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TOMORROW: EPA Acting Administrator Perciasepe to Join Canadian and Mexican Leaders for Discussions on Environmental, Health Goals

Release Date: 07/09/2013
Contact Information: Dale Kemery (News media only) Kemery.dale@epa.gov 202-564-7839 202-564-4355; En español: Lina Younes Younes.lina@epa.gov 202-564-9924 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON July 10-11th, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe will join leaders from Canada and Mexico to discuss the three countries’ shared goals of greening transportation in North America, adapting to climate change and addressing hazardous waste across the continent.

Acting Administrator Perciasepe will join Mexican Environment Secretary Juan José Guerra and Canadian Assistant Deputy Minister for International Affairs Dan McDougall in Los Cabos, Mexico for the 20th Regular Session of the Council for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC). During the council session, Acting Administrator Perciasepe will discuss the CEC’s Operational Plan for 2013-2014 and ongoing efforts to create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable North America.

The CEC is an international organization established in 1994 by the United States, Canada, and Mexico under the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
7:00-9:30 PM Welcoming Reception and Official Opening of the 20th Regular Session of the CEC Council
Westin Hotel

              Carretera Transpeninsular KM 22.5
              Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Thursday , July 11, 2012
12:00 PM- 1:15 PM Council Public Meeting
Westin Hotel, Baja I and II
Carretera Transpeninsular KM 22.5
          Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

2:30 PM- 4:10 PM Council Town Hall Meeting
Westin Hotel, Baja I and II

4:10 PM- 4:30 PM Council Public Meeting Closing Session
Westin Hotel, Baja I and II

    These events are open to the public and the press. Media should RSVP to EPA at press@epa.gov and Megan Ainscow with the CEC at mainscow@cec.org.

    Participate in the Conversation with Hashtag: #CEC13

    For more information on the CEC and to view the event live: www.cec.org

    For more information about EPA’s work in North America: www.epa.gov/international