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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

January 30, 2001

IJC releases consolidated Order for Rainy and Namakan Lakes

The International Joint Commission (IJC) proposes to issue an Order for the regulation of water levels on Rainy and Namakan Lakes, which consolidates the original 1949 Order and all subsequent Supplementary Orders. A copy of the consolidated Order is enclosed.

The consolidated Order makes no substantive changes to the previous Orders. The intent is to make the Order easier to work with for the IJC, its International Rainy Lake Board of Control and the public. The IJC invites public comment on the consolidated Order since it will officially replace previous Orders. Comments may be sent to either of the following addresses for receipt by February 28, 2001:

Gerald Galloway, Secretary
International Joint Commission
U.S. Section
1250 23 rd Street NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20440
Fax 202.467.0746
commission@washington.ijc.org
Murray Clamen, Secretary
International Joint Commission
Canadian Section
234 Laurier Avenue West
22 nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6K6
Fax 613.993.5583
commission@ottawa.ijc.org

The International Joint Commission regulates the levels of Rainy and Namakan Lakes under the 1938 Rainy Lake Convention between Canada and the United States. For more information, visit our website at www.ijc.org.

Contacts:
Frank Bevacqua Washington, D.C. (202) 736-9024
Fabien Lengellé Ottawa, Ontario (613) 995-0088
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