Businesses That Needs Licencing

When thinking about starting a business, the entrepreneur is faced with a series of laws that impose rules and conditions for the opening and running of companies and the data collection licensing.

We will try to present the main documents, permits, and licenses, also explaining the importance and legal consequences of not presenting each of them.

Environmental licensing is a legal obligation prior to the installation of any undertaking or activity potentially polluting or degrading the environment and has as one of its most expressive characteristics the social participation in decision making, through the conduct of Public Hearings as part of the process.

Activities/Projects that Must be Licensed

  • Construction, reconstruction, extension or renovation of buildings for the installation of pollution sources;
  • Installation of a source of pollution in an already built building;
  • Installation, extension or modification of a source of pollution.

Previous Licensing may be requested concurrently or not with the LI (Installation License) application, depending on the nature of the activity/undertaking, which will be the subject of Previous Licensing prior to the Installation Licensing. The other activities will have the prior license issued concurrently with the Installation License.

Pollution Sources

All works, activities, installations, processes, devices, movable or immovable property or means of transport are considered as sources of pollution that directly or indirectly cause or can cause pollution to the environment.

Sole paragraph – For the purpose of applying this article, mobile sources are understood to mean all motor vehicles, vessels and the like, and as stationary sources, all others.

The presence, release or release in water, air or soil of any form of matter or energy, with intensity, quantity, concentration or characteristics in disagreement with those established under this Law, or that render or may render water, air or soil:

  • Improper, harmful or offensive to health;
  • Inconveniences to public welfare;
  • Harmful to the use and enjoyment of property and normal activities of the community.

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