Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
December 12th, 2013
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
|8:30 AM||Coffee and Sign-in|
|8:45 AM||Call to Order & Roll Call||Kirk Schmidt (Chair)|
|Standard Reports from Staff
|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)|
|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|
**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*
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.
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
|MBNMS Permit Report (37K PDF*)|
|MBNMS October Office Report (295K PDF*)|
|MBNMS December Office Report (991K PDF*)|
|CWG Meeting Notes (98K PDF*)|
|SEP Meeting Notes (66K PDF*)|
|2014 Meeting Schedule (66K PDF*)|
|DRAFT Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (74K 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)|
|Boom, Baby, Boom: The Environmental Impacts of Seismic Surveys (Support Document for CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS) (229K 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)|
|Seismic Airgun Testing Report (Support Document for CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS) (2.8M PDF)|
|Motion from SAC Diving Represenative to Use SAC Letterhead for Outreach (29K PDF)|
|Letter from Irene Lopez to SAC Chair Supporting CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (1M PDF)|
|Letter from Oceana to SAC Chair Supporting CWG Resolution on Banning Seismic Airgun Activity in MBNMS (971K PDF)|
About Sanctuary Advisory Council
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.