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A California State Agency
980 9TH STREET, SUITE 1500

(916) 445-5511

-Meeting Notice-

Delta Science Program Review:

Feasibility Study of Shore-Based Ballast Water Reception 
and Treatment Facilities in California
October 20, 2017 – 9.30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. PST

California Natural Resources Agency Auditorium 
1416 9th St #1311
  Sacramento, CA 95814

As a courtesy, this meeting will be webcast at

This is the third and final public meeting related to the feasibility study. Comments received from the public and the panel will be reviewed and considered before the final report is produced.

The purpose of the feasibility study is to meet a mandate in the Marine Invasive Species Act for the State Lands Commission to identify and conduct research about ways to reduce or eliminate a release or establishment of nonindigenous species by shipping vessels. On behalf of the Commission, the Delta Stewardship Council is organizing the preparation and independent review of the feasibility study of the potential use of shore- based ballast water reception and treatment facilities in California to meet California's interim performance standards for the discharge of ballast water
(see Title 2 California Code of Regulations Section 2293).

The study will culminate in a report detailing the potential of this method to meet the needs of regulated vessels to comply with California’s interim performance standards.

Order of agenda items and listed times are subject to change
9:30-10:00 Introduction
9:30 - 9:40
 Welcome Remarks (Delta Science Program)
9:40 - 10:00
 Opening Remarks – Delta Lead Scientist
10:00 - 10:45
 Presentation – Glosten, Inc.
  1.  Statewide Implementation
  2.  Cost Analysis
  3.  Implementation Timeline
10:45 -11:00 Initial comments - clarification - Peer Review Panel
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:30
 Peer Review Panel comments      Return to Panel
11:30 – 12:00
 Public comments
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45
 Presentation – Glosten, Inc.
  1.  Assessment of construction related to outfalls for treated ballast water discharges, and provision for disposal of solids as needed
  2.  Summarize pertinent permitting and legal requirements
  3.  Comparative review of shipboard versus shore-based ballast water treatment operations
  4.  Assessment of current practices related to ballast water discharges in California
  5.  Market implications
1:45 - 2:00
 Initial comments - clarification - Peer Review Panel
2:00 - 2:30
 Peer Review Panel comments
2:30 – 2:45 - Break
2:45 - 3:15
 Review Panel/ Presenter Q&A
3:15 - 3:30
 Public comments
Final Comments
3:30 - 3:45
 Glosten, Inc
3:45 - 4:00
 Peer Review Panel
4:00 - 4:15
 Final remarks - Delta Lead Scientist
4:15 Adjourn

  • If you have any questions, please contact George Isaac at (916) 445-0053 or [email protected]
  • Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Delta Science Program website for the meeting materials. A limited number of copies of these materials will be available at the meeting.
  • Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).