APPENDIX A
COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING

May 23–24, 2006, Washington, D.C.


The following presentations were made to the committee by invited speakers and individual committee members:


Sponsor Expectations for the Project

David Rankin, Great Lakes Protection Fund


Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway and Current Ballast Water Regulations

Phil Jenkins, committee member


Vectors for Introduction of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species into the Great Lakes

Hugh MacIsaac, committee member


Current Status of Ballast Water Treatment

Tom Waite, committee member


Natural Resources Panel


Panelists were asked to discuss their perspectives on the impact of aquatic invasive species (AIS) on the natural resources of the Great Lakes region.

John Dettmers, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Anthony Earl, Quarles and Brady Law Firm



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APPENDIX A COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING May 23–24, 2006, Washington, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee by invited speakers and individual committee members: Sponsor Expectations for the Project David Rankin, Great Lakes Protection Fund Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway and Current Ballast Water Regulations Phil Jenkins, committee member Vectors for Introduction of Nonindigenous Aquatic Species into the Great Lakes Hugh MacIsaac, committee member Current Status of Ballast Water Treatment Tom Waite, committee member Natural Resources Panel Panelists were asked to discuss their perspectives on the impact of aquatic invasive species (AIS) on the natural resources of the Great Lakes region. John Dettmers, Great Lakes Fishery Commission Anthony Earl, Quarles and Brady Law Firm 1 72

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Committee Meetings and Other Activities 173 David Lodge, University of Notre Dame Chuck O’Neill, National Aquatic Nuisance Species Clearinghouse Seaway Users Panel Panelists were asked to outline their organization’s stake in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system and to describe any actions their organization is taking to prevent further AIS introductions into the Great Lakes by vessels transiting the seaway. Steve Fisher, American Great Lakes Ports Association Ray Johnston, Chamber of Maritime Commerce Ivan Lantz, Shipping Federation of Canada Georges Robichon, Fednav Seaway Management and Infrastructure Panel Panelists were asked to outline their organization’s role and respon- sibilities vis-à-vis the GLSLS system and to describe any actions their organization is taking to prevent further AIS introductions into the Great Lakes by vessels transiting the seaway. Peter Burgess, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation Marc Fortin, Transport Canada Kevin O’Malley, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation David Wright, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ocean Shipping in the Great Lakes: Transportation Cost Increases That Would Result from a Cessation of Ocean Vessel Shipping Presentation of report prepared for the Joyce Foundation John Taylor, Grand Valley State University Jim Roach, JL Roach, Inc. Discussants David Kriger, iTRANS Consulting, Inc. Jerry Fruin, University of Minnesota Hazem Ghonima, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America, and TAF Consultants Jim McClellan, independent consultant

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1 74 Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species SITE VISITS Visit to Hamilton Port Authority, Hamilton, Ontario, August 28, 2006. Visit to St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, St. Catharines, Ontario, and tour of Welland Canal, August 28, 2006. SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING August 29–30, 2006, Toronto, Ontario The following presentations were made to the committee by in- vited speakers: Multimodal Freight Movements in the Great Lakes Region Rod Taylor, independent consultant Freight Movements by Rail in the Great Lakes Region: Current Status and Future Opportunities Malcolm Cairns, Canadian Pacific Railway Highway H2O Richard Corfe, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation New Opportunities to Optimize the Great Lakes Maritime Transportation System Richard Stewart, University of Wisconsin, Superior, and Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute New Ballast Water Treatment Technologies Junko Kazumi, University of Miami Shipboard Ballast Water Treatment Systems Richard Everett, U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Treatment Technology Requirements for Vessels Operating on the Great Lakes Chris Wiley, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Transport Canada

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Committee Meetings and Other Activities 175 THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING February 4–6, 2007, Irvine, California The following presentations were made to the committee by the authors of its commissioned papers: Map of Vectors and Pathways for Nonindigenous Aquatic Species David Kelly, University of Windsor Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and Their Application for Vessels Operating on the Great Lakes Junko Kazumi, University of Miami Surveillance and Control of Invasive Species in the Great Lakes Jake Vander Zanden, University of Wisconsin, Madison Institutional Mechanisms for More Stringent Ballast Water Standards Richard Stewart, University of Wisconsin, Superior Global Climate Change and Great Lakes International Shipping Frank Millerd, Wilfrid Laurier University Environmental Footprint of Surface Freight Transportation John Lawson, Lawson Economics Research, Inc. Carrots and Sticks: Opportunities to Accelerate the Development and Adoption of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies Richard Hodgson, Hodgson and Associates FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING May 7–9, 2007, Toronto, Ontario On May 7, 2007, the committee hosted a public meeting to gain a bet- ter understanding of stakeholder views about possible approaches to

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1 76 Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species meeting the two project criteria. The agenda for this public meeting and a list of participants are provided in Appendix C. FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING July 30–31, 2007, Washington, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee by in- vited speakers and individual committee members: It’s Not Just About Ballast Water: Opportunities and Successes Doug Jensen, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program Report on Investigation of Shipboard Technologies for Monitoring Ballast Water Operations Hugh MacIsaac, committee member