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How to file a submission with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Join the CEC and Sustainability Network for a webinar on how to file a Submission on Enforcement Matters.

Presented by Paolo Solano Tovar, Caitlin McCoy and Stepan Wood.

A submission is a written document filed by the public with the CEC Secretariat asserting that Canada, Mexico or the United States is failing to effectively enforce its environmental law. Any non-governmental organization, business entity, or national of Canada, Mexico or the United States may file a submission on enforcement matters. As of July 1, 2020, the Submission on Enforcement Matters (SEM) Process is now governed by Articles 24.27 and 24.28 from the Environment Chapter of CUSMA/TMEC/USMCA. There are some changes to the process, particularly with respect to which environmental laws can be asserted in a submission.

This webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to learn the steps involved in filing a submission, to understand changes to the process and to learn more about who can file a submission. The public will benefit from the opportunity to ask questions related to the process.

May 18, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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