RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE IJC
The following 29 recommendations were developed by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board,
Great Lakes Science Advisory Board, the Council of Great Lakes Research Managers and the
International Air Quality Advisory Board for the International Joint Commissions
consideration. Substantiating details are provided in the sections indicated.
GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY BOARD
The WQB recommends the following to the IJC:
LAKE ERIE ECOSYSTEM CHANGES AND BOTULISM TYPE E OUTBREAK
Recommend that the Parties earmark adequate funding to support additional research required to
characterize changes in Lake Erie and to inform program and policy decisions.
Recommend that the two federal governments support core funding for a necessary and sufficient surveil-
lance and monitoring program.
Recommend that the U.S. and Canadian federal governments continue funding for investigative programs
for Type E botulism that will inform policy and program decisions.
HAMILTON HARBOUR REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN CONSULTATION
Recommend that the governments of Canada and Ontario continue to provide administrative and project
support for the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan.
Recommend that the governments of Canada and Ontario commit to a tripartite funding partnership with
the city of Hamilton to finance upgrades to wastewater infrastructure.
Recommend that the governments of Canada and Ontario commit to a funding partnership for the
expeditious cleanup of contaminated sediment.
DETROIT AREA REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN CONSULTATION
Recommend that the state of Michigan and the U.S. federal government more actively engage in the
Remedial Action Plan process by providing strong and visible direction and core funding to support the
Rouge River, Clinton River, and the U.S. portion of the Detroit River Remedial Action Plans in the plan-
ning and implementation of remedial programs.