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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.

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Where:

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

When:

November 7, 2011

Participation:

Public

Contact:

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

Recorded Webcast

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Irasema Coronado, JPAC Chair
Welcome and opening remarks

Dane Ratliff, Director, Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit
Overview of the SEM process and status report on the submissions

Diane Takvorian
JPAC Questionnaire on Submitters' experience with the Citizen Submission Process

LeRoy Paddock
Research project on NAAEC Article 14 and 15 Process

CEC Executive Director Evan Lloyd
Report on CEC Activities

Orlando Cabrera
Cross border transfers of toxic contaminants in North America: Analysis of PRTR data

Gabriel Calvillo
Panel discussion on government, industry and community efforts

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee representatives

Agenda

Monday, 7 November 2011

9:00–9:10

Welcome and opening remarks

Irasema Coronado
JPAC Chair

9:10–9:25

Overview of the SEM process and status report on the submissions

Dane Ratliff
Director, Submissions on Enforcement Matters Unit
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9:25–9:50

Question and answer period

9:50–10:00

Break

10:00–10:45

JPAC Questionnaire on Submitters’ experience with the Citizen Submission Process

Diane Takvorian
JPAC member

Albert Koehl
Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice

Gustavo Alanis
Presidente, Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental (CEMDA)

Scott Edwards
Former Senior Attorney, Waterkeeper Alliance

10:45–11:45

Question and answer period

11:45–12:00

Break

12:00–12:10

Research project on NAAEC Article 14 and 15 Process

LeRoy Paddock
Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies, George Washington University Law School, and member of the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE)
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12:10–12:45

Question and Answer Period

12:45–13:45

Networking Lunch (Provided)

13:45–14:00

Report on CEC Activities

Evan Lloyd
CEC Executive Director
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14:00–14:30

Question and Answer Period

14:30–14:45

Break

14:45–15:00

Cross border transfers of toxic contaminants in North America: Analysis of PRTR data

Orlando Cabrera
Program Manager, Air Quality and PRTR
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15:00–15:40

Panel discussion on government, industry and community efforts

Marisa Jacott
Executive Director, Fronteras Comunes
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Norman Bebon
Assistant Port Director for Trade, Department of Homeland Security

César Flores
Presidente, Transquímica Binacional

César López
Director del Comité Ambiental, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y de Exportación
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15:40–16:50

Facilitated discussion and question and answer period

16:50–17:15

Report from the National and Governmental Advisory Committee representatives

17:15–17:30

JPAC Follow-up and administrative matters

  1. Election of the 2012 JPAC Chair
  2. JPAC priorities for 2012 and next meetings
17:30

End of session

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