Brazil: IBAMA publishes directive regulating the Annual Report of Potentially Polluting Activities and Users of Environmental Resources
Directive No. 22, of 22 December 2021, by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Resources (IBAMA), which regulates the Annual Report of Potentially Polluting Activities and Users of Environmental Resources, came into force on 3 January 2022, revoking the previous consolidated directives.
IBAMA Directive No. 22/2021 revoked IBAMA Directive No. 6/2014 and amendments, so that as of 3 January 2022, the Annual Report on Potentially Polluting Activities and Users of Environmental Resources must be submitted to IBAMA in compliance with the new provisions.
The new directive has now compiled and consolidated the potentially polluting and resource-using activities that require the submission of the report and the corresponding data to be presented. In addition, it has specified the cases in which not filing the forms is allowed.
Besides, the period established for submitting the annual report is between 1 February and 31 March of each year. The activities reported must have been carried out between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year.
The entities must fill out the forms available on IBAMA’s website, and it is necessary to be previously inscribed on the Federal Technical Registry of Potentially Polluting Activities and Users of Environmental Resources (CTF).
Among the provisions brought in the directive, it is important to stress the one that provides that even if the CTF registration has been terminated, the party legally responsible for the previously registered entity must submit the report concerning the period in which the activities subject to the report were carried out.
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