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Enviro-Mich message from "Harris, Craig" <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>
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can someone clarify whether this is usepa tri data, and/or how it differs
from usepa tri data
cheers,
craig


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> >First inventory of toxic air emissions in the Great Lakes basin released
> >http://www.glc.org/projects/air/final93/93report.html
> >
> >
> >For Immediate Release: August 24, 1998
> >
> >Contact: Julie Wagemakers
> >Great Lakes Commission
> >Phone: 734-665-9135
> >Fax: 734-665-4370
> >E-mail: juliew@glc.org
> >
> >ANN ARBOR, Mich.- The Great Lakes Commission announces the release of the
> >Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, a unique milestone in
> >the continuing effort to quantify and manage the toxic air emissions that
> >impact the waters and communities of the Great Lakes basin.  This
> inventory,
> >based on 1993 data, includes data from all eight Great Lakes states and
> the
> >province of Ontario and provides the first practical test of processes,
> >procedures and systems developed to ensure that basinwide inventories are
> >accurate and consistent.
> >
> >The objective of this ongoing partnership with the U.S. Environmental
> >Protection Agency is to provide researchers and policymakers with
> basinwide
> >data on the source and emission levels of 49 toxic contaminants,
> including
> >Methylene Chloride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Manganese
> >and Lead.
> >
> >The development and release of the inventory is an important step in
> meeting
> >the goals of the 1986 Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement,
> signed
> >by the Great Lakes governors, and the 1990 U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments.
> >
> >"We have successfully assembled the infrastructure and mechanisms that
> allow
> >the Great Lakes states and Ontario to work cooperatively and share
> resources
> >to approach regional air pollution problems," says Orlando Cabrera-Rivera
> of
> >the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Air Management.
> >
> >The Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory identifies the point and area
> >sources of emissions of toxic air pollutants throughout the Great Lakes
> >drainage basin.  Working cooperatively through the Great Lakes
> Commission,
> >inventory work is undertaken by the air quality departments of each Great
> >Lakes state and province.
> >
> >In compiling the inventory, challenges were encountered in terms of data
> >breadth, quality, availability and consistency from one jurisdiction to
> the
> >next.  Thus, this initial inventory should not be used to compare one
> state
> >or province's emissions against another's, but rather to demonstrate the
> >potential of such a comprehensive inventory as a decision support tool.
> >
> >The inventory project strengthens decisionmaking capabilities in the
> basin
> >by promoting interjurisdictional consistency in data collection and
> >analysis, establishing standard procedures and protocols, developing an
> >automated emission estimation and inventory system, and demonstrating the
> >value of Internet technology to exchange environmental data.
> >
> >"Release of this initial emissions inventory is a beginning, not an end,"
> >explains Dr. Michael J. Donahue, executive director of the Great Lakes
> >Commission.  "The inventory will be expanded and refined in the future to
> >provide a truly comprehensive assessment of toxic contaminant emissions
> from
> >point, area and mobile sources throughout the Great Lakes basin."
> >
> >The Great Lakes states and Ontario, with technical support from the Great
> >Lakes Commission, are now compiling the next basinwide inventory using
> 1996
> >data, expected to be completed in summer 1999.
> >
> >For an online copy of the Great Lakes Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, see
> >http://www.glc.org/projects/air/final93/93report.html.  Copies of the
> >document also are available from the Great Lakes Commission for $20
> (U.S.).
> >
> >Contact: Michael Donahue, mdonahue@glc.org; Julie Wagemakers,
> >juliew@glc.org; or members of the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic
> Emissions
> >Inventory Steering Committee.
> >
> >
> >Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory Steering Committee
> >David 'Buzz' Asselmeier, Illinois EPA, 202-782-5811,
> epa2110@epa.state.il.us
> >Gary Baker, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 517-373-7058,
> >gbaker@great-lakes.net
> >John Bates, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 317-233-4226,
> >jbate@opn.dem.state.in.us
> >David Bola, Ohio EPA, 614-644-2270, david.bola@epa.state.oh.us
> >* Orlando Cabrera-Rivera, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,
> >608-267-2466, cabreo@mail01.dnr.state.wi.us
> >Mike Hopkins, Ohio EPA, 614-644-3611, mike.hopkins@epa.state.oh.us
> >Dr. Suzanne King, U.S. EPA Region 5, 312-886-6054,
> >king.suzanne@epamail.epa.gov
> >Rob McDonough, New York Division of Environmental Conservation,
> >518-457-2823, rsmcdono@gw.dec.state.ny.us
> >Shane Moore, Indiana Department of Environmental Management,
> 317-233-0119,
> >jbate@dem.state.in.us
> >Rob Sliwinski, New York Division of Environmental Conservation,
> 518-457-2823
> >Rick St. Louis, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
> >717-787-4310, stlouis.richard@a1.pader.gov
> >Peter Wong, OMEE - Air Resources Branch, 416-235-6130,
> wongpe@ene.gov.on.ca
> >Chun Yi Wu, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 651-282-5855,
> >chun.yi.wu@pca.state.mn.us
> >*Steering Committee Chair
> >
> >
> >The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, interstate compact agency
> >created by state and federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong
> >economy, clean environment and high quality of life for residents of the
> >eight-state Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
> New
> >York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin).  The Commission consists of
> state
> >legislators, agency officials and governors' appointees from its member
> >states, and also maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and
> >Canadian federal and provincial agencies, tribal authorities, binational
> >agencies and other regional interests.  The Commission offices are
> located
> >in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
> >
> >
> >Julie Wagemakers
> >Program Manager
> >Communications and Information Management
> >Great Lakes Commission
> >Tel: 734 665 9135
> >Fax 734 665 4370
> >Email: juliew@glc.org
> >
> >
> >
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