Available for Public Review: Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management

Herring gull eggs
Photo: Herring gull eggs, Great Lakes Herring Gull Monitoring Program. Credit: Shane de Solla.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) commits Canada and the United States to prepare and issue binational strategies for Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMCs), which may include research, monitoring, surveillance, and pollution prevention and control provisions.

A Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), and Long-Chain Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (LC-PFCAs) Risk Management is now available for public review. The Draft Strategy identifies opportunities for additional Canadian actions to address data gaps and better achieve key commitment under the GLWQA by minimizing the release of PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs to the Great Lakes basin. Actions can be considered by a variety of stakeholders, including industry, academia, and non-government organizations.

The period for interested agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft Strategy is from April 26, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

Kindly use the Contact Us page to direct your submissions and questions by May 26, 2021.

More information on the Chemicals of Mutual Concern can be found at here.