Past Public Consultations

(June 13, 2013 - August 30, 2013) 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.
(November 12, 2014 - December 11, 2014) 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…
(June 2013 - September 27, 2013) 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.
(May 19, 2015 - June 30, 2015) 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…
(May 4, 2015 - July 31, 2015) 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.
(November 16 - December 14, 2015) IJC invites public comment on draft flood forecasting and mapping report for Lake Champlain and Richelieu River and previews flood inundation maps.
(February 4, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2016) 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…
(February 6, 2018 - March 7, 2018) 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.
(July 25, 2017 - September 1, 2017) 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…
(September 2016 - April 15, 2017) 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.