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Notice of Availability of Draft Report on Dioxins/Furans Published in Response to the United States' Commitments in “The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy”

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Environmental Protection Agency.


Notice of availability and opportunity to comment.


The Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy; Canada-United States Strategy for the Virtual Elimination of Persistent Toxic Substances in the Great Lakes (the Strategy), was signed on April 7, 1997. The Strategy set forth a number of challenges to be met on the path toward virtual elimination of the Level I Strategy substances.

In addition, the Strategy identifies a four-step analytical process that Environment Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with their partners, will use in working toward virtual elimination of the Level I Strategy substances. The four step process addresses technical and source-related information about the substances (step 1); the analysis of current regulations, initiatives and programs which manage or control the substances (step 2); the identification of cost-effective options to achieve further reductions (step 3); and the implementation of actions toward the goal of virtual elimination (step 4).

The draft report on Dioxins/Furans being made available for public comment relates to steps 1 and 2 of the analytical process.


The preliminary draft report will be made available to the public by September 29, 2000.


Comments on the report must be submitted no later than November 30, 2000.


This report can be found on the Internet at the following address:​glnpo/​bns/​. Commenters may transmit their comments electronically by following the directions provided on the website, or may send written comments to Nanjunda Gowda at the following address: U.S. EPA, Superfund Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, SRF-5J, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

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Additional information on the draft report may be obtained by contacting Nanjunda Gowda by telephone (312) 353-9236 or by e-mail

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Dated: September 15, 2000.

Gary Gulezian,

Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5.

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[FR Doc. 00-25172 Filed 9-29-00; 8:45 am]