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Scrap Tire Disposal in the US-Mexico Border and possible Recycling Solutions in the context of the BECC Development Process. Twelfth Forum of the Border Legislative Conference El Paso, Texas, November 9, 2005 Daniel Chacon General Manager. What is the.
Twelfth Forum of the Border Legislative Conference
El Paso, Texas, November 9, 2005
Border Environment Cooperation Commission?
Established under the framework of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) along with its sister institution, the North American Development Bank.
Highly specialized, binational agency with responsibility to identify environmental infrastructure needs and develop projects to alleviate those problems.
The area of responsibility is defined as 100 kilometers (62 miles)
on the US side and 300 kilometers (187 miles)
on the Mexican of the border.
This region covers an area of 750,000 Miles and a population of 22.3 Million people
This region covers important urban centers like San Diego, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Cd. Juarez-El Paso- Las Cruces, Chihuahua, Monterrey, y Saltillo.
This reality demands new strategic actions.
is what we’re all about
BECC’s technical nature allows it to help plan improvements to the infrastructure of communities which ultimately translate to improvements in the quality of life of the residents of those areas.
Certify environmental infrastructure projects along the U.S.-Mexico border for funding by NADB and other funding institutions.
Totally integrated bilingual, binational staff empowered to work on either side of the border, on projects for either nation.
Transparency in all processes and total access to all information regarding the projects and all actions.
Unique international organization facing challenges of developing infrastructure on both sides of international border, involving two sets of federal, state and local governments, and two different cultures.
Partnerships established with agencies with complimentary missions – IBWC, USDA, CILA, CNA.
Solid waste management
Industrial and hazardous waste pollution
Residential water and wastewater hookups
Recycling and waste reduction.
Clean and efficient energy
Municipal planning improvement
Human Health and Environmental Need
The project must address a human health or environmental need. There must be an environmental assessment conducted. It must comply with applicable environmental and cultural resource laws and regulations.
Is the appropriate technology for the project and the community being utilized? Is there an appropriate plan for operation and maintenance, safety, quality assurance, training, and emergencies? Does the project comply with applicable EPA or SEMARNAT rules and regulations?
Financial Feasibility and Project Management
Revenues must cover debt, operation and maintenance. The Fee/Rate must cover all costs. Applicant must demonstrate capacity to provide service at a reasonable price, make capital improvements, and provide accounting and financial reports as necessary.
Was a comprehensive community participation plan implemented and documented to assure public access and participation?
The project must be designed according to sustainability principles to assure the protection and sustainable use of resources. Water management and re-use are key requirement to avoid depletion of this already scare resource.
$ 1.89 mil.
$ 3.31 mil.
$ 3.37 mil.
$ 11.06 mil.
70 comunities in the US
$ 19.63 mil.
61 comunities in Mexico
$ 11.06 mil.
$ 1.70 mil.
$ 2.73 mil.
$ 2.31 mil.
$ 0.35 mil.
$ 1.10 mil.
$ 2.2 mil.
$ 30.69 MDD
$ 182.59 mil.
$ 106.22 mil.
$ 52.65 mil.
$ 655.88 mil.
69 in US
$ 997.34 MDD
36 in Mexico
$ 1.18 BDD
$ 154.80 mil.
$ 232.60 mil.
$ 497.19 mil.
$ 172.76 mil.
$ 195.08 mil.
$ 1.40 mil.
Estimated Cost -- $2.18 BDD
Covers more than 8 Million people
41% of scrap tires generated in the U.S. in 2001 were used as fuel
14% of scrap tires generated in the U.S. in 2001 were used in civil engineering projects
12% of scrap tires generated in U.S. in 2001 were recycled into ground rubber
Several Recycling options have been analyzed or developedrecently in the Mexican side of the Border: Pilot Project of Pirolisis in Matamoros; Canadian Pirolisis Option presented to Juarez; Australian ground rubber technology presented to Juarez; llancreto from Cemex with one street paved in San Pedro Garza, Nuevo Leon and other street paved in Tijuana, Baja California; TDF in cement kilns in Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua
420,000 from INNOR
400,000 from El Centinela
40,000 from 6 Delegations of Tijuana
550,000 from the landfill of JuarezStatus of the clean up of scrap tires sites