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RESOLUTION NO. 86 -24 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH OPPOSING THE ADOPTION OF THE <br />PROPOSED 5 -YEAR OCS LEASING PROGRAM FOR 1987- <br />1991 <br />• WHEREAS, the Department of Interior on February 6, 1986 <br />issued a "Proposed Five -Year Outer Continental Shelf Leasing <br />Program for 1987 through 1991" which outlines plans for offshore <br />drilling lease sales during this period; and <br />WHEREAS, the Department of Interior has solicited formal <br />comments on the Draft OCS Program from affected states, local <br />agencies and interest groups; and <br />WHEREAS, the California Secretary of Environmental <br />Affairs has requested similar formal comments from local agencies <br />and interested parties to assist the Governor in preparing a <br />formal response to the Five -Year OCS Program to be submitted to <br />the Department of Interior on behalf of the State of California; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program proposes to <br />reconfigure California offshore waters into three "OCS Planning <br />Areas" known as Southern California (Mexican border to San Luis <br />Obispo /Monterey County line), Central California (San Luis <br />Obispo /Monterey County line to Sonoma /Mendocino County line), and <br />Northern California (Sonoma /Mendocino County line to the Oregon <br />border); and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program contains a total of <br />five leasing actions offshore California, including two lease <br />sales for the Southern California OCS Planning Area to be held in <br />May of 1988 and December of 1991, one lease sale for Central <br />California to be held in May of 1989, and two lease sales for <br />Northern California to be held in April of 1988 and February of <br />1991; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program solicits proposals for <br />deletion of additional federal waters offshore California from <br />the Program; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program would grant broad <br />discretionary authority to the Secretary of Interior to <br />accelerate any of the five proposed lease sales offshore <br />California and conduct them at an earlier date; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program remains committed to a <br />streamlined pre -lease planning process which would not permit <br />adequate consideration of local land -use priorities, commercial <br />fishing conflicts, other anticipated uses of the OCS, or local <br />agency input to leasing decisions, and would not assure <br />compliance with the California Coastal Zone Management Plan; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program fails to adequately <br />consider the existing or anticipated uses of the sea and seabed, <br />including fisheries, navigation, existing or proposed sealanes, <br />• or military use areas; and <br />WHEREAS, the proposed OCS Program does not contain <br />provisions for considering adverse regional economic impacts of <br />-1- <br />