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On August 19, 2016, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (“Cities Initiative”) submitted a Request for Hearing regarding the Final Decision and on September 16, 2016, submitted a Written Statement in support of its Request.  Below is a calendar of activities regarding this Request for Hearing, as well as links to all associated documents.

Action

Date

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council's ("Compact Council") Final Decision on Waukesha Diversion Application Issued

 

June 21, 2016

 

Request for Hearing submitted by Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative ("Cities Initiative") less than 90 days after Compact Council Final Decision Issued

 

Friday, August 19, 2016

 

Response letter sent from Compact Council to Cities Initiative acknowledging receipt of Request for Hearing within 90 days of issuance of Final Decision.

 

August 30, 2016

 

Cities Initiative submits written statement to Compact Council within 90 days of issuance of Final Decision.

 

September 16, 2016

 

Compact Council directs Cities Initiative to submit brief within 45 days in support of its Request for Hearing.

 

October 19, 2016

 

Compact Council grants Cities Initiative extension to file brief no later than December 19, 2016

 

November 28, 2016

 

Supplemental Written Statement Submitted by Great lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

 

December 19, 2016

 

Briefing Schedule and Procedures Published

 

December 23, 2016

 

City of Waukesha Response to Cities Initiative filed

 

January 23, 2017

 

Cities Initiative Reply filed

 

February 6, 2017

 

Oral Argument Scheduled

March 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. CDT
University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted – Illinois AB
Chicago, IL 60607

Continuation of March 20, 2017 Meeting

April 20, 2017

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1388706657225393923

 

March 28, 2017 Notice--The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council), pursuant to notice provided on February 17, 2017, met on March 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois to hear Oral Argument as part of the hearing process initiated in response to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's Request for Hearing regarding the Compact Council’s Final Decision in the matter of the Application by the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin for a Diversion of Great Lakes Water, No. 2016-1.  On March 20, 2017 at approximately 3:15 p.m. CDT, the Compact Council recessed and announced that it will reconvene via webinar or conference call meeting on April 20, 2017.  The continuation of the Compact Council meeting will take place on April 20, 2017 beginning no sooner than 1:00 p.m. CDT via webinar and is open to the public.  Interested individuals may register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1388706657225393923.

The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers serves as the Secretariat to the Compact Council.

 

Documents

May 4, 2017--Written opinion setting forth the basis for the Compact Council’s decision

April 20, 2017 Compact Council Meeting Continuation (MP4 File)

March 20, 2017--Draft Oral Argument Transcript

March 14, 2017--Letter to attorneys for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and City of Waukesha regarding Oral Argument

March 20, 2017--Oral Argument to be held (posted February 17, 2017)

August 19, 2016--Request for Hearing from Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

August 30, 2016--Response to Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

September 16, 2016--Written Statement in support of Request for Hearing from Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

       Appendices to September 16, 2016 Written Statement (Warning--176 MB Zip File)

September 23, 2016--Letter to Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

October 19, 2016--Letter to Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative requesting Brief

December 19, 2016--Supplemental Written Statement from Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

December 23, 2016--Letter to Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and City of Waukesha transmitting briefing schedule

January 23, 2017--City of Waukesha's Response to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative's Request for Hearing

February 6, 2017--Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Reply to the City of Waukesha's Response