Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:

The Submitter asserts that the town of Cumpas, Sonora, Mexico, has been affected by air pollution from the Molymex, S.A. de C.V. plant which produces molybdenum trioxide from molybdenum sulfide, allegedly in violation of the provisions of LGEEPA regarding air quality and Official Mexican Standards for environmental health.

Names and citations of the environmental laws in question:

General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection (Ley General de Equilibrio Ecológico y Protección Ambiental-LGEEPA), articles 110 through 116; NOM (Official Mexican Standard)-022-SSA1-1993- Environmental Health. Criteria for evaluating ambient air quality in relation to sulfur dioxide (SO2). Levels for sulfur dioxide concentrations in ambient air as a measure for protecting public health; and NOM (Official Mexican Standard) -025-SSA1-1993- Environmental Health. Criteria for evaluating ambient air quality in relation to particulate matter ten microns or less (PM10). Levels for concentrations of particulate matter of ten microns or less (PM10) in ambient air, as a measure for protecting public health.

Submitter(s):

Rosa María Escalante de Fernández

Submission Timeline

January 28, 2000

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

Acknowledgement - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 01/02/2000

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 21/01/2000

January 28, 2000

The Secretariat began reviewing the submission under Article 14(1)

April 25, 2000

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 25/04/2000

June 8, 2000

The thirty-day term expired without the Secretariat receiving a submission that conformed to Article 14(1). Under guideline 6.2, the process was therefore terminated.

Other Documents - Communication to Submitter(s) authored by Secretariat on 08/06/2000