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Researcher: 
Mitchell
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
1980-12-05
Signature Year: 
1980
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Agreement Between The United States of America And Canada On Icebreaking Operations In The Great Lakes And St Lawrence Seaway System
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC016749; bi16749.pdf
Treaty Type
Multilateral / Bilateral / Other - New: 
Agreement Type Level 3: 
E (environment) Code (agreement is environmental or not): 
Environmental
Source for E (environmental) code: 
Title
Text used for E (environmental) coding: 
Agreement Between The United States of America And Canada On Icebreaking Operations In The Great Lakes And St Lawrence Seaway System
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
lake
Lineage
Lineage: 
Not Yet Assigned
Sequence: 
100.000
Secretariat and auspices
Secretariat: 
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
FreshwaterResources
Category: 
ENV
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
The Agreement provides for the coordination of icebreaking activities of the Governments of the United States of America and Canada on the Great Lakes including the ma in connecting navigable waterways, Georgian Bay and the St. Lawrence River from Tibbets Point, New York to as far east as Cornwall, Ontario. State Parties shall designate agencies which shall keep each other advised as to the location and condition of readiness of icebreaking facilities and personnel within their respective areas of responsibility. The designated agencies of each Party shall provide for coordination and cooperation by the establishment of appropriate arrangements and procedure s, which shall cover the following: a) availability of icebreaking facilities and personnel; b) means of communication; c) allocation of areas of operational responsibility; d) other matters relevant to cooperation and coordination of operations. Certain waters subject to the Agreement shall be kept open to maritime commerce. The designated agencies shall allocate between themselves areas of responsibility for the coordination of icebreaking activities, which may not correspond with the waters o ver which the Parties exercise their sovereignty. Further provisions concern the coordination of icebreaking activities and personnel requested by the designated agency of one Party, the liability for damages caused by negligent acts of the Coast Guard of the two member countries and the financing of the operations conducted for the implementation of the Agreement.; FAO Descriptors: 110; 075; 038110; 247; 208; 038; TFDD Basin: BAS-FAOC015296;
Member Code: 
CAN,USA,
Members: 
United States,Canada,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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