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PSC Briefing and Discussion July 22, 2009 E.O. 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Presentation No. 5.

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1 PSC Briefing and Discussion July 22, 2009 E.O. 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Presentation No. 5

2 Chesapeake Bay Executive Order

3 Part 1- Preamble By the authority invested in me as President… Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure Restoration of the Chesapeake bay will require a renewed commitment to controlling pollution…as well as protecting and restoring habitat and living resources… Executive departments and agencies, working in collaboration, can use their expertise and resources… Progress will also depend on…State and local governments, private sector and by all people

4 Sec. 201 – Shared Federal Leadership, Planning and Accountability Federal Leadership Committee –To begin a new era of shared Federal Leadership, a FLC is established –Oversee development and coordination of programs and activities… of agencies participating in protection and restoration –Chaired by the EPA Administrator with reps of USDA, DoC, DoD, DHS, DoI, DoT and others

5 Sec. 202 - Seven Reports Outlining Federal Action Draft -120 days; Final -180 Days for Public Comment (a) define the next generation of tools and actions to restore water quality... and describe the changes to be made to regulations, programs, and policies... (EPA) (b) target resources... including resources under the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, the Clean Water Act, and other laws; (USDA) (c) strengthen storm water management practices at Federal facilities and on Federal lands and develop storm water best practices guidance; (EPA and DoD) (d) assess the impacts of a changing climate...and develop a strategy for adapting natural resource programs and public infrastructure (DoC and DoI) (e) expand public access to waters and open spaces... and conserve landscapes and ecosystems... (DoI and DoD) (f) strengthen scientific support for decisionmaking... including expanded environmental research and monitoring and observing systems; (DoC and DoI) (g) develop focused and coordinated habitat and research activities that protect and restore living resources and water quality... (DoC and DoI)

6 Section 203 – Draft Strategy in 180 Days; Final Strategy in One Year The Committee shall prepare and publish a strategy for coordinated implementation of existing programs and projects to guide efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The strategy shall, to the extent permitted by law: (a)define environmental goals for the Chesapeake Bay and describe milestones for making progress toward attainment of these goals; (b)identify key measureable indicators of environmental condition and changes that are critical to effective Federal leadership; (c)describe the specific programs and strategies to be implemented, including the programs and strategies described in draft reports developed under section 202 of this order; (d)identify the mechanisms that will assure that governmental and other activities, including data collection and distribution, are coordinated and effective, relying on existing mechanisms where appropriate; and (e) describe a process for the implementation of adaptive management principles, including a periodic evaluation of protection and restoration activities.

7 Sec. 204. Collaboration with State Partners In preparing the reports under section 202 and the strategy under section 203, the lead agencies and the Committee shall consult extensively with the States… The goal of this consultation is to ensure that Federal actions to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay are closely coordinated with actions by State and local agencies in the watershed and that the resources, authorities, and expertise of Federal, State, and local agencies are used as efficiently as possible for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay's water quality and ecosystem and habitat health and viability.

8 Sec. 205. Annual Action Plan and Progress Report Beginning in 2010, the Committee shall publish an annual Chesapeake Bay Action Plan describing how Federal resources will be used to protect and restore the Bay during the upcoming fiscal year. This Plan will be accompanied by an Annual Progress Report reviewing indicators of environmental condition…. The Committee shall consult with stakeholders in developing the Action Plan and Progress Report

9 Sec. 206. Strengthen Accountability The Committee, in collaboration with State agencies, shall ensure that an independent evaluator periodically reports to the Committee on progress toward meeting the goals of this Order. The Committee shall ensure that … reports… are made available to the public by posting on a website maintained by the Chair of the Committee

10 E.O. 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Section 202 Reports July 22, 2009 PSC Meeting

11 Requires Seven Federal Reports in 120 Days Water Quality Targeting Resources Storm- water & Federal Facilities Climate Change Public Access & Conser- vation Habitat & Research for Living Resources Monitoring & Decision Support Define the next generation of tools and actions to restore water quality... and describe the changes to be made to regulations, programs, and policies. Target resources... including resources under the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, the Clean Water Act, and other laws. Strengthen storm water management practices at Federal facilities and on Federal lands and develop storm water best practices guidance. Assess the impacts of a changing climate...and develop a strategy for adapting natural resource programs and public infrastructure. Expand public access to waters and open spaces... and conserve landscapes and ecosystems. Strengthen scientific support for decision- making... including expanded environmental research and monitoring and observing systems. Develop focused and coordinated habitat and research activities that protect and restore living resources and water quality. ++++

12 Principles for Section 202 Reports Represent a key opportunity for the federal government to demonstrate leadership Federal actions will nest within the 203 strategy Federal agency team leads and representatives identified and the 202 reports are being drafted. In developing the reports, 202 report teams are carrying out extensive consultation with states and other CBP partners.

13 Initial report drafts may be shared in mid to late August. Some lead agencies also plan to float some of the new ideas to key stakeholders prior to that time. The draft reports are due to the FLC by September 9, 2009 (120 days) for a 21-day interagency review. OMB and CEQ briefing on reports expected to occur between 100 and 120 days. Principles for Section 202 Reports

14 The CBP MB and Goal teams will review draft 202 reports at around 120 days to facilitate integration into the 203 Implementation Strategy. Programs and strategies recommended in 202 reports will be described in section 203 strategy. Final 202 reports will also be released for public review with the coordinated implementation strategy at 180 days (11/9/09). Based on the significance of public comments period (60 days), the final 202 reports may need to be revised with final 203 implementation strategy by 365 days. Principles for Section 202 Reports

15 Administrator Jackson Letter to EC Members Begins a new era of shared federal leadership, in close collaboration with EC and other state partners Looking forward to a continued close partnership as we implement the EOs directives EO calls for an unparalleled collaboration between federal and state agencies and departments Section 204, Collaboration with State Partners directs the FLC to consult extensively with Bay States and DC Administrator knows that fed/state collaboration is vital to success. Administrator pledges that she and staff will work closely with EC to implement EO

16 EO Consultation Memo to PSC Members June 11, 2009 Memo from William Early and Preston Bryant As part of the extensive consultation with states required by EO, EPA will employ several methods to ensure this occurs PSC is a key forum for consultation while developing EPAs draft & final reports, and the overall integrated strategy Builds upon the pledge that EPA Admin. Lisa Jackson made in letters she sent to EC members Goal of consultations is to share preliminary ideas early, and to get feedback from PSC Will occur through a series of meeting and forums with PSC members PSC hopes to have similar consultations with other lead Federal agencies in the development of their reports and strategy

17 E.O. 13508 Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Proposed Coordination Roles & Approach to Section 203

18 Section 203 – Draft Strategy in 180 Days; Final Strategy in One Year The Committee shall prepare and publish a strategy for coordinated implementation of existing programs and projects to guide efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The strategy shall, to the extent permitted by law: (a)define environmental goals for the Chesapeake Bay and describe milestones for making progress toward attainment of these goals; (b)identify key measureable indicators of environmental condition and changes that are critical to effective Federal leadership; (c)describe the specific programs and strategies to be implemented, including the programs and strategies described in draft reports developed under section 202 of this order; (d)identify the mechanisms that will assure that governmental and other activities, including data collection and distribution, are coordinated and effective, relying on existing mechanisms where appropriate; and (e) describe a process for the implementation of adaptive management principles, including a periodic evaluation of protection and restoration activities.

19 A system with abundant, diverse populations of living resources, fed by healthy streams and rivers, sustaining strong local and regional economies, and our unique quality of life. A Shared Vision Restore, enhance and protect the finfish, shellfish and other living resources, their habitats and ecological relationships to sustain all fisheries and provide for a balanced ecosystem. Goal 1: Protect & Restore Fisheries Restore those habitats and natural areas that are vital to the survival and diversity of the living resources of the Bay and its rivers. Goal 2: Protect & Restore Vital Aquatic Habitats Achieve and maintain the water quality necessary to support the aquatic living resources of the Bay and its tributaries and to protect human health. Goal 3: Protect & Restore Water Quality Develop, promote and achieve sound land use practices which protect watershed resources and water quality, maintain reduced pollutant loadings for the Bay and its tributaries, and restore and preserve aquatic living resources. Goal 4: Maintain Healthy Watersheds Promote individual stewardship and assist individuals, community-based organizations, businesses, local governments and schools to undertake initiatives to achieve these goals and our shared vision. Goal 5: Foster Chesapeake Stewardship Goal 6: Enhance Partnering, Leadership & Management Improve and enhance the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. EO 203 Strategy Relies on Existing Goal Structure

20 Building on the Work in the Chesapeake Action Plan Strategic Framework Goals & Strategies Activity Integration Plan Database of annual activities & resources (Federal, State, NGO) Dashboards Measures of Progress Adaptive Management System

21 Federal Leadership Committee FLC Designees Federal Office Directors Group Editorial Board Suggested: Robert Pace, Dana York, Jim Edward, Peyton Robertson, Representative (TBD) 203 Strategy Writing Team Suggested: Aileen Smith Kevin DeBell Alicia Pimentel (graphics) 202 a Team 202 b Team 202 c Team 202 d Team 202 e Team 202 f Team 202 g Team Provides weekly management Coordinates identification of policy issues for FLC Describes document and draft initial outline Reconciles, lumps/splits strategies Embellishes recommendations Drafts document Goal Implementation Teams Primary Roles In 1 st 120 Days: Review - CAP goals, indicators, strategies Suggested Revisions Management Board Executive Council PSC Overall responsibility for strategy & coordination with EC Decides/approves policy recommendations Close Consultation Draft 07/08/09 Proposed Structure for Managing 203 Strategy Development Directly guides writing team Reviews drafts on weekly or other basis Serves issues to whole FOD Recommended Strategies Core Rationales Note: Consultation between 202 teams and GITs and others regarding 202 report development is not depicted in this diagram.

22 End: 8/20End: 7/22 End: 8/10 Major Tasks 1 MB & FLC/D briefed on product & process 2 FOD confirms 203 process 3 DT creates outline of strategy 4 GITs review goals, indicators & strategies for output to MB 5 MB review & approval of potential GIT changes 6 202 teams prepare 90 day full working drafts for output to FOD 7 202 teams pre-brief PSC and use PSC mtg for initial feedback 8 FOD review of GIT and 202 products; Ed. Bd. directs DT 9 DT creates anno. outline & IDs needs from GITs & 202 Teams 10 FLC/D briefed; reviews draft 202 recommendations & 203 outline 11 DT revises; FOD approves outline 12 202 teams prepare revised draft reports for delivery to FLC 13 GITs fill any gaps identified by MB & DT and deliver to Ed. Bd. 14 CEQ hosts OMB briefing 15 DT develops draft 203 strategy for FOD review 2009 Page 5 180 Day Timeline for Developing Draft 203 Strategy 0120 (9/9) 180 (11/9) Today 3060 90150 End: 7/09 End: 8/10End: 6/25 End: 7/17End: 8/03 JunJulAugSepOctNov 1 2 3 4 5 6 End: 8/13 8 Draft 07/08/09 7 Key PSC meeting Key MB meeting End: 8/19 9 10 Key FLC/D meeting End: 8/27 11 End: 09/09/09 12 End: 09/09 13 End: ~ 8/30 14 CEQ/OMB meeting End: 9/16 15 Final FOD review of 202 reports prior to 120 days 9/2-9/4 Task requires its own detailed subtask breakout and schedule 202 Tasks 203 Tasks General Tasks Key Meetings Major milestones CBP Key Dates

23 Major Tasks 16 21 day interagency review of 202 reports 17 GIT/MB/FOD review & comment on 202 repts & 203 draft strategy 18 MB meeting to give feedback on 202 repts and 203 draft strategy 19 DT revises 203 draft strategy for submittal to FLC/D & PSC 20 Prep. FLC/D & PSC briefing on 202 comments & 203 strategy 21 Pre-brief FLC/D & PSC 22 FLC/D/PSC review of 202 com- ments, 203 strategy & rollout 23 DT revises 203 strategy 24 202 teams revise and finalize 202 reports 25 FOD review of revised 203 strategy in advance of FLC/D 26 DT revises 203 from FOD review 27 Pre-brief FLC 28 FLC meeting and final directions prior to release of 203 strategy 29 DT makes final revisions and produces for distribution 30 Public release of draft 203 strategy and final 202 reports 2009 Page 5 180 Day Timeline for Developing Draft 203 Strategy 0120 (9/9) 180 (11/9) Today 3060 90150 JunJulAugSepOctNov End: 9/30 16 Draft 07/08/09 End: 9/30 17 End: 10/08 End: 10/05 Key FLC/D-PSC meeting 20 22 End: 9/24 Key MB meeting 18 End: 10/1 19 End: 10/06 21 End: 10/21 23 End: 10/21 24 End: 10/22 25 26 End: 10/23 End: 10/26 27 End: 10/29 Key FLC meeting 28 End: 11/06 29 End: 11/09 30 Note: LGAC & CAC meetings set for 9/17-18; consider EO engagement

24 Major Tasks 31 Establish web portal for publication and public comments 32 Plan listening sessions for public comment period 33 Prep public notification media including Federal Register 34 Public comment period & listening sessions begin 2009 Page 5 180 Day Timeline for Developing Draft 203 Strategy 0120 (9/9) 180 (11/9) Today 3060 90150 JunJulAugSepOctNov End: 10/08 End: 11/06 31 32 33 34 Draft 07/08/09

25 Principles and Parameters of the Strategy Be a coordinated, comprehensive strategy including federal, state and local activities Enhance performance and accountability of CBP and partners Highlight a new commitment by federal government, yet be respectful and consistent with work done by CBP and partners Affirm or establish small number of key environmental measures for each of the six goals

26 Principles and Parameters of the Strategy (cont.) Focus on coordinating strategies, but not necessarily represent federal, state and local consensus Include a prioritized set of actions, not simply a laundry list of possibilities Clear, understandable, and brief Address both long (3-5) year view and the annual actions and progress Working draft of strategy prepared by 120 days and will then incorporate 202 report recommendations for FLC review prior to day 180 release for public comment.

27 Principles and Parameters of the Document (cont.) The draft Coordinated Implementation Strategy would be released for public review and comment on November 9, 2009 along with the federal section 202 reports. (60 day review) Following public comment, the Strategy would be revised to fully integrate section 202 report recommendations and include revisions to CBP goals, milestones and strategies. Desired end result would be a final Coordinated Implementation Strategy released jointly by the FLC and EC in May 2010.

28 Questions, Discussion and Next Steps


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