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Council Resolution: 14-07

Distribution : General
C/C.01/14/RES/07/Final
ORIGINAL: English

23 June 2014

COUNCIL RESOLUTION: 14-07

Instruction to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to make public the factual record for submission SEM-04-005 (Coal-fired Power Plants)

 

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;

AFFIRMING that the purpose of factual records is to provide an objective presentation of the facts relevant to the matter(s) raised in a submission and to allow readers of a factual record to draw their own conclusions regarding a Party’s environmental law enforcement;

NOTING that, pursuant to Article 15(7) of the NAAEC, the Council may vote to make the final factual record publicly available; and

FURTHER NOTING that Guideline 12.3 of the Guidelines for Submissions on Enforcement Matters under Articles 14 and 15 of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation states that if a Party so desires, its comments made pursuant to NAAEC Article 15(5) on the accuracy of the draft factual record will be posted on the Submissions on Enforcement Matters registry;

HEREBY DECIDES:

TO MAKE PUBLIC the attached factual record for SEM-04-005 (Coal-fired Power Plants); and

TO DIRECT the Secretariat to publish a Party’s comments in the Submissions on Enforcement Matters registry, separately from the factual record, if that Party so desires.

APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:

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Dan McDougall

Government of Canada

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Enrique Lendo Fuentes

Government of the United Mexican States

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Jane Nishida

Government of the United States of America

On 23 June 2014, the Council directed the Secretariat to make public the factual record for submission SEM-04-005 (Coal-fired Power Plants).