PUBLIC NOTICE January 23, 2003
IJC extends public comment period on
water uses in Great Lakes basin
In response to requests from the public, the International Joint Commission
(IJC) has extended its public comment period regarding the International Water
Uses Review Task Force's report until March 3, 2003.
In February 2000, the IJC published a comprehensive report entitled
Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes
. In that report, the IJC recommended that it
review the issue after three years to provide an update on how matters had
changed over that period of time. The governments subsequently agreed.
Last summer, the IJC APPOINTED the International Water Uses Review Task Force
TO REVIEW the many technical, policy and legal developments that have taken
place in the basin since the IJC's 2000 report. The Task Force report is
available on the Commission's website at
, or from the IJC's
The IJC invites all interested parties to submit written comment on this review
for receipt by March 3, 2003 at either address below:
Secretary, Canadian Section
Laurier Avenue West
Fax: (613) 993-5583
Secretary, U.S. Section
Street N.W., Suite 100
Fax: (202) 467-0746
Due to the security clearing of mail, communications with the IJC's
Washington office should be by fax or email to ensure timely receipt.
A final public hearing will also be held at the following time and location:
, February 3, 2003
Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 René-Lévesque blvd.
Room St. Maurice, 7 p.m.
Bevacqua, Washington, D.C. (202) 736-9024
Fabien Lengellé, Ottawa, ON