On 26 June 2017, Environmental Defence Canada and the Natural Resources Defense Council (based in the United States), along with Canadian resident Daniel T’seleie (the “Submitters”), filed SEM-17-001 (Alberta Tailings Ponds II) (hereinafter the “Submission”) with the Secretariat. The Submitters assert that the Government of Canada (“Canada”) is failing to enforce the pollution prevention provisions […]
In February 2004, the company Zeta Gas del Pacífico, S.A de C.V. (“Zeta Gas”) submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the LPG Terminal project before the Environmental Impact and Risk Branch (Dirección General de Impacto y Riesgo Ambiental—DGIRA) of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales—Semarnat). […]
On 29 November 2011, the Comité Pro-Mejoras de la Ribera Cahuaré (the” Submitter”) filed a submission with the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) in accordance with Article 14(1) of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation. The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in connection with […]
Factual Record on Submission SEM-04-005 (Coal-fired Power Plants)
Factual Record regarding Submissions Ex Hacienda El Hospital II and III (SEM-06-003 and SEM-06-004)
On 30 August 2005, the Academia Sonorense de Derechos Humanos and Domingo Gutiérrez Mendívil (the “Submitters”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat in accordance with Article 14(1) of the NAAEC (the “Submission”). In submission SEM-05-003 (Environmental Pollution in Hermosillo II), the Submitters assert that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in relation to the prevention and control of air pollution in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora.
Contains: Factual Record for Submission SEM-03-003 (Lake Chapala II)
Submissions on Enforcement Matters: Factual Record regarding Submission SEM-04-007 (Quebec Automobiles)
The following paper was originally developed as a memorandum in June 2000 for the Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit of the CEC Secretariat. In January 2001, it was distributed to members of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) and Alternate Representatives of the CEC Council. During preparation of the current volume in the NAELP series, it was updated to reflect developments in international law.
On 14 August 2003, Waterkeeper Alliance, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Société pour Vaincre la Pollution, Environmental Bureau of Investigation, and Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper/Save the River! filed a submission with the Secretariat pursuant to NAAEC Article 14.
On 17 June 2003, Ángel Lara García (the “Submitter”) filed a submission with the CEC Secretariat asserting that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law in connection with a polystyrene latex manufacturing and impregnation plant operated by ALCA, S.A. de C.V. (“ALCA”).
Secretariat Determinations under Articles 14 and 15 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation: September 2004 through August 2006