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[Federal Register: June 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 108)]
[Notices]
[Page 30187-30188]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-6991-4]


Draft Great Lakes Strategy of the Great Lakes Water Quality
Agreement

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of availability, public meetings and the opportunity to
comment.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1972,
as amended in 1987, federal, state and tribal partners have drafted a
new Great Lakes Strategy (The Strategy). The Strategy is a concise,
high-level statement of basin wide priorities and activities,
reflecting the current state of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem and key
environmental goals for the future, so that a unified approach to
implementation can be carried out by a diverse set of federal, state,
and tribal agencies.
     The Strategy presents Great Lakes basin issues under four broad
categories: (1) Chemical Integrity: Reducing and Eliminating the Threat
of Toxic Pollution and Excess Nutrients, (2) Physical Integrity:
Improving Land Use, Water Quantity Management, and Habitat Protection,
(3) Biological Integrity: Protecting Human Health and the Ecosystem's
Species, and (4) Working Together: Effectively Coordinating Programs
and Resources to Ensure The Great Lakes are Protected and Restored.

DATES: A draft of the Strategy will be made available to the public by
June 1, 2001.
     Comment Period: Comments on the Strategy must be submitted no later
than July 31, 2001.
     Public Meetings: Public Meetings on the Strategy will be held on
the dates and at the locations listed below:

Monday, June 25, 2001

Location: Duluth, MN, MPCA Duluth Office, 525 Lake Avenue South, Suite
400, Duluth, MN 55802
Time: 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Location: Detroit, MI,
     Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, 535 Griswold Street,
Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226
Time: 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday, June 28, 2001 Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY 14109,
Dunleavy Hall, Rm 127.

Time: 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

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Monday, July 2, 2001

Location: Chicago, IL, USEPA, Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd (Lake
Michigan Conference Room), Chicago, IL 60604
Time: 12 p.m.-5.p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Strategy can be found on the internet at the following
address: <A HREF="http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/">http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/</A>. 
Commenters may transmit their
comments electronically by following the directions provided on the web
site, or may send written comments to Ted Smith at the following
address: U.S. EPA, Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson
Boulevard, G-17J, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. Comments may also be sent
to Mr. Smith via facsimile at (312) 353-2018, or by e-mail
<A HREF="mailto:smith.edwin@epa.gov">smith.edwin@epa.gov</A>.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ted Smith, EPA-GLNPO, G-17J, 77 W.
Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604 (<A 
HREF="mailto:312-353-6571/smith.edwin@epa.gov">312-353-6571/smith.edwin@epa.gov</A>)

     Dated: May 23, 2001.
Gary Gulezian,
Great Lakes National Program Director.
[FR Doc. 01-14081 Filed 6-04-01; 8:45 am]
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