United States/Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 1986

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Page 186 - The purpose of the Parties is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.
Page 184 - EXCHANGE. On proceeding to the exchange of the ratifications of the treaty signed at Washington on January 11, 1909, between the United States and Great Britain, relating to...
Page 192 - ... Agreement for the purpose of developing an Annex identifying hazardous polluting substances ; the Parties shall further consult from time to time for the purpose of identifying harmful quantities of these substances and of reviewing the definition of "harmful quantity of oil" set forth in Annexes 3 and 7. 2. The Parties shall develop and implement such additional programs as they jointly decide are necessary and desirable for the achievement of the water quality objectives. 3. The programs and...
Page 204 - Asbestos should be kept at the lowest practical level and in any event should be controlled to the extent necessary to prevent harmful effects on human health. B. Temperature There should be no change in temperature that would adversely affect any local or general use of the waters. C. Settleable and Suspended Solids, and Light Transmission...
Page 204 - Waters used for body contact recreation activities should be substantially free from bacteria, fungi, or viruses that may produce enteric disorders or eye, ear, nose, throat and skin infections or other human diseases and infections.
Page 193 - Agreement, there shall be two Boards: (a) A Great Lakes Water Quality Board which shall be the principal advisor to the Commission. The Board shall be composed of an equal number of members from Canada and the United States, including...
Page 194 - Board in accordance with the terms of reference attached to this Agreement. The members of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board and the Research Advisory Board shall be appointed by the Commission after consultation with the appropriate government or governments concerned. In addition, the Commission shall have the authority to establish as it may deem appropriate such subordinate bodies as may be required to undertake specific tasks, as well as a regional office, which may be located in the basin...
Page 220 - For the purpose of this section, the term — (1) 'oil' means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil; (2) 'discharge...
Page 186 - Parties agree to make a maximum effort to develop programs, practices and technology necessary for a better understanding of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem and to eliminate or reduce to the maximum extent practicable the discharge of pollutants into the Great Lakes System.
Page 191 - Guard and the United States Coast Guard of a coordinated system for aerial and surface surveillance for the purpose of enforcement of regulations and the early identification, abatement and clean-up of spills of oil, hazardous polluting substances, or other pollution. (g) Pollution from Dredging Activities. Measures for the abatement and control of pollution from all dredging activities, including the development of criteria for the identification of polluted sediments and compatible programs for...

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