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Ocean Protection Council Meeting January 31, 2018


OPC Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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 Yee, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Robert Hertzberg, State Senator
Mark Stone, State Assemblymember
Michael Brown, Public Member

1.  Welcome and Council Member Announcements

Secretary Laird, Council Chair

2.  Report from the Executive Director

Deborah Halberstadt, Executive Director

3.  Report from the Science Advisor

Karina Nielsen, Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

4.  Action Item: Consideration and Approval of a Resolution Opposing New Exploration and Drilling for Oil and Gas on California's Outer Continental Shelf

Chris Potter, Program Manager

Exhibit A: Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote 

5.  Informational Item: Update on Assembly Bill 2139 Implementation

Jenn Phillips, Program Manager

6.  Action Item: Consideration of Authorization to Disburse Proposition 84 Funds

Climate Change

Development of California's Ocean Acidification Action Plan
Jenn Phillips, Program Manager

                Exhibit A: Letter of Commitment
                Exhibit B: The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification Looking Ahead 2018

Development of Sediment Management Action Plan for Greater Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries
Chris Potter, Program Manager

Exhibit A: Project Location and Site Map

Sustainable Fisheries

-Collection & Synthesis of Information on 30 State-Managed Marine Species & Scoping California Fisheries Portal 
Paige Berube, Program Manager

               Exhibit A: Excerpt PowerPoint Slides
               Exhibit B: Draft Amended Framework
               Exhibit C: List of Managed Marine Species
               Exhibit D: Outline for Enhanced Status Reports
               Exhibit E: Support Letters

 Motion and  Vote 

7.  Action Item: Reauthorize OPC's Investment in the California Fisheries Fund and Transfer Administration to a New Entity

Paige Berube, Program Manager

Exhibit A: Fisheries Fund Overview
Exhibit B: Loan Criteria
Exhibit C: Support Letters
 Motion and Vote 

8.  Informational Item: Update on MPA Collaborative Network Memorandum of Understanding and Small Grants Program

Tova Handelman, Sea Grant Fellow
Bill Lemos, Co-chair, Mendocino MPA Collaborative
Rebecca Johnson, Co-chair, San Mateo MPA Collaborative
Cara Orien, Co-chair, San Luis Obispo MPA Collaborative
Zach Plopper, Co-chair, San Diego MPA Collaborative

Exhibit A: MOU

9.  Consent Item: Approval of New Science Advisory Team Member

Secretary Laird, Council Chair

Exhibit A: Dr. Elliott Lee Hazen, Ph.D. Biography

 Motion and Vote 

10.  Public Comment on non-agenda items

11.  Arrangements for Next Meeting and Adjournment

March 14, 2018, 3-5 pm, California Energy Commission, Charles Imbrecht Room, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento 95814 Adoption of the State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Update


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 5 pm on January 29, 2018 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 Jenn Eckerle at (916) 654-9055 or [email protected].

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