Enforcement, Sanctions and Incentives Directorate

About us

The Enforcement, Sanctions and Incentives Directorate is in charge of leading, coordinating and controlling the enforcement, sanctions and incentives process driven by its competencies.

In order to perform its duties nationwide, it carries out said duties designating its staff to the decentralized bureaus.

  • What do we do

The Role of the Enforcement, Sanctions and Incentives Directorate:

  • Prepare and propose to the Chairman of the Board standards related to planning, development and evaluation of activities as well as enforcement, sanctions and incentives processes for the National System of Environmental Evaluation and Enforcement, at the local, regional and national government level.
  • Perform enforcement, sanction and incentives activities within the National System of Environmental Evaluation and Enforcement, as part of the transferred powers granted by the Law.
  • Prepare and perform the required environmental management tools for the enforcement, sanction and incentives processes; such as standards, guidelines and other legal and technical provisions that ensure the harmonization of said instruments.
  • Design and manage the Good Environmental Practices Registry, as well as the Environmental Offenders Register, without any additional funding from public treasury.
  • Prepare, at the request of the Public Prosecutor's office, technical review on cases that may constitute environmental crimes.
  • Respond to queries and issue technical opinions on matters of its competency.
  • Implement training and specialized technical advice activities.
  • Prepare (in coordination of the other units), lead and supervise compliance with the Incentive Regime as set forth in the General Environmental Law, Act N° 28611.
  • Prepare and implement the Annual Environmental Evaluation and Enforcement Plan with the other OEFA units.
  • Impose the corresponding administrative sanctions and/or corrective measures as per the sanctioning procedures framework set forth in this directorate.
  • Hence becoming the first administrative instance.
  • Develop in coordination with the other units, the procedure to determine the environmental infringements that may result in criminal prosecution under the terms of the corresponding legislation, ensuring their proper enforcement.
  • Develop in coordination with the other units, the procedure to determine the administrative infringements that may result in sanctions for breaches of obligations defined by environmental management tools, ensuring their proper enforcement.
  • In coordination with the other units, develop procedures to classify, qualify and credit third parties that carry out actions associated with environmental evaluation, oversight and enforcement.
  • Coordinate enforcement of the resolutions issued as per our mandate.
  • Other actions required to fulfill our role.