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Ministry of the Environment – Law No. 21.449 which amends Law No. 19.300 on General Bases of the Environment

03 Jun 2022


On June 2, 2022, Law No. 21.449 was published in the Official Gazette, which modifies Article 30 bis of Law No. 19.300 on General Bases of the Environment. The modification extends the term from 10 to 30 days for citizen organizations with legal personality (at least two) or natural persons directly affected (at least 10) by a project or activity that entered via Environmental Impact Statement and that generates environmental burdens, to request the Regional Directorates or the Executive Director of the Environmental Evaluation Service to carry out a citizen participation process (PAC).

This article is framed in paragraph 3 of Title II of the Law, which deals with Environmental Management Instruments, specifically associated with Citizen Participation in the Environmental Impact Assessment procedure.


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