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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: February 26, 2009

(revised February 24, 2009)

Thursday, February 26, 2009
9:00 a.m.
Hotel Mar Monte
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103


Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet, and may view an archived version approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the MLPA website at for more information.

Public Participation: The public will be invited by the chair to offer comments on agenda action items. General comments on the MLPA Initiative and work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken at approximately 11:00 a.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the meeting room.

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Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda

Note: Public comment will be taken at approximately 11:00 a.m. The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m. and then participate in a tour in the Santa Barbara area for the latter half of the day; details regarding public participation in the tour will be available a few days before the meeting.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

I.  Lessons Learned Project

  1. Lessons Learned: Further Discussion

II. Policy Direction for the MLPA South Coast Study Region

  1.  California Department of Fish and Game Policy Guidance Regarding Fishery Regulations and Marine Protected Areas
  2.  Military Use Areas
    Dr. Larry Allen, Member, MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
    Mary Kay Ferzig, Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense
    Potential BRTF Action: Approve guidance for the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group regarding how military use areas should be considered when developing marine protected area proposals.
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.1: Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures – Policy Background PPT - Handout
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.2: San Clemente Island and San Nicholas Island Naval Restricted Areas DOD Presentation - Handout
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.3: Military Use Areas SAT Presentation - Handout
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT C.4: Military Use Areas and Pending Military Closures – Key Guidance PPT - Handout

              Department of Defense Presentation 

              Science Advisory Team Presentations


           Public Comment on Item

           Motion and  Vote

III. MLPA Initiative Process Updates

  1.  Recommendations for Improved MPA Management Coordination with Federal Agencies
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT D.1: Memo Regarding the Status of Recommendations for Coordinating MPA Management with Federal and State Agencies - Handout Placeholder
  2.  Update on Public Outreach and Education Activities
  3.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team
  4.  South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
    Potential BRTF Action: Approve regional goals and objectives, and design and implementation considerations, for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT G.1: Revised Draft Regional Goals and Objectives and Design and Implementation Considerations as Adopted by the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (Adopted January 14, 2009)

           Motion and Vote 

     5.   Statewide Interests Group
          BRIEFING DOCUMENT H.1: Statewide Interest Group Members (February 11, 2009)

     6.  Status of the Regional Profile for the South Coast Study Region

IV. MLPA Initiative Operations

  1.  Updated 2008-11 MLPA Initiative Budget
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT J.1: California MLPA Initiative Phase 3 Funding Description (Private Funds Only) July 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011 – Handout Placeholder
  2.  MLPA Initiative Contractors
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT K.1: Updated List of MLPA Initiative Contractors and Scopes of Work – Handout Placeholder
  3.  MLPA Calendar of Future Meetings
    BRIEFING DOCUMENT L.1: Schedule of Future Meetings for the MLPA South Coast Study Region (revised February 19, 2009)

 General Public Comment 


Tour in the Santa Barbara Area (details forthcoming)