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Registry of Submissions

A submission on enforcement matters is a documented assertion that a federal government in North America is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law

Anyone may follow the status of and obtain information about any Submission on Enforcement Matters by consulting this Registry of Submissions. The CEC also maintains a compliance tracker to provide the public with information about SEM process deadlines.

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Barred Owl

Submission ID: SEM-19-004

The Submitter asserts that the United States is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the lethal take of protected barred owls for scientific research without the actual study or use of the taken specimens or species. The Submitter asserts that the United States...


United States Closed September 30, 2019

Lake Memphremagog

Submission ID: SEM-19-003

The Submitter asserts that both the United States and Canada are not effectively enforcing the International Boundary Waters Treaty with respect to water pollution in Lake Memphremagog, a cross-border lake in both Quebec and Vermont. The Submitter contends that a proposed landfill expansion in...


Canada United States Closed July 5, 2019

City Park Project

Submission ID: SEM-19-002

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the City Park project in the city of León, Guanajuato, Mexico. In submission SEM-19-002 (City Park Project), the Submitter asserts that the León municipal authorities illegally...


Mexico Open April 16, 2019

Radiation Exposure in Los Altares

Submission ID: SEM-19-001

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to exposure to radiation among residents of Los Altares in Hermosillo,...


Mexico Closed February 22, 2019

Grand-Brûlé—Saint Sauveur Supply Line

Submission ID: SEM-18-005

The Citizen Advisory Committee of Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard (Comité aviseur de citoyens de Saint-Adolphe d’Howard) and a group of residents assert that the province of Quebec is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to a power supply line project that will...


Canada Closed December 7, 2018

Chileno Bay Club

Submission ID: SEM-18-004

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law with respect to the Chileno Bay Club tourism development located in the municipality of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. The submitter maintains that the project developer went beyond the authorized scope of...


Mexico Closed November 9, 2018

Hydraulic Fracturing in Nuevo Leon

Submission ID: SEM-18-003

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law applicable to hydraulic fracturing in the municipality of Los Ramones in the State of Nuevo Leon,...


Mexico Open October 3, 2018

Metrobús Reforma

Submission ID: SEM-18-002

The Submitters assert that Mexican federal authorities, the government of Mexico City (CDMX), and three of its boroughs are failing to effectively enforce environmental laws with respect to the construction of Line 7 of the bus rapid transit system (“Metrobús”). In SEM-18-002 (Metrobús...


Mexico Open February 2, 2018

Transboundary Agricultural Burning

Submission ID: SEM-18-001

On 10 January 2018, the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) received a submission from a resident of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation in the United States along the US (Arizona)/Mexican border, asserting that her village is being impacted by “unannounced episodes...


Mexico Closed January 10, 2018

Alberta Tailings Ponds II

Submission ID: SEM-17-001

The Submitters assert that “the Government of Canada is failing to effectively enforce subsection 36(3) of the Canadian Fisheries Act with respect to the leaking of deleterious substances from oil sands tailings ponds into surface waters and the groundwater of Northeast Alberta.” ...


Factual Record
Canada Closed June 26, 2017

Monterrey VI Aqueduct

Submission ID: SEM-16-002

Submission SEM-16-002 asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the Monterrey VI Aqueduct project. The Submitter, a group in Mexico which has requested confidentiality, asserts that the transfer of water by pipeline from the Panuco River in the...


Mexico Closed July 11, 2016

Agricultural Waste Burning in Sonora

Submission ID: SEM-16-001

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its climate change and air quality laws in relation to the burning of agricultural waste. The Submitter, an individual in Mexico, asserts that every year an estimated 100 metric tons of agricultural waste is being burned on...


Factual Record
Mexico Closed January 22, 2016