Federal agencies do the work of the GLRI guided by five-year Action Plans, developed with input from states, tribes, local governments, universities, business and others. As of summer 2018, a third Action Plan is under development. Amended Clean Water Act Section 118(c)(7)(G) requires the Action Plan to be reviewed and revised not less often than once every five years.
Federal agencies report GLRI progress in Reports to Congress and the President. Amended Clean Water Act Section 118(c)(7)(H) requires the EPA Administrator to report on GLRI progress to Committees of the House and Senate.
- Establishment of Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and Promotion of a Regional Collaboration of National Significance for the Great Lakes May 18, 2004. Executive Order 13340 (PDF)
- Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy (PDF)