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Evaluation of the Great Lakes Action Plan IV

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed

December 2009

Report completed

March 31, 2010

Report sent for management response

April 29, 2010

Management response received

May 25, 2010

Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)

June 10, 2010

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abbrs used in the report

AOC
Areas of Concern
BUI
Beneficial use impairments
CESD
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
COA
Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem
DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
ECB
Environmental Conservation Branch
GLAP
Great Lakes Action Plan
GLAP IV
Great Lakes Action Plan for Areas of Concern (Phase IV)
GLBEI
Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem Initiative
GLEC
Great Lakes Executive Committee
GLSF
Great Lakes Sustainability Fund
GLWQA
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
G&C
Grants and Contributions
IJC
International Joint Commission
MC
Management Committee
MNR
Ministry of Natural Resources (Ontario)
MOE
Ministry of the Environment (Ontario)
MOU
Memorandum of understanding
NGOs
Non-governmental organizations
NWRI
National Water Research Institute
OGDs
Other government departments
O&M
Operations and maintenance
PWGSC
Public Works and Government Services Canada
RAP
Remedial Action Plan
RDG
Regional Director General
TB MAF
Treasury Board Management Accountability Framework

Acknowledgments

The Audit and Evaluation Branch, Evaluation Division Project Team led by William Blois, under the direction of the Director, Shelley Borys, would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. This evaluation was conducted and reported by EKOS Research Associates Limited.

 
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