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This event, to be webcast live, will address the transboundary movement of hazardous chemicals and citizen submissions on enforcement matters in North America.

Montreal, 3 November 2011—The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) wants to hear from you.

Public information on hazardous wastes and potentially harmful chemicals that cross North America’s borders, and about their final destinations, is crucial to their management and to reduce their impacts on communities.

Next Monday, 7 November, experts, including Norman Bebon of the US Department of Homeland Security, César López of Mexico’s National Maquiladora and Export Industry Council, Marisa Jacott of the Common Borders (Fronteras Comunes) organization, and César Flores of Transquímica Binacional, will discuss how effectively North America is addressing the transboundary movement of hazardous chemicals and community-level concerns.

Also in this session representatives of Ecojustice (Canada), Mexico’s Environmental Law Center (Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental), and an attorney who worked with the Waterkeeper Alliance (United States), will provide their perspective on the CEC-managed process of Citizen Submissions on Enforcement Matters.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Register before Friday, 4 November and join the discussion at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

If you cannot join us in person, you can register to participate online via webcast, where you can listen in English, Spanish, or French and submit your questions and comments by e-mail, starting at 9:00 a.m. (MST) on 7 November.

Registration information, along with the agenda, are available at the CEC website.

For further information, contact Marcela Orozco, JPAC Liaison Officer, at jpac@cec.org.

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About JPAC

The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC), composed of 15 citizens (five from each country), makes recommendations to the CEC Council on any matter within the scope of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and acts as a source of information for the CEC Secretariat.

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