10:00 am, Zoom Teleconference

Meeting Agenda

San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority Advisory Committee Meeting 

November 13, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

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  1. Call to Order  

         Chair Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  

  1. Determination of Quorum  

          Maggie Jenkins, Clerk of the Advisory Committee 

  1. Public Comment  

  2. Approval of Advisory Committee (AC) Meeting Minutes of September 11, 2020 (ACTION)  

         Item 4: Draft Meeting Minutes for September 11, 2020 

  1. 2021 AC Meeting Schedule (INFORMATION) 

         Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager 

         Item 5: Proposed 2021 AC Meeting Schedule 

  1. Chair Report (INFORMATION) 

  2. Montezuma Wetland Restoration Project Breach (INFORMATION) 

         Jim Levine, Montezuma Wetlands LLC 

  1. Competitive Grant Round 4 and Community Grants Program Update (INFORMATION)  

         Jessica Davenport, Deputy Program Manager  

  1. Communications Update (INFORMATION) 

          Taylor Samuelson, Public Information Officer 

          Arthur Deicke, Chair of Ad Hoc Subcommittee on the Annual Report 

          Item 9A: Draft One-Pager on Key Performance Measures and Updates, Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and Cumulative 

         Item 9B: Map of Restoration Authority Projects, Rounds 1-3 

  1. South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project Update (INFORMATION) 

          Dave Halsing, Executive Project Manager, South Bay Ponds Restoration Project 

          Item 10: South Bay Salt Ponds Presentation 

  1. Bay Restoration Regulatory Integration Team (BRRIT) Update and Request for Suggestions on Permitting Process Improvements (INFORMATION) 

          Amy Hutzel, Deputy Executive Officer 

          Luisa Valiela, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

          Valary Bloom, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

          Item 11: BRRIT Presentation 

  1. Announcements (INFORMATION)  

  2. Public Comment  

  3. Adjourn  

Note: Agenda items may be taken out of sequence at the discretion of the Advisory Committee. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact Taylor Samuelson no later than five days prior to meeting. Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to Taylor Samuelson at Taylor.Samuelson@scc.ca.gov