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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.
    NOTICE: This site is being moved to a new location at http://OregonOcean.info/OPAC/ where all future meeting notices, agendas, archives, and documents related to the work of OPAC and STAC will be published. All Council related materials have been moved to the new site, and following the Nov 1st meeting of the council, no new materials will be posted here.
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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 OPAC meeting will occur on Nov 1st, 2017 and take place in Astoria, Oregon at the Holiday Inn Express.  Click Here to download a draft meeting agenda.
The last meeting of OPAC was held on April 17,2017.   View the draft meeting summary here
Draft meeting summaries, distributed documents portfolios, and presentations from the previous OPAC events are available from the Meetings page. Please check this site again for information about future meetings and events.
Territorial Sea Plan Working Group - Rocky Shores Management Strategy


The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), in accordance with its duties authorized in ORS 196.448 through ORS 196.453, has initiated a review of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) with the intention of recommending amendments to Part Three: Rocky Shores Management Strategy.  OPAC will submit any recommendations for amending the TSP to the Land Conservation and Development Commission, which is responsible for adopting amendments to the TSP through a rule making process.
OPAC has established a Territorial Sea Plan Work Group (TSPWG) as a technical advisory committee to conduct the review and to draft amendment recommendations for its consideration.  The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will assist OPAC as required under ORS 196.435, and will administer the TSPWG meetings. 
The next working group meeting will be held on October 20, 2017 in Salem at the DLCD office, with remote participation possible.  Click here to view the draft meeting agenda.

The Science and Technical Advisory Committee

The STAC will host its next meeting on October 26, 2017 in Newport, Oregon at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.  

Click Here to download the Meeting Agenda.