Dodgy, agenda-driven NPS oystergate policies comments and webcast July 10

National Academy of Sciences hearing on dodgy NPS “scientific” evaluation of permit renewal for Drakes Bay Oyster Company. Thanks to Jane G. of Point Reyes and her Oysterzone blog.

back to the pod invasion

When where, who can access/comment? the Webcast (need to pre-register)

——- from an email ——-

Good Morning Everyone:

It has come to my attention that for those who cannot attend,

  1. their comments and submissions may be made prior to the meeting and
  2. the meeting may be attended remotely (webcast and teleconference).
  3. whether attending in person or via webcast / teleconference you must RSVP to this address:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/960544/Evaluation-of-DBOC-Special-Use-Permit-DEIS-Peer-Review

I strongly suggest attending in person if you can, and if you cannot, please attend remotely.

This from Donna Yamagata:

This could be the last opportunity for all of us to show our support in a public arena for the oyster farm. If enough folks are interested in attending, a bus would be hired to drive everyone from West Marin to Irvine and back. This would be an all-day and all-night commitment since just the drive down to Irvine would take approximately 7.5 hours. (Travel pillows, blankets and caffeine are recommended.) Please use the attached Doodle link to let us know whether you would be willing to make the trip and if anyone else will be travelling with you.

http://www.doodle.com/wmu6y2eck8k9epdh

Jane Gyorgy

FYI:

National Research Council’s committee to review the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit will hold a public information gatheringmeeting on the afternoon of July 10.

a. The committee will hold a public information gathering meeting on July 10, 2012, at the NAS’Beckman Center in Irvine, CA from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

b. A teleconference line will be available for those wishing to make public comments, but cannot attend in person.

c. The meeting will be webcast and a teleconference line will be available for people to participate remotely.

d. Audio recordings of the public meeting will be available at this website sometime after the meeting ends.

The committee expects to invite representatives associated with the preparation of the following reports:

a. Draft Environmental Impacts Statement Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit (NPS, 2011)

b. Final Report on Peer Review of the Science Used in the National Park Service’s Draft Environmental Impacts Statement Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit (Atkins, 2012)

c. Comments on Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit Environmental Impact Statement Point Reyes National Seashore (Environ, 2011)

d. Mariculture and Harbor Seals in Drakes Estero, California (MMC, 2011)

The National Research Council welcomes the suggestion of questions and submission of other relevant information that may inform their discussion with the invited representatives at the meeting. Again, the committee requests that such information and questions be provided as early as possible to one of the addresses above.

§ supplemental information

§ analyses

§ oral comments relevant to its review from attendees of the meeting.

Anyone wishing to attend and/or to provide oral comments to the committee should use the following link to RSVP:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/960544/Evaluation-of-DBOC-Special-Use-Permit-DEIS-Peer-Review

People wishing to make such oral comments will

a. have only a few minutes and

b. should limit their comments to information relevant to the committee’s task that has not already been presented,

c. are welcome to submit longer written comments at the above e-mail address or physical mail address.

d. Visual presentations can be submitted electronically, but cannot be displayed at the meeting because many are expected to attend the meeting via the webcast.

Additional information regarding the agenda can be found on the Academies’ Current Projects System (CPS, available at: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/) and the technical details regarding remote access will be made available on this website at a later time.

One must RSVP to attend (see item 1 below)

Time to speak and the number of people allowed to speak are limited. (See item 2-f, below)

Keeping in mind item 2-f below, those wishing to comment publicly, should meet soon to decide exactly what needs to be said and to choose who wants to present which topic(s) to ensure all salient points be covered.

From the websites:

  1. To RSVP for the open session listed below please go here:http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/960544/Evaluation-of-DBOC-Special-Use-Permit-DEIS-Peer-Review. For additional information please go to the committee website:http://dels.nas.edu/global/osb/DrakeEstero
  2. The open session will be
    1. Webcast and recorded (recordings will be available online after the meeting).
    2. A teleconference line will be available for those wishing to make public comments, but cannot attend in person.
    3. Detailed instructions for those planning to attend or participate remotely will be made available on the committee’s website at a later time.
    4. In addition, the committee is interested in receiving supplemental information, analyses, and oral comments relevant to its review from attendees of the meeting.
    5. Anyone wishing to attend and/or to provide oral comments to the committee should use the following link to RSVP: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/960544/Evaluation-of-DBOC-Special-Use-Permit-DEIS-Peer-Review
    6. People wishing to make such oral comments will have only a few minutes and shouldlimit their comments to information relevant to the committee’s task that has not already been presented, but are welcome to submit longer written comments at the above e-mail address or physical mail address.
    7. Visual presentations can be submitted electronically, but cannot be displayed at the meeting because many are expected to attend the meeting via the webcast.
    8. Additional information regarding the agenda can be found on the Academies’ Current Projects System (CPS, available at: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/) and the technical details regarding remote access will be made available on this website at a later time.

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