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October 10, 2018

The Public Comment period has closed on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council’s (Council) proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; Council’s proposed Council Guidance; Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resource Regional Body's (Regional Body) proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, Council’s and Regional Body’s joint proposed Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions that are subject to Regional Review (Sequence of Events). Thank you to those who have submitted comments.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

NOTICE

The Full Notice, including Supplementary Information, can be downloaded here.

AGENCY:

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Council) and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body). 

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers serves as the Secretariat to the Council and Regional Body.

ACTION: 

Notice of: Council’s proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; Council’s proposed Council Guidance; Regional Body’s proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, Council’s and Regional Body’s joint proposed Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions that are subject to Regional Review (Sequence of Events).

SUMMARY:

The Council under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (“Compact”) is proposing to adopt Rules of Practice and Procedure and to amend its Interim Guidance, and the Regional Body under the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (“Agreement”) is proposing to amend its Interim Procedures guidance; and, the Council and Regional Body under the Compact and Agreement, respectively, are jointly proposing to amend their Sequence of Events guidance as described below:

1. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Rules of Practice and Procedures. This document, proposed to be adopted by Council as a regulation, describes the process for any administrative hearing, how modifications may be made to Council decisions, and the process to be used for Council rule making. Comments are being accepted on all portions of the proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure.


2. Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Guidance.This guidance document mirrors the Regional Body Procedures through Parts I and II with respect to review of a diversion subject to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, and also includes certain provisions applicable only to the Council. The Council proposes amending Interim Guidance adopted on June 10, 2010 (Redline Version). Comments are being accepted on all portions of the proposed Compact Guidance.


3. Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body Procedures. This guidance document contains the procedures that the Regional Body will follow during the review of a diversion subject to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement through the issuance of its Declaration of Finding. This document mirrors the Compact Guidance for Parts I and II. The Regional Body proposes amending Interim Procedures adopted on June 10, 2010 (Redline Version). Comments are being accepted on all portions of the proposed Regional Body Procedures.


4. Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions that are Subject to Regional Review. This guidance document, proposed to be adopted by both Council and the Regional Body, outlines the steps for review and decision-making for a diversion proposal. Comments are being accepted on all portions of the proposed Sequence of Events (Redline Version).

All materials are available for review at http://www.glslcompactcouncil.org/ProposedUpdates.aspx and http://www.glslregionalbody.org/ProposedUpdates.aspx.

Copies may also be obtained by contacting the office of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers at the address noted under “For Further Information Contact” below.

DATES:

Anyone wishing to comment on the proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; proposed Council Guidance; proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, proposed Sequence of Events must file such comments at the addresses noted below no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT October 10, 2018.

A Public Hearing will be held on the proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure; proposed Council Guidance; proposed Regional Body Procedures; and, proposed Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition on Diversions on October 3, 2018 beginning no sooner than 1:00 p.m. EDT at:

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington Street
Conference Rooms 1&2
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Remote participation is available by registering at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6281040830923352833. Please note that while every effort will be made to allow remote participation, due to the inherent instability of remote participation, no guarantee can be made that remote participation will be available or recorded. Those wishing to guarantee their participation will be recorded will present in person.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be submitted to the Council and/or Regional Body electronically at comments@gsgp.org. Comments may also be submitted at:

Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Water Resources Council
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Water Resources Regional Body
c/o Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Peter Johnson, Deputy Director
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Tel: 312/407-0177
Email: pjohnson@gsgp.org
Responsible Official: Peter R. Johnson, Deputy Director, is the official responsible for the development of the Council’s Rules of Practice and Procedure and the guidance documents discussed herein.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

The Full Notice, including Supplementary Information, can be downloaded here.