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Monday, May 3, 2010 at 8:30 a..m.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
Elk Valley Rancheria*
2332 Howland Hill Road
Crescent City, CA 95531

* 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 (TT) 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 (field trips are not included in the webcasting). 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. for more information. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:

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 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 3. 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 in one to two minutes is encouraged.

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

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Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This shortened version of the full agenda contains only main agenda items.
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Note: The BRTF will begin a field trip at approximately 12:30 p.m.

 Welcome and Review of Day 2 Agenda

III. Evaluations of External Proposed MPA Arrays (continued)

  1.  Presentation of SAT Round 1 Evaluation Results – Water Quality
  2. Presentation of California Department of Fish and Game Guidance, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation of Existing North Coast Study Region MPAs, and Round 1 Evaluation Results (Day 1)
  3.  Presentation of California Department of Parks and Recreation Guidance, Evaluation Methods and Round 1 Evaluation Results
  4.  Description of Goal 3 and its Consideration in the MLPA Initiative
  5.  MLPA Goals and Proposed North Coast Regional Objectives

IV. Policy Direction for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Potential Guidance to the NCRSG Regarding Draft MPA Proposals
  2.  Discuss the State Decision-making Context for Tribal Uses of Marine Resources

V. Task Force Operations

  1.  MLPA Initiative Budget and Calendar

VI. 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


The task force will begin a field trip at approximately 12:30 p.m. and conclude no later than 4:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to join the task force members for all or part of the field trip, but must provide their own transportation. Details about the specific stops will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

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