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Section IV: Additional Special Areas/Agencies

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Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Part I:
Executive Summary
Part II:
The Affected Environment
  I. Regional Context
  II. Sanctuary Resources
  III. Human ActivitiesI
  IV. Existing Resource Protection Regime
Part III:
Alternatives Including The Preferred Alternative
  I. Boundary Alternatives
  II.Regulatory Alternatives
  III. Management Alternatives
Part IV
Environmental Concequences
  I. Boundary Alternatives
  II. Regulatory Alternatives
  III. Management Alternative Consequences
  IV. Unavoidable Adverse Environmental or Socioeconomic Effects
  V. Relationship Between Short-term Uses of the Environment and the Maintenance and Enhancement of Long-term Productivity
Part V:
Sanctuary Management Plan
  I. Introduction
  II. Resource Protection
  III. Research
  IV. Education
  V. Administration
Part VI:
List of Preparers and Alternatives
Part VII:
List of Agencies, Organizations, and Persons Receiving Copies
Part VIII:
Part IX

Appendix C Table of Contents

IV: Additional Special Areas/Agencies

A. Los Padres National Forest

The United States Forest Service is responsible for the management of the Los Padres National Forest. The Forest parallels the coast from Mount Carmel (near Point Sur) in the north to the Monterey County-San Luis Obispo County boundary in the south. The Forest includes two coastal areas, one encompassing Cooper Point and Pfeiffer Point at the northern boundary of the Forest and the other extending from the Lucia vicinity (near Lopez Point) to the Monterey County-San Luis Obispo County boundary.

For management purposes, the Forest is divided into several planning units. Both coastal areas of the Forest are included within the Big Sur Coastal Planning Unit. The unit as a whole is 52 sm (83 km) long and varies from 3 to 9 sm (4.8 to 14.4 km) in width. Both coastal areas also fall within the boundaries of the California Sea Otter Game Refuge. Adjoining the Planning Unit are four State Parks, including the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, which is operated in conjunction with the adjacent under-water park, and two ASBSs at Julia Pfeiffer Burns Underwater Park and the ocean area surrounding the mouth of Salmon Creek (see above).

Management policies for the Big-Sur Coastal Planning Unit are described in a recently issued Land Management Plan. The Forest Service worked closely with many governmental agencies in the formulation of the plan, including, in particular, the CDFG, which manage areas directly adjacent to the unit. It is the intent of the plan that all management policies be implemented in harmony with affected agencies.

Specific management policies of the plan which are relevant to the proposed marine sanctuary include ensuring the protection of the Salmon Creek and Julia Pfeiffer Burns Underwater Park ASBSs prior to proceeding with any resource development, maintaining a high level of water quantity and quality, and ensuring that the management of the Planning Unit is consistent with the California Coastal Plan for the Monterey Coast.

Appendix C Table of Contents

Appendix C. Existing State and Federal Authorities Relevant to the Sanctuary C-1
I. State and Federal Authorities Applicable to the Monterey Bay Area C-3

II. State Authorities

A. California Coastal Act C-3
B. California Environmental Protection Agency C-5
C. Water Quality Control Act C-6
D. Fish and Game Code C-6
1. Regulations of Sport and Commercial Fishing C-7
2. Endangered Species C-8
3. Protection of Migratory Birds C-8
4. Oil Spill Contingency Plans C-8
E. SB 2040, Lempert-Keene Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act C-9
F. Cunningham-Shell Tidelands Act C-3
G. Control of Oil Discharges from Vessels C-10
H. Air Resources C-11

III. Federal Authorities

A. Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act C-12
B. Endangered Species Act C-12
C. Marine Mammal Protection Act C-13
D. Migratory Bird Treaty Act C-14
E. Clean Water Act C-15
F. Rivers and Harbors Act C-16
G. Ports and Waterways Safety Act C-17
H. Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships C-18
I. Oil Pollution Act C-19
J. Federal Aviation Act C-21
K. Clean Air Act C-21
L. Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act C-22
M. Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act C-22
N. National Historic Preservation Act C-23
O. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act C-23
IV. Additional Special Areas/Agencies C-24 A. Los Padres National Forest C-24


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