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- Water Law No. 276 of August 26, 1942: It grants MINAE the power to dispose and decide on behalf of the State about the domain, exploitation, use, management or surveillance of the waters and the bodies containing them, including requirements for agricultural drainage permits.
- Law Creating the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers, No. 2726 of April 14, 1961: It establishes the matters regarding water and sewage management and management of water resources intended for use by population.
- Law 5516 of May 28, 1974: It requires the registration of drilling companies engaged in groundwater exploitation. The Water Department is responsible for this, and it grants drilling permits.
- Environment Law No. 7554 of November 13, 1995: It ratifies that waters are national.
- Regulations of Discharges and Wastewater Reuse, Decree No. 26042 of June 19, 1997: This regulation aims at protecting public and environment health through environmentally sound management of wastewater. It is applicable throughout the country for managing wastewater, whether it is discharged or reused.
- Decree of Tax for the Concept of Water Use No. 32868-MINAE of January 30, 2006: The tax for water use should be used as an economic instrument to regulate water use and management. It will allow water availability for reliable supply for human consumption and socio-economic development of the country, as well as the generation of funds to fund long-term sustainable management of water resources in Costa Rica.
- Regulations for the Assessment and Classification of the Quality of Surface Water Bodies, Decree No. 33903 of March 9, 2007: It regulates the criteria and methods to be used for assessing the quality of surface water bodies, and it will allow classification for the different uses of this asset.
- Regulations of the Environmental Tax for Discharges, Decree No. 34431-S-MINAE of April 17, 2008: These regulations are aimed at regulating the tax on the use of water resources, polluting substance discharges. This tax will be hereafter called Environmental Tax on Discharges.
- Law No. 7779, Soil Use, Management and Conservation: This law mainly seeks to protect, preserve and improve soils through integrated and sustainable management with other natural resources, by means of sound environmental promotion and planning.
- D.E. No. 29375-MAG-MINAE-Treasury-MOPT, Regulations to the Law of Soil Use, Management and Conservation: Pursuant to Article 3 of Law No. 7779 of April 30, 1998, it declares the public utility and interest of state or private actions for an integrated and sustainable soil management, in harmony with other natural resources and wealth in the national territory, to protect, preserve and improve soils and to prevent erosion and degradation due to natural or artificial causes.
- Labor Code, as amended: This link takes you to the Labor Code and other related legislation.
- Decree No. 37184-MTSS 06/19/2012: Regulations of the Accreditation of Members of the Standing Committees of Workers to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security
Municipal decrees and agreements related to pineapple
- Executive Order 31288 of 04/28/2003: It declares the public interest and national convenience of the project "Sustainable Management of Pineapple Stubble and Its Productive Reconversion".
- Municipal Agreement Guácimo 38 05/20/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
- Municipal Agreement Guácimo 31 03/17/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
- Municipal Agreement Guácimo 1 09/19/2008: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 3 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
- Guideline 10 of SENASA 161/10/2009: It authorizes transportation of pineapple, taro, or banana stubble for use in livestock feed.
- Municipal Agreement Guácimo 25 03/17/2010: It agreed to declare a pro-tempore moratorium on the southern part of the canton, with an extendable length of 12 months, for planting and establishing new areas of pineapple exploitation, production, and agricultural industry.
- Guideline 1043 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Farming of 12/02/2011: It established the need to regulate the integrated management of plant stubble and animals waste to minimize the effects of the fly Stomoxys calcitrans, known as the stable fly.
- Executive Decree 37358 of 08/28/2012: Regulations of the management of stubble waste and residues of both plant and animal origin for pest control.
- Municipal Agreement Pococí 448 of 03/12/2012: The Municipality of Pococí will not grant municipal licenses for earthworks, or construction permits for activities related to cultivation, expansion, industrialization, export, distribution, and domestic marketing of pineapple.
- Resolution 37 of 07/06/2012 of SENASA: It declares the ban for pineapple farms in the District of Cutres to fell any new pineapple plantations for at least 90 days as a general and mandatory health measure
- 2286-2009-SETENA: Restoration of the Environmental Diagnosis Study- (EDA).
- 2572-2009-SETENA: E.D.A. Technical Guide
- 730-2010-SETENA: Addendum to Agreement on the Restoration of the Environmental Diagnosis Study.