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


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 Advisory Group of their concern over the transportation of energy products within the Lake of the Woods drainage basin and the potential contamination of boundary waters which could result from an accident, the IRLWWB undertook a review of transboundary coordination of environmental emergency planning and response measures in the basin. The report assesses whether appropriate plans and procedures are in place to respond to an environmental emergency in a coordinated fashion across borders and offers recommendations to the International Joint Commission for consideration for transmittal to the U.S. and Canadian governments.

The IRLWWB is charged with monitoring and reporting on the ecological health of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy Lake boundary waters aquatic ecosystem, including water quality; coordinating the management of water levels and flows on Rainy and Namakan Lakes, and assisting the Commission in preventing and resolving disputes regarding the boundary waters of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River watershed.

The IRLWWB invites you to review the report and send comments by Thursday, April 18, 2019, using one of the following methods:
 

  1. Online: Please register or login below on this page to post a comment and upload a file.
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  2. Email: Contact the secretaries by clicking on the "Contact" button at the bottom of this page. 
     
  3. Mail at:
Diane de Beaumont
Canadian Secretary, IRLWWB
Environment and Climate Change Canada      
4905 Dufferin Street, Office 2S634
Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4
Scott Jutila
United States Secretary, IRLWWB
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
180 East 5th Street, Suite 700
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1678

 

 

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