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Ellen J. Johnck Executive Director. BRINGING PARTNERS TO THE TABLE FOR REAL RESULTS. National Waterways Conference Preparing Today for the Needs of Tomorrow Portland, Oregon Annual Meeting September 8, 2006.

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Ellen J. Johnck

Executive Director

BRINGING PARTNERS TO THE TABLE FOR REAL RESULTS

National Waterways Conference

Preparing Today for the Needs of Tomorrow

Portland, Oregon

Annual Meeting September 8, 2006

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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The Bay Planning Coalition’s mission is to advocate the balanced use and regulation of San Francisco Bay- Delta resources to ensure the economic prosperity and environmental protection of the region.

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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Partners
  • BPC members=maritime, builders, local government, labor, recreation, professionals
  • Organization alliances: finance, chambers of commerce, manufacturing, sewer districts,flood control, technology
  • Federal, state and local agencies: USACE, EPA, USFWS, NOAA, Ca Fish and Game, state and regional water boards, Bay Conservation & Dev Comm
  • Building on mutual responsibility for the economy + environment + quality of life.

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

bpc case studies

BPC Case Studies

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LTMS and Environmental Windows

Wetland Restoration and Reuse

Saving Maritime Access to Deep Water

Regional Air Quality-Goods Movement Strategy

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

san francisco estuary
San Francisco Estuary

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results ltms
Real Results--LTMS
  • 40% ocean-40% upland-20% in-Bay
  • Port of Oakland -42’ + -50’ deepening
  • Coordinated permitting office (DMMO)
  • TMDL Mercury Water Quality Plan—dredging is not a loading to the Bay
  • Delta LTMS—navigation, flood damage reduction, water conveyance, ecological improvement,

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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Mission: Dredge and Protect Endangered and Threatened Species

Not wholly a us vs. them but a planning issue

Assess dredging impacts on species

LTMS and Environmental Windows

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results environmental windows
Real Results—Environmental Windows
  • 81 dredging projects approved annually (4-5 mcy) within specified windows
  • Received Congressional funding for LTMS and science studies ($3m) under federal O&M appropriations
  • Selected for NOAA’s Marine Transportation Partnership Program—Best Management Practices
  • Building trust among agencies and stakeholders and keeping all at “the table”

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results wetland restoration and dredged material reuse

Real Results—Wetland Restoration and Dredged Material Reuse

Sonoma Baylands, Montezuma, Hamilton Army Airfield, South Bay Salt Pond Restoration, Bair Island

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

regional air quality goods movement strategy
Regional Air Quality-Goods Movement Strategy
  • California Air Resources Board adopts 67 measures to reduce marine emissions to 2001 levels by 2010
  • Ports, railroads, ships, trucks, cargo-handling equipment are targets
  • Health risk assessments
  • Public role—environmental justice, labor industry, local government

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results air quality pending
Real Results – Air Quality (pending)
  • Organizing the planning and funding framework
  • Establish shared goals
  • Linking goods movement with air quality improvements is vital
  • Key stakeholders: Transportation agencies, ports, and goods movement (container, bulk commodities including petroleum) industries, community, state and local air regulatory boards, local government)
  • Port of Oakland demonstration; next Bay area

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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Saving Access to Deep Water
  • Balancing land use along waterfront
  • Going, going… gone
  • Buffer zones
  • Engaging industry for strong advocacy
  • Options for trading public trust and public dollars

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results saving access to deep water pending
Real Results—Saving Access to Deep Water (pending)
  • Assemble local advocacy cluster group
  • Expand to include community and local government stakeholders focused on local land use plan and buffer zone
  • Establish shared goals
  • Integrate with regional economic development planning for maritime trade and commerce

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

real results integrating environmental stewardship with economic development
Real Results—Integrating environmental stewardship with economic development

National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

Portland, Oregon September 8, 2006

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National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting

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