November 11, 2022

Environmental Impact Census 2022 in Mexico

Holland & Knight Alert
Paulina Doen

Recently, Mexico's National Agency for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection in the Hydrocarbons Sector (Agencia Nacional de Seguridad Industrial y de Protección al Medio Ambiente del Sector Hidrocarburos or ASEA) extended an invitation to participate in the Environmental Impact Census (the Census) by which those with fuel retail stations, specifically for the retail of diesel and gasoline (FRS), were encouraged to voluntarily regularize their status with respect to their environmental impact (EI) authorizations subject to state or municipal jurisdictions that may be in default, and established Nov. 30, 2022, as the deadline for such purposes.

In this sense, the ASEA breaks down the criteria to participate in the Census as follows:

Criteria to participate in Mexico's Environmental Impact Census 

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Once the regulated individual or entity has determined in which scenario and which regularization criteria it meets pursuant to the above, it may start its sign-up process via the ASEA website, considering the following:

  • the document or authorization must coincide with the initial project regarding the FRS
  • notarial deed(s) evidencing the character and powers of the individual or legal representative
  • valid official identification document corresponding to either the natural person or the legal representative of the regulated individual or entity

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