Decree Of December 06 2007

Original Language Title: Decreto de 06 de dezembro de 2007

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DECREE OF December 6, 2007.

Alters the 3 and July 2003 Decree, which establishes the Permanent Interministerial Working Group for the purpose of proposing measures and coordinating actions aimed at reducing deforestation indices in the Legal Amazon.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, in the use of the attribution conferring you the art. 84, inciso VI, point?a?, of the Constitution,

DECRETA:

Art. 1st Decree of July 3, 2003, establishing the Permanent Working Group Interministerial with the purpose of proposing measures and coordinating actions aiming at the reduction of deforestation indices in the Legal Amazon, passes in addition to the following article:

?Art. 3-B. It is instituted, within the Working Group on which this Decree, the Environmental Accountability Work Sub-Group, which will have the following objectives:

I-formulate and implement articulated actions between the federal bodies that integrate it for the prevention and repression of environmental crimes and infractions related to death, bursts and illegal exploitation of forests in priority areas in the Amazon

II-evaluating and formulating proposals of enhancement of the normative instruments regulating matter, as well as of the operational mechanisms for effective administrative, criminal and civil accountability regarding death, bursts and illegal exploitation of forests in the Amazon ;

III-articulating with the state organs of control and surveillance strategic and integrated actions to prevent and repress, efficiently and effectively, environmental infractions and crimes related to death, bursts and illegal exploitation of forests in the Legal Amazon ; and

IV-develop own indicators and implement periodic evaluation of performance and impacts of administrative accountability strategies on death, forest exploration and illegal bursts in the Legal Amazon, whose results will be widely publicized.

§ 1st Sub-Group will be composed of a representative of each organ and entity hereinafter:

I-Ministry of the Environment, which the coordination ;

II-Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic ;

III-Advocacy-General of the Union ;

II-Institutional Security Office of the Presidency of the Republic ;

IV-Ministry of Justice ;

V-Brazilian Institute of the Environment and the Renewable Natural Resources-IBAMA ;

VI-Brazilian Agency of Intelligence- ABIN ;

VII-Federal Police Department of the Ministry of Justice ; and

VIII-National Office of Public Safety of the Ministry of Justice ;

§ 2nd Sub-Group may invite representative of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office to participate in the meetings by him organized.? (NR)

Art. 2nd This Decree comes into effect on the date of its publication.

Brasilia, December 6, 2007, 183rd Independence and 116th of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA

Dilma Rousseff

Marina Silva

This text does not replace the published in the DOU of 12/7/2007