Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting February 23, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind (OSW) energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its April 2023 meeting. Topics will include updates on spatial suitability modeling to support identification of Wind Energy Areas off the Oregon Coast, and other OSW energy planning and development on the West Coast. Other relevant topics may be addressed as appropriate.  Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting.  Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency.

Meeting materials

A detailed agenda for the webinar will be available prior to the meeting.

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/172527093 

Meeting ID:172527093

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 172527093

International numbers available: https://v.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting February 2, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold an online public meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time or until business for the day has been completed.

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to consider current offshore wind energy and aquaculture issues and to provide information and advice to the Pacific Council for consideration at its March 2023 meeting. Potential topics may include:

  1. Update on suitability modeling being conducted by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to support identification of offshore Wind Energy Areas for two Call Areas off the Oregon Coast;
  2. Update on the Draft NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement; and
  3. Summarizing the December 2022 lease auction for five offshore Wind Energy Areas off Central and Northern California.

Meeting materials

Agenda

Characterizing Fisheries Footprints for Offshore Wind Energy Planning PPT

Meeting Recording

https://youtu.be/jBn5ICSrDQY

To attend the online meeting

Please join using this link: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/626106402

Meeting ID: 626106402

Or dial: +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

Access Code / Meeting ID: 626106402

International numbers available: https://v.ringcentral.com/teleconference

Technical information

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Mondal or call/text 503-820-2419.

System requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8 or 10
Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet (See your phone’s App Store and search for RingCentral meeting or visit RingCentral Mobile App site)

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the meeting, please contact Kerry Griffin at 503-820-2409; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 409.

CANCELLED – Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee to hold online meeting December 1, 2022

The Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee’s December 1, 2022 meeting has been cancelled. Although we are cancelling the meeting, we will look to schedule again when BOEM will be ready to present their materials. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Kerry Griffin, 503-820-2409. Email: Kerry.Griffin@noaa.gov

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