Thursday, July 18, 2013 Commission Meeting Notice

Thursday, July 18, 2013
1:00 P.M.
MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth Street, Oakland
(510) 817-5700

Tentative Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Public Comment Period (Each speaker is limited to three minutes)
    A maximum of 15 minutes is available for the public to address the Commission on any matter on which the Commission either has not held a public hearing or is not scheduled for a public hearing later in the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order of sign-up, and each speaker is generally limited to a maximum of three minutes. It is ly recommended that public comments be submitted in writing so they can be distributed to all Commission members for review. The Commission may provide more time to each speaker and can extend the public comment period beyond the normal 15-minute maximum if the Commission believes that it is necessary to allow a reasonable opportunity to hear from all members of the public who want to testify. No Commission action can be taken on any matter raised during the public comment period other than to schedule the matter for a future agenda or refer the matter to the staff for investigation unless the matter is scheduled for action by the Commission later in the meeting.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611]
  4. Approval of Minutes of June 20, 2013 Meeting [483 KB ]
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters [160 KB ]
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  8. Briefing on the LTMS Management Plan Twelve Year Review [ 193 KB ]
    Referenced Materials
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the progress to-date regarding review of the Management Plan for the Long Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Sediment in the San Francisco Bay Region (LTMS). The presentation will be followed by a panel of LTMS Management Committee members—Lieutenant Colonel John K. Baker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Jason Brush, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Bruce Wolfe, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board; and Lawrence J. Goldzband, BCDC—discussing LTMS program implementation.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623]
  9. BCDC Participation in Golden Guardian Exercise[ 188 KB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the May 15, 2013 Golden Guardian exercise, a simulated response to a large earthquake in the Bay Area.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  10. Overseas Reymar Incident Update [ 115 KB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the status of investigations of the January 7, 2013 strike of the Bay Bridge by the oil tanker Overseas Reymar and agency responses.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  11. Briefing on the Completion of the Pond 9/10 Trail at the Napa Plant Site[ 4.5 MB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing from staff and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the status of the Department’s efforts to complete the public access for the south and east sides of Pond 9/10, required by Permit No. 2004.08.01.
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612]
  12. Briefing on the Napa County Waterfront and Related Issues [ 17.4 MB ]
    The Commission will receive a briefing from Commissioners Brad Wagenknecht, Napa County Supervisor, and Jill Techel, Mayor of the City of Napa, describing various activities and projects on the Napa waterfront and the respective roles of local governments and the Commission.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653]
  13. Adjournment

Speaker Sign-Up and Time Limits If you would like to comment on an item scheduled for a public hearing or speak during the public comment period, please fill out a "Request to Speak" form and give it to a staff member. Each speaker is limited to a maximum of three minutes during the public comment period, and the Chair may set time limits for each speaker at the beginning of a public hearing. You are encouraged to submit written comments of any length and detailed information to the staff. This material will be distributed to the Commission members. Applicants are responsible for presenting their projects at the public hearing.

Questions and Staff Reports If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive a staff report related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Campaign Contributions State law requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on the "Request to Speak" form or in your testimony if you have made campaign contributions in excess of $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioner(s) you have contributed. Other legal requirements govern contributions by applicants and other interested parties and establish criteria for Commissioner conflicts of interest. Please consult with the staff counsel if you have any questions about the rules that pertain to campaign contributions or conflicts of interest.

Access to Meetings Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please contact any staff member prior to the meeting. An interpreter for the deaf will also be made available upon request to the staff at least five days prior to the meeting.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be transacted or discussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addition to these general requirements the Bagley-Keene Act includes other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

The following meetings, which may be of interest, will be held over the next several weeks. All of the meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions concerning one of the meetings or would like to receive a meeting notice, please contact the staff member whose name and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis.

  • Design Review Board Meeting Cancellation
    BCDC’s Design Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 8, 2013, has been cancelled.
    (Ellen Miramontes) [415/352-3643]
  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Richmond, Harbormaster’s Office, 1340 Marina Way South, Richmond.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644]
  • Regional Airport Planning Committee
    The Regional Airport Planning Committee will hold a public meeting on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the MetroCenter Auditorium, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland (across the street from the Lake Merritt Bart Station).
    (Joe LaClair) [415/352-3656]