US Army Corps of Engineers Releases WRDA 2016 Implementation Guidance

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarters released Implementation Guidance this month for WRDA (Water Resources Development Act) 2016. In it includes Guidance for Section 1122 (Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, Special Rule and Disposal at Non-Federal Cost), which BPC and other key organizations helped to develop. We continue to advocate at the highest level […]

BPC Prepares to Address BCDC Regarding Our Updated Strategic Plan

Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Executive Director Larry Goldzband has invited BPC CEO John Coleman to make a special presentation at BCDC’s January 4 commission meeting regarding the strategic planning goals developed at BPC’s Strategic Planning Retreat in Monterey in early November. A key part of the presentation will be sharing the two updated […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Around Limited Richmond Outer Harbor Dredging Schedule

As we reported in our November Newsletter, Douglas W. Lamont, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) recently provided a response to a letter sent in September by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Rep. Mike Thompson regarding the limited dredging schedule of the Richmond Outer Harbor and the Pinole […]

BPC Provides Comment on Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan

On December 14, BPC staff attended the Port of Oakland (the Port) Board of Commissioners Meeting and provided comment on the Port’s efforts to update their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan (MAQIP), a comprehensive plan designed to reduce port emissions and mitigate impacts on local air quality. BPC recognizes that the Port has taken tremendous […]

BPC Calls for Further Dialogue at BCDC Enforcement Meeting Regarding Westpoint Harbor

BPC staff attended the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Enforcement Committee meeting on November 16 regarding a public hearing and possile vote on the Executive Director’s Recommended Enforcement Decision against Mark Sanders and Westpoint Harbor LLC, of which he serves as president. The decision includes cease and desist and civil penalty orders. […]

USACE Responds to Congressional Inquiry Regarding Limited Dredging Schedule

On November 1, Douglas W. Lamont, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) provided a response to a letter sent in September by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Rep. Mike Thompson regarding the limited dredging schedule of the Richmond Outer Harbor and Pinole Shoal that was announced by […]

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 […]