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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: October 13-14, 2010

(revised September 30, 2010)

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka*
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

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. Members of the public who wish to videotape or audiotape the meeting are allowed only in designated areas so as to avoid disrupting the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at for more information. In addition, the following locations will be open to the public to view and participate in the meeting remotely:

C.V. Starr Community Center*
300 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
  Flynn Center, Multipurpose Room*
981 H Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Public Comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) on Wednesday, October 13 at approximately 3:35 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 chair; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized in one to two minutes is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to the task force or MLPA staff.

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

* 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.

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Note: General public comment will be taken on Wednesday October 13 at approximately 3:35 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting.

 Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda

I. MLPA Initiative North Coast Process Updates

  1.  North Coast Planning Progress
  2.  SAT Tribal Work Group

II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Review and Discuss New Proposed Levels of Protection
    Potential SAT Action: Approve any new levels of protection    Motion and Vote
  2.  Review and Discuss the SAT Evaluation Methods
    Potential SAT Action
    : Approve updates to the SAT evaluation methods document   Motion and Vote

III. Science Questions

  1.  Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions
    Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT responses to science questions    Motion and  Vote

IV. SAT Evaluations of the Round 3 MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Proposal

  1.  Overview of Round 3 North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group MPA Proposal
  2.  Review and Discuss the Marine Birds and Marine Mammals Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the evaluation result summary for marine birds and marine mammals   Motion and  Vote
  3.  Review and Discuss Water Quality Evaluation Results
    Potential SAT Action: Approve the evaluation result summary for water quality
 General Public Comment


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