May 6, 2021 Commission Workshop on Sand Mining Sand Supply and Transport Studies

Due to the COVID-19 public health orders, and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, this meeting will be held online and by teleconference.

Note: Regular Virtual Commission Meeting to follow after Commission Workshop at 1:00 pm.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(415) 352-3600

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Teleconference numbers:
1 (866) 590-5055 Conference Code 374334

Meeting ID
892 9169 3422

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See the Sand Mining Workshop Report.

The Commission will hold a public workshop that will include briefings and discussions regarding authorized sand mining activities in San Francisco Bay and recently-contracted scientific studies designed to increase knowledge concerning the following topics:

  1. The Bay’s “sand budget”;
  2. Sand transport into the Bay from the Delta and local tributaries to the nearshore outer coast;
  3. The types and amount of sand in the Bay at various locations, and that may be available for use; and,
  4. The potential impacts of mining on the Bay’s sand resources.

Presenting information and participating in panel discussions will be recognized experts from the scientific community, including: Dr. John Largier (UC Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory); Dr. David Schoellhamer (U.S. Geological Survey Emeritus); Dr. Paul Work (U.S. Geological Survey), Dr. Craig Jones (Integral Consulting); and, Bob Battalio P.E., (ESA Consulting).  Panelists will discuss how the studies are designed to answer questions posed by the Commission during its 2015 sand mining permitting discussions and other management questions associated with mining activities.  The goal of the workshop is to enable Commissioners to learn more about the studies and directly engage with experts, each other, and members of the public.

Speakers BCDC Sand Mining Study Workshop Agenda


How to Provide Comments and Comment Time Limits. Please note that during the current State of Emergency in California, we are conducting meetings solely by conference call and livestreaming over the internet. There is no physical location for the meeting. If you would like to comment at the beginning of the meeting or on an item scheduled for a public hearing, you may do so in one of three ways: (1) emailing comments in advance to public comment, up until 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting; (2) by telephone during the public comment periods of the meeting; and (3) by participating via internet.

Questions and Staff Reports. If you have any questions concerning an item on the agenda or would like to receive notice of future hearings, or staff reports related to the item, please contact the staff member whose name, email address and direct phone number are indicated in parenthesis at the end of the agenda item.

Access to Meetings.Meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special assistance or have technical questions, please contact staff prior to the meeting via email. We will attempt to make the meeting accessible via Zoom accessibility capabilities.  During the current State of Emergency in California, before the meeting public comment in writing is encouraged via email. During the meeting participation will occur by using the internet or by phone as discussed above.

Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act. As a state agency, the Commission is governed by the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act which requires the Commission to: (1) publish an agenda at least ten days in advance of any meeting; (2) describe specifically in that agenda the items to be trans¬acted or dis¬cussed; and (3) refuse to add an item subsequent to the published agenda. In addi¬tion to these gen¬eral requirements, the Bagley-Keene Act and the Governor’s Executive Order No. N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020 include other specific provisions about how meetings are to be announced and conducted.