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.
HEREBY UNANIMOUSLY DECIDES:
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.
APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL:
Government of Canada
Enrique Lendo Fuentes
Government of the United Mexican States
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).