OPS Environmental Committee - Chair Responsibilities

o         Approve agendas and call meetings.
o         Ensure the proper, relevant conduct of meetings, and encourage and promote the efficient operation of the committee.
o         Ensure the OPS specialty committee's membership is balanced and complete.
o         Approve requests for guest attendance at the OPS specialty committee meetings.
o         Ensure that inquiries to the OPS specialty committee are swiftly and completely handled.
o         Review membership of the OPS specialty committee when it is apparent that a member does not attend meetings on a regular basis.
o         Forward contentious issues to and attend OPS Standards Management Committee (SMC) meetings when required.
o         Attend the annual SMC and Specialty Committee Chairs Meeting and deal with ideas and concerns arising from the conference.
o         Identify and communicate with other OPS specialty committee chairs on standards that have overlapping relationships.
o         Identify the need for OPS subcommittees to the SMC.
o         Develop and present year-end reports to the SMC for the annual SMC and Specialty Committee Chairs Meeting.
o         Ensure a work plan is developed and submitted to the Head of OPS Administration for the SMC by mid-January of the year to which the work plan applies.
In the absence of the chair, the vice-chair fulfills the duties of the chair.
The chair and vice-chair are elected for a two-year term in odd numbered years by the voting and non-voting members of the OPS specialty committee at their January meeting and are subject to review by the SMC. Term of office commences on April 1st following the elections and ends on March 31st at the conclusion of the two-year term.