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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 12th, 2013

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

Moss Landing Marine Labs
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA

8:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Thursday, December 12th, 2013

(directions below)

DRAFT AGENDA

8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
8:45 AM Call to Order & Roll Call Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (37K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS October Office Report (295K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS December Office Report (991K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (98K PDF*) PDF
  Standing Item: Superintendent Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months at MBNMS.
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:30 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Action Item: Proposed Seismic Survey Resolution
Consideration of resolution in support of prohibiting seismic surveys using airguns in MBNMS.
Geoff Shester (Conservation)
  Information Item: Alliance of Communities for Sustainable Fisheries
Presentation on group's role and plan for future communications with MBNMS.
Kathy Fosmark (Commercial Fishing), Frank Emerson (ACSF)
  Action Item: Establishment of Recreation and Tourism Working Group
Consideration of the creation of a new working group to serve as the primary conduit for communicating with tourism & recreation owners with a direct connection to the industry.
Deirdre Whalen (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Diving)
  Information Item: SAC Charter Revision and Term Limits
Presentation on the upcoming charter revision process/timeline and the addition of member term limits.
Sara Hutto (MBNMS)
  Lunch  
1:00 PM Action Item: Motion to approve outreach by council members using Sanctuary Advisory Council logo Dawn Hayes (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Diving)
1:15 PM Information Item: Desalination
An overview of Sanctuary role, Management Plan-Action Plan, Guidelines, and regulatory framework/update.
Bridget Hoover (MBNMS), Tom Luster (Coastal Commission), Maria de la Paz Carpio-Obeso (CA EPA)
  Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Kirk Schmidt (Chair)
  Standing Item: Working Group Updates Working Group Chairs
4:15 PM Adjourn
**Optional holiday happy hour at Whole Enchilada**
 

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***

*Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation*
*A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum*

 

Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Sara Hutto at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North:
Turn right off Highway 1 onto Moss Landing Road. Continue straight at the intersection, and turn right at the sign for Moss Landing Marine Labs.

From the South:
Turn left off Highway 1 onto Moss Landing Road. Turn left at the sign for Moss Landing Marine Labs.

Parking:
Available in large lot up the hill at the labs (circled). If the lot is full, park on Moss Landing Road and walk up the hill.


View Moss Landing Marine Labs on a larger map

Files

MBNMS Permit Report (37K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS October Office Report (295K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS December Office Report (991K PDF*) PDF
CWG Meeting Notes (98K PDF*) PDF
SEP Meeting Notes (66K PDF*) PDF
2014 Meeting Schedule (66K PDF*) PDF
DRAFT Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (74K PDF*) PDF
Addendum to Staff Report for Seismic Testing by PG&E (Support Document for CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS) (3.1M PDF) PDF
Boom, Baby, Boom: The Environmental Impacts of Seismic Surveys (Support Document for CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS) (229K PDF) PDF
Letter from Paul Michel to California Coastal Commission Executive Director, conveying SAC concerns regarding proposed PG&E seismic surveys for Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant (427K PDF) PDF
Seismic Airgun Testing Report (Support Document for CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS) (2.8M PDF) PDF
Motion from SAC Diving Represenative to Use SAC Letterhead for Outreach (29K PDF) PDF
   

Correspondence

Letter from Irene Lopez to SAC Chair Supporting CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (1M PDF) PDF
Letter from Oceana to SAC Chair Supporting CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (971K PDF) PDF


About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (advisory council) was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.

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