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Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 17:13:05 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: EPA, Environment Canada Announce Two-Year Progress Reports for Lakes
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT:Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218
For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA070

EPA, Environment Canada Announce Two-Year Progress Reports for
Lakes Michigan and Superior

CHICAGO (May 31, 2002) ? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and Environment Canada has announced that progress reports on
Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs) for Lakes Michigan and
Superior are available.  The LaMPs, originally released in
April 2000, are strategic ecosystem management plans for the
lakes.  They outline the environmental status of each lake,
highlight successes, identify problems and propose solutions.
An update on the Lake Huron Initiative has also been completed.

The 2002 Progress Report on Lake Superior focuses on progress
in achieving zero discharge of nine critical pollutants,
habitat restoration and the development of broad ecosystem
goals. The Lake Michigan report specifies activities that must
be undertaken in order for the lake's water quality to be rated
good by 2020 and includes preliminary results from the Lake
Michigan Mass Balance Project.  An additional Lake Michigan
document, "Habitat and Land Use Management

Toolbox," will be issued at the same time as the report. The
Lake Huron Initiative reports on dredging of contaminated
sediments and other cleanup activities in Saginaw Bay,
environmental indicators and the development of a geographic
information system to better manage habitat along the lake's
tributaries.

Links to the reports are on EPA's Great Lakes Web site
www.epa.gov/grtlakes/lakes.html, or call EPA at 800-621-8431 to
get copies.

About EPA
Founded in 1970, EPA is responsible for protecting the
environment and human health. The Agency enforces air, water
and land laws and ensures that designated health standards are
met.

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