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GLIN==> IJC Completes 11 RAP Reviews



March 5, 2002

The full text of these reviews are available at
http://www.ijc.org/boards/annex2/reviews.html 


International Joint Commission Reviews Cleanup Plans 
for Eleven Areas of Concern

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has released reviews for Remedial
Action Plans (RAPs) at different stages from eleven Areas of Concern.  The
reviews include:

*	Bay of Quinte - Stage 2
*	Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor Ship Canal - Stage 2
*	Eighteen Mile Creek - Stages 1 and 2
*	Niagara River (Ontario)-Stage 2
*	Niagara River (New York)-Stages 1 and 2
*	Rochester Embayment - Stage 2
*	Wheatley Harbour - Stages 1 and 2
*	Waukegan Harbor  - Stage 2
*	Waukegan Harbor - Stage 3
*	Metro Toronto and Region  - Stage 2
*	St. Clair River - Stage 2
*	St. Lawrence River (Ontario)-Stage 2
*	Spanish Harbour - Stage 2

Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement signed in 1978, Canada and the
United States, in cooperation with the Great Lakes states and provincial
governments, are responsible for developing and implementing Remedial Action
Plans to restore water quality in identified Areas of Concern.  Forty-two
locations in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin are designated as
Areas of Concern because pollution problems have impaired water uses, such
as recreation or drinking water supply, or the ability to support aquatic
life. 

Under the 1978 Agreement, the International Joint Commission reviews each
RAP at three stages: 1) when the area's problems have been defined, 2) when
measures to restore water quality have been selected, and 3) when beneficial
uses of the water have been restored to the area.  The IJC's review is
provided to the appropriate federal government, RAP personnel and the public
to assist them in carrying out the cleanup efforts.

The IJC is a binational Canada-United States organization established by The
Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the two Governments prevent and
resolve disputes over use of waters along the U.S. and Canada boundary.
Under the 1978 Agreement, IJC assesses progress by the two countries to
restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the
waters of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem.  

The full text of these reviews are available on the Internet at
http://www.ijc.org/boards/annex2/reviews.html 


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