July 16, 2015 Commission Meeting Notice

July 16, 2015
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 June 4, 2015 Meeting
    (Sharon Louie) [415/352-3638; sharonl@bcdc.ca.gov]

  5. Report of the Chair

  6. Report of the Executive Director

  7. Commission Consideration Administrative Matters
    (Bob Batha) [415/352-3612; bobb@bcdc.ca.gov]

  8. Vote on Proposed Coastal Management Program Assessment and Strategy
    The Commission will vote on the proposed Coastal Management Program Assessment and Strategy. Every five years, NOAA requires the Commission to update its Assessment and Strategy. The Assessment evaluates nine coastal issue areas identified by the U.S. Congress as being nationally important, and identifies elements of the Commission’s Coastal Management Program that work well and those needing improvement. The proposed multi-year strategy addresses high priority issue areas that will guide future Section 309 grant expenditures to improve the Commission’s Coastal Management Program. A public comment period was held May 8–June 7, 2015, and a public hearing was held on May 21, 2015.
    (Rebecca Coates-Maldoon) [415/352-3649; rebecca.coates-maldoon@bcdc.ca.gov]

  9. Public Hearing and Possible Vote on Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC’s Reconstruction of and Upgrades to The Golden Eagle Refinery/Marine Terminal, in the City of Martinez, Contra Costa County; BCDC Permit Application No. 2014.006.00
    The Commission will hold a public hearing and possibly vote on a permit application to implement a project designed to meet seismic criteria established through the State of California Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (“MOTEMS”) administered by the California State Lands Commission. The planned modifications to the terminal would not provide any increase or expansion of existing operations. The proposed project consists of the following primary activities: the demolition of an existing timber berth and an approachway providing wharf access to the upland refinery; the construction of a new berth with MOTEMS-required infrastructure; the reconstruction of the pile-supported approachway; and upgrades to a pipeway trestle to support existing pipelines.
    (Jaime Michaels) [415/352-3613; jaime.michaels@bcdc.ca.gov]

  10. Commissioner Briefing on the Middle Harbor Enhancement Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of Oakland in the City of Oakland, Alameda County; BCDC Consistency Determination No. C2000.014.00 and Permit No. 2000.014.00
    The Commission will receive a briefing from The Port of Oakland and the US Army Corps of Engineers on the status of the Middle Harbor Enhancement Project. The Middle Harbor Enhancement Area is a component of the Port of Oakland Fifty-Foot Deepening Project and is the only large-scale, in-Bay subtidal habitat restoration project in the Bay Area that used dredged sediment. Staff will describe the current phase of construction, anticipated future funding and current completion schedule. 
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]

  11. Lessons Learned from Approved Large Projects
    The Commission will receive a briefing on the outcomes of select development projects for which the Commission issued BCDC permits, to illustrate how lessons were learned from those permit decisions.
    (Brad McCrea) [415/352-3615; brad.mccrea@bcdc.ca.gov]

  12. Commission Review of Progress on the Commission’s Strategic Plan
    The Commission will review and provide comments on the progress of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  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 meet-ings 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

    The BCDC’s Design Review Board meeting schedule for June 8, 2015, has been cancelled.
    (Ellen Miramontes) [415/352-3643; ellen.miramontes@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Engineering Criteria Review Board Meeting
    BCDC’s Engineering Criteria Review Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, the Milton Marks Conference Center, Lower Level - Monterey Room, San Francisco. Please allow adequate time to go through building security.
    (Rafael Montes) [415/352-3670; rafael.montes@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Commissioner Working Group on Rising Sea Level
    The Commissioner Working Group on Rising Sea Level will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Port of San Francisco Board Room, Ferry Building, Second Floor, San Francisco.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Harbor Safety Committee Meeting
    The San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Port of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Board Room, 2nd Floor, Oakland.
    (Linda Scourtis) [415/352-3644; linda.scourtis@bcdc.ca.gov]

  • Commissioner Working Group on Bay Fill Policies
    The Commissioner Working Group on Bay Fill Policies will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Port of San Francisco Board Room, Ferry Building, Second Floor, San Francisco.
    (Larry Goldzband) [415/352-3653; larry.goldzband@bcdc.ca.gov]