The primary purpose of BECC is to support border communities to identify, develop and achieve BECC certification and NADB funding for environmental infrastructure projects that improve human health, promote sustainable development, and contribute to enhancing the quality of life in the border region.
|$1.60b||Billion Dollars USD in
Projects by Environmental Sector
in Baja California
28 - Water and Wastewater
The fundamental objective of water and wastewater projects is to eliminate exposure to unsanitary water conditions, which can have immediate and severe health and environmental impacts.
2 - Solid Waste Management
BECC and NADB address the environmental and human health concerns related to improperly handled solid waste and helps improve the quality of life of border residents.
2 - Clean and Efficient Energy
The growing portfolio of projects in this sector aims to reduce the demand on traditional fossil‐fuel‐based energy production while contributing to the displacement of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from power generation by fossil fuels.
7 - Air Quality
Projects such as street paving, improved urban mobility and more efficient public transportation are aimed at improving air quality and respiratory conditions for people living along the border.
Closed Out Projects in Baja California
The Close‐Out Process provides a review of physical facilities constructed, facility performance and achievement of objectives as reflected in a results measurement matrix.
Project Pipeline for Baja California
|$469.6m||USD in Estimated
|1.7m||People to Benefit|
- 874 MEX Baja California Playas de Rosarito Desalination Plant in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California $463.1m
- 861 MEX Baja California Ensenada “Fuerza Eólica de San Matías” Wind Energy Project in Ensenada, Baja California N/A
- 839 MEX Baja California Tecate Nueva Colonia Hindu Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project, Tecate, Baja California $6.5m
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Technical Assistance Grants for Baja California
BECC provides technical assistance for project development through the EPA-funded Project Development Assistance Program and through a special technical assistance program funded with its own operating budget. Additionally, BECC manages EPA funds to support the development of strategic initatives and specific projects linked to the objectives and goals of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program
|$2.92m||in Technical Assistance Grants|
EPA Funded Grants
BECC Funded Grants
Technical Assistance Received by Community in Baja California
Border 2012: U.S-Mexico Environmental Program
The Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program is a collaborative effort of the United States and Mexico to improve the environment and protect the health of the nearly 12 million people living along the border. To support EPA and SEMARNAT in their efforts to achieve results, BECC provides its services to facilitate stakeholder meetings, as well as to identify, contract, and manage projects.
Projects in Baja California
|61||Projects Managed by BECC|
|$2.7m||Funded through EPA|
- 20018 MEX Baja California Tecate Construction of an artificial wetland in the Rio Tecate, Tecate, B.C. Educational-demonstration project $48,276 1
- 20007 MEX Baja California Mexicali Implementation of Solid Waste Collection Route Study and Drain Restoration for the City of Mexicali, Baja California $26,735 3
- 20211 MEX Baja California Mexicali Transitioning to Reduced-Risk Cotton Pest Management Practices, Mexicali Region $75,573 4
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News for Baja California
May 22, 2017 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), in coordination with the North American Development Bank (NADB), are pleased to announce a new project application and prioritization cycle for drinking water and wastewater…
June 05, 2015 - • On May 13, NADB Managing Director Geronimo Gutierrez was the guest speaker at the San Diego Chamber of Commerce meeting; Treasury and Foreign Affairs Board members also attended the event • Also on May 13, Board members visited the…
Publications & Reports
Results Measurements: First Aggregated Report
Published May 23, 2017
In accordance with the Board of Directors (BOD) resolution 2006-24, BECC and NADB developed a joint Results Measurement System (RMS) for certified and funded projects. The RMS includes completing a closeout process for all… More Info »