Completed Engagement Opportunities

This is an archive of all completed Engagement Opportunities that are now closed.

Draft Domestic Action Plans for Achieving Phosphorus Reductions in Lake Erie

To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algal development in Lake Erie, the United States and Canada committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to establish binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016, and to develop, by 2018, domestic action plans that will outline strategies for meeting […]

Posted: March 10, 2017

U.S. and Canada Release Final Report on Groundwater Science

The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement includes a commitment to publish a report on relevant and available groundwater science. In response to this commitment, a report that documents groundwater science relevant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement has been finalized after considering public comments received over December 2015 to the end of January […]

Posted: June 13, 2016

Public Comment Completed: Canada and the United States Seek Nominations for Consideration in the Development of a Second Set of Candidate Chemicals of Mutual Concern under Annex 3 of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Pursuant to Annex 3 of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Canada and the U.S. are seeking nominations of chemicals for consideration in the development of a second set of candidate Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMCs). By designating a chemical as a CMC, Canada and the U.S. signal their intention to reduce its anthropogenic […]

Posted: May 31, 2016

Canada and the United States Designate the First Set of Chemicals of Mutual Concern

The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement requires the United States and Canada to identify Chemicals of Mutual Concern that are potentially harmful to human health or the environment and that originate from anthropogenic sources. Pursuant to the Agreement, these substances will be targeted for binational action. The first group of Chemicals of Mutual Concern […]

Posted: May 31, 2016

Public Comment Completed: Draft Nearshore Framework for the Great Lakes.

A Nearshore Framework for the Great Lakes was drafted and was available for a sixty-day review period ending on July 12, 2016. The Nearshore Framework satisfies a commitment in the Lakewide Management Annex of the Agreement to “develop, within three years of entry into force of this Agreement, an integrated nearshore framework to be implemented collaboratively […]

Posted: May 13, 2016

The United States and Canada Adopt Phosphorus Load Reduction Targets to Combat Lake Erie Algal Blooms

To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algal development in Lake Erie, the United States and Canada committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to establish binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016. In response to this commitment, following a robust binational science-based process and extensive public […]

Posted: February 22, 2016

U.S. and Canada Report on Relevant and Available Groundwater Science to meet GLWQA Commitment

The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement includes a commitment to publish a report on relevant and available groundwater science.  In response to this commitment, a draft report has been completed that documents groundwater science relevant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The draft report is a product of extensive collaboration among experts in […]

Posted: December 3, 2015