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Paragraphs in "North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation" coded as INFO

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Art.2.1.a (a) periodically prepare and make publicly available reports on the state of the environment;
Art.2.1.c (c) promote education in environmental matters, including environmental law;
Art.2.3 3. Each Party shall consider prohibiting the export to the territories of the other Parties of a pesticide or toxic substance whose use is prohibited within the Party's territory. When a Party adopts a measure prohibiting or severely restricting the use of a pesticide or toxic substance in its territory, it shall notify the other Parties of the measure, either directly or through an appropriate international organization.
Art.4.1 1. Each Party shall ensure that its laws, regulations, procedures and administrative rulings of general application respecting any matter covered by this Agreement are promptly published or otherwise made available in such a manner as to enable interested persons and Parties to become acquainted with them.
Art.4.2.a (a) publish in advance any such measure that it proposes to adopt; and
Art.5.1.d (d) publicly releasing non-compliance information;
Art.5.1.e (e) issuing bulletins or other periodic statements on enforcement procedures;
Art.7.1.b (b) are open to the public, except where the administration of justice otherwise requires;
Art.7.2.b (b) made available without undue delay to the parties to the proceedings and, consistent with its law, to the public; and
Art.9.7 7. All decisions and recommendations of the Council shall be made public, except as the Council may otherwise decide or as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
Art.10.2.f (f) promotion of public awareness regarding the environment;
Art.10.2.n (n) human resource training and development in the environmental field;
Art.10.2.o (o) the exchange of environmental scientists and officials;
Art.10.3.a (a) promoting the exchange of information on criteria and methodologies used in establishing domestic environmental standards; and
Art.10.5.a (a) public access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities of each Party, including information on hazardous materials and activities in its communities, and opportunity to participate in decision-making processes related to such public access; and
Art.10.7.b (b) notification, provision of relevant information and consultation between Parties with respect to such projects; and
Art.11.2.d (d) the Executive Director shall inform the Council of all appointments.
Art.11.7 7. The Secretariat shall, as appropriate, provide the Parties and the public information on where they may receive technical advice and expertise with respect to environmental matters.
Art.12.1 1. The Secretariat shall prepare an annual report of the Commission in accordance with instructions from the Council. The Secretariat shall submit a draft of the report for review by the Council. The final report shall be released publicly.
Art.13.1 1. The Secretariat may prepare a report for the Council on any matter within the scope of the annual program. Should the Secretariat wish to prepare a report on any other environmental matter related to the cooperative functions of this Agreement, it shall notify the Council and may proceed unless, within 30 days of such notification, the Council objects by a two-thirds vote to the preparation of the report. Such other environmental matters shall not include issues related to whether a Party has failed to enforce its environmental laws and regulations. Where the Secretariat does not have specific expertise in the matter under review, it shall obtain the assistance of one or more independent experts of recognized experience in the matter to assist in the preparation of the report.
Art.13.3 3. The Secretariat shall submit its report to the Council, which shall make it publicly available, normally within 60 days following its submission, unless the Council otherwise decides.
Art.15.1 1. If the Secretariat considers that the submission, in the light of any response provided by the Party, warrants developing a factual record, the Secretariat shall so inform the Council and provide its reasons.
Art.15.5 5. The Secretariat shall submit a draft factual record to the Council. Any Party may provide comments on the accuracy of the draft within 45 days thereafter.
Art.15.7 7. The Council may, by a two-thirds vote, make the final factual record publicly available, normally within 60 days following its submission.
Art.16.5 5. The Joint Public Advisory Committee may provide relevant technical, scientific or other information to the Secretariat, including for purposes of developing a factual record under Article 15. The Secretariat shall forward to the Council copies of any such information.
Art.16.6 6. The Secretariat shall provide to the Joint Public Advisory Committee at the time they are submitted to the Council copies of the proposed annual program and budget of the Commission, the draft annual report, and any report the Secretariat prepares pursuant to Article 13.
Art.16.7 7. The Council may, by a two-thirds vote, make a factual record available to the Joint Public Advisory Committee.
Art.19.1x The official languages of the Commission shall be English, French and Spanish. All annual reports under Article 12, reports submitted to the Council under Article 13, factual records submitted to the Council under Article 15(6) and panel reports under Part Five shall be available in each official language at the time they are made public. The Council shall establish rules and procedures regarding interpretation and translation.
Art.20.2 2. To the maximum extent possible, each Party shall notify any other Party with an interest in the matter of any proposed or actual environmental measure that the Party considers might materially affect the operation of this Agreement or otherwise substantially affect that other Party's interests under this Agreement.
Art.20.3 3. On request of any other Party, a Party shall promptly provide information and respond to questions pertaining to any such actual or proposed environmental measure, whether or not that other Party has been previously notified of that measure.
Art.20.4 4. Any Party may notify any other Party of, and provide to that Party, any credible information regarding possible violations of its environmental law, specific and sufficient to allow the other Party to inquire into the matter. The notified Party shall take appropriate steps in accordance with its law to so inquire and to respond to the other Party.
Art.21.1 1. On request of the Council or the Secretariat, each Party shall, in accordance with its law, provide such information as the Council or the Secretariat may require, including:
Art.21.1.a (a) promptly making available any information in its possession required for the preparation of a report or factual record, including compliance and enforcement data; and
Art.21.1.b (b) taking all reasonable steps to make available any other such information requested.
Art.21.2 2. If a Party considers that a request for information from the Secretariat is excessive or otherwise unduly burdensome, it may so notify the Council. The Secretariat shall revise the scope of its request to comply with any limitations established by the Council by a two-thirds vote.
Art.21.3 3. If a Party does not make available information requested by the Secretariat, as may be limited pursuant to paragraph 2, it shall promptly advise the Secretariat of its reasons in writing.
Art.39.2 2. If a Party provides confidential or proprietary information to another Party, the Council, the Secretariat or the Joint Public Advisory Committee, the recipient shall treat the information on the same basis as the Party providing the information.
Art.39.3 3. Confidential or proprietary information provided by a Party to a panel under this Agreement shall be treated in accordance with the rules of procedure established under Article 28.