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Meeting Agenda
August 11, 2011
State Capitol, Room 437
Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Toni Atkins, State Assemblymember


August 11, 2011


1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements
Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2.  Public comment on non-agenda items

3.  Report from the Executive Director
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC

4.  Report from the Secretary
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

5.  Report from the Science Advisor
Skyli McAfee, Executive Director, California Ocean Science Trust


6.  DISCUSSION:  Briefing and Council input regarding California and West Coast priorities for President Obama’s National Ocean Policy.
Brian Baird, Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, California Natural Resources Agency
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC

7.   ACTION:  Ocean Protection Council support for the principles of the Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2011 (HR 1171)
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC
 Public Comment


8.  DISCUSSION:  Provide input to OPC staff on draft strategic plan.
Amber Mace, Executive Director, OPC
 Board Discussion
 Public Comment


9.  ACTION:  Authorize disbursement of up to $222,000 to California State Lands Commission to review and update its offshore geophysical permit program.
Exhibit - Letters of Support
Sarah Flores, California Sea Grant Fellow, OPC
 Public Comment
 Board Comment

 California’s Coastal Renewable Energy Resources
Dr. William O’Reilly – Senior Development Engineer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
 Investing in geospatial data and tools: California’s opportunity to enhance the protection and sustainable use of its coast and ocean
Meg Caldwell, JD, Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
 Board Comment

B.   PANEL:  Marine Renewable Energy: California Test and Pilot Project Opportunities
A panel discussion will be moderated by Laura Engeman, Project Manager, OPC 

Panelists will include:
 Mirko Previsic, RE Vision Consulting 
 Bill Lyte, Protean Energy  Ltd.
 Bill Toman, SAIC Maritime Solutions 
 Pete Stauffer, Surfrider Foundation
 Cy Oggins, California State Lands Commission
 Eugenia Laychak, California Energy Commission

ACTION:  Request that the OPC sponsor an inter-agency workshop to develop a statewide regulatory guidance document for test and pilot hydrokinetic energy projects.
Laura Engeman, Project Manager, OPC
 Public Comment

11.  Adjourn

*Note:  Agenda items may be reordered at the discretion of the council chair.


Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or [email protected]. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting