Citizen submissions on Canada-Chile environmental matters

Citizen Submissions presented to the Canada-Chile Commission on Environmental Cooperation

Submission SEM-08-01

Matter Addressed: The petitioners assert that Chile is failing to effectively enforce its environmental laws with respect to a proposed hydro project [Proyecto HydroAysén] in two waterways close to the Chile-Argentina border (the rivers Pascua and Baker).

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Submitters:
Conservación Patagónica Chile S.A.
Valle Chac, LLC
Fundación Pumalín
Agrupación de Defensores del Espíritu de la Patagonia
Corporación para la Conservación y Preservación del Medio Ambiente, Chile - Ambiente
Juan Pablo Orrego Silva
Ernesto Muñoz Padilla
Margarita Baigorria
Franz Xaver Schindele
Gabriela Ulrike Löschner
Neftalí Aníbal Barros Arratia
Sixto Jesús Díaz Reyes
Irma Oyarzo Fuentes
Marco Aurelio Cruces Meza
Leopoldo Adrián Cárdenas Oyarzo
Consejo de Defensa de la Patagonia
International Rivers
Marcelo Castillo Sánchez

Date received: 12/6/08
Party: Chile

Process status:

  • Acknowledgment of receipt -- 12/06/08
  • National Secretariats notified the submitters that their submission meets Article 14(1) criteria -- 19/12/08.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of additional information (June 10, 2009) - 10/06/2009
  • National Secretariats notified the submitters that the additional information meets Article 14(1) criteria and will be considered supplemental to SEM-08-01 -- date of letter 25/01/2010
  • The Joint Submission Committee requested a response from the government of Chile in accordance with Article 14(2) on March 15, 2010.
  • The response was submitted according to Article 14(3) on May 12, 2010. See response
  • The Joint Submission Committee recommended not to develop a factual record -- 08/09/10.
  • The process is now terminated.

Submission A14-2002-01

Matter addressed: The submitters claim that Chilean environmental authorities have failed to effectively enforce Chile's environmental law with regard to the construction of the Southern Coastal Highway Project.

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Submitters:

Waldemar Monsalve U.
Instituto de Ecologia de Chile -- Austral
Corporacion Rio Contaco
Centro Austral de Derecho Ambiental (CEADA)

Date Received: 21/06/02
Party: Chile

Process status:

  • Acknowledgment of receipt -- 9/07/02
  • National Secretariats notified the submitters that their submission meets Article 14(1) criteria -- 18/07/02. The submission was forwarded to the Joint Submission Committee in order to decide whether the submission merits requesting a response from the government of Chile.
  • The Joint Submission Committee requested a response from the government of Chile in accordance with Article 14(2) - 07/04/03.
  • The response was submitted according to Article 14(3) -- 04/06/03. See response
  • The Joint Submission Committee considered that, in light of the response from the Government of Chile, the submission A14-2002-01 did not warrant the development of a factual record. (29/01/04 ) See JSC Determination.
  • The process is now terminated.

Submission A14-2001-02

Matter Addressed: The submitters claim that Chilean environmental authorities have failed to effectively enforce Chile’s environmental law with regard to public consultation in the amendment of the Plan for Prevention and Atmospheric Decontamination of The Metropolitan Region.

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Submitters:

Luis Mariano Rendón Escobar
Patricio Herman Pacheco
Larisa de Orbe González
Jorge Cisternas Zañartu
Enrique Siefer Eilcr
Jacobo Schatan Weitzman
Antonio García Vareta

Date received:23/04/01
Party: Chile

Process status::

  • Acknowledgment of receipt -- 6/06/01
  • The National Secretariats notified the submitters that their submission did not meet Article 14(1) criteria and were given 30 days to resubmit -- 29/06/01.
  • The submitters provided the National Secretariats with additional information -- 30/07/01.
  • The National Secretariats notified the submitters that the additional information did not allow their submission to be processed appropriately according to the Guidelines for Submission on Enforcement Matters. In addition, the submitters were asked by the National Secretariats to resubmit their submission according to the guidelines -- 02/10/01.
  • The National Secretariats notified the submitters that since they had failed to resubmit, the process had been terminated -- 10/12/01.

Submission A14-2001-01

Matter Addressed: The submitters claim that Chilean environmental authorities have failed to effectively enforce Chile’s environmental law with regard to the establishment and operation of the Andacollo Cobre mining project.

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Submitters:

  • No. 12 Neighborhood Association of Chepiquilla
  • Acción Tongoy Ecolologica
  • Centre Québécois du Droit de l'environnement
  • Observatorio Latinoamericano de Conflictos Ambientales

Date received: 30/03/01
Party: Chile

Process status::

  • Acknowledgment of receipt -- 30/04/01
  • National Secretariats notified the submitters that their submission meets Article 14(1) criteria - 27/06/01. The submission was forwarded to the Joint Submission Committee in order to decide whether the submission merits requesting a response from the government of Chile.
  • The Joint Submission Committee requested a response from the government of Chile in accordance with Article 14(2) -- 21/11/01.
  • The response was submitted according to Article 14(3) --21/12/01. See response
  • The Joint Submission Committee considered that, in light of the response from the Government of Chile, the submission A14-2001-01 warrants the development of a factual record. (10/06/02)
  • Council decided not to direct the preparation of a factual record. (07/11/02) See Council Resolution
  • The process is now terminated.

Submission A14-2000-01

Matter Addressed: The submitters claim that Chilean environmental authorities have failed to effectively enforce Chile's environmental law with regard to the Cascada-Chile wood chip and structural panel manufacturing plant.

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Submitters:

Date received: Party: Process status::Alianza por los bosques de Chile
Comité Nacional Pro-Defensa de la Fauna y Flora (CODEFF)
Sociedades Sustentables
Red National de Acción Ecólogica (RENACE)
Instituto de Ecología Politica (IEP)
Represented by: Fiscalía del Medio Ambiente (FIMA)

Date received: 27/6/00
Party: Chile

Process status::

  • Acknowledgment of receipt -- 7/07/00
  • National Secretariats notified the submitters that their submission meets Article 14(1) criteria -- 2/08/00. The submission was forwarded to the Joint Submission Committee in order to decide whether the submission merits requesting a response from the government of Chile.
  • The Joint Submission Committee requested a response from the government of Chile in accordance with Article 14(2) -- 28/11/00.
  • The response was submitted according to Article 14(3) --11/01/01. See response
  • The Joint Submission Committee recommended not to develop a factual record -- 26/04/01.
  • The process is now terminated.

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