First Meeting of the Emergency Response Task Force
Record of Decision
Thursday, July 10, 2014
|Item #||Decisions / Action Items||OPI|
|1. Opening Remarks and Introduction of the Chair, Vice-Chair and ER Task Force Secretariat Executive Director||
Nicole Girard, TDG Acting Director General introduced the ER Task Force initiative.She also introduced Chris Powers, ER Task Force Chair, Louis Laferrière, ER Task Force Vice-Chair and Mylaine Desrosiers ER Task Force Secretariat Executive Director.
|Nicole Girard, TDG Acting Director General|
2. Introduction of the Secretariat Team
Roles and responsibilities
Emergency procedures, amenities
Introduction of the RMS
The Chair and the Executive Director introduced the ER Task Force Secretariat (the Secretariat) team members who will be supporting the Task Force with its mandate.
The TC Remedial Measures Specialists and Advisors who will support the Task Force with technical expertise were also introduced.
|Chris Powers, Chair, ER Task Force, Mylaine Desrosiers, ER Task Force Secretariat Executive Director|
|4. Approval of the Agenda||The agenda is approved.||All|
|5. Review of ER Task Force Terms of Reference (TORs) and confirmation of ER Task Force membership||
The ER Task Force Terms of Reference (ToR) were reviewed with the Power Point presentation as follows
|6. Development of an ER Task Force work plan||
The ER Task Force is a technical expert forum. Members were chosen based on their ability to contribute highly specialized knowledge on the core issue – flammable liquids by rail. However, any observer is welcome to request member status. Recommendations will be based on a consensus approach (same process as GPAC). Recommendations will be presented to the Director General (DG), Transportation of Dangerous Goods along with any dissent.
TC to identified tasks and challenges and is looking to members to assist in clarifying/streamlining those identified and is also open to considering others.
To allow the Task Force to start making recommendations for TC to action as soon as possible as one goes along, the Chair suggested that the work be broken down into categories, divided into manageable tasks, prioritized (short term straight forward tasks first) and tackled by working groups.
Quarterly reports for 2014/2015– October 31, January 31, March 31. Final report- June 30 2015 The DG will receive the reports and will be conveying to the Assistant Deputy Minister and the Minister.
Identify work priorities and clarify which tasks will require working groups, determine task level of priority, identify working group members/structure/process.
|7. Round table - Questions and Answers||
(Participants’ concerns, questions or suggestions have been included in the following consultation record which will be updated on a regular basis:
Ministère de la sécurité publique du Québec
|8. Next Steps||
Members can expect to continue receiving email information. However, meeting calendar, decision record and other important Task Force information will be posted on the website.
|9. Next Meeting||
Dates proposed for future meetings:
August 14 or 15, 2014
Agenda items proposed for August 2014 meeting:
Please note: Members are to submit any item/presentation documents to the secretariat at least 2 to 3 days in advance of the meeting date for distribution to all participants. Please indicate permission to post on the website.
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