3rd Annual CA Boating Congress Set for February 27-28, 2018

Save the date for Marine Recreation Association’s (MRA) 3rd Annual California Boating Congress (CBC) set for February 27-28, 2017 at the California State Capitol.  This year BPC is a co-host of the CBC, where the marine industry and boating community come together to advocate for issues affecting this important part of the state’s economy and culture, and “chart […]

BPC White Paper: Expedited Permitting for Shoreline Restoration/Resiliency Projects

In 2016, BPC’s Sustainable Waterfronts Committee started an effort to develop a draft white paper with the objective of facilitating a constructive dialogue amongst key regulatory agencies and other key interest groups to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of permitting for shoreline resiliency projects around San Francisco Bay. BPC is pleased to announce the release of the paper […]

BPC Submits Letter of Support for AB 398 and AB 617

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BPC’s Marinas & Boatyards Committee Secures Opportunity to Present to BCDC Commissioners

Since its inception in 2016, BPC’s Marinas & Boatyards Committee has been working to develop a partnership with the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to serve as a resource for guidance and expertise on issues affecting San Francisco Bay’s boating industry. Last month, committee members and BPC staff presented key industry data […]

BPC Joins Letter Urging Support for a Balanced Cap-and-Trade Program

On June 16, a coalition of organizations dedicated to the extension of a balanced cap-and-trade program that achieves greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions while protecting jobs and California’s economy submitted a letter to members of the California State Senate and Assembly with several key recommendations. Along with Bay Planning Coalition, the coalition includes trade associations, manufacturers, […]

BPC Supports Bay Ship & Yacht Company in Letter to Water Board on Proposed Dry Dock Permit Changes

In a letter to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, BPC provided comment on the Water Board’s recent Tentative Order for General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Dry Dock Operations in the San Francisco Bay region. The proposed order affects a number of BPC’s members, including Bay Ship & Yacht Company (Bay Ship). […]

BPC Submits Comment Letter on Draft Dredging Study Presented to RMP Exposure & Effects Workgroup

Representatives of BPC’s Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee recently became designated members of the Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) Exposure and Effects Workgroup and attended a meeting of the group where a dredging-related study was presented. The study, which is currently in draft form, looks at the impact of periodic dredging on macroinvertebrate prey availability for […]

AB 388 Advances to Senate Committees

On March 13th, BPC joined a letter in support of Assembly Bill 388. AB 388 would allow wetland restoration projects involving the beneficial reuse of dredged material to be eligible for funds under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. AB 388 unanimously passed through the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Appropriations and is now in […]

BPC Marinas & Boatyards Committee Advances Partnership with BCDC

BPC and select members of its Marinas & Boatyards Committee met with the San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission’s (BCDC) Regulatory and Planning divisions this month to discuss the current status and trends of the Bay Area’s boating industry. Committee members presented data on industry size, market demand, and berth pricing, among other items. […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Consider San Francisco Bay Area as Potential Beneficial Use Pilot Program Site Under Section 1122 of the WIIN Act

On February 9th, BPC in collaboration with California State Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), and The Bay Institute, sent a joint letter to top officials at the Department of the Army and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to request that the San Francisco Bay Area […]