Secretary ensures: SP will Environmental Regularization Program “based on science”Friday October 20th, 2017
The Secretary of Environment of the State of São Paulo, Mauritius Brusadin, secured, on Wednesday (18), the regulatory process of the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) in the state will be made “based on science” and constantly dialogue with civil society.
The Secretary’s commitment was announced by him during a meeting with entities that make up the movement More Forests to São Paulo and the Center of the Forest Code. “Who will build this solution is the science,” said the secretary.
The rules for implementation of the PRA were established by State Law 15,684 / 15, approved by the Legislature and signed by the state government. Later, however, the State Prosecutor’s Office (MPSP) filed a direct action of unconstitutionality, calling for the suspension of the effects of the law. The Court of Justice (TJ-SP), in a preliminary decision, grant the request of MP, but still there is no final decision on the merits. The legal vacuum leads to legal uncertainty for thousands of farmers, unable to regularize their properties and present the necessary actions for environmental recovery.
The SRFP argues that the law, passed in January 2015, does not guarantee the Cerrado protection (provided for in the Forest Code, federal law, and previous forest codes of 1934 and 1965), allowing the amnesty deforestation of Legal Reserves, authorizing the Permanent Preservation areas (PPAs) or riparian forests are recovered within 20 years, which is a long time to take effect, and allowing the legalization of occupation in Permanent Preservation areas (PPAs) in urban areas. After all, it allows you to review terms of commitments based on previous legislation.
Brusadin took office less than two months. Natural Jaboticabal, graduated in economics from the Unesp (São Paulo State University) and Master of Urban Engineering by UFScar.