CEC receives its 100th submission on enforcement matters regarding a port expansion project in Canada
Montreal, 16 February 2021 —On 8 February 2021, a new submission was filed under Chapter 24 of the new United States- Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA/CUSMA) with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).
In Submission SEM-21-001 (Fairview Terminal) the Submitter asserts that the Prince Rupert Port Authority, as an agent of the Government of Canada, is failing to effectively enforce the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The submission asserts that the mitigation measures for the Fairview Terminal Phase II Expansion Project have not been implemented, leading to harm to public health from poor air quality, noise, and vibration impacts.
The Secretariat will review the submission and determine whether it meets the requirements of USMCA’s Article 24.27(2) and (3).