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Synthesis of comments received by the governments on the draft 2018 Air Quality Agreement progress report. Includes letter of transmittal and comment by the CVMA.
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In 1913, a ground-breaking IJC monitoring study linked untreated sewage pollution to widespread disease in the Great Lakes. One hundred years later, the question remains whether nearshore fecal bacterial/microbial water quality is getting better or worse. While technology to prevent and track this...
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The Fifth Report to Governments on the International Watersheds Initiative (IWI) describes what the IJC has accomplished through the IWI program between 2015 and 2019 and lays out priorities for the next five-year period. Over the past five years, the IWI has helped enable the IJC to carry out its...
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The International Joint Commission presents its second triennial assessment of progress on Great Lakes water quality pursuant to Article 7.1 (k) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). This report provides advice and recommendations to assist the federal governments to better meet...
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The IJC’s Health Professional Advisory Board (HPAB) was created to provide advice to the Commission and its Boards about current and emergent clinical and public health issues in the area of environmental health. The HPAB will be responsive to requests from the IJC and other Boards and stakeholders...
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This document provides a synthesis of comments received on the 2016 Progress Report and a concise analysis of common themes. The 2016 Progress Report is the thirteenth biennial report completed under the 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement and covers activities undertaken from 2014 to...
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Governments exist to serve the people. With this in mind, the International Joint Commission presents its first triennial assessment of progress on Great Lakes water quality pursuant to Article 7.1 (k) of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA). This report provides advice and...
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As part of the International Joint Commission’s efforts to obtain public input on Agreement progress, public meetings were held in six communities across the Great Lakes region. Two meetings were held at the studio of WNED-WBFO public television to hear from community leaders, scientists and other...
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The International Joint Commission visited Sarnia, Ontario as part of public meetings in six communities in the spring of 2017 to gather public comment on the Canadian and US governments’ Progress Report of the Parties (PROP) and the IJC’s draft Triennial Assessment of Progress (TAP) report.
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The Canada–United States Air Quality Agreement (Agreement) directs the International Joint Commission (IJC) to invite public comments on progress reports prepared by the Air Quality Committee and to provide a synthesis of the comments to the Governments of Canada and the United States in order to...
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The IJC has developed this draft triennial assessment report, informed by a larger staff developed technical appendix that includes fuller analyses, technical information, discussion of relevant science and references. This report and the staff technical appendix report will be revised after...
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As part of the International Joint Commission’s efforts to obtain public input on Agreement progress, two public meetings were held to connect with several scientists and citizens in Wisconsin who are committed to restoring and protecting their part of the Great Lakes. The afternoon roundtable at...
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In 2012, Canada and the United States significantly revised the GLWQA to strengthen and modernize the Agreement and included a new requirement for a Progress Report of the Parties (Report) to be issued once every three years “to document actions relating to this Agreement”. This reporting...
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All comments received by the Health Professionals Advisory Board related to their interim Recommended Human Health Indicators for Assessment of Progress on the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement report
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A bilateral Air Quality Committee, established under the US-Canada Air Quality Agreement, is required to issue a progress report every two years, highlighting the commitments included in the AQA and describing the continued efforts by both governments to address transboundary air pollution.
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