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Great Lakes Water Management
Overview
Great Lakes Agreement and Compact
External Link Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council
External Link Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body
Great Lakes Compact Implementation
Great Lakes Water Conservation and Efficiency Initiative
Great Lakes Water Use Information Initiative
Great Lakes Water Resource Managers Initiative
Legal Structure
Documents and Letters

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Implementation

Quick Links

State Legislation

Federal Consent Legislation

Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Downloadable Background Materials

Background

On December 13, 2005, the Great Lakes Governors and Premiers signed agreements at the Council of Great Lakes Governors’ (CGLG) Leadership Summit that will provide unprecedented protections for the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence River Basin.

The agreements include the following:

1. The Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (the Agreement), a good-faith agreement among the Great Lakes States, Ontario and Québec; that will be implemented in Ontario and Québec through Provincial laws, and in the States, through

2. The Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (the Compact), an agreement among the Great Lakes States that was passed into law through an interstate compact. The Compact came into force on December 8, 2008.


State Legislative Activity to Enact the Compact

Active Bill
Passed One Chamber
Passed Two Chambers
Enacted into law



Illinois--Signed by Governor Blagojevich on August 17, 2007

Public Act 095-0238

August 17, 2007 Press Release

House Bill 0375--(Passed House March 29, 2007)
Senate Bill 0050 (Passed Senate April 25, 2007)


Indiana--Signed by Governor Daniels on February 20, 2008

Senate Enrolled Act 45

February 20, 2008 Press Release

House Bill 1060 (Passed House January 24, 2008)
Senate Bill 0045 (Passed Senate January 17, 2008)



Michigan--Signed by Governor Granholm on July 9, 2008

Public Act 190 of 2008

July 9, 2008 Press Release

Senate Bill 212 (Passed Senate May 14, 2008)
House Bill 4343 (Passed House May 14, 2008)
House Bill 4336


Minnesota--Signed by Governor Pawlenty on February 20, 2007

Minnesota Session Laws 2007--Chapter 2

February 20, 2007 Press Release

HF 110 (Passed House February 1, 2007)
SF 38 (Passed Senate February 15, 2007)


New York -- Signed by Governor Spitzer on March 4, 2008

Chapter 27

A7266 (Passed Assembly February 11, 2008)
S4324 (Passed Senate February 4, 2008)

 

Ohio -- Signed by Governor Strickland on June 27, 2008

July 1, 2008 Press Release

HB 416 (Passed House February 19, 2008; Passed Senate June 10, 2008)


Pennsylvania -- Signed by Governor Rendell on July 4, 2008

Act No. 43

HB 1705 (Passed House January 28, 2008)
HB 1705 (Passed Senate July 3, 2008)


Wisconsin -- Signed by Governor Doyle on May 27, 2008

2007 Wisconsin Act 227

SB 1--Special Session (Passed Senate May 14, 2008)
SB 1--Special Session (Passed House May 14, 2008)


Federal Consent Legislation

U.S. Senate Joint Resolution 45

7-23-08 Introduced--Referred to Judiciary Committee

7-30-08 Judiciary Committee Hearing Held

8-1-08 Approved by U.S. Senate

9-23-08 Approved by U.S. House

9-25-08 Presented to President

10-3-08 Signed by President

Public Law No: 110-342

 

Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact: Downloadable Background Materials (Resource Kit)

Project Background, Organization and Road to Development

Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact

Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement

Development Rosters
i. Governors' and Premiers' Water Management Working Group
ii. Advisory Committee
iii. Resource Group
iv. Observers


Background on Compacts (the following were created by the Council of State Governments--National Center for Interstate Compacts)
i. Compacts—Frequently Asked Questions
ii. Understanding Interstate Compacts
iii. Compacts v. Uniform Laws
iv. Congressional Consent and Other Legal Issues

Existing Great Lakes Laws, Agreements and other information
i. Great Lakes Water Management Chronology--Key Events
ii. Current Great Lakes Diversions
iii. International Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909
iv. Wisconsin et al. v. Illinois et al. (Lake Michigan Diversion) 1967 and 1980 Consent Decrees
iv. Water Resources Development Act of 1986, as amended in 2000
v. Great Lakes Charter of 1985
vi. Great Lakes Charter Annex of 2001

Guide to Resources

Key Contacts



Full Resource Kit (Warning! 3.04 MB file).


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