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Monday, March 23, 2009

Next Meeting of the MLPA

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement


Who: MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team

What: Seventh meeting and draft agenda (see below)

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. and Monday, April 6, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles (April 1) and teleconference/webinar (April 6), and on the day of
the meeting (for viewing or listening only), via simultaneous webcast at
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp. See details below.

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team
Draft Meeting Agenda
(revised March 19, 2009)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
9:30 AM

Embassy Suites Hotel North*
9801 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90254

AND

Monday, April 6, 2009
1:30 PM
Via teleconference and online meeting (webinar)

Toll-free conference call
Dial-in number: 800.697.5978
Passcode: 8527564

Presentations via GoToMeeting
Make your reservation now at
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/686253834


Public participation: On Wednesday April 1, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or may view and listen to the meeting only via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet (see the MLPA website (www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp) for more information about simultaneous webcasting). On Monday, April 6, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and provide comment using the toll-free phone number and to watch presentations via the webinar link, or may use the MLPA offices listed above to listen, watch and provide comment. It is important that members of the public attending the meeting via conference call clearly state their first and last name when prompted by the operator to ensure that you are able to provide comments. Both portions of the meeting may be viewed in an archived version approximately two days after the meeting.

Public comment: The public will be invited by the co-chairs to offer comments on agenda action items. General comments on the work of the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT), not directed to specific agenda items, will be taken after lunch at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 and at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009. Note that the general comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA SAT; comments related to the regional stakeholder group, task force or other MLPA Initiative activities should be directed to those bodies 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_sc.asp.


Meeting Objectives
· Discuss and potentially approve the MLPA Master Plan Science Advisory Team (SAT) response to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) request regarding U.S. Department of Defense "military use areas"
· Review, discuss and potentially approve level of protection designations
· Review, discuss and potentially approve the SAT evaluations of draft external marine protected area (MPA) proposals and MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) draft MPA arrays
· Review, discuss and potentially approve the water quality evaluation methods for MPA proposals in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
· Review and discuss draft document regarding beach manipulation activities in the MLPA South Coast Study Region
· Review and potentially approve SAT responses to questions from the MLPA SCRSG

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