Public Comment Completed: 2017-2019 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 Completed: 2017-2019 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Groundwater (Annex 8)

…n relevant and available groundwater science; Establish science priorities and actions to manage, protect, and remediate groundwater; Coordinate binational groundwater activities with domestic programs to assess, protect and manage groundwater quality and understand and manage groundwater-related stresses; and Undertake the necessary groundwater science to: identify impacts on the waters of the Great Lakes; analyze contaminants, including nutrient… Continue ReadingGroundwater (Annex 8)

The Governments of Canada and the United States agree on 2017-2019 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 ReadingThe Governments of Canada and the United States agree on 2017-2019 Great Lakes Binational Priorities for Science and Action

Climate Change Impacts (Annex 9)

…Lakes chemical, physical and biological models, in order to better understand and predict the impacts of climate change on Great Lakes water quality; enhance monitoring of relevant climate and Great Lakes variables to validate model predictions and understand current climate changes and their impacts; develop and improve analytical tools to understand and predict the impacts, risks and vulnerabilities associated with climate change; and coordinat… Continue ReadingClimate Change Impacts (Annex 9)

Governments of Canada and the United States Finalize the 2018-2022 Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan

…ada and the United States have finalized a 2018-2022 Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP), an ecosystem-based strategy for restoring and protecting the water quality of Lake Ontario and the connecting St. Lawrence and Niagara Rivers. The LAMP was developed by the Lake Ontario Partnership, a collaborative team of natural resource managers led by the governments of the U.S. and Canada, in cooperation and consultation with state an… Continue ReadingGovernments of Canada and the United States Finalize the 2018-2022 Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan

Engagement

…eceive public comments on the state of the Lakes and binational priorities for science and action; and provides an opportunity for the International Joint Commission to discuss and receive public comment on the Progress Report of the Parties. The Public Forum is held every three years. Specific commitments to cooperate and consult with state and provincial governments, tribal governments, First Nations, Métis, municipal governments, watershed mana… Continue ReadingEngagement

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

…a, 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. Draft: Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management (PDF 7.11 MB) 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…. Continue ReadingAvailable for Public Review: Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management

Draft Domestic Action Plans for Achieving Phosphorus Reductions in Lake Erie

…nd Ecosystem Health, 2014, and invited Canadians to contribute their ideas and actions for inclusion in the Action Plan. Consultations were held during the comment period through an online platform, face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders, partners and communities, and public meetings. The Canada-Ontario Action Plan will be finalized in 2018. The draft U.S. Domestic Action Plan was released for public comment and engagement on August 17, 2017…. Continue ReadingDraft Domestic Action Plans for Achieving Phosphorus Reductions in Lake Erie

Record of Canadian and U.S. Notifications under the 2012 GLWQA

…the U.S. on June 4, 2015 of several applications for licences for existing and expanded aquaculture operations in Georgian Bay and North Channel of Lake Huron. Canada notified the U.S. on February 5, 2016 of four applications under review by the National Energy Board (NEB): the Eastern Mainline Project (a natural gas pipeline running adjacent to Lake Ontario); the Energy East Project (a proposed pipeline carrying crude oil from Alberta and Saskatc… Continue ReadingRecord of Canadian and U.S. Notifications under the 2012 GLWQA

Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan Annual Report 2019

…g outreach, monitoring, and protection and restoration actions. The LAMP is developed and implemented by the Lake Erie Partnership, which is led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada and which facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and assists in coordinating binational environmental protection and restoration activities. The next Lake Erie LAMP is scheduled to be released in 2021; in the… Continue ReadingLake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan Annual Report 2019