This Mercury Emission Reduction Strategy was developed at the direction of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC). The GLRC was convened by federal agencies, Great Lakes governors, Great Lakes mayors, Great Lakes tribes, and members of the Great Lakes States Congressional Delegation. Members of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration include the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, the Council of Great Lakes Governors, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the Great Lakes Native American Tribes, and the Great Lakes Congressional Task Force. This Strategy is a project of the GLRC and seeks to complement and enhance the recommendations in the Quicksilver Caucuss Action Plan and Implementation Strategy for reducing mercury in the environment (see Appendix C). Implementation of this strategy is one important element in achieving virtual elimination of mercury inputs into the Great Lakes as envisioned in the Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy. The GLRC endorses the recommendations of the Strategy as valid options for consideration by Great Lakes states and, for one of the recommendations, the federal government. The GLRC does not expect each state, or the federal government to commit to implementation of all of the recommendations, but rather to consider implementation of those recommendations that are appropriate and feasible in its individual circumstances.