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GLIN==> Great Lakes Air Depostion Program Seeking Pre-Proposals for Projects



Projects Sought to Address Persistent Toxic Substance Deposition to the Great
Lakes

Pre-Proposals Due November 19th, 2007

Application materials at www.glc.org/glad/

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) requests project proposals under its Great
Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program.  The purpose of the GLAD program is to
safeguard the environment and human health from the adverse effects of
atmospherically deposited toxic contaminants in the Great Lakes region.  This
program supports scientific investigation and the development of assessment
tools to identifying the magnitude, sources and impacts of toxic contaminant
deposition within the region and to facilitate concerted and strategic actions
to mitigate such impacts.

Proposals should focus on contaminants of concern for atmospheric deposition in
the Great Lakes region and should demonstrate a likelihood that the
contaminant(s) being examined are depositing to the region?s waterways from the
atmosphere in a quantity that may cause adverse impacts to humans or wildlife. 
Proposals must describe tangible benefits delivered to the Great Lakes states
and how projects will assist the state agencies and their partners in taking
informed actions toward assessing and reducing the occurrence and impact of
atmospheric deposition of toxic substances.

The 2008 RFP identifies priority project areas that are specifically targeted to
be addressed in the upcoming year:
?	A historic record of ?emerging? and "emerged" chemicals in sediment cores
?	Demonstrate the influence of remaining local, continental and controllable
sources
?	Integrate previously-collected Hg data
?	International Field Year on Lake Erie 2009
?	Identify PCB sources in urban areas
?	Characterization of urban and over-water gradients
?	Characterize emissions from burning of agricultural plastics
?	Inventory emissions from residues in soil (contaminated sites)

While these areas are being targeted, it is not expected that funding will allow
projects to be pursued in all these areas, nor do pre-proposals need to be
limited to these identified priorities, procided they are within the larger
scope of the GLAD program described in the RFP.

Download the RFP at: http://www.glc.org/glad/downloadpdf.php

Address questions to:
Jon Dettling
Great Lakes Commission
734-274-5183
dettling@glc.org



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