2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 14. Constitutional offices and interstate bodies.
14.84 Great Lakes protection fund.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 14.84 (2017)

14.84 Great Lakes protection fund.

(1) The governor may provide for the participation of this state in the formation and operation of the Great Lakes protection fund on behalf of this state if all of the following apply to the fund:

(a) The fund is established to advance the principal goals and objectives of the Great Lakes toxic substances control agreement and the water quality agreement signed by the United States and Canada.

(b) The fund is established to finance and support state and regional projects related to the protection, research and cleanup of the Great Lakes.

(c) Earnings and interest from the fund will be available to this state for all of the following purposes:

1. To ensure a stable and predictable funding commitment for Great Lakes water quality.

2. Data collection and analysis of the economic, environmental and human health effects of contamination in the Great Lakes.

3. Development of new or improved environmental clean-up technologies applicable to the Great Lakes.

4. Research to assess the effectiveness of pollution control policies affecting the Great Lakes.

5. Assessment of the health of Great Lakes fish, waterfowl and other organisms.

(d) The fund will be operative when it is executed by this state and at least 3 other states under the articles of incorporation of the fund.

(2) The governor shall nominate 2 persons to represent this state on the board of directors of the Great Lakes protection fund. Those persons shall be appointed with the advice and consent of the senate.

History: 1989 a. 31.

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