JPAC Regular Session 11-03: Perspectives on the Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters Process and Addressing the Cross Border Movements of Chemicals in North America

Information about hazardous wastes and potentially harmful chemicals that are crossing North America’s borders, as well as where they end up, is crucial to understanding and reducing these substances’ impacts on communities.

Join JPAC in El Paso, Texas, for a chance to discuss what’s being done now and to help identify what information may be missing on where these substances come from, how they’re transported and what happens to them once they’ve crossed the borders. Just as importantly, participants will discuss impacts on people’s health and the environment.

Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters

A morning session will feature the perspectives of citizens who have filed submissions with the CEC alleging that a Party to the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) failed to effectively enforce its environmental laws. This process, known as Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters, was created by the Parties to the NAAEC—Canada, Mexico and the United States—through Articles 14 and 15 of the agreement.


El Paso, Texas, USA Hilton Garden Inn 111 W University Ave. El Paso, Texas, 79902
United States


November 7, 2011




Marcela Orozco
Senior Liaison Officer, Advisory Bodies and Public Engagement
(514) 350-4305