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September 10, 2008
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 11, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oceano Hotel, Grand Ballroom
280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Darrell Steinberg, State Senator


DAY 1 – September 10

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

1.  Welcome and council member announcements

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2.  ACTION: Review and adoption of the meeting minutes from the July 24, 2008 special meeting of the OPC.

 Motion and Vote

3.  Public comment on non-agenda items* ( public comment received prior to the meeting )

4.  Report from the Council Secretary

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

 Budget report

 Project updates

 Staffing updates

5.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to disburse up to $250,000 to conduct the Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) Lessons Learned study that will evaluate the efficacy of the MLMA to date and provide recommendations to improve future MLMA efforts.

 Motion and Vote

Cina Loarie, Project Manager

6.  ACTION: Consideration and possible grant of up to $300,000 to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to create a collaborative fisheries research organization in California.

 Motion and Vote

Cina Loarie, Project Manager

7.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $1,006,500 to The Nature Conservancy to support the Central Coast Groundfish Project that will assess new, sustainable approaches to the Central Coast groundfish fishery.

 Motion and Vote

Christine Blackburn, Program Manager

8.  ACTION: Consideration and possible modification of the Council’s prior resolution of October 25, 2007, by authorizing the expenditure of an additional $7,500,000 for the continued implementation of the California Seafloor Mapping Program .

 Motion and Vote 

Sheila Semans, Project Specialist

9.  Consent Calendar

 Motion and Vote

A.  ACTION: Consideration and possible finding that the scientific research projects proposed by the University of California Sea Grant and University of Southern California Sea Grant Programs are consistent with OPC priorities for Sea Grant projects and meet the grant conditions approved by the council on February 29, 2008.

Valerie Termini, Project Manager

B.  ACTION: Consideration and possible authorization to grant up to $200,000 to Stanford University to develop a climate change adaptation model pilot study designed for coastal managers and land-use planners to test outcomes of different policy decisions in relation to climate change scenarios.

Neal Fishman, Program Supervisor

10.  Discussion of the San Clemente Dam removal project and potential future OPC involvement in the project.

Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

11.  Report from the Executive Policy Officer

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer

 Update on emerging pollutants and enforcement work

 Low Impact Development Request for Project Concepts

 OPC accomplishments

 Update on California aquatic invasive species risk assessment

12.  Report from the Science Advisor.

Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust