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What are the Next Steps?

Environment Canada (EC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited input on the draft target recommendations of the GLWQA Nutrients Annex Subcommittee. The comment period closed on August 31, 2015. Thank you to all participants who shared their feedback

Following consideration of input received, EC and EPA will finalize targets in February 2016. Development of binational phosphorus reduction strategies and domestic action plans to meet the objectives for phosphorus concentrations and loading targets in Lake Erie will be developed by 2018. 

For more information about nutrients in the Great Lakes, or efforts to restore and protect Lake Erie, please visit Binational.Net.