Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:

The Submitter asserts that Mexico is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to the authorization and construction of the Bicentennial Bridge (Puente Bicentenario) project in the municipality of Centro, Tabasco (the “Project”).

In submission SEM-10-004 (Bicentennial Bridge), the Submitter asserts that the construction of the Project neither took into consideration nor respected the Laguna de las Ilusiones ecological reserve, designated as a protected nature area; that the Project was authorized without justification, as it affects the species listed in Mexican Official Standard NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001; that the Project’s environmental impact authorization failed to establish measures to prevent harm to the environment and species’ habitats; and that the Project’s environmental impact statement does not include the procedures and techniques that would lead the authority to conclude that the ecosystems at the Project site would not be significantly affected.

Names and citations of the environmental laws in question:

Mexican Official Standard NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001

Submitter(s):

Alberto Malagamba Moguel

Submission Timeline

December 20, 2010

The Secretariat received a submission and began a preliminary analysis of it under the guidelines.

Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 21/12/2010

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 22/11/2010

December 28, 2010

The Secretariat notified the submitter(s) that the submission did not meet all of the Article 14(1) criteria and the submitter(s) had 30 days to provide the Secretariat with a revised submission that conforms with Article 14(1).

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 14 (1) authored by Secretariat on 28/12/2010

February 1, 2011

The Secretariat received a revised submission and began to analyze it.

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 31/01/2011

Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 01/02/2011

February 28, 2011

The Secretariat notified the submitter(s) that under Article 14(2), the submission did not merit requesting a response from the concerned government Party, and that submitter(s) had thirty days to file new or supplemental information.

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 14 (1) and 14 (2) authored by Secretariat on 28/02/2011

June 13, 2011

The Secretariat determined not to request a response from the concerned government Party. Under guideline 8.1, the process was therefore terminated.

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 14(2) authored by Secretariat on 13/06/2011