Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:

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

Names and citations of the environmental laws in question:

Environmmental Federal Act (Ley General del Equilibrio Ecológico y la Protection al Ambiente)

Federal Environmental Liability Act (Ley Federal de Responsabilidad Ambiental)

Rio Declaration

World Earth Summit (Johannesburgo, África)

Sustainable Development Goals

Submitter(s):

Name confidential pursuant to NAAEC Article 11(8)(a)

Submission Timeline

October 3, 2018

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

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 03/10/2018

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 03/10/2018

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 03/10/2018

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 03/10/2018

Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 03/10/2018

November 15, 2018

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 15/11/2018

February 21, 2019

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

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 21/02/2019

Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 22/02/2019

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 21/02/2019

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 21/02/2019

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 21/02/2019

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 21/02/2019

May 8, 2019

The Secretariat determined that the submission met the criteria of Article 14(1) and requested a response from the concerned government Party in accordance with Article 14(2).

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 14 (1) and 14 (2) authored by Secretariat on 08/05/2019

April 8, 2020

The Secretariat received a response from the concerned government Party and began considering whether to recommend a factual record.

Party Response - Response from the Party under Article 14 (3) authored by Mexico on 08/04/2020

Acknowledgement - Other document authored by Secretariat on 08/04/2020