Hydrocarbon spills in continental waters: a new regulatory approach in light of Mexico´s energy reform
Gomez Balboa, Adrian
University of Cambridge
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
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Gomez Balboa, A. (2018). Hydrocarbon spills in continental waters: a new regulatory approach in light of Mexico´s energy reform (Masters thesis). https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.25207
By comparing the current regulatory requirements with the hypothetical scenario of the enactment of an environmental quality standard (EQS) for hydrocarbon contamination in continental waters, the research assesses, using expert interviews, which scenario most benefits Mexico. The research also assesses the criteria to be considered when designing such EQS, and the institutional challenges to face when trying to enforce such EQS. Furthermore, the research briefly explores different public policy approaches to regulation of water quality, and future research topics.
The research assesses if Mexico will benefit from the enactment of an environmental quality standard (EQS) for water contaminated with hydrocarbons, in light of Mexico’s energy reform. In addition, the research assesses the institutional challenges faced when trying to enforce such EQS, and the design elements for any such standard. The research compares the current regulatory framework for water contaminated with hydrocarbons in Mexico, which requires the preparation of an environmental risk assessment (ERA) for each case, with the enactment of two hypothetical EQS. The comparison is conducted using a multi-criteria analysis and information is gathered via expert interviews. Results indicate that Mexico will benefit from the enactment of an EQS, however several institutional challenges need to be solved to ensure effective enforcement.
Mexico, environmental quality standard, energy reform, hydrocarbon contamination, water
CONACYT-SECRETARÍA DE ENERGÍA-HIDROCARBUROS 2017 SÉPTIMO PERIODO
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