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The Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement approves the regulation for environmental control actions during the National Health State of Emergency declared due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement approves the regulation for environmental control actions during the National Health State of Emergency declared due to the COVID-19 outbreak

10/07/2020

On June 6th, 2020, the Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement (Organismo de Evaluación y Fiscalización Ambiental – OEFA) published Resolution N° 8-2020-OEFA/CD (the “Regulation”), approving the regulation for environmental control actions and the monitoring of environmental control authorities during the current health emergency, setting the criteria to regulate the agency´s environmental control faculties, without liberating supervised entities from environmental compliance. Peru is the only Latin American country that has set exceptional criteria for environmental control actions during the COVID-19 public health emergency, similar to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency´s (EPA) COVID-19 Temporary Enforcement
Policy.

According to the Regulation, OEFA will be able to exercise its environmental control functions under the following scenarios: