Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish water quality guidance for the Great Lakes System. Directs Great Lakes States to adopt water quality standards, anti-degradation policies, and implementation procedures consistent with such guidance.
Requires the Administrator to promulgate standards for States which fail to do so.
Directs the Great Lakes National Program Office to ensure, for each area of concern for which the United States has agreed to draft a Remedial Action Plan, that the Great Lakes State in which the area of concern is located:
(1) submits a Remedial Action Plan to the Program Office by June 30, 1991;
(2) submits such Plan to the International Joint Commission by January 1, 1992; and
(3) includes such Plan within the State's water quality plan by January 1, 1993.
Requires the Program Office, for each area of concern for which Canada has agreed to draft a Plan, to work with Canada to assure the submission of such Plans to the International Joint Commission by June 30, 1991, and the finalization of such Plans by January 1, 1993.
Sets forth additional submission deadlines for areas designated subsequent to this Act's enactment.
Requires the Program Office to compile formal comments made by EPA and the International Joint Commission and make them available to the public.
Directs the Program Office:
(1) by January 1, 1992, to publish in the Federal Register a proposed Lakewide Management Plan for Lake Michigan and solicit public comments;
(2) by January 1, 1993, to submit such Plan to the International Joint Commission for review; and
(3) by January 1, 1993, to publish in the Federal Register a final Plan and begin implementation.
Requires the Program Office to identify areas within the Great Lakes which are likely to experience numerous or voluminous spills of oil or other hazardous materials and identify weaknesses in Federal and State programs to prevent and respond to such spills.
Adds specific due dates for certain tasks under an existing law provision which requires a five-year study and demonstration projects relating to the control and removal of toxic pollutants in the Great Lakes. Requires the Administrator to publish information concerning the public health and environmental consequences of contaminants in Great Lakes sediment.
Directs the Administrator to implement plans for Great Lakes confined disposal facilities.
Requires such plans to:
(1) identify the anticipated use and management of sites over a 20-year period; and
(2) be reviewed at least every five years.
Increases the amount authorized to be appropriated for the Great Lakes Program for FY 1991.
Requires the Program Office to report to the Congress on the adverse effects of water pollutants in the Great Lakes on the health of persons and fish and wildlife.