REMINDER: JPAC calls for comments on CEC’s proposed 2009 projects

Montreal, 1/12/2009-The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting public input on the CEC’s proposed Operational Plan for 2009.

The CEC’s Operational Plan sets forth cooperative actions to protect and enhance the North American environment. It is focused on implementation of program priorities established by the CEC Council-the environment ministers or equivalent of Canada, Mexico and the United States-in the following areas:

  • Environmental Information
  • Environment, Trade and Sustainability
  • Pollutants and Health
  • Biodiversity Conservation

The JPAC-led review of this proposed plan is intended to be transparent, accessible and accountable to the public. Your comments are important and appreciated. It is anticipated that, based upon its own consideration of the proposed plan, JPAC will provide advice to Council in the near future.

The deadline to provide written comments on the proposed Operational Plan for 2009 is 19 January 2009. Please note that this version of the proposed plan is subject to change as a result of comments from the public and other stakeholders.

Please consult the CEC website for:

  • Proposed Operational Plan for 2009
  • Draft Project Descriptions
  • CEC Public Consultation Guidelines

For more information, contact JPAC Liaison Officer Marcela Orozco at Please submit your comments using the form below.