Mexico Calls for  Environmental Compliance in National TV Phase-Out Program

A Point of Agreement has been proposed in the Chamber of Deputies, urging the Secretariat of Environment ("SEMARNAT") and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation ("SCT"), in coordination with states and municipalities, to implement the "National Program for the Integral Management of Televisions Discarded Due to the Transition to Digital Televisions " (currently in progress) in a manner that complies with federal hazardous and special management waste laws and standards. The Agreement also urges authorities to integrate programs of recycling and reuse for discarded electronic components.

PROFEPA Detects Irregular Transport of 12 Tons of Hazardous Waste

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection ("PROFEPA") conducted its 8th National Highway Operation to ensure compliance with national laws and regulations pertaining to the transport of hazardous materials, substances, and wastes. PROFEPA detected the irregular transport of 12 tons of hazardous waste, including used rechargeable batteries ("accumulators"), oils, lubricants, and biological infectious waste.

Reforms to Environmental Liability Law Proposed

A bill to reform the Environmental Liability Law has been proposed in the Chamber of Deputies. The Bill would introduce changes intended to: (i) loosen restrictions on private Mexican corporations whose company purpose is general environmental protection when filing an environmental claim, and (ii) expand the definition of the acceptable submission period for entities wanting to file an environmental claim.

Senate Steps  Up Focus on Environmental Issues

A formal recommendation has been proposed in the Senate, urging the Secretariat of Environment ("SEMARNAT") to promote education and continuous training of all sectors of society to facilitate the transition to environmentally friendly consumption and production patterns. The recommendation also calls for Federal entities and municipalities to apply actions that foster a culture of separation and recycling of urban solid waste.

A Point of Agreement has been proposed in the Senate, urging the Secretariat of Environment ("SEMARNAT") to design and implement environmental awareness campaigns on the responsible use of plastic bags.

A formal recommendation has been proposed in the Senate, urging the federal executive branch to issue implementing regulations to the General Climate Change Law.