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Re: E-M:/ Workshop Announcement: Developing Restoration Targets for Great Lakes Areas of Concern, June 6-7, Detroit Metro Airport

One of the impediments to advancing efforts to restore and delist AOCs is publicly funded agencies charging citizens excessive fees to learn about environmental problems in the Great Lakes basin.

~  Workshop Announcement  ~

Staying on Target:
A Regional Workshop for Establishing Restoration Targets for

Great Lakes Areas of Concern
June 6-7, 2003
Westin Hotel at Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Workshop program and registration form are now available online at http://www.glc.org/spac/workshop03.html
The Registration deadline is Friday, May 30!
Workshop Overview
This workshop will advance efforts to restore and delist Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) by facilitating the development of measurable restoration targets for beneficial use impairments being addressed in the AOCs. The workshop will inform Remedial Action Plan (RAP) participants about the role of restoration targets in documenting progress toward and ultimately delisting the AOCs and identify options for developing measurable goals for beneficial uses. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office (U.S. EPA, GLNPO) will discuss changes in their approach to the AOC program and their plans for implementing the Great Lakes Legacy Act. The program is intended for local RAP participants, state agency staff, and others involved in implementing and reporting on progress in restoring the Great Lakes Areas of Concern.
Registration and Additional Information
The workshop registration fee is $40 U.S./$50 Can.  The workshop program and registration form are available online at http://www.glc.org/spac/workshop03.html or by contacting Matt Doss at the Great Lakes Commission at 734-971-9135, mdoss@glc.org.  The registration deadline is Friday, May 30.
The workshop is sponsored by the U.S. EPA, GLNPO and the Great Lakes Commission, with support from the International Joint Commission and the Michigan Statewide Public Advisory Council.

Derek Coronado
Research and Policy Coordinator,
Citizens Environment Alliance of southwestern Ontario
275 Oak Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9A 5E5
phone: (519) 973-1116
fax: (519) 973-8360