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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda: November 17, 2010

(revised November 5, 2010)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
9:00 a.m.
via teleconference and online meeting
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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) at approximately 11:30 a.m. Time allotted for public comment is determined by the number of requests and can range from one to three minutes per comment; 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, MLPA Regional Stakeholder Group, or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

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

Meeting Objectives

Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 Welcome,  Introductions and  Review of Agenda

I.  Updates

II. Science Questions

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

III. 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 or revised levels of protection   
  2.  Review and Discuss Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposals in MLPA North Coast Study Region
     Potential SAT Action: Approve additions to the SAT evaluation methods document
     Potential SAT Action: Approve the full set of compiled chapters, already approved individually by the SAT, as the Methods Used to Evaluate MPA Proposal in the MLPA North Coast Study Region

IV. Motions Adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force on October 26, 2010 Regarding Recommendations for the MLPA North Coast Study Region

  1.  Overview of the North Coast Enhanced Compliance Alternative MPA Proposal

V.  Wrap-up and Next Steps

  1. Other Items
 General Public Comment


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