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North American Regional Action Plans

Certain persistent, toxic, and bioaccumulative substances released to the environment as a result of human activity are transported long distances through air and water and pose unacceptably high risks to the environment, to ecosystems, to human health and to sustainable development.

The Sound Management of Chemicals (SMOC) initiative developed by the CEC targets specific substances for phase out, stringent controls or virtual elimination through North American Regional Action Plans (NARAPs).

Select a NARAP to learn more:

Chlordane
North American Regional Action Plan on Chlordane
The objective of this North American Regional Action Plan (NARAP) on chlordane is to reduce the exposure of humans and the environment to chlordane through the phase-out of existing registered uses.
DDT - 2013
North American Regional Action Plan on DDT
The objective of this North American Regional Action Plan (NARAP) on DDT is to reduce the exposure of humans and the environment to DDT and its metabolites through joint efforts of the three countries and a cooperative approach that includes the sharing of experiences with other countries of the Americas. 
EMA-NARAP
North American Regional Action Plan on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
This NARAP on environmental monitoring and assessment will be implemented in conjunction with the monitoring aspects of the substance-specific NARAPs developed under the Sound Management of Chemicals initiative
Lindane - 2013
North American Regional Action Plan on Lindane and Other Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) Isomers
The three North American countries, Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America, under the auspices of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury
North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury
This North American Regional Action Plan (NARAP) is one of a number of such regional undertakings that stem from the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation between the governments of Canada, the United Mexican States and the United States of America
Mercury II - 2013
North American Regional Action Plan on Mercury - Phase II
The North American Implementation Task Force on Mercury, in the fall of 1997, submitted to the CEC Council for approval an overarching Phase I Action Plan to proceed
PCB Regional Action Plan
North American Regional Action Plan on PCB
The following definitions have been prepared to assist the reader in understanding terms referenced in the Regional Action Plan on PCB Management. These definitions are intended to convey a general understanding of the terms