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Phase 1 Report on the Expedited Review of Plan 2014

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee submitted their Phase 1 Report of the Expedited Review of Plan 2014 to the International Joint Commission (IJC) in November 2021. The IJC is posting the GLAM’s report for a 60-day public review and comment period from Thursday...

International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board Public Consultation

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The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board wishes to gather public feedback on its key findings and recommendations that have culminated from a multi-year, binational study of potential solutions to flooding in the LCRR basin. The public comment period is open until March 4th, and...

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Public Comment on Draft Souris River Study Recommendations

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The International Souris River Study Board invited public comment on “Managing Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin,” its draft report and recommendations on potential reservoir operation options to improve flood control and water supply.

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Public Comment on Recommendations by the International Red River Board on proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada

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The International Joint Commission invited public comment on recommendations made by the International Red River Board in a report describing proposed nutrient concentration objectives and nutrient load targets for the Red River at the boundary between the United States and Canada.

Public Consultation on the Draft Study Report: Nutrient Loading and Impacts on Lake Memphremagog

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The Memphremagog Study Advisory Group (MSAG) has released their draft report entitled Study on nutrient loading and impacts on Lake Memphremagog for public review. The 30-day public comment period on the draft study begins Monday, November 25, 2019 and will continue until Tuesday, December 24, 2019...

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The IRLWWB invites comment on its Review of Environmental Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Drainage Basin.

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The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board (IRLWWB) invites public comment on its 2018 Review of Environmental Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response in the Boundary Waters of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Drainage Basin. After hearing from members of the public and its Community...

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Canada-U.S. Air Quality Agreement 2016 Progress Report

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The Canada–US Air Quality Agreement (Agreement) directs the International Joint Commission (IJC) to invite public comments on progress reports prepared by the binational Air Quality Committee and to provide a synthesis of comments to the US and Canadian governments.

Watershed Management Plans to Reduce Nutrient Pollution in Lake Erie

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The IJC invited public comment on two reports outline how watershed management plans should be used to manage nutrient pollution in Lake Erie, and provide recommendations for key success factors needed to achieve meaningful nutrient load reductions.

Draft work plan of the International Souris River Study Board

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The comment period closed on March 12, 2018. Thank you for your comments. The International Joint Commission established the International Souris River Study Board to examine and report on flooding and water supply in the Souris River basin. In doing so, it will evaluate and make recommendations on...

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Draft Changes on the Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves

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The IJC established the Study Board in the summer of 2015 and charged it "to evaluate options for regulating levels and flows in the Rainy-Namakan Lakes system in order to benefit affected interests and the system as a whole in a manner that conforms to the requirements of the Treaty".

Past Public Consultations on Draft Work Plan

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The comment period closed on July 28, 2017. Thank you for your comments. The International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Study Board oversees the activities of Option B of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River (LCRR) Plan of Study (PoS), which the International Joint Commission (IJC) presented to the...

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First Great Lakes Triennial Assessment of Progress

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The first triennial cycle under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement completed its full circle on Nov. 28, when the IJC released its First Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs under the GLWQA

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Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) the IJC is responsible for assessing the progress of governments in implementing the Agreement. This includes assessing the extent to which programs and other measures are achieving the objectives of the Agreement.

Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes

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When the International Joint Commission (IJC) submitted its report on Protection of the Great Lakes on February 22, 2001, the two federal governments authorized the Commission to review its recommendations after three years and at 10-year intervals thereafter. This report marks the 10th year since...

2014 Air Quality Agreement Progress Report

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Under the Air Quality Agreement, the IJC invites public comment and provides a synthesis of comments to the governments of Canada and the United States, to assist them with implementing the Agreement.

Lake of the Woods Basin Water Quality Plan of Study

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The International Lake of the Woods Basin Water Quality Plan of Study has been prepared to guide the International Joint Commission (IJC) in making recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States regarding a water quality study for the Basin.

Proposal for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Regulation

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The International Joint Commission invited public comment on a proposal for managing water levels and flows that will continue to contribute to the economic and social well-being of the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River basin.

2012 Air Quality Agreement Progress Report

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Under the Air Quality Agreement, the IJC invites public comment and provides a synthesis of comments to the Governments of Canada and the United States (U.S.) to assist them with implementing the Agreement.

2013 Public Consultation on Plan of Study

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The International Souris River Board invited public comment on a Plan of Study for the review of the water supply and flood operating plan contained in the 1989 Canada-United States Agreement for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin. A periodic review of the operating plan is...

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Public Consultations Background Documents

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Public Consultation Background Documents (PDF Documents) Correspondence in: 2003, 2004, 2005 2003 April 10, 2003 From Governor Judy Martz to IJC requesting review of 1921 order April 16, 2003 From IJC to Governor Judy Martz acknowledging receipt of letter June 12, 2003 From IJC to Secretary Colin...

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