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Meeting Agenda

June 24-25, 2010
Santa Barbara County Executive Office, Room 406
105 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Lester Snow, Secretary for Natural Resources, Council Chair
Linda Adams, Secretary for Environmental Protection
John Chiang, State Controller, Chair of the State Lands Commission
Susan Golding, Public Member
Geraldine Knatz, Public Member
Pedro Nava, State Assemblymember
Fran Pavley, State Senator

Friday, June 25th
OPC Meeting Day Two
9:30am – 5:00pm

 General Public Comment

12.  Spotlight on Science: “The Other CO2 Problem: What are the Consequences of Ocean Acidification on the California Coast?”
Gretchen Hofmann, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

13.  Report on the MLMA Lessons Learned Study
Sam Schuchat, Council Secretary

14.  PANEL DISCUSSION: Oil Platform Decommissioning Study
Briefing and discussion of the recently released study titled Evaluating Alternatives for Decommissioning California’s Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms: A Technical Analysis to Inform State Policy
Neal Fishman, OPC Program Manager
Diana Pietri, California Ocean Science Trust Program Manager


 Panel 1:
 Dr. Brock Bernstein, Independent Consultant
 Andy Bressler, Retired, formerly of Texaco’s California Business Unit
 Dr. Dan Pondella, Occidental College
 Council Questions

 Panel 2:
 Linda Krop, Environmental Defense Center
 Garry Brown, Orange County Coastkeepers
 Council Questions

Alison Dettmer, California Coastal Commission
Others TBD

 Public Comment on Item
15. Adjourn
Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Lawrence Matthews at (510) 286-1212 or [email protected]. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this council meeting should contact Mr. Matthews no later than five days prior to meeting.

OPC Tour Information:

A council tour of the Bren School of Environmental Management at University of California Santa Barbara will take place on June 24, 2010.  The tour will begin at 9:30am at the Marine Science Institute/Marine Science Research Building and end at 11:30am.  Members of the public are welcome to attend, but as space is limited, please RSVP to Mr. Matthews by Friday, June 18 (contact information above). Attendees must meet the group promptly at 9:30 am and provide their own transportation.