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Decree No. 11.960 providing for the National Council of Water Resources.

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Type of law
Regulation
Source

Abstract
This Decree provides for the National Council of Water Resources. It establishes composition and duties of the above mentioned Council, as a consultative and deliberative body, member of the Regimental Structure of the Ministry of Integration and Regional Development, responsible for: formulate the National Water Resources Policy, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 9.433 of 8 January 1997; promote the water resources planning with national, regional, state and user sector planning; arbitrate, in the last administrative instance, conflicts between state and district water resources councils; deliberate on projects for the use of water resources whose repercussions go beyond the scope of the States in which they will be implemented; deliberate on issues referred to it by the state and district water resources councils or river basin committees; analyze proposals to change legislation pertinent to water resources and the National Water Resources Policy; establish complementary guidelines for the implementation of the National Water Resources Policy, the application of its instruments and the performance of the National Water Resources Management System; approve proposals for the establishment of river basin committees and preparation of their internal regulations; approve and monitor the execution of the National Water Resources Plan and determine the measures necessary to achieve its goals; establish general criteria for granting rights to use water resources and charging for their use; deliberate on the administrative appeals filed; define the amounts to be charged for the use of water resources belonging to the Union suggested by river basin committees, etc.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Decree enters into force on the day of its publication.
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Decreto N 11.960 - Disp e sobre o Conselho Nacional de Recursos H dricos.