Committee Meetings and Council Meeting

July 9 - 10, 2013

Sheraton Seattle 1400 Sixth Avenue

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Monday, July 8

Northwest Power Markets Symposium in the Willow Room at 9am

Tuesday, July 9

Power Committee – Willow Room, 2nd floor – 8:30am

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Fish Committee – Cirrus Room – 35th floor – 8:30am

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  • Fish and Wildlife Program amendment process discussion:
    a – Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Reporting and Information Management
    b – Program Biological Objectives
  • Draft Ocean Forum Charter – Patty & Jim
  • Fish Tagging Forum: Fish Committee will get a briefing on the Fish Tagging Forum and have a discussion of the recommended alternatives. 

Council Meeting – 1:30pm – Cirrus Room – 35th floor

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  1:30 – 1:45pm Reports from Fish and Wildlife, Power and Public Affairs committee chairs:  Phil Rockefeller, chair, fish and wildlife committee; Jim Yost, chair, power committee; and Henry Lorenzen, public affairs committee.
1. 1:45 – 2:00pm Progress report on joint projects with Columbia Basin Trust:  Greg Deck, Chair, Columbia Basin Trust; and David Raven, Council liaison, Columbia Basin Trust
2.  2:00 – 2:30pm Remarks by Governor Jay Inslee, State of Washington: Governor Inslee will brief the Council on his energy agenda. See press release, video or audio.
3.  2:30 – 2:45pm Report on Northwest Power Markets Symposium: Charlie Black, director, power division.
  2:45 – 3pm Break
4.  3:00 – 3:30pm Presentation on efforts to reintroduce extirpated coho, sockeye and summer Chinook in the Yakima subbasin:  Dave Fast, Yakama Nation.
5.  3:30 – 3:45pm Briefing and audio transcript of Safeco Field Energy Efficiency Program:  Scott Jenkins, Safeco Field Operations Manager.
6.  3:45 – 4:15pm Briefing on Regional Technical Forum annual report for 2012:  Nick O’Neil, Regional Technical Forum manager.
7.  4:15pm Council Business:

The Public Affairs Committee will meet at the close of business on Tuesday, July 9 in the Cirrus Room.

Wednesday, July 10

Continuation of Council Meeting - Cirrus Room – 35th floor – 8:30 am

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8.  8:30 – 9:30am Panel presentation on reducing toxic contaminants in the Columbia River Basin: Paul Lumley, CRITFC; Deane Osterman, Kalispel Tribe; Tracy Collier, Science Director, Puget Sound Partnership; and Dennis McLerran, EPA Regional Administrator.  
9. 9:30 – 9:45am Overview of implementation of conservation in Washington and the role of I-937:  Howard Schwartz, Washington Council staff; and Nancy Hirsh, Northwest Energy Coalition. 
  9:45 - 10am Break
10.  10:00 – 11:00am Panel on utility implementation of conservation:  Charlie Grist; Chris Robinson, Tacoma Power; Bob Stolarski PSE; Jim West, Snohomish Public Utility District; and a representative from Seattle City Light.
11:00 – 11:45am         Briefing on Washington’s approach to answering critical questions through monitoring:  Jennifer O’Neal, TetraTech; Amy Windrope, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Bill Ehinger, Washington Department of Ecology; Keith Dublanica, Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.
12. 1:30 – 1:45pm Briefing on Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan: Jorge Carrasco, Superintendent, Seattle City Light.
13. 1:45 – 2:30pm Briefing on comprehensive evaluation of the first five years of Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion Implementation: Sarah McNary, Bonneville Power Administration; Rock Peters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Kate Puckett, Bureau of Reclamation.
14. 2:30 – 3:00pm Presentation on relicensing and upgrades at hydro projects:  Patrick McCarty, Generation Manager, Tacoma Power.
  3:00 – 3:15pm Break
15. 3:15 – 3:45pm Briefing on Puget Sound Energy Integrated Resource Plan:  Philip Popoff, Manager, Integrated Resource Planning, Puget Sound Energy.

 The times listed for specific agenda items, and the order of those items, are approximate and are subject to change.

Public comment will be taken on each issue as time allows.