Federal Decree no. 9,587/2018, which installs the awaited National Mining Agency – ANM and approves its regimental structure, was published yesterday, November 28th, 2018. The rule was expected by the mineral sector since last year, after the publication of Federal Law no. 13,575 / 2017, which extinguished the National Department of Mineral Production – DNPM and created the new regulatory agency.
The appointments of all the five members of the agency’s Board of Directors were also published today.
The Decree will enter into force on December 05th, 2018. As a consequence, the New Mining Code Regulation will also enter into force on the same day, since it was conditioned to the effective establishment of ANM. Thus, in addition to the new scenario arising from the installation of the agency, the sector will also be subject to the rules that have significantly altered the regulatory scenario of mining in Brazil.