IJC inspection of Iroquois Dam Construction on the St. Lawrence River

Guidance in Seeking Approval for Uses, Obstructions, or Diversions of Waters Under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909


This document provides guidance on the process for seeking approval for projects or activities pursuant to the Treaty. The guide is organized in two sections. The first section describes the application process in the IJC’s Rules of Procedure and what an application should include. The second section provides an overview of the Commission’s review process in accordance with Treaty requirements. A short glossary and flowchart illustrating the application and review process are also included.

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