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Council Resolution: 16-02

Council Resolution: 16-02

Distribution: General

6 September 2016

Instruction to the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to make public the factual record for Submission SEM-09-002 (Wetlands in Manzanillo)


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;

REAFFIRMING that a Factual Record is not to contain conclusions or recommendations and is expected to provide an objective presentation of the facts relevant to the matter(s) raised in a submission, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions regarding a Party’s environmental law enforcement;

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 registry of submissions.


TO MAKE PUBLIC the attached Factual Record for Submission SEM-09-002 (Wetlands in Manzanillo); and

TO DIRECT the Secretariat to publish a Party’s comments separately from the factual record on the registry of submissions, if that Party so desires.



Louise Métivier

Government of Canada



Enrique Lendo Fuentes

Government of the United Mexican States



Jane Nishida

Government of the United States of America

On 6 September 2016, the Council decided unanimously to instruct the Secretariat to make public the factual record with respect to submission SEM-09-002 (Wetlands in Manzanillo).