Progress Toward Restoration
United States Approach
Of the 31 United States and binational Areas of Concern, 27 have federal contacts and 26 have state coordinators. In some United States Areas of Concern, including many in Michigan, agencies view local community groups as being responsible for Remedial Action Plan implementation, while the community groups view the agencies as being responsible.
Recognizing concerns about Remedial Action Plan management and coordination, the United States Great Lakes Strategy17 made reform a key objective, promising to "accelerate the pace of sediment remediation, working to overcome barriers to progress identified at each site."