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Great Lakes Advisory Board

The Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) is one of EPA's Federal Advisory Committees. It operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

The GLAB has been re-established to provide advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, through the Great Lakes National Program Manager, on matters related to implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement betwen the U.S. and Canada.

For any questions regarding the GLAB, please contact Edlynzia Barnes (; 312-886-6249), the GLAB Designated Federal Officer.

Approximately fifteen members who will generally serve as representative members of non-federal interests. Nominations for membership will be solicited through the Federal Register and other sources. In selecting members, EPA will consider candidates representing a broad range of interests relating to the Great Lakes, including, but not limited to, environmental groups, industry, business groups, agricultural groups, citizen groups, environmental justice groups, foundations, academia and state, local and tribal governments. In selecting members, EPA will consider the differing perspectives and breadth of collective experience needed to address the EPA's charge.

Past GLAB members

Past Meetings






Final Reports



Public Comments Received