Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management

Available for Public Comment:

Herring gull eggs, Great Lakes Herring Gull Monitoring Program. Credit: Shane de Solla.

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) commits Canada and the United States to prepare and issue binational strategies for Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMCs), which may include research, monitoring, surveillance, and pollution prevention and control provisions.

A Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), and Long-Chain Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (LC-PFCAs) Risk Management is now available for public review. The Draft Strategy identifies opportunities for additional Canadian actions to address data gaps and better achieve key commitment under the GLWQA by minimizing the release of PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs to the Great Lakes basin. Actions can be considered by a variety of stakeholders, including industry, academia, and non-government organizations.

The period for interested agencies, organizations, and individuals to provide comments on the draft Strategy is from April 26, 2021 to May 26, 2021.

How to participate

Individuals can make a big difference in protecting the water quality and health of the Great Lakes. That’s why the federal government, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, is seeking your feedback on the draft Strategy. Visit Binational.net to read and review the draft Strategy to provide your input.

Your feedback will help guide the actions of the Government of Canada and its partners.

To learn how we will protect your privacy during this consultation, read our privacy statement:

“Public Input on the Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management.

The Government of Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are committed to respecting the personal privacy of individuals who visit our websites, and who participate in consultations, such as this one for the Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management consultation. Participation in this consultation is voluntary, and acceptance or refusal to participate will in no way affect any relationship with the Government of Canada or Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Questions or comments regarding this privacy notice or the administration of the Privacy Act at Environment and Climate Change Canada may be directed to:

Shelley Emmerson, Director,
Access to Information and Privacy
Telephone: 819-938-3580 / Email: ec.renseignementspersonnels-privacy.ec@canada.ca

If you are not satisfied that we have adequately respected your privacy, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by calling their information center at 1-800-282-1376 or by visiting their Contact the OPCpage.”

More information on the Chemicals of Mutual Concern can be found here.

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