The Ocean Policy Advisory Council

Council in session with members sitting at the table

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 diverse and 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 membership of OPAC is defined by ORS 196.438.  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.

 

Read more: The Ocean Policy Advisory Council

OPAC Current Events

 

Event
Location
Time and Date
Draft Meeting Agenda
 Rocky Habitat
Working Group Workshop
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - Seal Rock Office Conference Room & Remote
August 26, 2019
TIME CHANGE
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
folder Agenda & Meeting Materials 
Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
Remote Connection Only
(see agenda)
August 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Agenda & Remote Connection
 Rocky Habitat
Working Group Workshop
 TBD
September 12, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Coming Soon 
Ocean Policy Advisory Council Meeting
TBD
October 21, 2019
Coming Soon

 

For information on the upcoming amendment to the Territorial Sea Plan Part III: Rocky Shores Strategy, visit the TSP Rocky Shores Strategy Amendment page. To view past meeting agendas, summaries, etc. visit the Rocky Shores 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 Please check this site again for 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