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Editor's Notes:
 
We may post content to the CalCoast™ website during the next week, but we won't be publishing an edition of The CalCoast™ WAVE so our staff can enjoy the July 4th holiday. The next edition of The CalCoast™ WAVE will be published Thursday, July 11th. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.
Highlights From The Articles & Content Below:

  • Coastal Commission sets July 10 Public Hearing on Poison Drop in Farallones Sanctuary
  • Senate Passes Its Own Emergency Border Legislation After Rejecting House Bill
  • OFFSHORE DRILLING: Feds: Record oil leak 100 times greater than company says
  • Western Senators Introduce Bipartisan Drought Legislation
  • Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches
  • Winds of Change: Wind turbines on Lake Erie spark big support and big debate
  • San Clemente Pier, Long Beach City Beach Among Most Polluted in CA, Report Finds
  • Checkmate? House blocks money to drill for oil off California coast
  • Bay Sediment for Bay Restoration
  • Flooding along Mississippi River has caused at least $2 billion in damage
  • We've got a whole lot of new sand on our beach!
  • After coastal towns complain about Resource Institute, lawmakers could rescind its $5 million windfall

Grants
Adanta, Inc. Awarded Grant form NAVFAC SW

Adanta, Inc. , a woman-owned 8(a) small business, was awarded a Single Award Task Order contract from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) to provide services related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental planning related processes and documents for Navy and Marine Corps facilities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and other locations.  Environmental planning and documentation services will be provided for future infrastructure and other military construction projects. The contact has a value of $4 million, with a period of performance of five years.

California Clean Air Day: Announcing microgrants for Clean Air Day events!

California Clean Air Day is offering microgrants of up to $1,000 to throw a local event. You might host a community tree planting, bike ride, transit party, no idling campaign, or open street event - there's no limit to what you can do! Your event should be within 3 days of California Clean Air Day on October 2, 2019, with preference given to events on the day itself. Your event must raise awareness of California Clean Air Day, contribute to clearing the air, and engage at least 100 people to take action to clear the air. You'll need to partner with another type of organization - when we band together we're even more effective at clearing the air. For more information and to apply: microgrant application.


U.S. EPA announces $5.8 million in Brownfields Grants in the Pacific Southwest

The grants are part of the $64,623,553 million awarded nationally to 149 communities. EPA Brownfield funds aid economically disadvantaged communities in Opportunity Zones and other communities throughout the country to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. For more information on applicants selected for funding, click here.
Coastal Commission News
Policy & Political News
 
Drought, Water, & Wetlands News
 
 
 
 
Beach & Coastal News
 
 
Local Government News
Climate Change & Environmental News
 
 
 Announcements
Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019 (Paris, Nov 20-22) Registration Now Open

With the theme of "Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy", the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit (Paris, November 20-22) will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. Register here.

P3 Airport Summit: Speaker Lineup Announcement

The 2019 P3 Airport Summit is excited to announce our newly confirmed list of over 90 speakers! From the FAA to developers to airports across the country, the impressive speaker lineup focuses on airport infrastructure challenges and provides actionable takeaways to address your complex project delivery goals. Register here.

U.S. EPA settles with World Oil companies over hazardous waste violations at Southern California facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with DeMenno-Kerdoon and D/K Environmental for improperly managing hazardous waste at the World Oil Recycling facility in Compton, California, and the World Oil Terminals in Vernon, California. Under the agreement, the companies will spend $167,967 on an environmental project to reduce air pollution in local classrooms and pay a $39,092 penalty. For more information on EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act please visit: www.epa.gov/rcra

Santa Barbara - City Council Hearing on Suggested Modifications to the City's
Updated Coastal Land Use Plan
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
City Hall, City Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa Street

The City Council will consider: 1) Accepting the California Coastal Commission's (CCC's) suggested modifications to the updated Coastal LUP and 2) A Resolution acknowledging receipt of the CCC's Resolution of Certification of the LCP Amendment No. LCP-4-SBC-18-0062-1 with Modifications. For more information on the updated Coastal LUP and suggested modifications, visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/LCP .

New Episode of the WaterLog Podcast

This month, Howard Marlowe and Dan Ginolfi provide an update on the Energy & Water and Interior appropriations process, bring us up to speed on an extension of the Nation Flood Insurance Program and some reforms proposed by the House, an important Supreme Court decision regarding property takings, and a new study showing that despite increased funding for dredging, less sediment is being dredged. Click here to listen.


City of San Diego Planning Commission to Consider Proposed Update to Mission Valley Community Plan


The Final Draft of the Mission Valley Community Plan is now available for public review. This release is a companion release to the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). Click here to view the Mission Valley Community Plan Update. To view the Final Draft Environmental Impact Report, click here . You can also view comments on the Draft Program EIR for the Mission Valley Community Plan Update submitted jointly by the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. We will keep our readers advised as to any developments regarding the proposed update.
California Qualified MS4 Stormwater Compliance Professional Training

American Stormwater Institute offers courses to give you specialized training so you can be recognized as "Qualified." List of upcoming dates and locations - Los Angeles:  July 22-23, 2019 , San Diego:  July 25-26, 2019 , San Diego:  September 16-17, 2019 , Los Angeles:  September 19-20, 2019 , San Jose:  October 15-16, 2019 , Napa:  October 17-18, 2019 . For more information, call 833-786-7698. Click here for the full schedule.


Monterey Bay Aquarium 2018 Annual Review Available Now!


Last year, the Aquarium's work for ocean conservation gave them a lot to celebrate. Read on to learn how they're making an impact from Sacramento to Vietnam. The Aquarium is involved in transforming the global seafood industry, taking climate action for the ocean, changing the way we think about plastic, among other initiatives. Click here , for the full report.

Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program


The Amigos de Bolsa Chica conducts a Citizen Science water quality monitoring program called FLOW (Follow and Learn about the Ocean and Wetlands) every Friday at the Bolsa Chica State Beach Visitor Center on Pacific Coast Hwy. In collaboration with the California Department of Public Health's Phytoplankton Monitoring Program, FLOW Citizen Scientists collect and analyze ocean and wetland water samples to monitor harmful microalgae along the coast of California.  No experience needed, training is ongoing! Meeting time dependent upon the tide, email flow@amigosdebolsachica.org if you're interested or want more information.


Secretary Bernhardt Proposes Increasing Public Access to Hunting and Fishing on 1.4 Million Acres Nationwide


U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced from Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge a proposal for new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) across more than 1.4 million acres. The Service will seek comments from the public on the proposed rule for 45 days. The notice will be available at http://www.regulations.gov , Docket Number: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2019-0040. The Service intends to finalize the proposed changes in time for the upcoming 2019-2020 hunting seasons. An interim copy of the proposed rule is now available .


Trump Administration Announces Strategy to Strengthen America's Economy, Defense


The Trump Administration released, " A Federal Strategy to Ensure a Reliable Supply of Critical Minerals," to make America's economy and defense more secure. The strategy directs the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to locate domestic supplies of those minerals, ensure access to information necessary for the study and production of minerals, and expedite permitting for minerals projects. Currently, the U.S. relies on other countries completely for many minerals. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has embarked on a new nationwide program of surface and subsurface mapping. Also, alternatives, such as recycling, processing mine waste, extraction from seawater, or even filtering them from energy byproducts, could prove valuable sources for critical minerals. USGS will assist other Federal agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture and DOI bureaus like the BLM and BOEM, with evaluating these unconventional methods for bolstering the traditional supplies of critical minerals.


Important GEER 2019 Announcement - Loss of Karl Havens


The University of Florida and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences regret to announce that Karl E. Havens, the director of the Florida Sea Grant program since 2007 and a professor of aquatic ecology at the University, died suddenly of cardiac-related issues at his home on Friday evening, April 26, 2019. He was 61. Havens was a leading international expert on aquatic research, management, education and outreach. His area of expertise included the response of lakes and estuaries to natural and human-caused impacts such as nutrient enrichment, drought, climate variability and hurricanes. Visit the Florida Sea Grant web site for more information and videos by and about Karl.
Employment Opportunities
Adanta, Inc. Seeks Candidates for Variety of Positions

Adanta, Inc., a professional environmental services firm, is accepting resumes for a variety of positions. Open positions include Professional Geologist, Professional Engineer, Certified Industrial Hygienist, CHST, and field technicians. Work generally involves restoration of contaminated sites throughout California and Nevada. More information about these opportunities is available here.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Seeks Director Of Grants

This position will be leading efforts to support JVS's strategy, mission and clients by securing funding through private, corporate and public sources. You'll be writing proposals directly and will also direct the Grants Team on funding strategies, cultivation and grant development to grow and sustain JVS initiatives, and achieve our impact of moving people into family-sustaining jobs. Want to Apply? Please email cover letter and resume to recruit@jvs.org; please use Director of Grants in the subject line. Principals only, no phone calls, please. More details here.

City of Newport Beach Job Opportunities

Please note, applications are only accepted for current recruitments and a separate application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. Be sure to submit your application by the final filing deadline. Application materials are reviewed for relevant education, training and experience. Please click here for the full list of job openings.

POSTDOC position Renewable Marine Energy in Ports & Harbours, University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is seeking to fullfill a 3 year postdoctoral postion on a European Atlantic Area INTERREG project: PORTOS. Candidates should have experience and expertise within the fields renewable energy, statistics, physical & numerical modelling. More information on job details, here.

SFEI & Aquatic Science Center

San Francisco Estruary Institute & the Aquatic Science Center are looking to fill 3 positions. SFEI is a non-profit organization with the mission to foster development of the scientific understanding needed to protect and enhance the San Francisco Estuary through research, monitoring, and communication. SFEI conducts major projects in Conservation Biology, Contaminants, Historical Ecology, Informatics, Information Technology, Wetlands, Watersheds, and Biological Invasions. Links to open positions: Applied Ecologist (Associate Environmental Scientist I or II) , Associate Environmental Scientist or Environmental Scientist , Physical Scientist (Associate Environmental Scientist I or II) .

USGS Term Position: Research Oceanographer

USGS is looking for a coastal-ocean modeler in Woods Hole. Ideally, someone familiar with ROMS or COAWST. This is a term position (GS-12) suitable for PhD (or equivalent work experience). US citizenship required. Contact John Warner ( jcwarner@usgs.gov ) or Chris Sherwood ( csherwood@usgs.gov ) with questions. Apply here.

The Story of Stuff Project is Now Hiring: Community Engagement Associate 

The position will be located in Berkeley, CA. The position is part-time, 25 hours / week, and FLSA non-exempt.  The Story of Stuff Project was founded in 2008 to leverage one of the earliest and most successful cause-related viral movies: Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff. Our mission is to transform the way we make, use and throw away Stuff to be more sustainable, healthy and fair. For more information on this position, click here.

5 Gyres is seeking an Executive Director

5 Gyres is seeking an experienced, organized, and strategic Executive Director to manage a team that functions across time zones and locations. Experience building and executing strategic plans is required. To apply, read the following job description and email your cover letter and resume to careers@5gyres.org.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships

Are you an experienced researcher in possession of a doctoral degree or do you have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience?  Discover the opportunities of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships for researchers at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation. CMCC Foundation is the non-profit Italian research centre on climate science and policy. Its activities focus on the development and applications of models of climate dynamics, impacts of climate change and adaptation and mitigation policies. For more details on applying, click here.   

California Coastal Commission seeks Coastal Program Analyst III Long Beach, CA

The California Coastal Commission is offering an exciting opportunity to participate in planning and regulating development on California's vibrant South Coast. The South Coast office has responsibility for carrying out requirements of the California Coastal Act in twenty coastal jurisdictions (cities, counties and ports).
This is a supervisory position with broad responsibilities for analyst supervision and personnel oversight, general administration of Local Coastal Program planning and permit regulatory work in the South Coast District including project management, coordination with other agency units (e.g., legal, enforcement, technical services), participating in agency-wide senior staff meetings and coordination, external communications outside the District, as well as backup coverage of the District Manager responsibilities as required.  For more information and to apply, click here.

I Love A Clean San Diego
Career Opportunities

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is in the business of change. The organization works to improve the health and beauty of San Diego. If you're looking for a dynamic, impact-driven organization that values passion and professionalism, ILACSD wants to meet you! Currently there is 1 position open: Philanthropy Manager, Corporate Relations. For job descriptions and details for applying, please click here.
Events
WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 Launches New Website and Sponsorship Campaign

The new website is live for the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Paris, 20-22 November! With the theme of "Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy", the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. Click here to see the developing program and latest news!

Exploring Our Sense of Place: A Seminar Series in the Field in the San Dieguito Watershed

The Exploring Our Sense of Place program allows participants to experience the San Dieguito River Valley in all seasons, to follow its path from mountain to sea, to encounter plant, animal and human inhabitants, and to connect to the River Valley with their heart and minds.  The ESP program is an 8-session seminar series that includes a reception, 7 excursions with lectures by experts, and special "reflection time." To register, click here.

California Coastal Commission (CCC): Local Government Workshop

The CCC will be holding a joint workshop with the League of Cities and California State Association of Counties on Friday, July 12 th with a focus on Short-Term Rentals and Sea Level Rise adaptation and planning. The workshop will be held during the Commission's July hearing, which will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Luis Obispo (333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA). The workshop will be streamed live through Cal-Span and an agenda of the workshop will be released later this month. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please email: Daniel.Nathan@coastal.ca.gov.

California Clean Air Day
October 2, 2019

Join your fellow Californians to clear the air as part of California Clean Air Day. This unified day of action will focus on the simple solutions each of us can do to improve air quality. These simple actions can be taken by individuals, companies, government entities, and even communities. Clean Air Day allows for individuals and communities across the state to participate in a way that makes sense for them; everyone is invited to take the Clean Air Pledge and help clear the air!  More info here.

10th Annual Women In Green Forum Los Angeles, CA
August 15, 2019

Over the past ten years, the Women In Green Forum has grown to be the premier event highlighting women in the environmental industry. Each year, they convene sustainability trailblazers who share insights about the newest and most cutting-edge environmental innovations. Join them as they celebrate the 10th anniversary and Decade of Impact. The 2019 program will explore on the advances made in the environmental movement over the last decade and the innovations on the horizon for the coming decade - from future-ready business models to rethinking the blue recycling bin. Register today today to reserve your spot.
 
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Steven Aceti, JD
Executive Director,  
California Coastal Coalition

 
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