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Responding to Emergencies in the Pacific Northwest. Cross-Border Agreements. John Erickson Special Assistant Washington State Department of Health. Objectives. Considerations of federal law governing of state cross-border agreements Summarize existing Canadian/State agreements

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responding to emergencies in the pacific northwest

Responding to Emergencies in the Pacific Northwest

Cross-Border Agreements

John Erickson

Special Assistant

Washington State Department of Health

objectives
Objectives
  • Considerations of federal law governing of state cross-border agreements
  • Summarize existing Canadian/State agreements
  • Examine the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement
federal law
Federal Law
  • US Constitution, Article 1 section10
    • Clause 1: “no state shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance or Confederation.”
    • Clause 3: “no state shall, without the consent of the congress,… enter into any Agreement or Compact with another state, or with a foreign power.”
existing cross border agreements
Existing Cross-Border Agreements
  • Agreement between Eastern Canadian Provinces and New England States
  • Great Lakes Forest Fire Protection Agreement
  • Cross Border Contingency Plan between Ontario and New York
  • Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement
feedback poll
Feedback Poll

Are you familiar with the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA)?

A. Yes

B. No

pacific northwest emergency management arrangement
Pacific Northwest EmergencyManagement Arrangement
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • British Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Yukon Territory
  • Washington
principles of cooperation
Principles of Cooperation
  • Seek advice, cooperation or assistance in any civil emergency matter
  • Facilitate the move-ment of evacuees, refugees, equipment, civil emergency personnel, or other resources
amendments
Amendments

This arrangement may be amended (and additional Annexes may be added) by agreement of the signatories.

annex b
Annex B

International Emergency Management Assistance

Memorandum of Understanding

annex b continued
Annex B (continued)
  • Formulate plans and programs
  • Request assistance
  • Consult among jurisdiction officials
  • Limitations
annex x draft public health annex
Annex “X”Draft Public Health Annex

The purpose of this Annex is to address public health issues that arise during a public health emergency.

feedback poll12
Feedback Poll

Do you think such an agreement is necessary?

A. Yes

B. No

annex x
Annex “X”
  • Dissemination of health data
  • Movement of laboratory samples and data
  • Movement or retention of evacuees or refugees
  • Requesting health care personnel
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