Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, December 6, 2012
7:00-9:00 PM

First Floor Conference Room, 2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley

Agenda (PDF)* 


I.    Call to Order and Roll Call

II.    Action Minutes Review/Adoption: Review and adopt minutes from the meeting of November 1, 2012

III.   Report from the Chair

IV.  Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

V.   Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VI.  Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces

          A.  Mercury

1.  Use of Anthropogenic Mercury Within the City of Berkeley

VII   Toxics Management Division Report    

           A.  CEAC Meeting Schedule for 2013

VIII.  Discussion/Action 

           A.  Adoption of Minutes of November 1, 2012 Meeting           
           B.  Mercury in the Environment

1.  Council Referral by Councilmember Capitelli
2.  Human Exposure to Mercury (EPA)
3.  Trends in Mercury Use in Products
4.  Methylmercury in Fish Health Criteria

C.  Chevron Refinery Fire: Health Advisory Communications - Council Referral 
      (Chevron Fire was on August 6, 2012 not August 21, 2012 as stated on City Council's agenda)

1.  Council Referral by Councilmember Capitelli 
2.  San Francisco Chronicle (November 11, 2012)
3.  Bay Area Air Quality Management Distriact media release (August 23, 2012)

D.  Sustainable Seafood - Council Referral

1.  Council Referral by Councilmember Arreguin 
2.  Draft Recommendation on Sustainable Seafood

E.  Follow-up on Measure M and Watershed Management Plan

1.  Draft Recommendation on Measure M and Watershed Management Plan (late communication)

F.  2013 CEAC Work Plan

1.  2013 Work Plan - Commissioners' Manual    

IX.  Announcements from Commissioners (3 minute limit)

X.   Communications to Commission

A.  Commendation Letter on Mercury from the Honorable Mayor Chester Clark of Amity, Arkansas 
B.  UC Berkeley Stanley Hall Diesel Spill Letter from City Manager (late communication)  

XI.  Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote                     

A.  Bayer HealthCare 20th Anniversary Compliance Report 2011

XII.  To be distributed

XIII.  Next Agenda: Discussion/Action items proposed for future agenda

XIV.  Adjourn



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