The Ocean Policy Advisory Council

What is the OPAC?

The Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) is a legislatively mandated marine policy advisory body to provide, among other statutory charges, advice to the Governor, state agencies and local governments on ocean policy and resource management matters (ORS 196.433). OPAC membership is made up of representatives from coastal community interests, state agencies, conservation interests and the general public. Meetings of OPAC are usually held in communities along the Oregon coast. The OPAC operates following the policies and procedures established by the Council and recorded in their pdf Policies and Procedures document (38 KB) , which are summarized in a pdf set of slides (605 KB) .   


OPAC Meetings are open to the public and we invite all interested parties to attend meetings and give comment. View the Upcoming OPAC Events to the right of the page or visit the Current Events section below for information on upcoming OPAC meetings and other activities.


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OPAC Upcoming Events


Time and Date
Meeting Information
OPAC Meeting

September 29, 2022

Zoom Webinar 

OPAC Documents library

  pdf Draft Meeting Agenda (183 KB)

Meeting Materials


For information on to the Territorial Sea Plan Part Three: Rocky Habitat Management Strategy, visit the TSP Rocky Habitat Strategy Amendment page. To view past meeting agendas, summaries, etc., visit the Rocky Habitat Working Group page.

Draft meeting summaries, distributed documents portfolios, and presentations from the previous OPAC events and working group meetings are available from the OPAC Meetings page. Please check this site again for additional updates and information about future meetings and events.


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OPAC Letters and Recommendations

OPAC recommendations are provided to the LCDC or directly to the Governor to be considered for adoption into formal rulemaking. This page contains an archive of recommendations and publications produced by OPAC and its Working Groups.


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OPAC Working Groups

Current and past working groups of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council.

OPAC Meetings

Meeting agendas, documents, and videos of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council