Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)
According to Article 5 of Law No. 11,516, of August 28, 2007 , Ibama has the following main duties:
I. exercise environmental police power;
II. perform actions of national environmental policies, regarding federal attributions, related to environmental licensing, environmental quality control, authorization of use of natural resources and environmental supervision, monitoring and control, in compliance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment ; and
III. perform supplementary actions within the competence of the Union, in accordance with current environmental legislation.
• Propose and edit environmental quality norms and standards.
• Zoning and environmental impact assessment.
• Environmental licensing, in federal attributions.
• The implementation of the Federal Technical Registry.
• Environmental oversight and enforcement of administrative penalties.
• The generation and dissemination of information related to the environment.
• Environmental monitoring, especially with regard to the prevention and control of deforestation, burning and forest fires.
• Support for environmental emergencies.
• The execution of environmental education programs.
• The elaboration of the information system.
• The establishment of criteria for the management of the use of wildlife, fisheries and forest resources; among others.
For the performance of its functions, Ibama may act in conjunction with the organs and entities of the federal public administration, direct and indirect, of the States, the Federal District and the Municipalities of the National Environmental System (Sisnama) and with society. organized civil society to achieve its objectives in accordance with the guidelines of the national environmental policy.See more