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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: February 11, 2010

(revised February 4, 2010)

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
9:30 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting
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For public onsite teleconference and webinar access:

C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA

Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center*
921 Waterfront Drive, Room 211
Eureka, CA

Hampton Inn & Suites*
Redwood Room, Third Floor
100 A Street
Crescent City, CA
Resources Building*
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814

California Department of Fish and Game*
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

UCSB Marine Science Institute
Marine Science Research Building*
Room 3322
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150

* 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         800.735.2929 (TT) or               800.735.2922         800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at               916.653.5656         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_n.asp for more information.

Public parking is available at no charge at the above locations except for the Marine Science Research Building and the Resources Building.

  1. The Marine Science Research Building is most easily accessed via bus from downtown Santa Barbara or Goleta by taking the UCSB express; directions and bus stop times are available at http://www.sbmtd.gov/Lines/Line_24x.htm. Alternatively, UCSB campus visitor parking passes can be requested by contacting Satie Airame at airame@msi.ucsb.edu.
  2. The Resources Building is most easily accessed via the Light Rail Blue and Gold lines (http://www.sacrt.com/systemmap/central.stm). Parking in downtown Sacramento is via a city garage or metered street parking; members of the public can be reimbursed by staff at the building for any parking fees.

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) at approximately 12:20 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 the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, MLPA Regional Stakeholder Group, 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 on this page as soon as they are available.

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda - Thursday, February 11, 2010

Note: The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 11:35 a.m. and public comment will be taken immediately after at approximately 12:20 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order on the day of the meeting.

Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

 I. Updates

II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Review and Potentially Approve SAT Evaluation Methods for Habitat Representation
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the list of key and unique habitats to be evaluated and the evaluation methods for habitat representation, including the supporting document  Motion and Vote
  2.  Review and Potentially Approve SAT Evaluation Methods for Habitat Replication
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the evaluation methods for habitat replication  Vote
  3.  Review and Potentially Approve Evaluation Methods for Bioeconomic Modeling
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the bioeconomic modeling evaluation methods and supporting document  Motion and Vote
  4.  Review and Potentially Approve the SAT Evaluation Methods for Benefits to Marine Birds and Mammals
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the marine birds and mammal evaluation methods  Motion and Vote
  5.  Review and Potentially Approve SAT Evaluation Methods for MPA Size
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the MPA size evaluation methods and supporting document  Motion and Vote
  6.  Review and Potentially Approve SAT Evaluation Methods for MPA Spacing
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the MPA spacing evaluation methods and supporting document  Motion and Vote
  7.  Review and Potentially Approve Levels of Protection and Supporting Text
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the supporting text for levels of protection (LOPs) adopted at the December 16, 2009 SAT meeting.
    Potential SAT Action: Approve any revised LOPs and LOP methods  Motion and  Vote
  8.  Review and Potentially Approve the SAT Evaluation Methods Used to Estimate Potential Commercial and Recreational Fishery Impacts
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the methods used to estimate potential commercial and recreational fishery impacts and supporting documents  Motion and  Vote
  9.  Review and Potentially Approve the SAT Evaluation Methods for Water Quality
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the water quality evaluation methods  Motion and Vote

III. Science Guidance Questions from the Public and External Array Proponents

  1.  Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions Received at the December 16-17, 2009 SAT Meeting
    Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT response to science questions received at the December 16-17, 2009 SAT meeting  Motion and Vote
  2.  New Science Question to be Addressed

 Wrap-up and Next Steps

  1.  Other Items
 Public Comment

 Adjourn

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