February 20, 2014 Commission Meeting Notice

February 20, 2014
1:00 pm
Port of San Francisco Board Room
Ferry Building
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 983-8030

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 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  4. Approval of Minutes of February 6, 2014 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638 sharonl@bcdc.ca.gov]
  5. Report of the Chair
  6. Report of the Executive Director
  7. Commission Consideration of Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]
  8. Staff Recommendation on a Contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Climate Policy Implementation Project [ pdf 119KB]
    The Commission will vote on whether to authorize the Executive Director to contract with NOAA for up to $193,963 to prepare guidance and adopt regulations to build capacity among BCDC permit applicants, BCDC staff, the Commission, and the public to understand and comply with BCDC’s climate policies that were adopted in the fall of 2011.
    (Lindsey Fransen) [415/352-3649 lindseyf@bcdc.ca.gov]
  9. Briefing on Safeguarding California [pdf 1.3MB] Handouts
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Matters, Catherine Kuhlman, regarding the update to the State Adaptation Strategy Safeguarding California.
    (Steve Goldbeck) [415/352-3611  steveg@bcdc.ca.gov]
  10. Briefing on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan
    The Commission will receive a briefing by Department of Water Resources Deputy Director Paul Helliker on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its implications for restoring the Bay-Delta ecosystem, fresh water inflow to the Bay, wetland restoration and managed wetlands in the Suisun Marsh.
    (Joseph LaClair) [415/352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov]
  11. Briefing on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Clean-Up [pdf 5MB]
    The Commission will receive a second briefing on the issue of abandoned vessels and marine debris in San Francisco Bay. Todd Thalhamer with the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and Will Duncan with the U.S. EPA will provide an overview of a recent inter-agency $6 million dollar cleanup occurring in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary.
    (Adrienne Klein) [415/352-3609  adriennek@bcdc.ca.gov]
  12. 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.