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Ocean Protection Council

California Ocean Protection Council

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Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the council chair * Please fill out a Request to Speak card to provide public comment on non-agenda items or on a specific agenda item. Comment on agenda items will be taken following each item.


October 25, 2007

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Wharfinger Building

#1 Marina Way

Eureka, California 95501

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission

Susan Golding, Public Member

Geraldine Knatz, Public Member

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember

Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

1. Welcome and council member announcements

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration of a motion to allow a voting representative for absent council members for this meeting pursuant to the council’s operating procedures

3. ACTION: Consideration and possible support of the draft action plan regarding the West Coast Governors’ Agreement and direction to staff to send a letter on behalf of the council Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary, Resources Agency

            Motion and Vote

4. Public Comment on non-agenda items*

5. Discussion of anadromous fish and water supply in coastal rivers and streams in California

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

        Status of the Klamath River dams negotiations

Greg Hurner, Senior Advisor to the Director, Department of Fish and Game

        Salmon issues statewide

Neil Manji, Fisheries Branch Chief, Department of Fish and Game

6. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of the "OPC Funding Priorities for Fiscal Year 2008" Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer


            Amending Motion and Vote

7. ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization for the Secretary to the council to take actions needed to provide up to $15,000,000 for planning or implementation of the California Seafloor Mapping Program, involving data acquisition for nearshore and offshore substrate and marine habitat mapping; authorization to expend up to $7,500,000 for the Program from the 2007-08 fiscal year appropriation to the State Coastal Conservancy from Proposition 84 for the purposes of the Ocean Protection Council; and authorization for the Secretary to place on the Council consent calendar an item for authorization to expend the balance of up to $7,500,000 for the Program, in the event that additional Proposition 84 funding is appropriated for purposes of the Ocean Protection Council in a subsequent year. Sheila Semans, Project Manager

            Motion and Vote

8. ACTION: Consideration and possible concurrence that the scientific research projects selected by the California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant Programs are consistent with council priorities Valerie Termini, Project Manager

            Motion and vote

9. ACTION: Report from the Science Advisor and consideration and possible adoption of selection criteria for the Science Advisory Team Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust, Council Science Advisor

            Motion and Vote

10. ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of revised delegations of authority from the council to its Secretary Neal Fishman, Program Manager

            Motion and Vote

11. Report from the Executive Policy Officer

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

• Update on water quality enforcement

• Update on ocean energy workshops

• Update on marine debris resolution/draft action plan

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a resolution approving the OPC’s service on the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority

            Motion and Vote

12. Report from the Council Secretary

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of 2008 OPC meeting dates

            Motion and vote

Legislative report and project updates

• Update on DFG-OPC Joint Workplan

• Update on staff services

13. Adjournment