Procedures and Guidance

The Compact Council has adopted guidance and rules to use when:

  • Reviewing proposals to divert water outside of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin;
  • Engaging in administrative hearings;
  • Engaging in rule making;
  • Modifying decisions of the Compact Council on diversion applications; and,
  • Communicating with Tribes, First Nations and Metis communities in Canada.   

For further information about any of these procedures, please contact the Regional Body Secretariat at gsgp@gsgp.org.  

Guidance and Rules for reviewing proposals to divert water outside of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin, as well as for Administrative Hearings, modifications of decisions and rulemaking

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Guidance (Adopted December 6, 2018)

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Compact Rules of Practice and Procedure (Adopted December 6, 2018)

Sequence of Events for Consideration of Proposals for Exceptions to the Prohibition of Diversions that are subject to Regional Review (Adopted December 6, 2018)

Communications with Tribes and First Nations

Protocols for Communication with federally-recognized Tribes and First Nations

Miscellaneous

Access to Records Policy

Compact Council By-Laws (Adopted December 6, 2013)