For Release: June 1, 1999
IJC increases time for public hearing on
Orders for Rainy and Namakan Lakes
Please note that the International Joint Commission (IJC) has changed the schedule for its
previously announced public hearing due to the high level of interest in the issue. The purpose of
the hearing is to receive public comment on the review of the IJC's Orders for Rainy and
Namakan Lakes prior to deciding on whether to amend the Orders.
The public hearing will be held at the following time and place:
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Written comments may also be submitted by July 30, 1999 to either of the following addresses:
Wednesday, July 7, 1999
La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
1201 Idylwild Dr.
Fort Frances, Ontario
|Secretary, Canadian Section
100 Metcalfe Street, 18th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1
|Secretary, United States Section
1250 23rd Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20440
The International Joint Commission is an independent international organization established
under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Three members are appointed by the President of the
United States and three by the Canadian Governor General in Council. The IJC's Orders for
Rainy and Namakan Lakes were issued pursuant to the 1938 Rainy Lake Convention.