National Orphaned/ Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee – ENGO Member
Term of Service: 2 years, from April 2009 to April 2011
The RCEN Mining Caucus has selected one ENGO delegate to join the National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee. This delegate will join a second active ENGO delegate on this Committee and will take on a 2-year alternating term.
Selected ENGO Delegate:
- Brennain Lloyd, Northwatch, ON (will re-join Ramsey Hart, MiningWatch Canada, the current active ENGO delegate to this committee)
- 1st Alternate: John Werring, David Suzuki Foundation, BC
- 2nd Alternate: Randy Fleming, Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Cooperative, SK
The Advisory Committee meets face-to-face on average 2 times per year in conjunction with the spring NOAMI Annual General Meeting and the Mines Ministers Meeting in September. Participation on Task Groups is encouraged and is on a volunteer basis.
The National Orphaned/Abandoned Mines Advisory Committee was struck in March 2002 at the request of Canadian Mines Ministers that a multi-stakeholder advisory committee be set up to study various issues and initiatives relating to the development of partnerships in the implementation of remediation programs across Canada.
The Advisory Committee takes direction from Mines Ministers and reports back to Mines Ministers via the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Mineral Industry (IGWG).
The Advisory Committee consists of representatives of federal/ provincial/ territorial governments, the Canadian mining industry, environmental non-governmental organizations and Aboriginal peoples and their communities. Committee members are responsible for communication with their constituencies.
Responsibilities of the NOAMI Advisory Committee include:
1. Providing strategic direction and implementing Action Plans endorsed by Mines Ministers at their annual conference;
2. Preparing status reports and recommendations for Mines Ministers;
3. Reviewing and adopting status reports and recommendations received from Task Groups;
4. Developing an annual work plan for the Initiative and tracking progress;
5. Securing funding for the Initiative;
6. Establishing Task Groups and approving funding for Task Group activities;
7. Reviewing and approving publications, documents and information generated by the Initiative for internal/external distribution;
Assisting in technology transfer activities;
8. Ensuring that correspondence between members of the Advisory Committee, as well as outside experts (i.e., contractors), is copied to the Secretariat.