Managers Group Hazardous Materials Working Group serves as technical
advisors to the DMG on hazardous materials/hazardous waste issues.
As a work group, they provide technical information, guidance,
and innovative recommendations on hazardous materials and solid
wastes in desert areas. Agency personnel may be shared between
agencies to effectively utilize scarce resources, extensive experience,
and wide breath of technical knowledge. The agency managers retain
their current authorities to make decisions and establish policy
relating to hazardous materials and solid waste management within
scientific and technical expertise in the fields of hazardous
materials and solid waste management needed to support the Desert
Managers Group (DMG) in its coordinated and integrated ecosystem
planning and management efforts consistent with the DMG's charter
as a reinvention laboratory.
and cooperate in the conservation and restoration of desert resources
(including biological resources, environmental quality, surface
water, ground water, soils, and air quality) and the safety of
cost effective and creative coordinated public outreach programs
to encourage the awareness, appreciation, and conservation of
creative and innovative approaches for making effective and efficient
use of public funds and agency resources, crossing agency or
department boundaries when necessary.
with representatives from the regulatory and enforcement community
concerning hazardous materials and solid waste issues.
technical field support for initiative work associated with hazardous
materials and solid waste cleanup/removal activities, and assist
with resolution of common environmental problems such as the
identification, remediation, restoration and prevention of illegal
dumping activities and environmental crime sites.
- Brief the
DMG on the working group's activities
with other DMG interagency working groups as appropriate to
carry out their missions
annual work plan and budget for work group activities. Submission
to DMG NLT July 1 for upcoming FY
in developing annual work plans and associated budgets by reviewing
proposals to implement DMG initiatives
- As requested
by the DMG, provide technical review of activities, projects,
work plans, final reports and major products.
the effectiveness of these activities and report results to
in developing, implementing, and evaluating outreach programs
for DMG efforts.
a forum for discussion and resolution of issues related to
review and recommend for approval to the DMG updates to the
DMG five year goals
and sponsor technical training opportunities for participating