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Directorate General of Water sets water use rights subject to payment of a patent for non-use.

18 Ene 2021


On January 15, 2021, Exempt Resolution No. 2.662, of December 28, 2020, was published in the Official Gazette, in which the General Directorate of Water established the list of water use rights subject to the payment of a patent for non-use of the water, for fiscal benefit, when the water is not associated with a collection (and restitution) work necessary to use it (Article 129 bis 9 of the Water Code), process 2021.

Within this process, it is necessary to have the following times in sight:

– Deadline to appeal the decision (Appeal for Reconsideration or Claim, article 137 of the Water Code): until 26 February 2021.

– Deadline to comply with the obligation to pay (Article 129 bis 7° of the Water Code): until 31 March 2021.

– Term of the General Treasury of the Republic to include the Rights in the judicial auction lists (article 129 bis 11° and 12° of the Water Code): between the first of April and the first of June 2021.


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