BIEAP and FREMP function through Memoranda
of Understanding which establish the framework for the coordination
of partner agencies. A revised Memoranda was revised in 2003.
There is a two-level management structure established in these
agreements. These committees function through a consensus based
There is a Partners Committee
comprising the principals of each of the funding partners, which
meets semi-annually to discuss the progress of the Programs and
provide direction on matters that cannot be resolved at other levels
in the structure.
The Management Committee,
comprising senior managers from the partner
agencies, meets quarterly, and is responsible for overall management
and policy issues. In addition to setting the broad goals of the
Programs, the joint Management Committee directs and oversees the
administration of the annual work plans and the five-year business
plans, including the allocation and determination of the manner
in which funding will be spent.
The Management Committee is assisted by a variety of subcommittees
and task groups where program partners and other stakeholders can
participate in an advisory role on specific aspects of the program
work plans and ad hoc initiatives.
This linked management structure is supported by a secretariat
from offices in Burnaby, British Columbia.
STAFF COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
BIEAP-FREMP Manager/ Policy Coordinator
BIEAP Plan Implementation Committee
Water and Land Use Committee
BIEAP-FREMP Project Review Coordinator
FREMP Environmental Review Committee (ERC)
Burrard Environmental Review Committee (BERC)