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OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
1:00 pm
Natural Resource Building Auditorium
1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection
Betty T. Yee, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Fran Pavley, State Senator
Bill Quirk, State Assemblymember
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Michael Brown, Public Member

1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements

Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2.  Report from the Executive Director

Valerie Termini, Interim Executive Director

3.  Report from the Science Advisor

Dr. Karina Nielsen, Co-chair Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team, Interim Science Advisor to the Ocean Protection Council

4.  Action Item: Consideration of authorization to disburse up to $110,000 to California Ocean Science Trust (OST) to conduct a streamlining analysis and make written recommendations regarding peer review processes for Fishery Management Plans (FMPs)     Motion and Vote

Valerie Termini, Interim Executive Director

5.  Informational Item: Update on Proposition 1 Grant Program

Amy Vierra, Deputy Director

6.  Informational Item: Update on harmful algal blooms and changing ocean conditions

Dr. Raphael Kudela, University of California, Santa Cruz

7.  Public Comment on non-agenda items

8.  Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment Date and location TBD


Agenda items may be re-ordered 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.

Comments may be sent by email to: [email protected]. Written public comment must be received by 4 pm on January 22, 2016 to be included in the materials provided to the council at the meeting. Materials received after that date will be distributed to the council at the beginning of the meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meeting.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Joanna Stone at (916) 653-0537 or[email protected].

Any person who has a disability and requires accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Ms. Stone no later than five days prior to the meeting.