Council Resolution 11-01

Distribution: General

C/C.01/11/RES/01/Final

ORIGINAL: English

25 March 2011

COUNCIL RESOLUTION: 11-01

Approval of use of 2011 funds for operational expenses and certain other expenditures pending approval of the Operational Plan 2011-2012

THE COUNCIL:

HEREBY DECIDES that pending approval of the Operational Plan 2011-2012, the Secretariat may use, from 1 April until 30 June 2011, 2011 funds not to exceed C$2,400,000 for the following expenditures: administrative and management expenses; Article 13 Secretariat report; Submissions on Enforcement Matters; communications; managing CEC environmental information; planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting; Council support; JPAC support; and Mexico liaison office;

FURTHER AUTHORIZES the Secretariat to use 2011 funds not to exceed C$290,000 to cover expenses related to cooperative activities described in the appendix; and,

REAFFIRMS the CEC Financial Rules, in particular Rule 4.1, and acknowledges that this resolution is required as a result of a special budgetary circumstance for the fiscal year 2011.

APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

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David McGovern

Government of Canada

 

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Enrique Lendo Fuentes

Government of the United Mexican States

 

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Michelle DePass

Government of the United States of America

 

Appendix to Council Resolution 11-01

 

Use of 2011 funds to cover cooperative activities

A total of C$290,000 from 2011 funds will cover expenditures for the following cooperative activities to be implemented pending approval of the Operational Plan 2011-2012:

Continuation of the kick-off projects approved in December 2010 (C$110,000)

Improving Comparability of GHG Emissions Data, Methodologies and Inventories in North America (C$70,000)

Intelligence-led Enforcement for North American E-Waste Activities (C$40,000)

Completion of 2010 projects (C$180,000)

Trade and the Enforcement of Environmental Laws (C$20,000)

2010 Task 4 – Complete project on electronic exchange of information on the import/export of hazardous wastes/materials in North America

Completion of 2010 project outputs (C$160,000)

Approval of use of 2011 funds for operational expenses and certain other expenditures pending approval of the Operational Plan 2011-2012.