Remand Stakeholder Engagement (RSE) Process
Kickoff Meeting for Invited Stakeholders
September 7, 2012, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA
Attendees: See sign-in sheet (attached)
Reclamation RSE Process Team
Sue Fry Manager, Reclamation Bay-Delta Office
Patti Idlof Chief, Conservation and Conveyance Division,
Reclamation Bay-Delta Office
Bill McDonald Staff Tech, Inc.
Gwen Buchholz CH2M Hill
J. Michael Harty Kearns & West
Ben Gettleman Kearns & West
Note: For the kickoff meeting Reclamation also made a call-in option available for participants
to listen to presentations and discussion.
This document summarizes the September 7, 2012, Remand Stakeholder Engagement (RSE)
process kickoff meeting. It focuses on key agenda items and related Questions & Answers and
next steps. The summary is not intended to be a transcript of the kickoff meeting.
The kickoff meeting Agenda, PowerPoint presentation for Item IV, and other handouts were
provided at the meeting and are available online at:
Agenda Items I and II: Welcome, Introductions, and Roles
Sue Fry, Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office Manager, welcomed meeting participants and
introduced her staff and the consultant team supporting the Remand Stakeholder Engagement
(RSE) process. In particular, Bill McDonald, recently retired Regional Director of Reclamation’s
Pacific Northwest Region has been retained to assist with integration of the ESA Section 7
remand and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and the RSE process. J.
Michael Harty (Kearns & West) has been retained to provide facilitation services. Gwen
Buchholz (CH2M Hill) is overseeing the preparation of the EIS for the NEPA process. Meeting
participants, including those participating via telephone, also introduced themselves.
September 7, 2012 Remand Stakeholder Engagement Process Kickoff Meeting