Federal decree No. 10.936/2022, which regulates the National Solid Waste Policy, was published on 13 January 2022.. The new regulation institutes the National Reverse Logistics Program, integrating the National Information System on Solid Waste Management and the National Solid Waste Plan.
Brazil: IBAMA publishes directive regulating the Annual Report of Potentially Polluting Activities and Users of Environmental Resources
On 14 December 2021, CETESB (Environmental Agency of the State of São Paulo) published Board Decision No. 125/2021/E of 9 December 2021, which approved the updated list of thresholds for contaminants in the soil and groundwater in the State of São Paulo and revoked the former list approved by Board Decision No. 256/2016/E, of 22 November 2016.
A recent Washington Post article about child labor in the Brazilian acai industry underscores the need for companies to develop compliance programs intended to identify and mitigate the risk of possible child labor in their supply chains.
On 6 October 2021, the CETESB (environmental agency of the state of São Paulo) published Board Decision No. 105/2021/P/C of 29 September 2021, which altered Board Decision No. 114/2019/P/C, establishing the “procedure for the incorporation of reverse logistics in the scope of environmental licensing”.
On 10 November 2021, Decree 10,854 was published, addressing several infra-constitutional labor provision on various topics, such as food vouchers, registration before the Workers Feed Program, and transportation vouchers, as well as bringing new labor regulations, such as the Permanent Program for the Consolidation, Simplification and De bureaucratization of Infra-Legal Labor Regulations, and the Electronic Labor Inspection Book.
On 27 October 2021, Regulatory Ordinance of the Ministry of Environment No. 487, dated 26 October 2021, was published. The ordinance establishes the category Forest+Agro under the National Program of Payments for Environmental Services – Forest+, which in turn was established by Ministry of Environment Ordinance No. 288 of 2 July 2020.
A few days away from COP26, the federal government on 25 October 2021 launched the Green Growth National Program.
On 6 September 2021, President Jair Bolsonaro signed Provisional Measure No. 1.068/2021, amending the Brazilian Internet Legal Framework, which regulates the use of the internet in Brazil. The MP was criticized by different sectors of society, who argued that it did not meet the applicable formal and material requirements.
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