From ActCoastal

Year 2018
Month December
Location Newport Beach
Description The December Coastal Commission hearing took place at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Wednesday, December 12 through Friday, December 14. The meeting included important coastal preservation issues: a beach nourishment project in Monterey Bay, public access at Hollister Ranch and a presentation on the Revised Draft Residential Adaptation Guidance. Notably, the Commission voted to approve an application for new oil production and wetlands restoration project by Beach Oil Minerals in Long Beach.

Issues voted on at this Meeting

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Issue Summary Outcome
Moss Landing Harbor 10-Year Dredging Operations The Moss Landing Harbor District requested a coastal development permit for approval of a 10-year dredge project and to dispose of sediments to restore navigable depths in berths in the Moss Landing Harbor and the North Harbor channel.

The permit would authorize dredging and disposal of up to 550,000 cubic yards of material over the 10-year life of the permit, with no more than 80,000 cubic yards in any given year. Disposal of fine-grained material would occur at either of two offshore sites. Sandy material that is suitable for beneficial reuse would be disposed of at a beach replenishment site directly adjacent to the harbor.

The Surfrider Foundation Monterey Chapter raised concerns about the placement of a portion of the dredge materials onto the beach. Moss Landing Harbor has a history of sediment contamination including a legacy of DDT, PCB's, organotins, nickel, copper, lead, mercury, according to the Sampling and Analysis Plan. Surfrider asked that the Commission require the Harbor District to engage in ongoing sampling as dredged materials are extracted and prepared for beach placement and for surf monitoring conditions to be put into place in order to capture fluctuations and changes in sediment and wave action throughout the seasonal variations.

Commissioners Mary Luevano and Mark Vargas made a motion to continue the item to a future hearing and asked staff to investigate whether ongoing sampling was feasible.

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Vote Chart for this Meeting

Coastal Commission Vote Chart

December 2018 Meeting

Green Dot.png = Positive Conservation Vote         Red Dot.png = Negative Conservation Vote

Commissioner Moss Landing Harbor 10-Year Dredging Operations
Url.jpg Aaron Peskin Good Vote by Alternate
CaroleGroom 2012.jpg Carole Groom Bad Vote
DBochco.jpg Dayna Bochco Good Vote
Donne.gif Donne Brownsey Absent for Vote
EffieT-S.png Effie Turnbull-Sanders Good Vote
Erik-280x300.png Erik Howell Good Vote
Vargas.jpg Mark Vargas Good Vote
BVWtY5tv.jpeg Mary Luevano Good Vote
RU.jpg Roberto Uranga Good Vote
Sundberg.jpg Ryan Sundberg Absent for Vote
Saraa.jpg Sara Aminzadeh Absent for Vote
200px-Steve Padilla1.jpg Steve Padilla Good Vote