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The CEC calls for comments on draft Technical Guidelines of SLABs

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting stakeholders’ input on the draft Technical Guidelines for Sound Management of Spent Lead-acid Batteries (SLABs).


April 2, 2015
By PEM Magazine

These technical guidelines, being developed to support the environmentally sound management of SLABs in North America, are derived from recommendations of the 2013 CEC independent report, Hazardous Trade? An Examination of US-generated Spent Lead-acid Battery Exports and Secondary Lead Recycling in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

During the initial phase of this initiative, the CEC delivered a stakeholders’ consultation workshop to discuss the first draft of the Technical Guidelines (28–29 October 2014, in Mexico City). The document has been updated, based on received input from different stakeholders. For this second phase, you are invited to provide written comments on this new draft of the Technical Guidelines by 13 April 2015, via this link.

Following this online comment period, a final version of the Technical Guidelines for Sound Management of SLABs will be prepared for publication by the end of 2015.

Your contribution is an important part of our joint effort to deliver a positive and progressive environmental agenda for North America’s future.


For more information, contact Paula Urra, CEC program manager for Environmental Law.