CELA Prepares for Response to Second Draft of Great Lakes Annex Agreements

Sixty day public comment period begins June 30, 2005

Jul 05 2005

CELA has prepared materials (linked below) to assist the public and ourselves with evaluating the complex second drafts of the Great Lakes Charter Annex Agreements. These drafts were released June 30, 2005 by all the Great Lakes States and Provinces. A sixty day public comment period runs until August 29, 2005. CELA prepared the document "A Clear Vision for the Great Lakes Annex:  Requirements for Successful Agreements,"  following consultation held last summer (2004) on the first draft Agreements. It is current to the the last months of negotiations during late spring of 2005. This document charts our thinking and hopes for the Annex but has not necessarily kept pace with the last minute changes and the negotiations that are still underway between the parties. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is conducting meetings this week and next in eight Ontario communities. For meeting locations see http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/water/greatlakes/meetingschedule.html