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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: Jan. 24, 2008

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission
January 24, 2008
USDOT announces new ballast rule for NOBOBS
The Great Lakes Commission is welcoming a proposed rule from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation that would require all oceangoing vessels bound for U.S. ports to flush their ballast tanks with saltwater before entering the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway system. More

Planning grant to evaluate non-ballast AIS vectors
The Great Lakes Commission has received a planning grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for a new project focused on non-ballast vectors for aquatic invasive species (AIS). More

2008 Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington
The 2008 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Day in Washington will be held Feb. 26-28 in Washington, D.C. More

Sea Grant Fellowship seeking applications
Applications are due Feb. 29 for the 2008 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship. More

Funding cut for Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund was sharply reduced when Congress passed the FY2008 appropriations bill in December. More

Commission urging reauthorization of GL Legacy Act
The Great Lakes Commission is beginning the 2008 legislative season by calling upon Congress to reauthorize the Great Lakes Legacy Act. More

Carp barrier, other legislative priorities enacted in 2007
Congress enacted several of the Great Lakes Commission's top legislative priorities in 2007, including federal authorization and funding for the invasive species dispersal barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship. More
Featured project: Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium
Coastal wetlands have critically important ecological values and functions, yet there are relatively few basinwide data available for assessing their ecological health. More
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