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Council Resolution 00-01

Distribution:  General

C/C.01/00-04/RES/01/Rev.03

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Montreal, 16 May 2000

Instruction to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation Regarding the Assertion that Canada is Failing to Effectively Enforce Certain Environmental Protection Standards regarding the Agricultural Pollution Emanating from Livestock Operations (SEM-97-003)

THE COUNCIL:

SUPPORTIVE of the process provided for in Articles 14 and 15 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) regarding submissions on enforcement matters and the preparation of factual records;

CONSIDERING the submission filed on the above-mentioned matter by the Quebec Environmental Law Centre et al, and the response provided by the Government of Canada;

NOTING the additional information provided by Canada on 8 April 1998, pursuant to a request by the Secretariat;

HAVING REVIEWED the notification by the Secretariat of 29 October 1999 to this Council that the development of a factual record is warranted in relation to Submission SEM-97-003;

HEREBY DECIDES BY TWO-THIRDS VOTE:

TO INSTRUCT the Secretariat not to prepare a factual record with respect to this submission.

 

APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

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Government of Canada
by Norine Smith

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Government of the United Mexican States
by José Luis Samaniego

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Government of the United States of America
by William A. Nitze

Instruction to the Secretariat Regarding the Assertion that Canada is Failing to Effectively Enforce Certain Environmental Protection Standards regarding the Agricultural Pollution Emanating from Livestock Operations (SEM-97-003)