results
    Steve Gaines       Motion and  Vote       Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the MPA size and spacing evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.1: Draft Size and Spacing Evaluations of the Round 2 MPA Proposals for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT - Placeholder
  4.  Review and Discuss the Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluation Results
    Susan Chivers and Dan Robinette         Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the marine birds and mammals evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.1: Marine Birds and Mammals Evaluation for the MLPA South Coast Study Region PPT-June 16, 2009
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.2: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Mammals from Proposed MPAs in the MLPA South Coast Study Region (June 17, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT I.3: Draft Evaluation of Benefits to Marine Birds from Proposed MPAs and Special Closures in the South Coast Study Region (June 12, 2009)
  5.  Review and Discuss the Bioeconomic Models Evaluation Results
    Chris Costello            Motion and Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the bioeconomic models evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.1: Draft Bioeconomic Models Evaluation Results PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.2: Draft Round 2 Bioeconomic Models Evaluation Results (June 18, 2009)
  6.  Review and Discuss the Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishing Impacts Evaluation Results
    Astrid Scholz              Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the commercial and recreational fishing evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.1: Draft Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results PPT
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.2: Draft Commercial and Recreational Fishing Evaluation Results
  7. Review and Discuss the Water Quality Evaluation Results
    Dominic Gregorio
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the water quality evaluation results and presentation
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.1: Draft Summary of Water and Sediment Quality Evaluation of Round 2 MPA Proposals (June 16, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.2: Draft Water Quality Evaluation of Round 2 MPA Proposals PPT

IV. Water Quality

  1.  Review and Discuss Information on the Whites Point Superfund site and Portuguese Bend landslide
    Dominic Gregorio       Motion and  Vote
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the information on the Whites Point superfund site and Portuguese Bend landslide addendum to the water quality guidance document
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.1: Draft Recommendations for Evaluating Water and Sediment Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf – Supplemental Guidance to Recommendations for Considering Water Quality and MPAs (June 16, 2009)
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT M.2: Evaluating Water Quality Along the Palos Verdes Shelf PPT

 Wrap-Up and Next Steps

 General Public Comment

Adjourn