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  • Welcome to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) minisite
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    The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is a legislatively mandated marine policy advisory body to the Governor of Oregon. Meetings of OPAC are usually held in cities on the Oregon coast.
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Public Comment
OPAC welcomes comments from the public on issues before the Council. Please click on the link below for information on sending comments to OPAC.
Oregon's Ocean Policy Advisory Council
The next meeting of OPAC will be held in May 7th and 8th, 2015.  On May 7th, OPAC will host a public forum on National Marine Sanctuaries, for more information click here to download the announcment flyer.  On May 8th, OPAC will have a regular meeting of the Council, click here to download the draft meeting agendas for both the public form and OPAC meetings. 
OPAC last met on October 16, 2014 in Newport, Oregon at the Best Western Agate Beach Hotel.  The Draft Meeting Summary is available for review. 
One of the action items from the October meeting was to send a letter, on behalf on OPAC, to the US Coast Guard.  That letter is available, click here for download.  
Draft meeting summaries, distributed documents portfolios, and presentations from the previous OPAC events are available from the Meetings page
A new chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee will be welcomed to the council during the meeting in October, welcome Dr. Shelby Walker. 
Please check this site again for information about future meetings and events.