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On 15 March 2024, Ministerial Resolution No. 000069-2024-PRODUCE was published, approving the Annual Plan for Environmental Assessment and Control (PLANEFA) for the fisheries subsector and the aquaculture subsector of the Ministry of Production for the year 2025. The PLANEFA is a planning instrument through which each Environmental Audit Entity (EFA) schedules the environmental audit actions to be carried out during the corresponding calendar year. This plan is essential to strengthen coordination between the Peruvian Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Authority (OEFA) and the EFAs in the formulation, execution and evaluation of their respective environmental auditing plans.

On 13 March 2024, Ministerial Resolution No. 104-2024-MINEM/DM (“Resolution”) was published. It approves the administrative measures that are subject to the prior consultation process in the electricity subsector. This Resolution annuls the regulations contained in Ministerial Resolution No. 209-2015-MEM/DM, only with respect to the electricity subsector.

On 24 March 2024, Law No. 31992, Law for the Promotion of Green Hydrogen (“Law”) came into force.
The Law promotes the use of green hydrogen, produced with low greenhouse gas emission technologies, as a fuel and energy vector. It declares these activities to be of national interest. Regulations for the Law’s application will be published within 180 days from its entry into force.

The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations has opened a new call to participate in the certification process “Safe company, free of violence and discrimination against women”.
This certification recognizes companies with the best practices in terms of gender equality in employment and grants them benefits in transactions with the state.
Companies have until 30 April 2024 to register and participate in this new edition of the certification process.

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.