Dockets - Applications & References

IJC work is undertaken by way of applications and references which are organized by docket. Key documents such as letters from governments assigning work to the IJC, Task Force or Study Board reports to the IJC, and final reports and letters from the IJC to the governments are available from the website.

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IRRWB Committee Membership Fall 2021.
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A Reference to coordinate the completion of the full scope of the IJC’s 2013 Plan of Study and evaluate and make recommendations regarding the Operating Plan contained in Annex A to the 1989 International Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America...
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A Reference to examine and report on current efforts to address water quality issues in lakes Champlain and Memphremagog, with a particular focus on high phosphorus levels and the proliferation of algal blooms, and to make recommendations on how to improve water quality in both lakes.
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A Reference to collect and harmonize data on the topography, bathymetry, aquatic vegetation, soil texture and other features of the Lake Champlain and Richelieu River watershed and to create static flood-inundation maps showing the areas, where data are available, that would be affected at different...
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A Plan of Study in response to a request by Governments that the IJC review and make recommendations regarding a comprehensive study of measures to mitigate flooding and the impacts of flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain Basin.
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A reference that the IJC examine bi-national governance of the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River. The International Joint Commission created the International Lake of the Woods and Rainy River Watershed Task Force (Task Force) on July 13, 2010, to examine and report to the IJC on the matters raised...
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A Reference to coordinate initiatives in both countries to reduce phosphorus loading to Missisquoi Bay on Lake Champlain
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A Reference to conduct regional public meetings on the review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
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A Reference to review plans by the State of Vermont to modernize the Alburg-Swanton Bridge, involving the partial removal of the existing causeway, and to provide advice on whether this complies with the terms of the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 as concerns causing pollution to the injury of...
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A Reference to examine and report on how the consumptive use and removal of water, diversions, and management and policies regarding water resources affect the levels, flows, and sustainability of water supplies in transboundary basins.
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An Application by the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority for its Peace Bridge Capacity Expansion Project.
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A Reference to review available information regarding the proposed Ontario Hydro (now Ontario Power Generation) Redevelopment Project and its potential transboundary and environmental effects.
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A Reference to investigate the causes and effects of flooding in the Red River Basin.
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A Reference to define the framework for operating international watershed boards as recommended by the Commission in its 1997 report, The IJC and the 21st Century.
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A Reference to assist the Parties in the implementation of the Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement.
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A Reference to examine and report on methods to alleviate the adverse consequences of fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin
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A Reference to examine water quality and quantity of the Flathead River relating to the transboundary water quality and quantity implications of the proposed coal mine development in British Columbia; and to make recommendations which would assist Governments in ensuring that the provisions of...
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An application by the Georgia-Pacific Corporation to reconstruct and maintain a diversion dyke in the St. Croix River near Baileyville, Maine.
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An application by the State of Washington for approval to replace Zosel Dam for the purpose of regulating the levels of Osoyoos Lake.
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A Reference to conduct studies to determine the possibilities for limited regulation of Lake Erie in order to reduce flood and erosion problems.
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A Reference to examine and report the effects of existing and proposed diversions within, into, or out of the Great Lakes basin and the effects of consumptive uses on Great Lakes water levels and flows.
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A Reference to provide advice and recommendations on unmet meteorological, hydrologic, and hydraulic data needs to improve the Great Lakes data collection network.
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A Reference to establish an advisory board to assist the IJC with its continuing responsibilities regarding Great Lakes water supplies, levels and flows and for the Commission to provide advice on unmet data needs.
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A Reference to examine water quality of the Poplar River including the transboundary water quality implications of a thermal power station in Saskatchewan.
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An Application by Canada for Richelieu River flood control works including dredging of the Richelieu River channel and construction of a fixed-crest weir at St. Jean, Quebec.
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An Application by the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority to construct the Toussaint Causeway and effect partial closure of a section of the St. Lawrence River because of an increasing number of accidents to downbound vessels entering Iroquois Lock.
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A Reference to examine the potential pollution of transboundary waters by Garrison Diversion Unit, in North Dakota.
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A Reference to examine and report the state of air quality in the Detroit-Windsor and Port Huron-Sarnia areas on an ongoing basis.
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An Application by the Government of the United States for an amendment to the 1914 Orders under Dockets 6 and 8 for Emergency Regulation of Lake Superior to relieve the critical high water conditions on the lower Great Lakes by reducing lake outflows through the St. Marys River power canals.
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A Reference to investigate and report on the feasibility and desirability of regulating the flooding of the Richelieu River in Quebec for the purpose of alleviating flooding in the Richelieu River and Lake Champlain.
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The Governments of Canada and the United States on April 15, 1972, entered into an Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and asked the IJC to assist in implementation of this Agreement. The Governments entered into a new Agreement in 1978 (amended in 1983 and 1987) replacing the 1972 Agreement and...
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A Reference to conduct a study of water quality in Lake Huron and Lake Superior, and recommend remedial measures to restore and protect water quality in the Lakes.
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A Reference to conduct a study of pollution of the boundary waters of the Great Lakes System from agriculture, forestry and other land use activities.
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A Reference to study and report on what activities need to be taken by the United States and Canada for protecting and improving water quality in the Saint John River.
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A Reference to make recommendations for the protection and enhancement of the environment and the ecology of the Skagit River Valley, consistent with previous orders and agreements.
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A Reference to investigate and recommend measures to alleviate certain difficulties faced by the residents of Point Roberts, Washington because the only connection by land between Point Roberts and rest of Washington state is through Canada.
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An Application from Cominco Ltd. for approval to store two feet of water in Kootenay Lake in addition to the Kootenay Lake storage approved under Docket 39A.
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An Application by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg to divert an additional 200 million gallons per day (372 cfs) from Shoal Lake for domestic and sanitary purposes. An initial approval for the diversion of 100 million gallons had been granted by the IJC in 19l4, under Docket 7.
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An Application by the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area for an amendment of the Orders of Dockets 62 & 70 to build a new dyke which would divide the unreclaimed part of Duck Lake into a waterfowl nesting area and a flood control reservoir area.
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An Application by the Raisin River Conservation Authority for approval to divert 25 cfs of water from Lake St. Lawrence for about 100 days every year to improve summer flow conditions in the Raisin River.
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A Reference to investigate and report upon measures necessary to preserve and enhance the beauty of the American Falls at Niagara.
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An Application by the St. Croix Paper Company to replace an existing timber dam at the outlet of East Grand Lake in the St. Croix River at Forest City. (See Dockets 10 and 11).
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An Application by Cominco Ltd for the two foot storage on Kootenay Lake for the 1966-67 winter
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A Reference on air pollution in the Port Huron-Sarnia and Detroit-Windsor region to determine if the air was being polluted on either side to the detriment of the health, safety or general welfare of citizens or property on the other side of the boundary; to identify the sources and extent of the...
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An Application by Ontario Hydro (now Ontario Power Generation) and the New York Power Authority for permission to construct and operate an ice boom at the outlet of Lake Erie to accelerate the formation of a stable upstream ice cover and mitigate downstream ice jams.
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An Application by the St. Croix Paper Co. for approval to replace the small storage dam some 30 years old at Vanceboro at the outlet of Spednik Lake.
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A Reference to investigate whether the Red River was being polluted to an extent that was causing or likely to cause injury to health or property on the other side of the boundary
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A Reference to determine whether measures within the Great Lakes Basin can be taken to regulate the water levels of the Great Lakes to reduce extreme low and high water stages.
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A Reference to study the pollution of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the international section of the St. Lawrence River
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An Application was made by the Power Authority of the State of New York with the support of the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario for shoal removal at Niagara Falls on the United States side of the International Boundary, near Tower Island. The shoal caused serious ice jams above the falls.
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