BPC Expert Briefing: RMP Update and Dredger Fee Schedule for 2017-2019

BPC Expert Briefing: RMP Update and Dredger Fee Schedule for 2017-2019

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March 1, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Port of Oakland
1st Fl. Exhibit Room
530 Water Street
Oakland, CA 94612

In collaboration with Bay Planning Coalition (BPC), staff from the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) and others will present and facilitate a discussion on the dredger fee schedule for 2017-2019. Read below for more information:

The RMP Dredger Fee Schedule expires after this year. A new fee schedule for 2017-2019 needs to be developed and presented to the RMP Steering Committee.

The fee schedule for 2014-2016 did not generate enough fees to cover the 17.5% of the RMP budget that is allocated to dredgers. The fees generated over three years were $0.41 million less than the $1.80 million owed. If the current fee formula is carried forward, the dredger fee payments will fall behind by another $0.78 million. Therefore, the fee schedule needs to be changed.

The desired outcome of the meeting is consensus among the dredging community on an updated RMP Dredger Fee Schedule for 2017-2019 that will cover 17.5% of the RMP budget.



1. Introductions, Review Agenda, and Overview of Process 11:00

BPC member

2. Information: Regulatory context of RMP fees



Tom Mumley

(Water Board)

3. Information: RMP products and fees related to dredging; options for revising the RMP Dredger Fee Schedule for 2017-2019  


Philip Trowbridge (SFEI)

4. Decision: Agree on a RMP Dredger Fee Schedule for 2017-2019 to present to the RMP Steering Committee 12:00

John Coleman (BPC)

5. Wrap up and review action items 1:15

John Coleman (BPC)

6. Adjourn 1:30

Expert Briefings are designed to be affordable and easy to attend over a long lunch break. They are excellent networking and educational opportunities. You bring the questions, we will provide the lunch! 


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