It is granted in the planning phase of the company or activity, approving its location and design, certifying the environmental feasibility and establishing the basic and technical requirements for the development of the project.
The technical-scientific document brings an environmental diagnosis, analyzes impacts and their compensatory measures. Such studies, addressed to the Public Administration and to society, necessarily address the biological conditions, environmental resources, landscape issues, health issues and socioeconomic development of the region; and aim to give publicity and transparency to the project.
Authorizes the installation of the company or specific activity according to the specifications contained in the approved plans, programs and projects, including environmental control measures and other necessary technical requirements.
Authorizes the company or activity to operate after the compliance check of previous licenses, based on surveys, pre-operation and audit reports, monitoring data or any technical means of verification.
It is not definitive and therefore is subject to renewal, with supervenient constraints, which compliance is obligatory, under penalty of suspension or cancellation of the operation.
Environmental Document Amendment
The company or activity may request the change of environmental document due to the following changes:
- Official Denomination;
- Extension of license's expiring date.
Environmental License Exemption
It is a document that formalizes an emission permit for projects that can not be licensed by CETESB or data that are not law-applicable, such as on-site administrative and commercial activities, finished products stocking, etc.
Other Type of Licenses
Preliminary Environmental Assessment
The objective of the preliminary assessment stage is to carry out an initial diagnosis of potentially contaminated areas (PCAs), which will be possible by collecting available information on each of the identified areas in the previous step and recognizing them through field inspections.
The collected data must be interpreted to formulate hypotheses about the characteristics of the contamination source, the probable pathways of the contaminants (means by which they can propagate), the spatial distribution of the contamination and the likely receptors or goods to be protected reached. Thus, an initial conceptual model of the area can be established, which will be used as basis for the planning of the later phases of the management, which should be updated in the confirmatory and consolidated investigation stage during the execution of the steps of the recovery process CAs.
In order to handle environmental waste, it is necessary to issue a document (CADRI) by the Municipal and State Environmental Agencies, which will approve the transportation of waste of environmental interest to storage, treatment, reprocessing, or final disposal sites.
- Hazardous industrial waste (class I, according to ABNT Standard NBR 10004);
- Household solid waste collected by the public service, when sent to a private landfill or to other municipalities;
- Industrial liquid effluent treatment system sludge;
- Sludge from the treatment system of liquid effluents generated from pollution sources defined in article 57 of the State Law Regulation 997/76, approved by State Decree 8468/76 and its amendments;
- Contaminated PPE and PCB-containing packaging;
- Tanneries not characterizes as Class I by NBR 10004;
- Foundry industry wastes not characterized as Class I by NBR 10004;
- Ports and Airpors Waste, excluding waste with households characteristics and those controlled by the Federal Police Department;
- Health Services Waste, Groups A, B and E, according to CONAMA Resolution 358, of April 29, 2005. For Group B waste, check CETESB P4262 Technical Standard - Chemical Waste Management for health facilities: procedure, August 2007;
- Liquid effluents generated in pollution sources defined in the article 57 from the State Law Regulation 997/76, approved by State Decree 8468/76 and its amendments. Effluents sent through sewage network;
- Water treatment system sludges;
- Waste from agrochemicals and their packages, after used, constitute hazardous waste.
Intervention in Water Supply Preservation Areas and Permanent Protection Areas
When the company or activity will carry out any type of intervention in a Water Supply Preservation area or in a Permanent Preservation Area, it is obligated to obtain authorization from the environmental agency due to the intensive use of the services and goods.