Procedures and Guidance

Pursuant to Section 2.5 of the Compact, the Compact Council is authorized to adopt rules and regulations governing its meetings and transactions, as well as the procedures and timeline for submission, review and consideration of Proposals that come before the Council for its review and action.  The following guidance and rules have been adopted pursuant to that authority during a regular public meeting of the Compact Council. 

For further information about any of the guidance or rules, please contact the Compact Council Secretariat at  

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)

Protocols for Communication with federally-recognized Tribes and First Nations