7000 Profepa conducted inspection activities for companies
As a result of the inspections, PROFEPA found a significant compliance by industries since 2000 748 were found in full compliance with regulations and environmental legislation.
During 2014, 80 closures, 51 total and 29 partial, which were applied to represent an imminent risk of ecological imbalance, or serious damage or deterioration of natural resources, cases of contamination with dangerous repercussions for ecosystems were imposed, its components or to public health.
The Inspection and Monitoring Program aims to prevent and control environmental pollution that can generate industrial activities in their production processes and monitoring compliance with certain obligations of companies under federal jurisdiction on various topics, such as high-risk activities, hazardous waste management and soil contamination.
For example, generators, or service providers regarding hazardous waste must comply with the provisions of the General Law on Prevention and Waste Management (LGEPEGIR) and its regulations, in addition to authorization of the Ministry of Environment environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
Recall that a hazardous waste is one who possesses any of the characteristics of corrosivity, reactivity, explosiveness, toxicity, flammability, or contain infectious agents which give them dangerous and packaging, containers, packaging and soil that has been contaminated when transferred to another site.
As for emissions, the Attorney monitors that they are within the provisions of the relevant official standards; who have their Single Environmental License (LAU) to SEMARNAT, in addition to complying with the conditions of the Operating License and / or Single Environmental License and submit to the SEMARNAT its Annual Operation Card.
Also, inspection visits in this area, PROFEPA verifies that industries have with platforms and sampling ports, which integrate an inventory of emissions and utilize equipment to control emissions and channeled through pipes or chimneys discharge.
PROFEPA inspections continue manufacturing and services under federal jurisdiction by running the Program Annual Inspection Visits establishments, through its offices in 31 states and the Greater Mexico City to prevent environmental risks.