Licensing and Environmental Studies

Are you going to build, reform or run a business? 

Therefore, it is necessary to obtain a license by the environmental agency. The environmental licensing is a critical step to ensure the safety and sustainability of the business.

With 10 years of experience, Master Ambiental provides all the technical assistance necessary to get your project approved by the environmental agency.

The company provides support to each client by the monitoring and environmental licensing protocol, and elaborates the required environmental studies for the fulfilment of all conditions that may be required by environmental agencies.

Entrepreneurs, in turn, should adopt measures to minimize negative impacts and maximize the positive that a business may have.

In its portfolio, Master Ambiental accounts 229 environmental licensing of all kinds, including previous licenses, installation and operation, renewals, layoffs and permits. Master has worked with more than 74 industries, 74 business or services, 38 real estate constructions and 37 infrastructure works, plus some public agencies and rural properties.

Master Ambiental has the experience and knowledge to work in the states of Paraná (IAP), São Paulo (CETESB), Rio de Janeiro (INEA), Mato Grosso do Sul (Imassul), Santa Catarina (FATMA) and some municipal agencies.

Which environmental study will be required for each project?

For the environmental licensing, environmental studies are presented as allowance for the analysis of the environmental aspects of the business, whether for the construction, installation, expansion or operation.

According to the resolution CONAMA nº 237/1997, those activities or projects that cause a significant environmental degradation will be required an environmental impact study and an environmental impact report (EIA/RIMA)

If the environmental agency classifies that the business does not causes significant environmental degradation or impact, it may define other environmental studies as they judge necessary.

Environmental impact is any change in the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the environment, caused by any form of matter or energy resulted from human activities that directly or indirectly affects the health, safety and well-being of the population, the social and economic activities, biota, aesthetic and sanitary conditions of the environment and the natural resources quality and disponibility (Article 1 CONAMA resolution nº 01/1986).

Each environmental agency regulates the procedures and applicable environmental studies necessary to each business.

The potential environmental impact of the project/business is crucial to the definition of the appropriate environmental studies for each phase. The potential is related to location and technological alternatives, risk, characteristics and the nature of the activity.

Environmental Licensing

The environmental licensing is a prevention and supervision tool, established by the National Environmental Policy (Federal Law No. 6.938/1981), which consists of an administrative procedure by which the environmental agency legislates and approves the location, installation, expansion and operation of enterprises or activities that may generates any pollution or environmental degradation.

Environmental Impact Assessment

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Environmental Impact Report (RIMA) are multidisciplinary technical documents in order to carry out a complete, comprehensive assessment of significant environmental impacts and mitigation measures.

Environmental Control Plan (PCA)

Originalmente previsto na Resolução CONAMA nº 09/90, o Plano de Controle Ambiental (PCA) deve contemplar os projetos executivos de minimização de impactos ambientais avaliados na fase prévia.

Preliminary Environmental Report (RAP)

The RAP is intended to evaluate the environmental viability of an activity, potential business or any activity that really causes any environmental impacts.  Includes qualitative analysis of the physical, biotic and socioeconomic means and evaluates the impacts caused by the business, with the proposed mitigation measures and environmental control plan.

Simplified Environmental Report (RAS)

The Simplified Environmental Report (RAS) analyzes the environmental viability of the location, installation, operation and expansion of an activity or project. This document is required during the previous licensing stage.

Simplified Environmental Study (EAS)

During the previous license, the Simplified Environmental Study (EAS) is based on the assessment of environmental impacts of activities and business of very low impact or non-significant impacts. The environmental agency may require other studies, such as a RAP or an EIA/RIMA.

Preliminary Environmental Study (EAP)

In the previous license stage, the Preliminary Environmental Study (EAP) analyzes the environmental viability of the location, installation, operation and expansion of an activity or project.

Environmental Control Report (RCA)

The Environmental Control Report (RCA) reports the compliance or non-compliance regarding the attendance of the mitigating measures and the environmental control plan. The RCA is required during the installation or operation stage.

Basic Environmental Plan or Basic Environmental Project (PBA)

During the installation license, the basic environmental plan or basic environmental Project (PBA) contains the details of the mitigating measures and compensations to be adopted by the entrepreneur to mitigate environmental impacts identified during the EIA elaboration.

Environmental Programs

In the context of Environmental Licensing and the Environmental Management System of projects and activities, a number of mitigating measures for environmental impacts should be performed periodically, both during the period of constructions, expansion or operation.

Environmental Monitoring

As much as conditioning in environmental licensing and as part of an environmental management system, periodic monitoring are tool to attest the effectiveness of environmental control measures.

Environmental Liability Report

The Environmental Liability Report is a technical document that investigates the existence of significant damage or potential risk to the properties of a well balance environment.

Floristic Survey

The floristic survey is a technical study that seeks to identify the flora species that occurs in an area and characterizes and assesses the actual state of conservation of the vegetation.

Fauna Survey or Inventories

The fauna survey or inventories are technical studies in the field of Zoology which aim to identify the diversity of animal species occurring in an area and in a period. Features and evaluate the state of biodiversity conservation and ecological interactions that support the species.