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New CEC Video: What is the Submissions on Enforcement Matters Process?

Today we’re pleased to release a new video explaining the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters (SEM) process.

The SEM process, under Chapter 24 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA/CUSMA), allows people and organizations in the three countries to raise concerns about the effective enforcement of federal environmental laws.

With this video, the CEC invites the public to learn more about the SEM process and discover how this unique mechanism can be used to address environmental concerns.

The SEM process is a key part of the commitment of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to effectively enforce their environmental laws. It can help address environmental concerns from the public in North America and empower the public to participate in the effective enforcement of environmental law in our countries and across our continent.

If you have reason to believe that an environmental law is not being effectively enforced, you can raise your concern through the CEC’s SEM process.

To learn more about the SEM process, view our video via the link below or visit http://www.cec.org/submissions-on-enforcement/.

The CEC SEM Process

The CEC Submissions on Enforcement Matters process supports public participation, information-sharing between governments and the public, and transparency and openness in the effective enforcement of environmental law in North America. If you have reason to believe that an environmental law is not being effectively enforced by Canada, Mexico or the United States, the SEM process may address your concerns.

Want to learn more about the SEM process? Please watch this two-minute video for an introduction:

The SEM Process