The Technical Leadership Group (TLG) serves in an advisory
capacity to the Basin Commission. It consists of federal, state,
local, and tribal representatives serving the governmental entities
with regulatory or land management responsibilities in the Coeur
d'Alene Basin, that may be affected by remedial actions. The
group advises and provides recommendations on and plans for
all duties related to implementation of the Record of Decision
and other technical or regulatory issues put forward to the
Commission Board. Specific duties, in coordination with the
Executive Director, include providing advice on the development
of workplans and funding plans, technology development, monitoring,
demonstration/pilot projects, establishing remedial priorities,
and coordinating with related activities in the Basin. The TLG
will consider citizen input provided through public hearings,
meetings, workshops, comment periods, or the Board.
The TLG or the Basin Commission Board may establish ad hoc technical “Project Focus Teams” to lead site-specific remedial design and implementation planning activities or to consider specific regulatory or technical issues of interest to the TLG membership or Basin Commission. Project Focus Teams are composed of a manageably-sized group of individuals having global or project-specific interests in projects or who provide important project expertise. Each Project Focus Team is led by an individual appointed by the governmental entity responsible for implementing the project under consideration. In cases where multiple projects are linked to a PFT group or a diverse set of activities are involved, a PFT group may select a lead person who is not directly in charge of the work tasks. The roles, responsibilities, and composition of various PFT groups and lead persons may vary from project to project and over time. The PFT leads interact with and seek timely comment from the CCC representatives assigned to the project for which they are responsible. PFTs report findings, recommendations, or proposed plans to the TLG for discussion and formal recommendation to the Board.