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White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
Authority: Federal – CEQ coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.
Role: CEQ is closely monitoring the development and execution of the Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework.
United States Coast Guard (USCG) United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Jurisdiction: Navigable waterways.
Authority: Federal Authority; Port and Waterways Safety Act of 1972 and 14 U.S.C. § 89 among others.
Role: Ensure the safety, security and environmental protection of the Great Lakes and the Western Rivers. The Coast Guard manages waterways through Regulated Navigation Areas, safety and security zones. Regulates the marine industry and supports the marine transportation system.
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Jurisdiction: Planning, construction and operation of navigation and flood damage reduction projects; recovery of structures throughout the Great Lakes Basin; hydropower operations, environmental protection and restoration, water conservation, recreation, and disaster assistance.
Authority: Federal
Role: Operation of the CAWS Lock and Dam System and the Electric Dispersal Barrier.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Jurisdiction: Implementation of activities in support and enforcement of the Lacey Act, Endangered Species Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, and the Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act as amended; and supporting activities to include fish and AIS monitoring, risk assessment, law enforcement.
Authority: Federal
Role: Coordination with Federal, State, Tribal, and non-governmental partners on actions to prevent the introduction and establishment of aquatic invasive species, or to mitigate resource impacts from introduce species.
United State Geological Survey (USGS) United State Geological Survey (USGS)
Jurisdiction: Performance of surveys, investigations and research covering topography, geology, hydrology, biology and the mineral and water resources of the United States, its territories and possessions.
Authority: Federal.
Role: Provide leadership, technical expertise, and information needed to developemanagement tools to better predict ranges and effects of AIS; and to contain, reduce, or eradicate their populations.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Jurisdiction: Implementation of technical assistance and management‐oriented research programs that support coastal zone management.
Authority: Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. § 1456c.)
Role: Funding of research studies and activities.
U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)/Maritime Administration (MARAD) U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)/Maritime Administration (MARAD)
Authority: Federal
Role: Supports the maritime transportation system and coordinates with marine transportation stakeholders.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Jurisdiction: Coordination of federal Great Lakes policy and activities.
Authority: Federal Great Lakes protection and restoration policy and efforts under CWA 118 and Executive Order 13340 and other legislation.
Role: Coordination and funding.
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural ResourcesAlabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Mission Statement: The mission of the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is to manage, protect, conserve, and enhance the wildlife and aquatic resources of Alabama for the sustainable benefit of the people of Alabama.
Authority: State
Role: Lead agency for monitoring, control, and rapid response actions within the state.
Georgia Department of Natural ResourcesGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia's natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.
Authority: State
Role: Currently observing the spread and keeping a watchful eye as they spread eastward in the Tennessee River system.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
Jurisdiction: Investigations pertaining to the natural history, entomology, zoology, and botany of the State; the geology and natural resources of the State; the water and atmospheric resources of the State; and the archeological and cultural history of the State of Illinois.
Authority: State
Role: Lead agency for work relating to monitoring, sampling, fish removal actions, and rapid response activities within the State.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
Jurisdiction: IEPA's mission is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.
Authority: State.
Role: Ensure that Illinois' rivers, streams and lakes will support all uses for which they are designated including protection of aquatic life, recreation and drinking water supplies.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IN DNR) Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IN DNR)
Jurisdiction: May investigate, compile, and disseminate information and make recommendations concerning the natural resources of Indiana and their conservation; and may cooperate with other governmental entities and public and private institutions in carrying out these powers.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency for work relating to monitoring, sampling, fish removal actions, and rapid response activities within the State of Indiana.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife ResourcesKentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Mission Statement: To conserve and enhance fish and wildlife resources and provide opportunity for hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and other wildlife related activities.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency for monitoring, control, and rapid response actions within the state.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MI DNRE) Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MI DNR)
Jurisdiction: In the state's waters, the Department is responsible for management and protection of the Great Lakes fishery resources in regards to recreational, commercial, and tribal fisheries interests and for the conservation and protection of biodiversity and aquatic habitats.
Authority: State.
Role: Provide leadership for strategic monitoring assessment, response, and public communication in Michigan as they pertain to Asian carp. Assist other states as requested in these activities.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Office of the Great Lakes (OGL); Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MI DEQ)
Jurisdiction: Within Michigan's waters of the Great Lakes, the OGL collaborates with partners to support sustainable use of coastal resources, coordinate restoration of severely degraded areas, manage water quality and quantity, prevent aquatic invasive species, and engage in emerging issues.
Authority: State.
Role: The Office of the Great Lakes leads policy development and implements programs to protect, restore, and sustain the world's premier freshwater lakes.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)
Jurisdiction: Mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide recreational opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
Authority: State.
Role: Managing, protecting, and regulating the state's fish and wildlife resources.
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and ParksMississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Mission Statement: The mission of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is to conserve and enhance Mississippi’s wildlife, fisheries, and parks, provide quality outdoor recreation, and engage the public in natural resource conservation.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency for conserving and enhancing the freshwater fisheries resources in the state of Mississippi
New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC)
Jurisdiction: Mission is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well‐being.
Authority: State.
Role: Responsible for the conservation and enhancement of New York State's abundant and diverse populations of freshwater fishes while providing the public with quality recreational angling opportunities. Serves as the lead agency for work involving the prevention and control of invasive species in New York's waters. Cooperation and coordination with other jurisdictions in the Great Lakes fisheries arena is routinely pursued through the GLFC.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (OH DNR) Ohio Department of Natural Resources (OH DNR)
Jurisdiction: Responsible for the protection, development, conservation and management of Ohio's natural resources, including: managing the state's natural resources for sustainable productivity; protecting Ohio's native plant and animal species; developing industry and tourism opportunities and supporting the present and future economic health of the state; providing recreational opportunities for the public at all levels; and protecting health, safety and biodiversity through fair and consistent law enforcement.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency in Ohio for fish research, fish sampling and monitoring, rapid response actions, as well as operation and maintenance of certain canal lands within the state.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
Jurisdiction: Lead agency for enforcement of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, Pennsylvania Water Quality Standards (25 PA Code Chapter 93) and delegated portions of the federal Clean Water Act. Water Quality Standards consist of both Protected Water Uses (including Aquatic Life Uses) as well as the Water Quality Criteria necessary to protect them. PA DEP's Coastal Resources Management Program has various policies to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS.
Authority: State.
Role: Permitting of pesticide applications needed for Asian carp response; monitoring and surveillance for Asian carp; supporting Asian carp rapid assessment and response; general scientific support as needed.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PA FBC) Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PA FBC)
Jurisdiction: Responsibility for all aquatic organisms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shares enforcement responsibilities regarding aquatic resource issues with the PA DEP.
Authority: State.
Role: Primary responsibility for threat assessment and monitoring of all Pennsylvania AIS occurrences, including Asian carp, and has lead responsibility for initiating the state AIS rapid response plan when deemed necessary.
Tennessee Valley AuthorityTennessee Valley Authority
Mission Statement: Federally owned corporation who provides navigation, flood control, electrical generation and economic development in the Tennessee Valley. Implementation of the Non-indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act and other Federal Executive Orders in the Tennessee Valley Power Service Area.
Authority: Federal.
Role: Manage the integrated Tennessee River system of dams and adjacent Federal lands to prevent the spread of non-indigenous aquatic nuisance species. Dissemination of ANS information with State and Federal Agencies from TVA’s Reservoir Ecological Health Monitoring program.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources AgencyTennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Mission Statement: To preserve, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors. The Agency will foster the safe use of the state's waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency for monitoring, control, and rapid response actions within the state.
West Virginia Division of Natural ResourcesWest Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Mission Statement: It is the statutory mission of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to provide and administer a long-range comprehensive program for the exploration, conservation, development, protection, enjoyment and use of the natural resources of the State of West Virginia.
Authority: State.
Role: Lead agency for monitoring, control, and rapid response actions within the state.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Jurisdiction: Natural resources, conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental quality in the State of Wisconsin.
Authority: State.
Role: Cooperate and support any activities which lead to a timely and complete ecological separation of the Mississippi River and Great Lakes Basins in the Chicago area, and as appropriate in areas where such threats exist in Wisconsin.
Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC)
Jurisdiction: Great Lakes Fishery Convention Act allowing implementation of a convention of Great Lakes Fisheries between Canada and the United States
Authority: Bi-lateral treaty
Role: Coordinate and conduct management and research on Great Lakes fisheries resources.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio ValleyU.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley
Mission Statement: "The United States Coast Guard is a multi-mission maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation's five uniformed services. Our core missions on the Western Rivers focus on maintaining the safety and security of the Maritime Transportation System."
Authority: Federal.
Role: Missions include search and rescue, port safety and security, law enforecment, vessel and facility safety, environmental protection, and waterway management.
City of Chicago City of Chicago
Jurisdiction: Exercises home rule authority within municipal limits
Authority: Municipal
Role: Supports the work of other agencies, particularly those actions taking place within the City of Chicago, and performs law enforcement, patrol, and emergency response duties along the lakefront and inland waterways within the City's jurisdiction.
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Jurisdiction: Surface water, municipal wastewater treatment for the metropolitan Chicago area (including almost all of Cook County), control of combined sewer overflow, dry and wet weather operation of the Chicago Area Waterways.
Authority: Regional
Role: Supports the work of other agencies and implements designated action items to the extent allowed by its statutory wastewater and stormwater authority.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Jurisdiction: Fisheries and Oceans Canada has the lead federal role in managing Canada's fisheries and safeguarding its waters.
Authority: Federal
Role: Through the department’s science-based Centre of Expertise for Aquatic Risk Assessment, Fisheries and Oceans Canada  contributes directly to the prevention, mitigation and management of invasive species.
Government of OntarioOntario Ministry of Natural Resources
Jurisdiction: The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources works to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserve biodiversity. OMNR conducts scientific research and applies the findings to develop effective resource management policies. The OMNR is responsible for managing the fisheries of Ontario and works with partners and agencies to protect, restore and sustain Great Lakes and inland fish species and populations through planning, regulation, scientific study, stocking, and stewardship.
Authority: Provincial
Role: OMNR has the lead provincial role to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of aquatic invasive species and the negative effects they have on Ontario's environment, economy and society. OMNR’s responsibilities include: leadership and coordination of inter-agency activities to prevent, detect, respond and manage the threat of aquatic invasive species, development and enforcement of legislation and policy, risk analysis, response planning, monitoring and science, development of management measures, communications and outreach to the public.
Quebec's Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and ParksQuebec's Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks
Jurisdiction: Managing fishing activities on freshwater and anadromous fishes both in the freshwater portion of the St. Lawrence River and Inland Waters.
Authority: Provincial
Role: Prevent introduction, establishment, and spread of AIS in freshwaters.
Asian Carp CanadaAsian Carp Canada
Invasive Species CentreInvasive Species Centre
Invasive Species CentreGreat Lakes Commission
Jurisdiction: Eight Great Lakes states in partnership with the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Authority: Great Lakes Basin Compact of 1955
Role: To promote the orderly, integrated, and comprehensive development, use, and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes Basin.

 

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