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The International Joint Commission: United States & Canada

Founded in 1909, the function of the International Joint Commission (IJC) is to find solutions to problems relating to the many lakes and rivers in and adjacent to the border. For example, the IJC in 1972 signed the initial agreement regulating water quality between the two countries.

HR-1310 (and some other proposed legislation) would have raised the water levels in certain lakes of the BWCA. The IJC, however, has complete jurisdiction in these matters and therefore any water level changes are subject to an IJC ruling.

The offices of the IJC are as follows:

United States Section
1250 23rd Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20440
Tel.: 202-736-9000
Fax: 202-735-9015

Canadian Section
100 Metcalfe Street, 18th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P5M1
Tel.: 613-995-2984
Fax: 613-993-5583

Website: < http://www.ijc.org/ >.


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