2014 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Annual Conference
John Perrecone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- When and where
- Agenda focused on accelerating progress in BUI removals and AOC delisting
- Who should attend?
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When & where
2014 Great Lakes Areas of Concern Conference
March 18-19, 2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, Room 331
77 West Jackson Blvd.
The conference is free.
- Provide a forum for AOC participants to share ideas, review program status, showcase successes and discuss common challenges
- Review recent developments affecting the AOC program including the revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and the FY 2015-19 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan
- Review and discuss AOC program and project funding mechanisms including process and timing
- Strengthen linkages between federal, tribal, state and local AOC participants
Who should attend
- Representatives of local Public Advisory Councils
- State agency AOC staff members
- Tribal agency AOC representatives
- Federal agency staff members involved in implementing the AOC program
- Other AOC stakeholders (e.g., consultants, academics) [as space permits]
Register for the conference
We have reached capacity for physical attendees at the conference. You can register below to attend the plenary sessions by webinar.
March 18 Plenary session 1 - 4:30 pm
- The Big Picture: Successes and Accomplishments of the AOC Program
Chris Korleski, Director, Great Lakes National Program Office
- Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Annex 1 Update
Wendy Carney, Deputy Director, GLNPO
- AOC Case Studies: Three Priority AOCs--What have we Learned?
Sheboygan, White Lake, River Raisin
- Federal Agency Approach to implementing the AOC Program
Federal Agency Panel
March 19 Plenary session 8 – 9 am
- Report from Presque Isle Bay—Top Ten Lessons Learned from Delisting
Lori Boughton, Waterways Program Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
The breakout sessions will not be available via webinar.
- Breakout sessions 1: 9:00 - 10:30 am
- Breakout Sessions 2: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm