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GLIN==> RAP workshop presentations now online

Title: RAP workshop presentations now online

Presentations from the June workshop, Staying on Target:  A Regional Workshop for Establishing Restoration Targets for Great Lakes Areas of Concern, are now online at http://www.glc.org/spac/proceedings/staying-on-target.htm.  The event was sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office and the Great Lakes Commission, with support from the International Joint Commission (IJC) and the Michigan Statewide Public Advisory Council.

The workshop, held June 6-7, 2003 at the Westin Hotel-Detroit Metro Airport, advanced efforts to restore and delist Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) by facilitating the development of measurable restoration targets for beneficial use impairments in the AOCs. The workshop also informed Remedial Action Plan (RAP) participants about the role of restoration targets in documenting progress toward, and ultimately achieving, AOC delisting and identified tools for developing measurable goals for beneficial uses.

Major sessions from the workshop included:

A final session of the workshop was devoted to follow-up activities and resource needs for developing restoration targets for Great Lakes Areas of Concern.  Information gathered from the final session, as well as a follow-up questionnaire sent to workshop participants, will be used to help guide future RAP restoration efforts and region-wide AOC activities.  Great Lakes Commission staff will be reporting out on the results of the questionnaire, as well as the June Staying on Target workshop, at the IJC RAP workshop September 18 in Ann Arbor.  For details, visit http://www.ijc.org/ijcweb-e.html.