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Stakeholders Forum of the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy



Dear Interested Stakeholder:

We would like to cordially invite you to attend the next meeting of the
Stakeholders Forum of the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy. The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Environment Canada will

be hosting this one-day meeting on Monday, November 16, 1998, from  8:30

to 5:15 pm in the 3rd floor conference area at EPA Region V
Headquarters, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL.

The purpose of the meeting is for Environment Canada, USEPA, States,
Provinces, Tribes/First Nations, industry, environmental groups and
other stakeholders to discuss and report on progress-to-date under the
Binational Toxics Strategy, and to highlight significant stakeholder
reduction activities.  In addition, the afternoon session will provide a

forum for the substance-specific Work Groups to meet and discuss their
efforts on the reduction challenges.  In addition, we will be asking for

your assessment of the Binational Toxics Strategy implementation process

to-date, and any suggestions that you may have for improvements.

Attached are the following documents: 1) draft agenda; 2) registration
form; 3) a list of the U.S. and Canadian Leaders for each work group;
and 4) logistical information regarding transportation.  Additional
information on lodging will be provided shortly.  If you have not
already done so, please contact the individual work group Team Leader if

you wish to serve on a work group.  Please fax or email the attached
registration form as soon as possible but no later than November 11,
1998.

For background documents related to the Binational Toxics Strategy,
please see our web page at http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/bns or www.
cciw.ca/glimr/.  Thank you for your continued interest and participation

in the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy.

Sincerely,



Gary Gulezian
Director
Great Lakes National Program Office
USEPA Region 5

Ron Shimizu
Director
Environmental Protection Branch
Ontario Region, Environment Canada
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Proposed Draft Agenda
Binational Toxics Strategy Stakeholder Forum
November 16, 1998
USEPA
77 W.Jackson Blvd
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL



8:30AM Meeting Check-in

9:00AM Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose of Meeting

9:05AM Keynote Address (John Mills and David Ullrich)

9:20AM Presentation: Activity Highlights

10:20AM Challenge to Workgroups/Directions for Break-out Sessions

10:45AM BREAK: individuals will move to different locations for
chemical-specific workgroup discussions

11:00AM Workgroup Break-out Sessions

12:00PM Lunch (on your own)

1:00PM Workgroup Break-out Sessions, continued

4:15PM Plenary Discussion: Workgroup Plans, Lessons Learned, Wrap-up

5:15PM Adjourn



NOTES: Some chemical-specific workgroups are planning to continue
discussions on November 17.  Please check in with your workgroup chair
re: this possibility.

The Integration Group will not be meeting on November 16.

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R E G I S T R A T I O N   F O R M

CANADA/U.S. STAKEHOLDER MEETING
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREAT LAKES BINATIONAL TOXICS STRATEGY

Meeting Date: November 16, 1998


The one-day meeting will be held at the EPA offices in Chicago, 77 West
Jackson Boulevard, Third Floor.

If you are interested in attending, please complete and return this
Registration Form to the appropriate contact below by November 11th,
either by email or fax to:

Kim Turner
Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd.
1218 Third Ave., Suite 1207, Seattle, WA  98101
phone: 206-447-1805
fax: 206-447-0956
email: bnsstake@ross-assoc.comMadhu Malhotra
Environment Canada
phone: 416-739-4191
fax: 416-739-4804
email: madhu.malhotra@ec.gc.ca

PLEASE REGISTER ME FOR THE MEETING ON NOVEMBER 16, 1998

Name ____________________________________________________

Title ____________________________________
Organization____________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________City/State/Zip_____________________________

Phone _______________________ Fax _______________________E-Mail
__________________________________

Workgroup meeting you will attend (midday breakout session):

Please Circle One:  Alkyl-Lead
    Benzo (A) Pyrene and HCBs
    Dioxins and Furans
    Mercury
    PCBs
    Pesticides
    Octachlorostyrene

Do you plan to attend the related November 17 Utility Conference
sponsored by the Mercury Workgroup?     ___ yes    ___ no     ___ not
sure

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