Under the 1987 Protocol revising the 1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission (IJC) is responsible for reviewing and commenting on the adequacy of Re- medial Action Plans (RAPs) for Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River basin. In its recently released Fifth Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality, the IJC concluded that RAPS provide "a unique experiment in institutional cooperation and the first opportunity, on a broad and practical scale, to implement the ecosystem approach to environmental restoration in the Great Lakes basin."
"Focus on International Joint Commission Activities (ISSN 0832-6673): vol.15 iss.2,"
Focus on International Joint Commission Activities: Vol. 15
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/ijcfocus/vol15/iss2/1