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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: October 20-22, 2009

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(revised October 15, 2009)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 9:00 am
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center*
701 West Ocean Boulevard.
Long Beach, CA 90831

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TTY) or 800.735.2922 (voice) or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information.

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide comments on developing a preferred MPA proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region during Agenda Item R on Wednesday, October 21, 2009; it is expected that public comment on this agenda item will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. In addition, general public comment will be taken on any subject related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 and will end no later than 10:00 p.m.

Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the BRTF. For additional details about providing public comment at this meeting, please refer to the MLPA Guidelines for Public Comment.

Meeting Materials:  Briefing documents will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to this page as soon as they are available.

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Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Note: The task force will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m., and will hear public comment at approximately 1:30 p.m. and again at approximately 7:00 p.m.

 Welcome and Agenda Review

III.  MPA Proposals Developed by Work Groups of the SCRSG (continued from Oct. 20)

  1.  Presentation of SCRSG MPA proposals (continued from Oct. 20)

IV.  Recommendations for the South Coast

  1. Process Considerations in Developing a Recommendation for the State of California
  2.  Recommending a Preferred MPA Proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region and Any Other Recommendations
    Potential Action: Adopt a preferred MPA proposal for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
    Potential Action: Adopt additional recommendations to forward to the State of California regarding MPAs

 Public Comment