<ul><li>Background on California WARN </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a National WARN </li></ul><ul><li>Updates to agreem...
<ul><li>1950 CA Master Mutual Aid Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>1952 Utility Policy Committee (UPC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So...
<ul><li>Three Preceding Bay Area Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1989 Loma Prieta EQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1990 Freeze <...
<ul><li>Initial Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Met December 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified a plan on ho...
<ul><li>Engaged State Office of Emergency Services (OES) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage statewide mutual aid system </li></u...
<ul><li>Following emergency, utility activates agreement with neighbors or others in a local agreement </li></ul><ul><li>C...
<ul><li>Need to streamline the statewide process that takes time  </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a gap before Statewide mutual ...
<ul><li>Survey of utilities identified an agreement was first focus </li></ul><ul><li>Existing agreements missed the mark ...
<ul><li>Includes public AND private utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Operates utility to utility for small, local or large even...
<ul><li>Qualified Personnel and Equipment (Portable)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintena...
<ul><li>Coastal Region WARN to CalWARN </li></ul><ul><li>Northridge EQ (2/94) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modified agreement 6/9...
<ul><li>Identified in Omnibus Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Six Regions  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of region elect chair...
<ul><li>WARN II, 1993 – 1997 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asked members to submit an inventory of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>During Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities log onto website www.calwarn.org  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direc...
<ul><li>Locate Website at www.calwarn.org  </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions Available on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Agreeme...
WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop
<ul><li>8 major water organizations participated in Workshop Nov 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Policy Statement Issued </li...
<ul><li>Utilities helping Utilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlined 10 key steps in the formation of a WARN  </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>Identify interest in starting a program </li></ul><ul><li>Form an initial leadership team </li></ul><ul><li>Prepar...
<ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 11 - WA, OR, UT, NV, ID, AZ (Oakland) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 6 - KY, TN, G...
<ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Water Security Division and Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AWWA – Hosting w...
WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop
WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop * AL, AZ, MA, NH, NV - Signed or draft agreement ...
<ul><li>Emergency Management Assistance Compact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First choice at this time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Development of AWWA “how to guide” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopted by the National Incident Management Integration C...
<ul><li>Boil Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 water systems in San Diego County  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,522 connection...
<ul><li>San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholesale distributor to 24 utilities </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Requests from local utilities managed by SDCWA  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramona and others requested aid from SDCWA <...
<ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings, Exercises and Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of Operations </li></ul><u...
The Birthplace of WARN
<ul><li>WARN II, 1992 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Falarski, Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ray Riordan, EBMUD </li></ul...
Raymond Riordan [email_address] 2662 Marsh Drive San Ramon, CA 94583 925.830.9180
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    1. 1.
    2. 2. <ul><li>Background on California WARN </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a National WARN </li></ul><ul><li>Updates to agreement in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson from Southern Cal Fires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have protocols in place for WARN mutual aid </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>1950 CA Master Mutual Aid Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>1952 Utility Policy Committee (UPC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sole purpose of UPC was to create mutual aid and assistance agreements and plans between utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UPC managed by utilities for utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by four largest public utilities and included private utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1972 Mutual Aid Response System (MARS) created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created by Metropolitan Water District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on response agreement and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communications system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1973 San Francisco Bay Area Water Utilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven largest water utilities formed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response agreement to share resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared lists of resources in hard copy </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Three Preceding Bay Area Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1989 Loma Prieta EQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1990 Freeze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1991 East Bay Hills Firestorm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1991 East Bay Firestorm Blue Ribbon Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Office of Emergency Services Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluated cause of fire, response and improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended Water Mutual Aid Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State Legislation – Petris Bill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrant fittings and pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency planning requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized Emg Mgt System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual aid consistency </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Initial Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Met December 1992 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified a plan on how to proceed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agreed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To create a dynamic active mutual aid and assistance program with purpose and goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities needed more than just an agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polled utilities to determine needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polled largest 150 water utilities; received 55 Responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted a VA: 20 yes; 31 no; 4 no response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a written emergency plan: 23 yes; 32 no </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct training: 31 yes; 20 no; 4 no response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have established MA agreement: 12 yes; 43 no </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Engaged State Office of Emergency Services (OES) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage statewide mutual aid system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulator of new legislation on emergency response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standardized Emergency Management System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency with all mutual aid systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>OES Recommendations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craft a program around existing systems and protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create activation and usage protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Following emergency, utility activates agreement with neighbors or others in a local agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Can respond to small emergency OR large… prior to a declaration </li></ul>Initial Emergency Local Mutual Aid Agreement Emergency Occurs Declared Emergency Governor Declaration Recovery
    8. 8. <ul><li>Need to streamline the statewide process that takes time </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a gap before Statewide mutual aid/assistance “rolls” </li></ul>Initial Emergency Local Mutual Aid Agreement Statewide Mutual Aid / Asst. Emergency Occurs Declared Emergency Governor Declaration Recovery
    9. 9. <ul><li>Survey of utilities identified an agreement was first focus </li></ul><ul><li>Existing agreements missed the mark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only public agencies participated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Did not meet the special needs of water utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required complicated methods to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OES encouraged the development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common Sense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed what existed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modified to meet the utility needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educated lawyers on the need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liability, immunity and workmen compensation covered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incorporated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Mutual Aid Agreement Concepts and SEMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State OES support </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Includes public AND private utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Operates utility to utility for small, local or large events </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the response “gap” for large emergencies </li></ul>Initial Emergency Local Mutual Aid Agreement Statewide Mutual Aid / Asst. Intrastate WARN Activation Emergency Occurs Declared Emergency Governor Declaration Recovery
    11. 11. <ul><li>Qualified Personnel and Equipment (Portable) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only ONE Limitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commodity </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Coastal Region WARN to CalWARN </li></ul><ul><li>Northridge EQ (2/94) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modified agreement 6/96 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Established more regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Southern, Northern, Inland and Valley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remained consistent with state system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Included Wastewater (6/01) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently have 215 members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>93% population of the state’s water customers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15% population of the state’s wastewater customers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Agreement Changed 3 Times in 15 years </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Identified in Omnibus Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Six Regions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of region elect chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate with members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One State Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairs of six regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representatives of each association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Cmte Chair elected by members of state committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet at least annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily manage agreement and data base issues </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>WARN II, 1993 – 1997 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asked members to submit an inventory of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used public use software to compile a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cumbersome and intensely time consuming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WARN, Statewide 1997 – 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Water District of So Cal developed the initial website and on line database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.calwarn.org, 2001 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>East Bay Municipal Utility District updated website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public side for marketing and education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private side with log on access to data base & contact info </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>During Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities log onto website www.calwarn.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly call utility with resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Ca Utilities Emergency Association in large events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>East Coast Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities encouraged to print out data </li></ul></ul>
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    25. 25. <ul><li>Locate Website at www.calwarn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions Available on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Send Signed Agreement to Region Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Receives Website Database Password and Info Binder </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Adds Equipment to Database </li></ul>
    26. 26. WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop
    27. 27. <ul><li>8 major water organizations participated in Workshop Nov 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Policy Statement Issued </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage the creation of intrastate mutual aid & assistance networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide for greater water sector resiliency against natural disasters and human-caused events </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Utilities helping Utilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlined 10 key steps in the formation of a WARN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Included sample agreement that satisfies NIMS and comparative assessment of existing WARN programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitated organizational workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed standardized response protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted exercises </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Identify interest in starting a program </li></ul><ul><li>Form an initial leadership team </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a kick-off session </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a steering committee </li></ul><ul><li>Identify a mission for the program and steering committee goals </li></ul><ul><li>Review use of state regions </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mutual aid and assistance activation criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Draft an agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Create facilitation tools </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the program </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 11 - WA, OR, UT, NV, ID, AZ (Oakland) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 6 - KY, TN, GA (Chattanooga) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aug 6 - SC, NC (Charlotte) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nov 1 – VA, MD, DE, PA, DC (Baltimore) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dec 5 – AR, MO, IL, IN (St. Louis) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feb 23 – AL, MS (Meridian) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mar 15 – OH, MI, WV, NY, CT (Cleveland) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apr 26 – MN, WI, IA (Minneapolis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 16 – ME, VT, RI, NH, MA (Boston) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 11 - OK, SD, ND, KS, NE (Denver) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 12 - CO, NM, MT, ID, WY (Denver) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apr 29, HI (Honolulu) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 8, AK (Anchorage) </li></ul></ul>Note: CA, FL, TX had a WARN in place when the workshops started. LA was right behind.
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    32. 32. <ul><li>Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA Water Security Division and Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AWWA – Hosting workshops via EPA grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NRWA, AMWA, NACWA, WEF, RCAP, ASDWA, ASIWPCA etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dept of Homeland Security/FEMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Emergency Management Association/ Emergency Management Assistance Compact </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop
    34. 34. WARN State Agreement Pending Steering Committee Leadership Team Workshop * AL, AZ, MA, NH, NV - Signed or draft agreement does not directly include private utilities.
    35. 35. <ul><li>Emergency Management Assistance Compact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First choice at this time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AWWA sits on the Advisory Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluating other options to manage immediate response </li></ul>
    36. 36. <ul><li>Development of AWWA “how to guide” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopted by the National Incident Management Integration Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set standard for agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minor changes to the Agreement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarification on reimbursement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarification on Workers Comp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepting NIMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interstate Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under review by legal </li></ul></ul>
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    39. 39. <ul><li>Boil Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>27 water systems in San Diego County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2,522 connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do Not Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramona Water District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuation order included “turn on sprinklers” request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No pump power – negative pressure - ground Water intrusion concerns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict between State and County Health directions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternate Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helo pickup at prime water sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potable water distribution sites </li></ul></ul>
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    42. 42. <ul><li>San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholesale distributor to 24 utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represents member utilities at specific programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sits at the County Emergency Operations Center during emergencies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>San Diego Local Mutual Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Own mutual aid agreement among distributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several members are also CalWARN members </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. <ul><li>Requests from local utilities managed by SDCWA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramona and others requested aid from SDCWA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SDCWA contacted other utilities within the county </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Response from the San Diego utilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail request sent out to county members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 minutes later 105 resources gathered from 16 unaffected utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient resources among the SDCWA member utilities to manage the event </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings, Exercises and Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of Operations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CalWARN integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorized Representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is activated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CalWARN Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>After Action Report and Improvement Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Attachments </li></ul>
    45. 45. The Birthplace of WARN
    46. 46. <ul><li>WARN II, 1992 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Martin Falarski, Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ray Riordan, EBMUD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ron Grasser, CA Utilities Emergency Assoc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Coe, CA Dept Water Res </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catherine Ma, CA Dept Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norm Lougee, San Fran Pub Utility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hal Woods, Russian River Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Cortelyou, Sonoma Co Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dennis Ma, Santa Clara Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jody Lyons, Castroville Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CalWARN Today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raymond Riordan, Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Bolland, CUEA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonny Fong, CA DWR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clif Bowen, CA Dept Public Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Cameron, CSRMA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catherine Smith, CRWA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katy Gibson, MWD, Chair Reg 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Groundwater, BVWD, Chair Reg 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Spitler, GSWC, Chair Reg 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don Boggs, Tulare Water, Chair Reg 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gary Sturdivan, EVWD, Chair Reg 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean Thompson, RCAC </li></ul></ul>
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    49. 49. Raymond Riordan [email_address] 2662 Marsh Drive San Ramon, CA 94583 925.830.9180

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