Distribution : General
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)
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;
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:
Government of Canada
Enrique Lendo Fuentes
Government of the United Mexican States
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).