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GLIN==> New publication about U.S. Great Lakes Areas of Concern



A new publication entitled An Overview of U.S. Great Lakes Areas of
Concern is now available from
the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO).  The document
features summaries of
the 31 U.S. and binational Areas of Concern (AOC) in the Great Lakes.
The Areas of Concern include
rivers, lakes and bays where one or more of 14 beneficial uses have been
impaired due to historic or
ongoing pollution.

The summaries were compiled by the Great Lakes Commission through a
cooperative agreement with
U.S. EPA-GLNPO.  The document reviews the background and status of each
Remedial Action Plan
(RAP), beneficial use impairments, progress and achievements, community
involvement, partner agencies
and organizations, research, and publications produced by RAP partners.
The overview also lists key
contacts for each AOC.  The summaries are intended for local residents,
agency staff, elected officials
and others interested in learning about the status of cleanup efforts in
the Great Lakes basinís most
polluted water bodies.

The 254-page publication is available by request from Larry Brail, U.S.
EPA-GLNPO, 312-886-7474,
brail.lawrence@epa.gov.  It is also available online in pdf format via
the Great Lakes Commission website
publications link, www.glc.org/docs/respol.html.  Individual AOC
information can be viewed online in html
format at www.epa.gov/glnpo/aoc/.  Links to RAP partners and other
AOC-related information can be
accessed through these websites.



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