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California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement

Who: MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
What: First meeting and proposed draft agenda (see below)
When: October 6, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. and October 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Embassy Suites; 1440 East Imperial Avenue; El Segundo, CA 90245
and via simultaneous webcast on the day of the meeting at www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/meetings_sc.asp

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California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative
South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group
Proposed Draft Meeting Agenda
(revised September 26, 2008)

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October 6, 2008 (9:30 a.m.)
October 7, 2008 (8:30 a.m.)

Embassy Suites *
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245

Public participation: Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person or view and listen to the meeting via simultaneous webcasting on the Internet; an archived version will be available approximately two days after the meeting. Please visit the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) website at here for more information.

The public will be invited to offer comments on the work of the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (SCRSG) at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Monday, October 6 and at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7. Note that the public comment period is for comments specific to the MLPA South Coast Regional Stakeholder Group; comments related to other MLPA Initiative activities or groups should be directed to those bodies or MLPA staff.

Meeting Objectives
• Review project goals, charge of the SCRSG, and work plan
• Review and adopt proposed SCRSG ground rules
• Review key findings of stakeholder assessment and applications for south coast process
• Initiate review of draft regional profile
• Initiate discussion of draft regional goals and objectives
• Outline preparations for second SCRSG meeting

Meeting Agenda – Monday, October 6, 2008
Note: The SCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 12:15 p.m. and public comment will be taken at approximately 1:15 p.m.

1. Welcome, agenda review, and brief introductions
2. Project goals, roles, responsibilities and timeline
3. Lessons learned from past marine protected area (MPA) processes
4. SCRSG charge, ground rules and decision process
5. Stakeholder assessment and implications for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
6. Stakeholder interests, areas of expertise, affiliations and collaborative efforts

Recess to Tuesday, October 7

Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Note: Public comment will be taken at approximately 11:30 a.m. and the SCRSG will break for lunch at approximately 12:00 p.m.

7. Revisions to ground rules
8. Draft regional profile for the MLPA South Coast Study Region
9. Evaluating existing MPAs and the iterative MPA planning process
10. SCRSG role in creating alternative MPA proposals
11. Aspirations, hopes, and challenges
12. Regional goals and objectives
13. Next steps and preparations for the second SCRSG meeting (November 18-19, 2008)

Adjourn

* 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 (TT) or 800.735.2922 (voice) and ask them to contact the California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative at 916.653.5656.