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MEETING AGENDA

June 14, 2007

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Port Commission Hearing Room

San Francisco Ferry Building

Pier 1, San Francisco, California 94111

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection

John Garamendi, Lieutenant Governor, State Lands Commission Chair

Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember

Darrell Steinberg, State Senator

 

1. Welcome and council member announcements

Mike Chrisman, Secretary for Resources, Council Chair

2. ACTION: Consideration to allow a voting representative for absent council members for this meeting pursuant to the council’s operating procedures

3. State Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program demonstration

Ruth Coleman, Director, California State Parks

4. Public comment on non-agenda items*

(Public Comment recieved at meeting)

5. ACTION: Consideration and possible 1) approval of the staff recommendations regarding the development of an Action Plan for the West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health and 2) direction to staff to send the attached letter to the three West Coast Governors

Return for vote

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

6. Overview of climate change impacts on marine and coastal resources

Marcia McNutt, Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Errata: Dr. McNutt clarified that the prediction for sea level rise over the next 30 years is 100 cm (39.4 inches).

7. California actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy, Council Secretary

A. Overview of the California Climate Action Team

Eileen Tutt, CalEPA Assistant Secretary for Climate Change Activities

B. Agency climate change initiatives and hurdles

Susan Hansch, Chief Deputy Director, California Coastal Commission

Will Travis, Executive Director, San Francisco Bay Development and Conservation Commission (BCDC)

Paul Thayer, Executive Director, State Lands Commission

Lester Snow, Director, Department of Water Resources

8. Sea level rise animation

9. ACTION: Consideration of the California Shoreline Impacts Assessment project and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $500,000 for the initial phase of the project

Christine Blackburn, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

10. An overview of wave and current energy

Roger Bedard, Electric Power Research Institute

11. ACTION: Consideration of the Environmental Implications of Ocean Energy study and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $50,000 for its completion

Laura Engeman, Policy Fellow, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

12. ACTION: Consideration and adoption of climate change resolution

(Amended resolution as adopted)

Drew Bohan, Executive Policy Officer, Ocean Protection Council

13. ACTION: Consideration of the Santa Monica Bay Research and Monitoring Gap Analysis and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $210,000 for its completion

Becky Pollock, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

14. ACTION: Consideration of the development of a San Francisco Bay Hydrodynamic and Sediment Transport Model and possible 1) determination that it is a high priority project and 2) authorization for the Ocean Protection Council’s secretary to take actions necessary to provide up to $858,000 for its implementation

Abe Doherty, State Coastal Conservancy

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15. Report from Council Secretary

Sam Schuchat, Executive Officer, State Coastal Conservancy

1. ACTION: Consideration and possible approval of revised funding guidelines

2. Report on OPC projects

Mapping Initiative Sheila Semans, Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy

16. Implementation of the council’s resolution for reducing and preventing marine debris

Eben Schwartz, Chair, Marine Debris Steering Committee, California Coastal Commission

17. Adjournment

Note: Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Carmen Estrada-Polley at (510) 286-1015.

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