2.1
INTRODUCTION
D
uring 2002, the IJC established a task force to
The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board
2.1
provide expert advice on matters pertaining to
Annex 2 of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agree-
The Great Lakes Science Advisory Board maintains watch-
ment -- Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management
ing briefs regarding new scientific knowledge and develop-
Plans. The task force comprises a lead IJC commissioner
ments that may have implications for Great Lakes water
from each country, up to three Great Lakes Water Quality
quality.  The SAB does not make recommendations on
Board members, two Great Lakes Science Advisory Board
watching briefs, but they do provide an important opportu-
members, a member from the Council of Great Lakes
nity for the SAB to alert the IJC and the Great Lakes Water
Research Managers, the director of the IJC’s Great Lakes
Quality Board on a range of matters salient to the responsi-
Regional Office, and a provision additional individuals to
bilities under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
be added as deemed necessary by the lead commissioners.
The SAB’s report on Annex 2 activities is found in Section
2.5.
The Great Lakes Water Quality Board
To support the work of the IJC and its Task Force, the Great
Lakes Water Quality Board reviewed U.S. and Canadian
delisting guidelines and held consultations with Remedial
Action Plan personnel at Hamilton Harbour and in the
Detroit area. The WQB report is found in Sections 2.2
through 2.4.
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