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Blue Ribbon Task Force, Draft Meeting Agenda: March 18, 2010

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
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Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting via conference call and webinar 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 one to 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 offer general comments on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF), not specific to an agenda item, at approximately 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged (comments can be submitted to

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

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Thursday, March 18, 2010

This shortened version of the full agenda contains only main agenda items. 
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Note: Public comment on items not on the agenda will be taken at approximately 2:10 p.m.

 Welcome, Review of Agenda, and Brief Introductions

I. Updates

  1.  Master Plan Science Advisory Team

II. Policy Direction for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Policy Guidance for the North Coast Study Region
    Potential Action: Provide additional guidance to the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group with regard to developing draft MPA proposals   Motion and  Vote
    Potential Action: Approve formation of a tribal policy work group
  2. Legal Guidance for the BRTF Regarding Tribal Uses in MPAs
    Potential Action: Approve funding for a legal analysis of legal questions raised by BRTF members

III. Task Force Operations

  1. MLPA Initiative Staffing and Resources
  2. MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar

IV. Implementation in Other MLPA Study Regions

  1. Update on Efforts to Implement the MLPA in the Central Coast, North Central Coast, and South Coast Study Regions
 General Public Comment


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