PNWCG Steering Committee October 17, 2001 Meeting Notes Participants: Cory Winnie Leo Sidebotham Mark Forbes Rick Gibson Earl Cordes Pam Ensley Ken Snell John Viada Bob Anderson Tom Schmidt Terry Brown Barbara Kennedy Paul Werth Mike Dykzuel Interagency Engine Tender Crew Agreement issues- Terry Brown (See issue paper) Decision: Training Working Team will be assigned a task to develop a process to monitor /evaluate contractor training in accordance with the MOU. One of the alternatives may include contracting the monitoring. Decision: Adopt 2001 NWCG 310-1 standards for the Interagency Engine Tender Crew agreements. Decision: The ODF Steering Committee Liaison will remain the contact for the Contract Committee. Follow-up For November meeting: Contract committee to staff out needs for the agreement administration, i.e. equipment inspection and training records, computer support, etc. and bring the proposal for consideration. Staff out the financial/staffing issues of signing crews up after the cut off date. National NWS/NWCG Agreement-Paul Werth (Draft Agreement) Decision: Weather working team to draft letter to NWCG for Mark’s signature to include following points: Agreement is unacceptable in current form. List initial unacceptable issues. Request that NWCG develop adequate time and process to negotiate agreement. Offer Northwest Assistance. Aviation Policies-Virginia Lake- John Viada Decision: Aviation Working Team task order to review the Virginia Lake Action. Help clarify aviation policy and procedures on interagency incidents. Develop a process to communicate the above clearly Develop a process to objectively evaluate, review and resolve incidents such as Virginia Lake. PNWCG National Fire Plan Coordinator Position- Tom Schmidt Forest service is committed to funding a position in 2001, and Tom Schmidt is available to serve for the interim. In 2002 and beyond Tom recommended a part time coordinator, perhaps associated with an Agency National Fire Plan Coordinator, or a WUI specialist. PNWCG agreed that currently monthly conference calls are unnecessary, but that a standing agenda item on NFP would be appropriate. 2002 Meeting Dates: January 16 February 20-21 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18 IFPL IV Private Land Issue- Mike Dykezuel Mike described an incident where a private landowner was initially not allowed to haul across federal land during IFPL IV. There was a difference in interpretation on the language of the IFPL wallet card. Decision: Task to Prevention Working Team to evaluate the incident, determine the extent of the issue, and develop a process to clarify or educate people, if required. Security Manager Qualifications. November Agenda Item: Mark to scope out requirements for security manager to see if a commissioned officer is required.