EPR Bill Modifications Proposed

The Senate Environment Committee has proposed modifications to Boletín 9094-12, a comprehensive waste management and extended producer responsibility bill (EPR Bill), which is now in the second constitutional phase of the regulatory approval process. Key changes reduce the list of priority products, lift and simplify penalties for violators, and introduce and clarify obligations for producers, waste managers, importers, exporters, retailers, and distributors. The EPR Bill now moves to the Finance Committee for review.

Proposed Bill Would Incorporate Environmental Protection and Climate Change Measures Within National Regulatory Framework  

A bill (Boletín No. 10.416-12) has been proposed in the Senate that would modify a range of federal laws to incorporate provisions promoting environmental protection, GHG reductions, and climate change adaptability.