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Valentin Paniagua

Valentin Paniagua represents clients in mining and corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in project finance, acquisitions and sales of companies and assets. He advices clients on the different commercial, regulatory, corporate and litigation aspects related to the development of mining activities and natural resources. Recognized for his mining experience, Valentin has been ranked in several leading publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, IFRL 1000, Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer. He has also been recognized in Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers, for 10 consecutive years.

On 3 May 2024, Supreme Decree No. 004-2024-MINAM was published, amending the Regulations of Law No. 27446 (Law of the National Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA)). Its purpose is to standardize criteria for processing environmental certification requests and to promote the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure when binding technical opinions and observations are delayed.

On 28 May 2023, Legislative Decree No. 1570, which approves the Law of Integral Management of Chemical Substances, was published, with the aim of protecting human health and the environment from the hazards and risks associated with the use of hazardous chemical substances. The law will become effective as of the day following the publication of its regulations, which must be approved by MINAM within a period of no more than one year.

Last 30 May, Supreme Decree No. 006-2023-MINAM was published, whose Fourth Final Complementary Provision establishes that the Single Procedure of the Environmental Certification Process is suspended until 1 January 2025, for all stages, requirements, deadlines and other aspects related to the environmental certification process in charge of SENACE.

Law No. 31745 has been published, amending Article 11 of Legislative Decree 1107, which regulates the responsibility of the purchaser of mining products to verify the origin of such products, establishing the documents to be requested, as well as the actions to be taken for this purpose.

Ministerial Resolution No. 089-2023-MINAM approving the Minimum Content of the Minimization and Management Plan for Non-Municipal Solid Waste, was published on 9 March 2023.
It should be recalled that the Non-Municipal Solid Waste Minimization and Management Plan (PMMRS), also called the Solid Waste Management Plan, is part of the Environmental Management Strategy, or the one that takes its place, included in the corresponding Environmental Management Instrument. The publication of the content of the PMMRS had been put on hold by the Ministry of Environment since 2017, with the issuance of the Regulation of Legislative Decree No. 1278, Legislative Decree approving the Law on Integrated Solid Waste Management.

By Administrative Resolution N° 057-2021-ANA, published on 13 March, the National Water Authority establishes the procedure for obtaining a license for water use, in the framework of the regime of formalization, approved by Supreme Decree N° 010-2020-MINAGRI, issued 15 October 2020. It also approves the technical criteria for the evaluation of applications and formats required to achieve this effect.

On September 23, 2020, Peru’s Ministry of Environment presented the digital platform “National Registry of Mitigation Measures” or Registro Nacional de Medidas de Mitigación – RENAMI during its participation in the 2020 NYC Climate Week. This is a milestone in Peru’s climate action plan and its transition to carbon neutrality.

The RENAMI is the first virtual platform in Latin America created to monitor compliance with a country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.