Shaping Consensus: The North American Commission on the Environment and Nafta

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DIANE Publishing, Jul 1, 1994 - 60 pages
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Page 47 - Agreement (NAFTA) contained in this chapter was prepared by the governments of Canada, The United Mexican States, and the United States of America...
Page 44 - Article 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. The Parties shall, either individually or jointly, take all appropriate and effective measures to prevent, reduce and control significant adverse transboundary environmental impact from proposed activities. 2. Each Party shall take the necessary legal, administrative or other measures to implement the provisions of this Convention, including, with respect to proposed activities listed in Appendix...
Page 35 - In managing their lands and resources, the agencies must also comply with the requirements of other environmental statutes, including the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act, as well as numecfiiis other laws and regulations.
Page 49 - Parties and shall not have a vested economic interest in trade and investment arising under the NAFTA. 4. The...
Page 44 - Parties under any tax convention. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Agreement and any such convention, the provisions of that convention apply to the extent of the inconsistency.
Page 52 - ... of the Parties shall have the power to declare a suspension or a provisional amendment of the relevant provisions of the NAFTA, and to propose to the Parties, on the basis of a recommendation by the Committee, the definitive measures they should undertake regarding those provisions. Article 9 Public Selection Procedure 1. Each Party shall establish a Public Selection Procedure for the purpose of selecting members to...
Page 50 - Advisories, in conformity with Article 8 of this Agreement; c) to promote exchange of information regarding policies, legislation, adopted and applied plans and programs of each Party for the protection of natural resources and the environment, in conformity with Paragraph 1 of Article 2 of this Agreement; d) to participate in the evaluation and monitoring of agreements in force or that...
Page 51 - Tor adopting or not adopting each and every one of those recommendations , and I) the full text of communications received by the Commission from private individuals or non-governmental organizations, in conformity with Article 10 of this Agreement, including the findings of the Committee in each case and its respective recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties and the decision adopted in each case by the Meeting of the Panics.
Page 51 - ... impact deriving both from the application of the provisions of the NAFTA, by sector and sub-sector, and from different categories of activities arising from the NAFTA. h) a review of the degree of compliance, by both the public and private sectors, with mandatory provisions in the field of environmental impact assessments and statements in each of the three countries; i) a review of disturbing environmental trends...
Page 52 - Article 8 The NAFTA Environmental Advisories 1 . The Committee shall issue a NAFTA Environmental Advisory, when it finds that there are reasonable indications, even if there is no absolute scientific certainty, to determine whether the Parameters of Maximum Tolerance are about to be or have been exceeded. 2. NAFTA Environmental Advisories shall include the recommendations of the Committee as to the measures that the Parlies should adopt in order to prevent the impacts or revert the environmental...

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