Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program : Response Summary Report, 2002

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2003 - Environmental policy - 59 pages

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Page 21 - ... any water quality standard applicable to such waters. The State shall establish a priority ranking for such waters, taking into account the severity of the pollution and the uses to be made of such waters.
Page 7 - US-Mexican agreement concerning environmental management in the binational border area, defines sustainable development as "conservation-oriented social and economic development that emphasizes the protection and sustainable use of resources, while addressing both current and future needs, and present and future impacts of human actions.
Page 19 - Paso-Juarez, the US and Mexican sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) administer nearly 2000 miles of land and water boundary.
Page 20 - By 2012, assess significant shared and transboundary surface waters and achieve a majority of water quality standards currently being exceeded in those waters.
Page 3 - ... reduce exposure to chemicals as a result of accidental chemical releases and/or acts of terrorism, and (6) improve environmental performance through compliance, enforcement, preventing pollution, and promoting environmental stewardship.
Page 3 - This Summary Report consolidates all the major issues raised during the public review of the draft...
Page 22 - By 2005, assess the water system conditions in 10% of the existing water systems in the border cities to identify opportunities for improvement in overall water system efficiencies.
Page 19 - ... was submitted to the public in response to "grave environmental and public health problems". The programme has five goals (related to water, air, soil contamination, pesticides and accidental chemical releases). The goals for reducing water contamination include precise objectives such as increasing by 1.5 million the number of people connected to potable water and waste water collection and treatment systems. When adopted, the programme will aim to achieve concrete, measurable results to be...
Page 33 - Finally, as part of an effort to reduce exposure to chemicals as a result of accidental chemical releases and/or acts of terrorism...

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