Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) 

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda
Thursday, August 1, 2013
2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley
7:00 to 9:00 PM

 Agenda (PDF)*

I.         Call to Order and Roll Call

II.         Informal Action Minutes Review: Review informal action minutes from the meeting of June 6, 2013

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

VII.      Toxics Management Division Report   

 VIII.     Discussion/Action:

    1. Adoption of June 6, 2013 Minutes  
    2. Recommendations on Chevron Fire and Other Emergencies  
      1. Request by Councilmember Capitelli – City Council Item 16
      2. Draft Action on Chevron Fire and Other Potential Emergencies  
      3. UPDATED (August 1, 2013): Draft Action on Chevron Fire and Other Potential Emergencies
      4. City of Berkeley Outdoor Warning System (Siren):  Alerting and warning system project update and recommendations for further action (2004) 
    3. Discussion of CEAC’s participation on a Measure M public process report
    4. 2013-2014 CEAC workplan

IX.      Announcements from Commissioners

X.      Communications from Public to Commission:

XI.     Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote
           a.  Checklists by the Alameda County Green Business Program 
                   i.Auto Repair                  
                 iii.Small Manufacturer                  
                 iv.Property Management                  
b. CEAC Subcommittee Notes on Chevron Fire (Goldhaber & Chief Dong)             
CEAC’s involvement on Climate Action Plan goals

XII.    To be distributed

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

XIV.    Adjourn


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SB 343 Disclaimer

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Commission regarding any item on this  agenda  will  be  made  available  for  public  inspection  at  Toxics  Management Division, Planning Department located at 2118 Milvia St, 3rd Floor, 94704.

Please request information from Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, by calling

(510) 981-7460 or sending an email to

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981- 7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

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