Coalition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding the Great Lakes Advisory Board

June 2012

To: Lisa Jackson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

Dear Administrator Jackson:

We were pleased to see the Federal Register notice on Thursday, May 31, 2012, announcing EPA’s intent to establish a Great Lakes Advisory Board. Our Coalition has pushed for simplifying the number of committees overseeing Great Lakes protection and restoration for a number of years and have felt that there is a need for a mechanism that allows stakeholders to provide ongoing advice in a formal setting rather than the ad hoc, although important, way that currently exists. We appreciate your attention to this issue and support the creation of this board…