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  Posted Date: May 27, 2022 (revised June 6, 2022)

REVISED Meeting Notice of the
Delta Independent Science Board


This meeting notice has been revised and additional teleconference locations have been added. The Delta tour on Day 3 has been canceled and the election of the Chair-elect and overview of the Delta tour have been removed (agenda items 10 and 14).

Please see changes in purple and underlined
text for additions, and strikethrough text for deletions


Day 1, Wednesday, June 8, 2022
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT

Day 2, Thursday, June 9, 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT

Day 3, Friday, June 10, 2022
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT (Delta Tour)
Please see separate notice with details



Meeting Location
Holiday Inn
El Dorado/Diablo Room
300 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814

For the health and safety of everyone attending this meeting,
masks and physical distancing are strongly recommended.

Additional Teleconference Locations
  Day 1 Only:
15 Phillips Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Day 1 and Day 2:
University of Notre Dame
Room 311D, Cushing Hall,
Notre Dame, IN 46556
 
  1228 Avondale Lane
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409

1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 500
Denver CO 80204

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research,
450 UCB
4001 Discovery Drive
Boulder, CO 80303
1010 Guard St Friday
Harbor, WA 98250

6970 Cabernet Place
Corvallis, OR 97330

University of Tennessee
425B Hesler Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
 

Public Comments
Information for providing public comments is at the end of this notice.
Public comment may be limited to three minutes per person.

Webcast
The meeting will be webcast and will be recorded. To join the webcast, please register before the meeting via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cQ2dYTy0ScqA9zZCywVzUA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the webcast. If you have a computer microphone, you will have the option to receive audio and provide oral comments through your computer. If not, please dial the phone number listed in your confirmation email.

NoteAccessing the Zoom webcast requires you to enter your name and email, which may be disclosed as public information. The signal for the live feed may be intermittent due to the internet infrastructure at your location.
Other Remote Options
If you need a phone-only option, please call the meeting clerk at 916-902-6571
by 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8.

If you prefer a view-only option that does not require registration, the meeting will also be webcast on Cal-SPANhttps://cal-span.org/static/index.php. With this option, you will not be able to provide oral comments.
Meeting Materials
Materials referenced in this notice are available on the events web page at
https://deltacouncil.ca.gov/events.html. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the events web page to view the meeting materials.
Purpose
On June 8, the Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) will receive an update from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on the Delta Conveyance Project. Afterward, the Delta ISB will discuss its preparation and work plan for its future review of the Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Delta Conveyance Project when these documents are released. This will include a brief presentation on the Delta Plan best available science framework, a discussion of the approach to the Delta ISB’s review, chapter assignments, and any questions or feedback received on what the Delta ISB should consider in its review.

On June 9, the Delta ISB will meet to discuss potential revisions to its operating guidelines, 
electing a new Chair-elect, outreach and communication of its completed reviews, and future reviews. Based on the discussion, the Delta ISB may take action to elect a new Chair-elect from its existing membership.

This Purpose section describes the highlights. For more information about the meeting, refer to the agenda below. 
The meeting will continue on June 10 with a Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta tour. For more information on the tour, please read the June 10 meeting notice.
 
Agenda
The agenda items listed below may be considered in a different order pursuant to the determination of the Delta ISB chair. Times listed on the agenda are approximate only. At the discretion of the Delta ISB, all items appearing on this agenda, whether expressly listed for action, may be deliberated upon and may be subject to action.
 
Day 1, Wednesday, June 8, 2022
~ 2:00 PM: Meeting Starts
  1. Welcome and Declarations
  2.

Presentation: Delta Conveyance Project Update

Karla Nemeth (DWR Director) and DWR staff will provide an update on the Delta Conveyance Project to help inform the Delta ISB’s future review of the Environmental Impact Report, as indicated in the Delta ISB’s April 17, 2020, comment letter on the Notice of Preparation for Delta Conveyance Project.

Public Comment on Item

  3.

Work Plan Discussion: Delta Conveyance Project Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement Review

The Delta ISB will discuss its preparation and work plan for its future review of the Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Delta Conveyance Project when these documents are released. This will include a brief presentation on the Delta Plan best available science framework, a discussion of the approach to the Delta ISB’s review, chapter assignments, and any questions or feedback received on what the Delta ISB should consider in its review.

Public Comment on Item

  4. Public Comments

The Delta ISB will take public comments on topics within its jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.

~ 5:00 PM: Recess until the next day on June 9, 2022, at ~9:00 AM

 
  Additional Information
  • If you have any questions, please contact Edmund Yu at 916-902-6571 or [email protected].

  • If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Delta Stewardship Council’s Human Resources Office at (916) 445-5511.

  • Members of the public shall be provided an opportunity to address the Delta ISB on any agenda items except closed session items and those items for which the public has already been afforded such opportunity at an earlier meeting.
    • In addition, comments during the Public Comment period (Agenda Item 4 and 17) shall be limited to matters within the Delta ISB’s jurisdiction and not on the agenda. Reasonable time limits may be established for public comments (Government Code Sections 11125.7).

  • To make an oral public comment, please complete a blue card that is available near the entrance of the meeting location and provide it to the meeting clerk.

  • If you are on the Zoom webcast and would like to provide oral public comments, please email the meeting clerk at [email protected] and provide your name, organization (if applicable), and the agenda item you wish to comment on. Please be on mute until prompted by the Delta ISB chair to provide your comment. If you prefer to provide written comments, please email the meeting clerk the message that should be read to the Delta ISB during the agenda item.