Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)  

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda 

Thursday, November 7, 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 October 3, 2013

III. Report from the Chair
a. Measure M Integrated Streets Investment Plan Op-Ed
        b. Technical Advisory Committee on Residential Energy Conservation Ordinances & Commercial Energy Conservation

IV. Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

V. Election of New Chair (Commissioner's Manual 2012 - Pg. 23, C.1)

VI. Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VII. Report from Brian McDonald on air quality and Air District Community Risk Reduction Plan efforts

VIII. Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces 
        a. Sustainable Seafood (Recommendations sent to Council)
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Chevron Report
Climate Action Plan
Food safety (Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Referral)
        e. Household
Hazardous Waste collection
f. Urban gardening: outreach to schools and Ecology Center

IX.  Toxics Management Division Report 
        a. Toxic Management's annual "Certified Unified Program Agency" Self Audit  
X. Discussion/Action:
a.  Adoption of October 3, 2013 Minutes.
        b. Subcommittee assignments and report timelines.

XI. Announcements from Commissioners

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

XIII. Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote
        a. Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
        b. Energy Smarts Award        
        c. Nanotech Inventory

XIV. To be distributed 

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

XVI. Adjourn


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