Resolutions

Feb. 23-24, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2016 Seminnual Meeting, held Feb. 23-24 in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org.

  1. Great Lakes restoration and economic revitalization: Great Lakes Commission federal priorities for 2016
  2. Advancing outreach efforts to support prevention and control of Great Lakes aquatic invasions
  3. Embracing Great Lakes priorities in 2016 presidential campaign platforms

 


Sept. 28-29, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2015 Annual Meeting, held Sept. 28-29 in Chicago, Ill., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org.

  1. Support for prohibiting the import of harmful aquatic invasive species 
  2. Advancing coastal community revitalization through strengthened federal legislation and programs
  3. Healing the fractured urban water cycle through integrated water management
  4. A Joint Action Plan for Lake Erie 

 


Feb. 24-25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2015 Semiannual Meeting, held on Feb. 24-25 in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Sustaining Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization: Great Lakes Commission federal priorities for 2015
  2. Updating the accuracy of the International Great Lakes Datum (IGLD)
  3. Issues surrounding crude oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River basin

Sept. 29-30, 2014, in Buffalo, New York

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2014 Annual Meeting, held on Sept. 30 in Buffalo, N.Y., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org.

  1. Lake Erie water pollution and drinking water crisis
  2. Flexibility in the federal standard for navigation dredging projects in the Great Lakes basin
  3. Establishing Blue Accounting: A collaborative re-engineering of Great Lakes information strategy and delivery
  4. Support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan II in fiscal years 2015-19
  5. Action item: Presentation, review and process for finalizing the draft report on oil transportation

 Mar. 4-6, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2014 Semiannual Meeting, held on Mar. 4-6, in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Preventing the interbasin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species 
  2. Sustaining progress under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in fiscal years 2015-19
  3. Strengthening federal protections against the importation and trade of invasive species
  4. Advancing economic strength and environmental integrity for the Great Lakes region: Federal priorities for 2014

Sept. 9, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2013 Annual Meeting, held on Sept. 9 in Milwaukee, Wis., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Priorities for the Great Lakes navigation system in the federal Water Resources Development Act
  2. Support for Great Lakes offshore wind demonstration (pilot) projects
  3. Preventing pollution from persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes ecosystem
  4. Recognizing rivermouths: Places vital to the Great Lakes basin that deserve focused restoration and conservation
  5. Preparation of an issue brief on the transportation of crude oil in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region

Mar. 5-7, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2013 Semiannual Meeting, held on Mar. 5-7, in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Cooperative and Flexible Nonpoint Source Conservation Programs to Sustain a Healthy Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem
  2. Sustaining Environmental Restoration and Economic Revitalization: Great Lakes Commission Federal Priorities for 2013
  3. Advancing Phase II of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Passing Comprehensive Great Lakes Legislation

Sept. 10-11, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2012 Annual Meeting, held on Sept. 10-11, in Cleveland, Ohio, the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Emergency Preparedness and Response Priorities for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
  2. Priorities for Reducing Phosphorus Loadings and Abating Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin
  3. Renewable and Clean Energy
  4. Support for Continued Funding for the Great Ships Initiative
  5. Extending the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Beyond 2014
  6. Open and Reciprocal Trade Between Canada and the United States

Feb. 27-28, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2012 Semiannual Meeting, held on Feb. 27-29, in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Great Lakes Commission Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Priorities
  2. Support For a New Approach to Navigation Maintenance Funding For Federally Authorized U.S. Great Lakes Ports and Harbors
  3. Advancing Solutions to Address the Threat to the Great Lakes From Asian Carp and Other Aquatic Invasive Species
  4. Support for Legislation Promoting Short Sea Shipping on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System
  5. Safeguarding Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Through the Support of U.S. Geological Survey Programs and Partnerships

Oct. 11-12, 2011, in Detroit, Michigan

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2011 Annual Meeting, held on Oct. 11-12, in Detroit, Michigan, the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Ballast Water Regulation
  2. Nutrient Management in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin
  3. Promoting Adaptive Management in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Region Through Better Coordination of Data and Information
  4. Support for New International Trade Crossing Between Detroit and Windsor
  5. Action item: The Great Lakes Commission with the support of the staff will create a standing committee on water-related economic development.

Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2011 Semiannual Meeting, held on Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Advancing Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization: Great Lakes Commission Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Priorities
  2. Support for Full Funding and Implementation of the 2011 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework
  3. Renewed Call for Reform of the Harbor Maintenance Tax and Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

Oct. 7-8, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2010 Annual Meeting, held on Oct. 7-8, in Toronto, Ont., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Measures to improve Great Lakes Water Quality Including Reauthorization of the Federal Food Conservation and Energy Act (Farm Bill) of 2008
  2. Maintaining Leadership and Sustaining Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes and Revitalizing Our Regional Economy
  3. Promoting Comprehensive Mercury Monitoring, Research and Reduction Efforts
  4. Action item: Staff was directed to prepare an “issue brief” on nutrient management and the problem of increased nutrient loadings to the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River basin. This issue brief will also review and describe nutrient management and rural land management practices and programs both inside and outside the Great Lake-St. Lawrence River basin. This issue brief will be completed prior to the 2011 Semiannual meeting.
  5. Action item:The Commission approved an action request to re-establish an Emergency Preparedness Task Force to review the status of preparedness and response programs for oil and hazardous materials spills in the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River basin for the purpose of developing a report (or briefing paper) outlining recommendations for improving/enhancing the region’s state of preparedness to protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River water quality.

 


Feb. 22-23, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2010 Semiannual Meeting, held on Feb. 22-23, in Washington, D.C., the following resolution has been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Fulfilling the Promise for the Great Lakes: Great Lakes Commission Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Priorities for Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization
  2. Actions to Address the Threat to the Great Lakes from Asian Carp
  3. Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Energy in the Great Lakes
  4. Maintaining Accuracy of the International Great Lakes Datum (IGLD)

Sep. 29-30, 2009, in Erie, Pennsylvania

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2009 Annual Meeting, held on Sep. 29-30, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the following resolution has been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. The Water Energy-Nexus: Linking Water and Energy Planning in the Great Lakes
  2. Action Item: Recommendations of the Great Lakes Commission Implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
  3. Action Item: Recommendation to establish a Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) working group

Feb. 23-24, 2009, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2009 Seminnual Meeting, held on Feb. 23-24, in Washington, D.C., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Great Lakes – Great Jobs: Great Lakes Commission Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Priorities for Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization
  2. Reform of the Harbor Maintenance Tax and Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund
  3. Coastal Zone Management Act Reauthorization: An Opportunity to Fund and Implement the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy and Address Climate Change
  4. Support for the 2009 Annual AWEA Windpower Conference in Chicago

Oct. 6-7, 2008, in Québec City, Québec

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2008 Annual Meeting, held on Oct. 6-7, in Québec City, Québec, the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Heightened urgency for Soo Lock expansion
  2. Great Lakes Commission support for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact
  3. Reducing atmospheric toxic deposition to the Great Lakes
  4. Great Lakes Commission support for legislation reauthorizing the Great Lakes Legacy Act
  5. Great Lakes Commission support for the City of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games
  6. Support for extension of the Federal Production Tax Credit and Federal Energy Efficiency Policy

Feb. 26-27, 2008, in Washington, D.C.

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2008 Semiannual Meeting, held on Feb. 26-27, in Washington, D.C., the following resolution has been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Investing in a National Treasure: Great Lakes Commission Congressional Priorities for Fiscal Year 2009 

Oct. 1-2, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2007 Annual Meeting, held on Oct. 1-2, in Chicago, Ill., the following resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Lake Huron Outflows through the St. Clair River
  2. Support for Adequate Maintenance of Great Lakes Recreational Harbors
  3. Action Item: Preparation of a Background Paper Regarding the U.S. Clean Water Act and the Great Lakes
  4. Action Item: Establishing a Task Force to Develop a Great Lakes Commission Position on Reauthorization of the Great Lakes Legacy Act

May 14-15, 2007, in Indianapolis, Indiana

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2007 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 14-15, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the following resolution has been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Federal Legislation (U.S.) to Protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River from Ballast Water Discharges of Invasive Species

October 3-5, 2006, in Duluth, Minnesota

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2006 Annual Meeting, held on October 3-5, in Duluth, Minnesota, the following four resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Great Lakes Commission Support for Reauthorization of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill)
  2. Great Lakes Commission Support for Lacey Act Listing of the Silver, Largescale Silver, Bighead and Black Carp As Injurious Species
  3. Great Lakes Commission Support for the Great Ships Initiative
  4. Great Lakes Commission Support for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Sustainable Water Resources Agreement and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

May 2-4, 2006, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2006 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 2-4, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the following three resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Development of Operational Hydrodynamic Models for Great Lakes Interconnecting Waterways
  2. Support for the U.S. Federal-State Areas of Concern Coordinating Committee and Expedited Restoration Efforts for Great Lakes Areas of Concern
  3.  Resolution: Partnering with National Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Campaigns: Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™ and Habitattitude  

September 27-29, 2005, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2005 Annual Meeting, held on September 27-29, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the following five resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Research on Bacterial Pathogens and Reauthorization of the BEACH Act
  2. Support for Re-energizing the Great Lakes Circle Tour
  3. CZMA Reauthorization and Coastal Community Program
  4. Congressional Authorization and Appropriations for the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
  5. Support for the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act of 2005

May 11-13, 2005, in Buffalo, New York

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2005 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 11-13, in Buffalo, New York, the following two resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Ballast Water Management for Vessels Declaring No Ballast on Board
  2. Support for Allocation of Funds To Adequately Operate and Maintain the Great Lakes Marine Transportation System    

May 3-4, 2004, in Cleveland, Ohio

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2004 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 3-4, in Cleveland, Ohio, the following five resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Ballast Water Management Needs in Response to the International Maritime Organization Convention
  2. Construction and Maintenance of a Permanent Dispersal Barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal 
  3.  Navigation Maintenance Dredging in the Great Lakes and Connecting Channels
  4. Protecting Drinking Water Security in the Great Lakes Basin
  5. Enhanced Groundwater Monitoring and Research to Inform Management Decisions   

December 5, 2003, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Commission has endorsed two resolutions, which will lay the groundwork for new project development in the first quarter of 2004. The resolutions are presented below. Please contact Commission staff for details on associated advocacy and implementation plans.

  1. Establishing a Regional Association for the Great Lakes Observing System
  2. Expansion of Regional Atmospheric Deposition Programs

October 1-3, 2003, in Chicago, Illinois

The eight member states of the Great Lakes Commission have endorsed six policy resolutions that will guide the organization’s planning, research and advocacy activities in the coming months. Topics include support for/ comments on proposed federal ecosystem restoration legislation; use of sound science in coastal wetlands policy; development of restoration goals for Areas of Concern clean-up; the need for a basinwide study of land use/ water quality impacts; distribution of port security funds; and funding for the Great Lakes Water Level Observation Network. The resolutions are presented below. Please contact Commission staff for details on associated advocacy and implementation plans.

  1. Great Lakes Ecosystem Restoration Planning
  2. Use of Sound Science in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Policy
  3. Supporting the Development of Science-Based, Locally-Derived Restoration Goals for Great Lakes Areas of Concern
  4. Support for Fair Distribution of Port Security Funds in the Great Lakes
  5. A Basinwide Study of Land Use Trends, Impacts and Policy Responses
  6. Maintaining and Enhancing the Great Lakes Water Level Observation Network

April 15-17, 2003, in Indianapolis, Indiana

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2003 Semiannual Meeting, held on April 15-17, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the following seven resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Recreational boating Infrastructure in the Great Lakes
  2. Full Funding for the Great Lakes Legacy Act to Expedite Restoration and Delisting of Great Lakes Areas of Concern
  3. Data Exchange Partnerships and Standardization of Decision Support Tools
  4. Enhanced Research on the “Freshwater Inland Seas”
  5. Establishment of a Great Lakes Legislative Forum
  6. Homeland Security and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River System
  7. Endorsement of the Report on Decision Support for Water Resources Management

October 14-15, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2002 Annual Meeting, held on October 14-15, in Cleveland, Ohio, the following six resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Addressing the Invasion Threat of Asian Carp
  2. Beach Closures and Associated Water Quality Concerns
  3. 10th anniversary of the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
  4. Reauthorization of the National Invasive Species Act (NISA)
  5. Restoration Planning in the Binational Lake St. Clair Watershed
  6. Decision Support for Water Resources Management

May 5-8, 2002, in Québec City, Québec

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2002 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 5-8, in Québec City, Québec, the following five resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. U.S. Federal Support for Restoration and Delisting of Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs)
  2. Issues and Opportunities at the U.S.-Canada Border
  3. Examining the Energy / Environment / Economy Linkage
  4. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forum
  5. Great Lakes Navigation System Study

October 11, 2001, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2001 Annual Meeting, held on October 10-11, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the following seven resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Toward a Great Lakes Restoration Plan
  2. Advancing Commission/Congressional Linkages Through Regional Tours and Events
  3. Update of Great Lakes Commission’s Modal Shift Study
  4. Steel Trade and the Great Lakes Region
  5. Advancing Brownfields Redevelopment and Greenfields Protection
  6. Reauthorization of the National Invasive Species Act (NISA) of 1996
  7. Implementation of the Information/Education Strategy for Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention and Control

May 16, 2001, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2001 Semiannual Meeting, held on May 15-16, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the following nine resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Border Entry Rules for Recreational Boats
  2. Federal Support for Restoration and Delisting of Great Lakes Areas of Concern
  3. Harbor Maintenance Tax and Trust Fund
  4. Making Beneficial Use of Dredged Material a Policy Priority
  5. Monitoring Plan for Binational Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
  6. Policy Statement on Ballast Water Management: A Product of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
  7. Reauthorization of the Federal Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill) of 1996 and Authorization of the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
  8. Support for Effective Environmental Monitoring Programs in the Great Lakes Basin
  9. Spill Reporting in the Binational St. Clair River-Lake St. Clair-Detroit River Corridor

October 16, 2000, in Hamilton, Ontario

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2000 Annual Meeting, October 16, in Hamilton, Ontario, the following nine resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Great Lakes Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species
  2. Beach Closures in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin
  3. Tenth Anniversary of the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
  4. Binational Lake St. Clair Management Initiative
  5. A Volunteer Monitoring Network for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence System
  6. First Nations/Tribal Authorities and the Great Lakes Commission
  7. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence System Atlas
  8. Binational Data and Information Management Policy
  9. Recreational Boating

May 12, 2000, in Duluth, Minnesota

By action of the eight Great Lakes states at the Great Lakes Commission’s 2000 Semiannual Meeting, May 11-12 in Duluth, Minnesota, the following eight resolutions have been adopted. For information on the implementation activities that are underway, contact Commission Executive Director Tim Eder at teder@glc.org

  1. Ballast Management for the Prevention and Control of Aquatic Nuisance Species
  2. Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
  3. Linking Brownfields Redevelopment and Greenfields Protection
  4. Promoting Data Sharing and Usage Among Great Lakes Organizations
  5. Promoting Further Air Deposition Research in the Great Lakes
  6. Promoting State/Provincial Legislative Dialogue
  7. The Use of Marine Sanitation Devices on the Great Lakes
  8. Water Withdrawal, Consumption, Diversion and Export

 

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