A Policy and Management Committee (PMC), made up of agency managers, was formed to coordinate with the BRRIT. The PMC has developed a Permit and Policy Improvement List identifying issues limiting the flexibility of design and/or permitting of multi-benefit restoration projects and are working to resolve these issues. The PMC has developed protocols for elevating and resolving permitting issues and will review substantive issues raised by the BRRIT or others in project-specific cases and propose resolutions at a management or policy level where appropriate.
Who is on the PMC:
EPA: Sam Ziegler, Luisa Valiela
US Army Corps of Engineers: Sahrye Cohen
US Fish and Wildlife Service: Jana Affonso
NOAA Fisheries: Gary Stern
Water Board: Keith Lichten, Elizabeth Morrison
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife: Craig Weightman
The work of the BRRIT and PMC [then called the Policy and Management Team (PMT)] are outlined in the 2018 "San Francisco Bay Coordinated Permitting and Approach, Agency Agreements, and Performance Measures" document.