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Stakeholders Forum of the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy
- Subject: Stakeholders Forum of the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy
- From: Pranas Pranckevicius <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 16:31:00 -0500
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
- References: <36215574.4CAB3653@glnts.r5exp.epa.gov>
- Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
5:00 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,
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 and lodging. 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.
Great Lakes National Program Office
USEPA Region 5
Environmental Protection Branch
Ontario Region, Environment Canada
Directions from the airport
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
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:
Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd.
1218 Third Ave., Suite 1207, Seattle, WA 98101
email: email@example.com Madhu Malhotra
PLEASE REGISTER ME FOR THE MEETING ON NOVEMBER 16, 1998
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
Do you plan to attend the related November 17 Utility Conference sponsored
by the Mercury
Workgroup? ___ yes ___ no ___ not sure
USEPA has arranged for a block of rooms at both the Palmer House Hilton
(located at 17 East
Monroe Street) and the Union League Club (65 W. Jackson). The rooms at the
Hilton will be at the rate of $104.50 plus tax (roughly $119); they can be
reserved by calling the hotel directly at (312) 726-7500, extension 5975
and referring to the US EPA/The Binational Toxics Strategy block of rooms.
The rooms at the Union League Club will be offered at the rate of $69 for
States and Tribes and $104.50 plus tax for other participants. The rooms
can be reserved by calling by calling 1-800-443-0578 for a reservation.
The rooms will be under the USEPA- Binational Toxics Strategy.
The Union League Club has a dress code, described as business casual. This
means at a
minimum, khaki-type pants and shirts with collars, but no jeans. There are
also a number of
other hotels in the area, including the Midland (312) 332-1200 and the
Chicago Hilton (312)
Proposed Draft Agenda
Binational Toxics Strategy Stakeholder Forum
November 16, 1998
77 W.Jackson Blvd
8:30AM Meeting Check-in
9:00AM Welcome, Overview, and Purpose of Meeting (David
9:10AM Progress Summary (Ron Shimizu and Gary Gulezian)
9:40 AM Partner Activities Presentations
10:45 AM Partner Activities Presentations, continued
11:30 AM Challenge to Workgroups/Directions for Workgroup
You will be given directions to breakout rooms for
11:40 AM Lunch (on your own)
12:40PM Workgroup Meetings
4:00PM Plenary Discussion: Workgroup Plans, Lessons Learned,
NOTES: Some chemical-specific workgroups are planning to
continue discussions on
November 17. Please check in with your workgroup chair re: this
The Integration Group will not be meeting on November
Getting Downtown from the Airports
This information sheet is intended to get you into the downtown area from
both Midway and O’Hare Airports. The information contained herein is
reasonably accurate, but may be subject to change.
Escalators descend from the terminal to an underground corridor (it’s safe)
and an eight-minute walk, partly on moving walkways, to the CTA (Chicago
Transit Authority) Blue Line Terminal. Signs show the way from all the
airlines. The L (elevated train) fare is $1.50, payable in coins, or a
transit card can be purchased for a minimum of $3.00 (can be used for two
rides); a train is always waiting. Go 16 stops to Washington/Dearborn; 17
stops for the Monroe/Dearborn; 18 stops for Jackson/Dearborn, and get off.
You are in the Loop for the hotels. The Jackson/Dearborn is the closest to
EPA Regional Headquarters.
Reverse the process going back. Takes about 50 minutes.
One way cab fare is about $30 plus a 15 percent tip. The ride is about 29
minutes on a good day (but there aren’t many good days). Note: See
share-ride info under Midway taxis.
$30 to $50 for a sedan, $45 to $65 for a limo. About 29 minutes.
Continental Air Transport runs buses and vans to various downtown hotels.
One way fare is
$14.75, $25.50 round trip. Call them at 800-654-7871. Normal travel time
is about 25-45
minutes. Watch signs for buses and taxis at the terminal. Buses run every
half-hour beginning at 5 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Midway Airport, Heading Downtown -
By Train The CTA’s Orange Line leave Midway terminal east on 57th
Street. The terminal is accessible via a pedway that is a six-minute walk.
The L (elevated train) fare is $1.50, payable in coins, or a transit card
can be purchased for a minimum of $3.00 (can be used for two rides).
Trains run every ten minutes. Go eight stops to the LaSalle/Van Buren stop
for the EPA Regional Hqs. We’re a block and a half away. Or, you can go
to any of the next seven stops for Loop hotel access. Time from the airport
is about 25 minutes.
>From the starter’s booth inside of the terminal into the Loop is $16 to $22.
The price to
share a cab is only $10. Tell the starter that you want to share a cab and
they designate the next one as a “share-ride” cab. From the time you enter
the cab, the driver is obligated to wait ten minutes for two other
passengers. Once they enter the cab, you go. Three riders is maximum. If
after ten minutes there is only one other passengers, the driver must take
you at the shared-ride rate. If no other passengers show up in ten
minutes, you take off and pay the metered rate. This program also runs out
of O’Hare, but for $15. Travel time is 22 minutes. Drivers expect to be
See bus particulars under O’Hare, above. Buses to hotels from Midway are
$10.75 OW, $19
RT. Runs from 6:25 a.m. through 8:55 p.m. Takes about 28 minutes.
Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy
Name/Phone # (all 312 area code)/email
Benzo(a)pyrene and HCB
Frank Anscombe and Debbie Siebers/353-0201 and
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Gary Gulezian and Liz LaPlante/886-4040 and
Name/Phone # (all 416 area code)/email
Bob Krauel 739-5861 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamish St. Roseemail@example.com
Benzo(a)pyrene and HCB
Ron Shimizu and Alan Waffle/739-5850 and firstname.lastname@example.org and
USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office
312 353 3437 (P) 312 353 2018 (F)