Category Archives: Alerts

Oil and Gas: New royalty rates for mature fields

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018

The National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis – “ANP”) enacted on September 24, 2018, the Resolution No. 749/2018, regulating procedures to allow reduction of royalty rates over incremental production on mature fields. Royalties are one of the most traditional forms of government take applicable to…

Environmental: file of environmental civil public actions by IBAMA

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018

Federal Environmental Agency (“IBAMA”) published on September 19, 2018, Ordinance No. 2,723 (“Ordinance”), determining the administrative planning of environmental public civil actions (“ACPs”) to be filed by IBAMA, aiming at the determination of civil liability arising from environmental violations under IBAMA’s competence. The National Coordination of Judicial Litigation (“COJUD”), the General Coordination of Environmental Inspection…

The return of “political appointments” is not the only relevant issue of the bill of law on Regulatory Agencies

Posted on: Jul 24, 2018

On July 11, a Special Commision of the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill of law establishing a new legal framework for Regulatory Agencies. Such bill had been approved by the Federal Senate in 2016; thus, its current version, as amended by the Chamber of Deputies, will be returned to the Senate for review. “Political…

ANP Updates Regulation Regarding Biofuels Production

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018

For the purpose of improving regulation and focusing on simplification, reduction of investment barriers and costs, the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (“ANP”) released Resolution 734 (“Resolution”), which was published on the Official Gazette on June 29th, 2018. The ethanol and biodiesel production, which were regulated, respectively, by ANP’s Resolution 26/2012 and…

Alterations on Federal Registration of potentially pollutant activities and users of Environment Resources

Posted on: Apr 20, 2018

On April 17, 2018, the Brazilian Environmental Agency (“IBAMA”) published Ordinance No. 11/2018 and Ordinance No. 12/2018 (“Ordinances”), altering the regulation of Federal Registration of Potentially Pollutant Activities and Users of Environment Resources (“CTF/APP”) and introducing new environmental instruments. The Ordinance No. 11/2018 sets forth new rules for the enrollment in CTF/APP, such as: Alterations…

Conversion of environmental fines in Environmental Protected Units

Posted on: Jan 31, 2018

On the 22 of January, 2018, the Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio) published Normative Instruction No. 2/2018, regulating the procedures for the conversion of environmental fines into preservation, improvement and recuperation services of the environment in environmental protected units. Normative Instruction No.2/2018 sets forth two proceedings to convert an environmental fine:…

Maritime drilling of wells and production of petroleum and gas: use and disposal of fluids, gravel and cement paste

Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

On January 11, 2018, it was issued the Normative Instruction No. 1/2018 of Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources – IBAMA, regulating the environmental conditions of the use and disposal of fluids, gravel and cement paste in the activities of maritime well drilling and production of petroleum and gas. Normative Instruction No. 1/2018…