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MBNMS SAC Meeting Agenda October 6, 2000

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

October 6, 2000
Elkus Ranch Conference Center
1500 Purisima Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



9:00 AM

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of 8/4/00 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

Stephanie Harlan

9:05 AM

Council member & Staff announcements


9:15 AM

Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda


9:30 AM

Informational Presentations (20 min. each)

  • SEALab's Pilot Project (Rachel Saunders)
  • MTBE in Coastal Waters (Craig Wilson)
  • Duke Power Plant Update(Wayne Hoffman)
  • O'Neill's Sea Oddessey (Dan Haifley)


10:45 AM

Update & Action: Fiber Optic Cables

  • NOAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • MCI Cable
  • Global Photon

Bill Douros

12:00 PM


12:45 PM

Update: MBNMS Kelp Management Plan

Aaron King

1:00 PM

Update: Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation

Dennis Long

1:30 PM

Progress Report: Funding Pilot Projects

Steve Webster & Team Leaders

2:00 PM

Discussion: Working Group on congressional contact & Charter

Jim Stilwell

3:30 PM

Discussion: NAPA Report recommendations

Karin Strasser Kauffman

4:00 PM

Action: Establish Committee to review SAC Nominations in November

Phillips & Harlan

4:15 PM

Action: Set October 6 Agenda


4:30 PM


* Times are approximate -- an item may be presented or discussed sooner or later than shown on the agenda.


DIRECTIONS TRAVELING SOUTH: 4 * miles south from the HWY 92/HWY 1 intersection. Travel South on HWY 1 (Look for UC Elkus Youth Ranch sign). Turn left on Verde/Purisima Creek Road (Verde Road will veer off to the right but do not do this). IMPORTANT-stay on Purisima Creek Road for approximately two miles inland. ELKUS YOUTH RANCH sign will be on the right.

DIRECTIONS TRAVELING NORTH: North on HWY 1 (Look for UC Elkus Youth Ranch sign). Turn right onVerde/Purisima Creek Road and follow the rest of the above directions.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary 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 Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The 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 Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The 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.