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.