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What's New
Donated concrete to aid homeowners facing erosion issues
The Racine Journal Times (7/19)
Concrete from a construction project at the Waukegan, Ill., airport will be made available to lakefront residents trying to stave off severe bluff erosion threatening homes.

Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits
Northwest Indiana Times (6/29)
The court split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take their cost into account when the agency first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.

Ohio, Michigan, other Great Lakes states could reap benefits from EPA rules
Toledo Blade (5/5)
Five of the 10 states most likely to benefit are in the Great Lakes region: Pennsylvania is first; Illinois is fourth, and New York is sixth.

Utility to cut sulfur emissions at Lake Superior coal plant
Midwest Energy News (4/10)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has come to an agreement with Minnesota Power on a timeline to update a sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollution permit for Taconite Harbor Energy Center in Schroeder.

Sarnia's Aamjiwnaang First Nation near Ontario's 'Chemical Valley' exposed to pollutants
The Huffington Post, The Canadian Press (11/24)
Tests performed by a McGill University professor suggest members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation living on a reserve near Sarnia, Ontario are being exposed to higher-than-average levels of harmful hormone-blocking pollutants

Scenic parts of Michigan have surprisingly poor air quality, and here's why
MLive (8/21)
While we would expect the Detroit area to have poor air quality, some of the rural, scenic parts of Michigan also suffer from high pollution amounts. Lake Michigan, topography, and typical weather patterns are to blame.

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General Resources
Federal Aviation Administration: Great Lakes Region
Information and links to FAA's offices and activities in the Great Lakes region.

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Construction
Michigan Airport Construction
Bureau of Aeronautics, Michigan Department of Transportation
Links to multiple airport construction resources.

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Education
Aviation Education
William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration
Promotes aviation careers through an emphasis on the FAA's initiatives and by assisting states in implementing complementary aviation education programs at the local level.

ILLINOIS
Institute of Aviation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The institute is one of only two universities in the country with a computer graphics system used for pilot-training research and teaching.

SIUC Aviation
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
SIUC Aviation is Illinois' premiere post-secondary aviation program.

INDIANA
School of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Purdue University
Offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

MICHIGAN
Aviation Technology Department
Andrews University
Offers programs in flight, maintenance, business, avionics and engineering technology.

School of Aviation Sciences
Western Michigan University
Offers the only comprehensive four-year aviation program at a public university in Michigan.

MINNESOTA
Aviation Education
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Information on events, activities, careers and publications offered by the center.

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
University of Minnesota
Emphasizes basic engineering sciences such as fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics and controls.

Department of Aviation
St. Cloud State University
Offers Minnesota's only accredited Bachelor of Science Aviation degree program.

NEW YORK
School of Aviation
Dowling College
The school offers programs in professional pilot training, and aviation and management.

OHIO
Aviation Program
Ohio State University
The Aviation Program at Ohio State has been graduating successful aviation professionals since 1943.

ONTARIO
Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
UTIAS is a graduate studies and research institute, forming part of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.

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Laws
Air Travel Accessibility Regulations
Canadian Transportation Agency
Overview of the services and information certain air carriers are required to offer under the Air Transportation Regulations to travelers with disabilities.

Aircraft Registration
Bureau of Aeronautics, Michigan Department of Transportation
Overview of the three steps that need to be taken to properly register your aircraft with the federal government and the State of Michigan.

Federal Aviation Regulations
Federal Aviation Administration
Information on Title 14 of the U.S. code of federal regulations Federal Aviation Regulations.

National Airports Policy
Transport Canada
Policy information on airports as relating to the national airports system, regional and other airports.

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Safety and Security
Great Lakes Regional Office
Office of the Associate Administrator for Airports, Federal Aviation Administration
Provides leadership in planning and developing a safe and efficient national airport system to satisfy the needs of aviation interests in the United States.

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State and Provincial Resources
INDIANA
Indiana Intermodal Transportation Division
Indiana Department of Transportation
The office is responsible for meeting safety standards and promoting an environment which sustains airport development for current and future needs.

MICHIGAN
Bureau of Aeronautics
Michigan Department of Transportation
Initiative to promote aviation in Michigan.

MINNESOTA
Office of Aeronautics
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Information for pilots regarding events and education.

PENNSYLVANIA
Bureau of Aviation
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Along with preserving, upgrading and building new airport facilities, the bureau is also responsible for airport licensing and safety.

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Statistics
Air Occurrence Reports
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Historical listing of occurrences is available in both a synoptic and detailed report format as well as safety study reports.

Airline Information
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Multiple aviation information links, publications, and related links.

Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Summary data for all scheduled and nonscheduled service by large certificated U.S. air carriers—including the volume of passenger, freight, and mail enplanements, and aircraft departures for each airport served each year.

Real People, Real Places
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Stories that illustrate the creative work of Minnesota's land managers as they figure out how best to use and protect our natural heritage.

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