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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:37 am
Ken Jones


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Location: California

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
Master Plan Science Advisory Team

Draft Meeting Agenda
(revised January 7, 2010)

* This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service (at least two days prior to the meeting) at 800.735.2929 (TTY) or Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM Thursday January 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM
Red Lion Hotel Eureka
1929 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Public Participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view
and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet. Video and audio archives of the
meeting may be accessed via the Internet approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the
Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp for more
information.

Public comment: The public will be invited to provide general comment on subjects related to the
work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) on January 21 at approximately 12:35
p.m. Speaker cards are requested and may be found at the entrance to the room. Time allotted for
public comment is determined by the chair; submitting written comments that can be easily summarized
in one to two minutes is encouraged. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to
the SAT; comments related to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force, or other MLPA Initiative activities
should be directed to the task force or MLPA staff.
Meeting materials will not be provided at the meeting but will be posted to the MLPA website as soon
as they are available. This agenda may be found on the MLPA website at
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_n.asp

Meeting Objectives

Receive updates on the MLPA north coast process

Receive updates from SAT work groups

Review and discuss marine protected area (MPA) habitat representation evaluation methods

Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA habitat replication evaluation methods

Review, discuss and potentially approve MPA size and spacing evaluation methods

Review, discuss and potentially approve proposed levels of protection

Review and discuss water quality evaluations for the north coast study region

Review and discuss marine birds and mammals evaluations for the north study coast region

Review and potentially approve SAT responses to science guidance question
800.735.2922 (voice), or contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.654.1885.

MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
January 20-21, 2010 Meeting
Draft Agenda (revised January 7, 2010)

Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Note: Public comment will be taken on Thursday January 21 at approximately 12:35 p.m. At the
discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day of the meeting.
Welcome, Agenda Review and Brief Introductions

I. Staff Updates
A. January 13-14, 2010 meeting of the MLPABlue Ribbon Task Force
B. Progress of External Array Groups
II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast
Study Region
C. Discuss Marine Bird and Mammal Evaluation Methods
D. Water Quality Considerations for MPAs in the MLPA North Coast Study Region
III. Updates from SAT Work Groups
E. Modeling
F. Tribal
G. Species Likely to Benefit from MPAs in the North Coast Study Region
Recess

Meeting Agenda - Thursday, January 21, 2010
Note: The SAT will break for lunch at approximately 11:50 a.m. and public comment will be taken
immediately after at approximately 12:35 p.m. At the discretion of the co-chairs, agenda items may be
heard in any order and on either day of the meeting.
Review agenda for Day 2 and questions from Day 1
II. MPA Design Guidelines and Evaluation Methods for the MLPA North Coast
Study Region (continued form day 1)
H. Discussion on Habitat Representation: Unique Habitats and an Update on the
Methods Used to Quantify Available Habitats
Potential SAT Action: Approve unique habitats to be considered in the north coast
study region
I. Review and Discuss Habitat Replication Criteria for the North Coast Study Region
Potential SAT Action: Approve the habitat replication criteria for the north coast
study region
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MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
January 20-21, 2010 Meeting
Draft Agenda (revised January 7, 2010)
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K. Discussion on MPA Size and Spacing Evaluation Methods
Potential SAT Action: Approve the approach for MPA size evaluations
Potential SAT Action: Approve the approach for MPA spacing evaluations
L. Review and Discuss Modeling Evaluation Methods
Potential SAT Action: Approve the modeling evaluation methods for the north coast
study region
M. Review and Discuss Supporting Text for Levels of Protection (LOPs) Approved
at the December 16, 2009 SAT Meeting
Potential SAT Action: Approve the supporting text for LOPs approved at the
December 16, 2009 SAT meeting.
Potential SAT Action: Approve newly proposed LOPs
IV. Science Guidance Questions from the Public and External Array Proponents
O. Review and Discuss SAT Responses to Science Questions Received at the
December 16-17, 2009 SAT Meeting
Potential SAT Action: Approve SAT response to science questions received at the
December 16-17, 2009 SAT meeting
Wrap-up and Next Steps
P. Timeline for SAT Evaluations of Draft External MPA Array Proposals
Adjourn

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