Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)  

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda 

Thursday, October 3, 2013
2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley
Douglas Fir Room, First Floor
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 September 5, 2013

III. Report from the Chair
a. Update on the September 17, 2013 Council meeting on dental amalgam

IV. Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

V. Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VI. Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces 
        a. Climate Action Plan subcommittee
                i. 2013 Paving Review and Recommendation on to Council               
               ii. Draft - 2013 Plan Review Checklist 
        b. Urban Gardening subcommittee

VII. Toxics Managment Division Report        
 Annual reporting to California Environmental Protection Agency

VIII. Discussion/Action:
a.  Adoption of September 5, 2013 Minutes              
                i. Amended Chevron Report               
               ii. Amended CEAC Work Program              
              iii. Amended Sustainable Seafood Report      
        b. Improving Berkeley's Household Hazardous Waste Services
                  Presentation from Bill Pollock, Program Manager, Alameda County
                  Household Hazardous Waste.     
        c. Recycling Enforcement- Consider sanctions for failure to recycle solid waste 
        d. Evaluate City Energy & Water Use    
        e. Discussion of the October 1, 2013 Council workshop on 
   Measure M and the 5-year paving plan

IX. Announcements from Commissioners

X. Communications from Public to Commission
a. Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Concern

XI. Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote
a. Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Council Referral
        b. Second Hand Smoke Communication
        c. Updating the City’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (Late Communication Item)   

XII. To be distributed 

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

XIV. Adjourn


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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.

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(510) 981-7460 or sending an email to

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