Great Lakes Interagency Task Force
The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force (IATF) brings together eleven U.S. Cabinet and federal Agency heads to coordinate restoration of the Great Lakes. Created by an Executive Order from President Bush on May 18, 2004, the IATF is to focus on environmental outcomes like cleaner water and sustainable fisheries, and target measurable results.
In addition, the President directed that EPA work with relevant states and cities to convene a regional collaborative effort. Former EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt fulfilled this requirement by establishing the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration in December 2004.
- Executive Order
- Statement by the President
- Report to the President on the Implementation of the Great Lakes Executive Order
- The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and Great Lakes Regional Collaboration: Building on Success [PDF 443KB 2 pp] (About PDF)
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration
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