708

Researcher: 
Mitchell
Signature/Entry into Force/Termination
Signature Date (yyyy-mm-dd): 
1987-11-18
Signature Year: 
1987
Signature-2nd bilateral: 
Entry into force (EIF) Date: 
1987-11-18
Terminated?
Term Date: 
Treaty Name and Text
Agreement Name: 
Protocol Amending The Agreement Between The United States And Canada On Great Lakes Water Quality
Alternative Treaty Names: 
Protocol Amending the 1978 Agreement between the United States of America and Canada on Great Lakes Water Quality
Possible Sources (additional): 
LEX-FAOC018978; bi-18975.doc; CIESIN, Hohmann; http://www.ijc.org/rel/agree/quality.html
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: 
Protocol Amending The Agreement Between The United States And Canada On Great Lakes Water Quality
Specific words used to code agreement as E (environmental): 
water/lake/water quality
Lineage
Lineage: 
Great Lakes Water Quality
Sequence: 
201.000
Secretariat and auspices
Legacy
Hidden fields
Version: 
2007.10
Inclusion Auto-Generated: 
BEA - Bilateral Environmental Agreements
Subject: 
FreshwaterResources
Category: 
ENV
Lang1: 
EN.txt
Deletable
Treaty Text (legacy)
Core Filename: 
1987-Protocol-1978-USCanadaWaterQuality
Notes (incl. non-URL source for text): 
The amending Protocol; is concluded the light of recognition by both Parties of the need for strengthened efforts to address the continuing contamination of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, particularly by persistent toxic substances. General objectives for the Great Lakes System are set out in article III, and specific objectives for the boundary waters of the Great Lakes System in article IV. Water quality standards and other regulatory requirements of the Parties shall be consistent with the achievement of the General and Specific Objectives. The International Joint Commission shall assist in the implementation of this Agreement. To assist the International Joint Commission in the exercise of the powers and responsibilities assigned to it under this Agreement, there shall be two Boards: (a) a Great Lakes Water Quality Board which shall be the principal advisor to the Commission and (b) a Great Lakes Science Advisory Board. Schedules: Specific objectives (Annex I); Remedial action plans and lakewide management p lans (II); Control of phosphorus (III); Discharges of oil and hazardous polluting substances from vessels (IV); Discharges of vessel wastes (V); Review of pollution from shipping sources (VI); Dredging (VII); Discharges from onshore and offshore facilities (VIII); Joint Contingency Plan IX); Hazardous polluting substances (X); Surveillance and monitoring (XI); Persistent toxic substances (XII); Pollution from non-point sources (XIII); Contaminated sediment (XIV); Airborne toxic substances (XV); Pollution from contaminated groundwater (XVI); Research and development (XVII).; FAO Descriptors: 110; 247; 209; 218; 204; 104; 207
Date text posted to IEA: 
200501
Member Code: 
CAN,USA,
Members: 
United States,Canada,
OrigMEAgrees: 
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