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The International Joint Commission (IJC) has decided to extend the authority for Edison Sault Electric Company and Great Lakes Power Ltd to conduct peaking and ponding operations in the St. Marys River, under the supervision of the International Lake Superior Board of Control (the Board of Control)...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released reviews for Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) at different stages from eleven Areas of Concern. The reviews include: Bay of Quinte - Stage 2 Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor Ship Canal - Stage 2 Eighteen Mile Creek - Stages 1 and 2 Niagara River...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released today the technical report of its International Lake Superior Board of Control (the Board) on peaking and ponding in the St. Marys River. The Board's report recommends that the IJC extend the authority to conduct peaking and ponding operations...
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Now available on the International Joint Commission’s web site is the Great Lakes Water Quality Board’s review of the Canada-United States Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy. The review, undertaken at the request of the Commission, addressed four questions: 1. Has the Strategy achieved its...
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January 17, 2002 On Wednesday, January 16th, Canadian Chairman Herb Gray took his oath as a Commissioner of the Canadian Section of the IJC in a short ceremony and official meeting of Commissioners that linked by telephone U.S. Chairman Tom Baldini, Commissioners Robert Gourd and Jack Blaney as well...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold public hearings in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to gather information about the impacts of peaking and ponding operations in the St. Marys River. Peaking and ponding operations are carried out by the Edison Sault Electric...
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At its executive meeting on December 4-5, 2001, the International Joint Commission (IJC) considered the comments presented at its public meeting held November 28 in International Falls, Minnesota, as well as other comments presented by basin residents. High water conditions Public comment was...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 7:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, International Falls 1500, Highway 71 The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold a public meeting in International Falls, Minnesota, to hear from residents of the Rainy-Namakan Basin on two topics: The 2001 high water situation, and proposed...
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The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Upper Great Lakes Plan of StudyTeam will be conducting public consultation sessions at eight locations throughout the upper Great Lakes basin, during the period October 31 through November 15, 2001. All meetings are scheduled from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is pleased to announce that it has appointed an Upper Great Lakes Plan of Study Team to prepare a plan for reviewing the regulation of the flow of water out of Lake Superior. The Plan of Studies Team was appointed after the IJC received public comment on a...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is seeking public comment on a draft directive for a new board which will combine its existing International Rainy Lake Board of Control and International Rainy River Water Pollution Board. The 1938 Rainy Lake Convention between the governments of the United...
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The biological integrity of the Great Lakes is in jeopardy from the ongoing introduction of alien invasive species from the discharge of ballast water. This warning was issued by the International Joint Commission (IJC) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) in a joint letter to the...
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International Joint Commission (IJC) Chairs Thomas Baldini and Mary Gusella are pleased to announce that Dr. Gail Krantzberg has been selected by the IJC to succeed Mr. Tom Behlen as Director of the IJC's Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario. Dr. Krantzberg will join the Great Lakes...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it will hold a series of public meetings on a draft directive to initiate the development of a Plan of Study to review the regulation of Lake Superior outflows. The full text of the draft directive can be found on the IJC web site (www...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) notes that precipitation for April and May in the Rainy Lake - Namakan Chain of Lakes basin was the highest since 1948. Water levels on Rainy Lake and the Namakan Chain of Lakes are the highest seen since 1968 and exceed levels at which the Commission...
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International St. Lawrence River Board of Control The International Joint Commission and its International Saint Lawrence River Board of Control are holding a public consultation meeting on 19 June 2001, in Kingston, Ontario. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the regulation of outflows on...
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Gimli & District Recreation Centre Gimli, Manitoba Thursday, June 7, 2001 7:00 pm The Fairmont Winnipeg Two Lombard Place Winnipeg, Manitoba Friday, June 8, 2001 9:00 am The International Red River Board would like to meet with the Lake Winnipeg fishery community and residents of the basin to hear...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is beginning an assessment of government efforts to restore and protect the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC). To initiate this assessment, the IJC has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2001, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Best Western...
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Regulation of Rainy and Namakan Lakes DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 6, 2001; 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Ojibway Room La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel 1201 Idylwild Drive Fort Frances, Ontario This year's public meeting will focus on operations over the past year under the IJC's new January 2000 Order for the...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC ) invites public comment on the 2000 Progress Report of the U.S. and Canadian governments' Air Quality Committee. The report describes progress by the United States and Canada to reduce transboundary air pollution under the Canada-United States 1991 Agreement...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) proposes to issue an Order for the regulation of water levels on Rainy and Namakan Lakes, which consolidates the original 1949 Order and all subsequent Supplementary Orders. A copy of the consolidated Order is enclosed. The consolidated Order makes no...
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The Canadian Section of the International Joint Commission (IJC) has received funds today from the Government of Canada to review the regulation of water levels and flows in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The Canadian Section received $600,000 (Canadian dollars) for this fiscal year, which...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that to further public participation in a study to evaluate options for regulating levels and flows in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system it has established an International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Public Interest Advisory...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced today that it has established an International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study Board and appointed 11 of its proposed 14 members. On December 11, 2000, during an executive meeting in Washington, D.C., the IJC approved a directive that...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold public meetings in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, to obtain comment on the proposed directive for its International Red River Board. The IJC also invites written comment on the proposed directive by January 31, 2001. The meetings...
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In its final report on Red River flooding, released today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) cautions that, although the 1997 flood was a rare event, floods of the same magnitude, or even greater, can be expected to occur in the future. Economic damages in the United States and Canada from...
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On September 26, 2000, the International Joint Commission formally combined its existing International St. Croix River Board of Control and its International Advisory Board on Pollution Control - St. Croix River and established the International St. Croix River Board. The Commission merged its two...
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"It is clear that unless the United States and Canadian governments take the actions the Commission now recommends, they will fail to achieve the purpose they set for themselves in 1978 (under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement) to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological...
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President Bill Clinton yesterday signed a Fiscal Year 2000 supplemental spending package, passed by the Congress on June 30, which provides funding for the International Joint Commission (IJC) to begin its study of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The $2.15 million...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is seeking public comment on its proposal to combine its existing International St. Croix River Board of Control and International Advisory Board on Pollution Control - St. Croix River. The International St. Croix River Board of Control was established in...
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The International Joint Commission's (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board , Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Waukegan Citizens' Advisory Group are hosting a public forum (agenda) to examine the restoration and protection of beneficial uses of Waukegan Harbor. The public forum, which...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released the final report of its International Red River Basin Task Force The Next Flood: Getting Prepared ( background) , which examines issues related to the flood of 1997 and actions required to be better prepared for floods of a similar magnitude in...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) recommends that the governments of the United States and Canada immediately begin using indicators for three desired outcomes to report on progress under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement -- fish that are safe for eating and water that is safe for...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released a report that provides a blueprint for protecting the waters of the world's largest freshwater ecosystem, the Great Lakes Basin, from the potential impacts of water removals and consumptive uses. In its Final Report on Protection of the Waters...
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President Bill Clinton announced today that he has included $2.15 million in his budget for Fiscal Year 2001 to review the regulation of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. If the President’s proposed budget receives a favorable response by Congress and is funded...
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On November 29, 1999, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued a notice of intent that invited public comments on a draft Supplementary Order for Rainy and Namakan Lakes water levels and outflows. The notice also stated the Commission's intention to issue an Order based on this draft early in...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) issued a Supplementary Order of Approval on December 28, 1999 for the proposed expansion of the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River (copy attached). The Supplementary Order amends the Order of Approval issued by the IJC on April 30, 1999 by extending the...
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Images IJC Logo Cover Map of Hamilton Harbour Habitat Improve- ments Cootes Paradise Carp Barrier Use Impair- ment Table December 20, 1999 Contacts: Jennifer Day Windsor, ON (519) 257-6733 Bruce Kirschner (519) 257-6710 International Joint Commission Recommends Actions on Restoration Activities for...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC), in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg today released a report based on an impacts assessment study it commissioned as part of its reference on the 1997 Red River "Flood of the Century" from the...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) today released a Plan of Studydescribing in detail the work required to review the regulation of water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The IJC had previously prepared a Scope of Work describing in a more general fashion the work...
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Today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released its review of the first stage of the Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) being developed for Lake Ontario by the Governments of Canada and the United States. The management plan provides information toward documenting the environmental problems to...
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The International Joint commission (IJC) has appointed Dr. Theodore L. Hullar as a member of its St. Lawrence River Board of Control (the Board). Dr. Hullar serves as director of the Cornell University Center for the Environment and professor of natural resources and brings to the Board more than 25...
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In a report released today, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission's Habitat Advisory Board (HAB) and the International Joint Commission's Water Quality Board (WQB) detailed a number of recommendations and research needs in the report titled "Addressing Concerns for Water Quality Impacts of Large-scale...
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In a report released today, the International Joint Commission's (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board (GLWQB) and Sediment Priority Action Committee (SedPAC) review scientific methodologies and sediment management experiences brought together by participants at a workshop held in Windsor in...
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In a report released today, the International Joint Commission's (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board (GLWQB) and Sediment Priority Action Committee (SedPAC) review the ecological benefits of contaminated sediment remediation in the Great Lakes. In recognition of the scope of the contaminated...
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The International Joint Commission (IJC) is pleased to announce that Ms. Carol M. Browner, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Ms. Paddy Torsney, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of the environment, will open the 1999 Forum on Great Lakes Water Quality at...
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Restoring human and ecosystem health is the focus of a one-day symposium being held in conjunction the International Joint Commission's 1999 Great Lakes Water Quality Forum to be held in Milwaukee, September 23-26, 1999. The symposium is scheduled for Thursday, September 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p...
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As part of the International Joint Commission's 1999 Great Lakes Water Forum being held Thursday through Sunday, September 23-26, 1999 in Milwaukee, a variety of exciting tours have been arranged that showcase the best of the nature environmental Milwaukee has to offer and to provide an educational...
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A noted industry leader will share his perspective on the role of industry in restoring Great Lakes water quality, and related issues, with participants at the International Joint Commission's (IJC) 1999 Great Lakes Water Quality Forum to be held September 24-26, at the Midwest Express Center in...
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On April 30, 1999, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued an Order of Approval for the proposed expansion of the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River. In issuing this Order of Approval, the IJC notes that the issues within its jurisdiction, including potential effects on water levels and...
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