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July 12, 2024 Sand Studies Commissioner Working Group

July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Teleconference numbers
(888) 278-0296
(214) 765-0479
Conference Code 900680

Meeting ID
852 4244 1227


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  1. Welcome and Introductions
    Patricia Showalter (Chair) will open the meeting and conduct commissioner roll-call.
  2.  Context Setting
    Staff will review the agenda and meeting ground rules. They will give a general overview of the catalysts behind the current sand mining studies and Commissioner Working Group meetings, including project permitting, history, and management questions the studies would be addressing.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]Presentation
  3. Findings Report
    Independent Science Panel (ISP) members will review the findings of the ISP Sand Mining Summary Report as they pertain to Regional and Local Scale impacts of sand mining in the Bay.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]Presentation // Mining representatives concerns on sand budget
  4. Commission Question 1 – Is the Bay Sand Relic or in Transport?
    Review findings of University of Texas at Austin Fingerprinting Study and its relevance to this question, and policies questions related to this finding.
    (Brenda Goeden) [415/352-3623; brenda.goeden@bcdc.ca.gov]Presentation
  5. Public Comment
  6. Adjournment

Meeting recording

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July 12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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