Water Board: Scoping for Statewide Policy for Nutrient Control in Inland Surface Waters in California

The Scoping Meeting for a Statewide Policy for Nutrient Control in Inland Surface Waters in California is scheduled for October 27, 2011.  Comment Deadline is November 10, 2011 by 12 noon.  Read more in the Nutrient Scoping Document.

BCDC to Vote on Climate Change Bay Plan Amendment on 10/6

BCDC will vote on proposed Bay Plan Amendment No. 1-08 concerning climate change at the October 6, 2011 Commission meeting. Meeting materials are available on the Commission’s website: http://www.bcdc.ca.gov/proposed_bay_plan/bp_amend_1-08.shtml The following items have been posted: 1. Revised Staff Report and Staff Recommendation 2. Response to Public Comments 3. Commission’s Resolution to Adopt the Amendment 4. […]

CEQA Exemptions to Streamline Construction Related Activities

Two bills have passed the California Legislature that will expedite judicial review of particular development projects subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Rather than challenging project approvals in the trial courts, the bills grant the state Courts of Appeal original jurisdiction.  SB 292: applies to a new NFL football stadium and convention center […]

West Coast Collaborative Marine Vessels & Ports Sector Call 10/27

  Date: October 27, 2011 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT) Agenda Welcome and Introductions (Penny McDaniel & Dan Brown, WCC Co-Leads) CARB Marine Vessel and Port Equipment Rule/Reg Update (CARB) http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/marinevess.htm, http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/cargo/cargo.htm, http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft.htm Zero Emission Technology Roadmap overview and status update (Heather Tomely & Kevin Maggay, San Pedro Bay Ports) http://www.portoflosangeles.org/newsroom/2011_releases/news_082211_roadmap.asp Zero emissions technologies […]

SWRCB accepting Comments to Refine Beneficial uses of Hayward Marsh

State Water Resources Control Board will accept comments on the proposed approval of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s amendment to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay Basin (Basin Plan) that would refine the beneficial uses of Hayward Marsh and clarify the bacterial water quality objectives that apply […]

Port of Redwood City: Annual Report

Highlights: Port Ship Traffic Increases Sparked by Record Exports to Asia Second Annual PortFest Set for Saturday, Oct. 1 Access the Annual Report 92311

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary 9/23/11

Fed lays out Plan to Spark Growth Topic of the Week: Credit Market Shows Sign of Improvement Continue reading Wells Fargo Economic Update 9-23-2011

EPA Region 9 Wetlands Office Seeking Environmental or Life Scientist

EPA Region 9 is seeking to hire an Environmental or Life Scientist at the GS-11 or 12 level (depending on experience) in the EPA Region 9 Wetlands Office!  Primary duties will be 404 permit and associated NEPA review in a subset of Region 9’s counties (likely N. CA and AZ).  In addition, an array of […]

Cosco Busan Oil Spill Settlement and Restoration Plan

State and federal trustee agencies will use $36.8 million of the $44.4 million settlement with Regal Stone Limited and Fleet Management Limited, the companies responsible for spilling 53,000 gallons of oil after the container ship hit the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge. A short video summarizing the Assessment and Restoration Plan is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqO65L49ZD4 The trustees […]

Cliff Robertson, Speaker at BPC's 1st DMC, dies at 88

Cliff Robertson passes at age 88 on 9/10.  Cliff spoke at BPC’s very first Decisionmakers Conference in 1987.  He will be dearly missed. Read the full article at Huffington Post. Listen to his keynote speech at the 1987 Decisionmakers Conference.