In order to protect the environment, the Federal Petroleum Agency (ANP), Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) and the Environmental State Agencies (OEMAs) analyse all the areas prior to decide their offer in licensing rounds, as stated at the CNPE Resolution nº 008/2003.
As a result of this work, guidelines are published with the requirement levels for the environmental licensing, allowing the future concessionaire to include the environmental variable in exploration and production projects.
These guidelines are revised and updated every round to keep track of the policies evolution. The creation of new protected areas, the evolution of ecosystem’s knowledge, the exploration and production technologies development and the social and economic reality are dynamic factors that directly influence the level of requirement for the environmental licensing of the offered blocks. Therefore, it is very important to consult this information, even for blocks that have already been object of previous rounds.
The guidelines also provide information about the environmental licensing process, such as procedures, legislation and technical information about fishing, fauna and flora, among others.
Environmental licensing for onshore activities ia a responsibility of Environmental State Agencies (OEMAs) when it occurs within only one state.
Environmental licensing is a responsibility of IBAMAfor offshore activities. The Petroleum Activities and Nuclear Licensing Office (ELPN) is the unit based in Rio de Janeiro City that performs the process.
ELPN: Praça XV de Novembro, 42
9º andar - Centro - Rio de Janeiro/RJ
Fone: (021) 2506 1717