The Governments of Canada and the United States agree on 2020-2022 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

…nsultation with the Great Lakes Executive Committee, binational priorities for science and action to address current and future threats to the quality of the Water of the Great Lakes. The Governments of Canada and the United States have agreed on the following priorities for science and action that will guide their work under the Agreement for 2020 through 2022. ANNEX PRIORITIES FOR SCIENCE PRIORITIES FOR ACTION Annex 1 – Areas of Concern In the U… Continue ReadingThe Governments of Canada and the United States agree on 2020-2022 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Lakewide Management (Annex 2)

…cience and Monitoring Initiative (Science Annex), and nutrients strategies and action plans (Nutrients Annex). In addition, the results of the United States and Canadian implementation of the Nearshore Framework will be incorporated into the LAMPs and will inform the identification of priority threats and actions for each lake. For additional information on deliverables under this Annex during the current three-year management cycle of the Agreeme… Continue ReadingLakewide Management (Annex 2)

Science (Annex 10)

…n on the focus of actions under this Annex, consult the current Priorities for Science and Action. The Priorities are based on an evaluation of the State of the Great Lakes, with input from the Great Lakes Executive Committee, participants at the Great Lakes Public Forum, and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Every six months, progress on this annex is reported at the Great Lakes Executive Committee meetings. Accomplishments w… Continue ReadingScience (Annex 10)

Nutrients (Annex 4)

…n on the focus of actions under this Annex, consult the current Priorities for Science and Action. The Priorities are based on an evaluation of the State of the Great Lakes, with input from the Great Lakes Executive Committee, participants at the Great Lakes Public Forum, and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Every six months, progress on this annex is reported at the Great Lakes Executive Committee meetings. Accomplishments w… Continue ReadingNutrients (Annex 4)

Habitat and Species (Annex 7)

…n on the focus of actions under this Annex, consult the current Priorities for Science and Action. The Priorities are based on an evaluation of the State of the Great Lakes, with input from the Great Lakes Executive Committee, participants at the Great Lakes Public Forum, and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Every six months, progress on this annex is reported at the Great Lakes Executive Committee meetings. Accomplishments w… Continue ReadingHabitat and Species (Annex 7)

Public Comment Period Open: Draft 2020-2022 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

…nsultation with the Great Lakes Executive Committee, binational priorities for science and action to address current and future threats to the quality of the Water of the Great Lakes, not later than six months after each Great Lakes Public Forum. The priorities shall be established based on an evaluation of the state of the Great Lakes and input received during the Great Lakes Public Forum and recommendations of the [International Joint] Commissio… Continue ReadingPublic Comment Period Open: Draft 2020-2022 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Areas of Concern (Annex 1)

…n on the focus of actions under this annex, consult the current Priorities for Science and Action. The Priorities are based on an evaluation of the State of the Great Lakes, with input from the Great Lakes Executive Committee, participants at the Great Lakes Public Forum, and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Every six months, progress on this annex is reported at the Great Lakes Executive Committee meetings. Accomplishments w… Continue ReadingAreas of Concern (Annex 1)

Chemicals of Mutual Concern (Annex 3)

…human health or the environment; Target these chemicals of mutual concern for action by preparing binational strategies and coordinating the development and application of domestic water quality standards, objectives, criteria and guidelines, as appropriate; Reduce anthropogenic releases of chemicals of mutual concern and products containing chemicals of mutual concern throughout their entire life cycles; Promote the use of safer chemical substan… Continue ReadingChemicals of Mutual Concern (Annex 3)

2014-2016 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

…nsultation with the Great Lakes Executive Committee, binational priorities for science and action to address current and future threats to the quality of the Water of the Great Lakes, not later than six months after each Great Lakes Public Forum. The priorities shall be established based on an evaluation of the state of the Great Lakes and input received during the Great Lakes Public Forum and recommendations of the [International Joint] Commissio… Continue Reading2014-2016 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Aquatic Invasive Species (Annex 6)

…n on the focus of actions under this Annex, consult the current Priorities for Science and Action. The Priorities are based on an evaluation of the State of the Great Lakes, with input from the Great Lakes Executive Committee, participants at the Great Lakes Public Forum, and recommendations of the International Joint Commission. Every six months, progress on this annex is reported at the Great Lakes Executive Committee meetings. Accomplishments w… Continue ReadingAquatic Invasive Species (Annex 6)