Roraima Brazil

Strategies and Policies:

Licensing Program: Provides a streamlined processes for environmental licensing including modules for granting water use, inspection and monitoring. The firs module for family agriculture was implemented in January 2018 with  the expectation that by the end of the year all the modules will be in operation. FEMAR will assign the same program to the municipalities that wish to implement it.

Program Legal Title - Program for land regularization of the land to the State. A task force has been established to streamline processes.

Laws and Regulations:

Law no 976, 2014 - This Law provides for the policy of rural land regularization of occupation on lands in the state of Roraima, through right of use measures that allow the rational and economic use of rural public lands, assuring to all those who work there and producing the opportunity of access to property, in order to comply with the principles of social justice, agricultural development and social and environmental sustainability.

Law no 815, 2011  -The State Foundation of the Environment, Science and Technology of the State of Roraima - FEMACT-RR, created by State Law No. 001, art. 46, item III, item 2, of January 26, 1991, and regulated by the Delegated Law No. 004, of January 16, 2003, is transformed into a State Foundation for the Environment and Water Resources of Roraima - FEMARH-RR, Secretary of State for Planning and Development - SEPLAN. The Institute of Forest Development of the State of Roraima - IDEFER-RR, created by State Law No. 709, of March 30, 2009, is transformed into an Institute of Support for Science, Technology and Innovation of the State of Roraima - IACTI- RR, linked to SEPLAN. The activities of science, technology and research carried out by FEMACT-RR are now absorbed by IACTI-RR.

Complementary Law no 143, 2009 - This Complementary Law establishes the System of Planning and Territorial Planning of the State of Roraima as an instrument of State Policy for Sustainable Development, in the form established by the State Constitution.  The Land Planning and Planning System of the State of Roraima, hereinafter referred to as SPOT / RR, is the main guiding instrument for planning land occupation and controlling the use of natural resources in the territory of the State of Roraima, to be followed in the implementation of plans, programs, projects, works and public and private activities.

Complementary Law no 144, 2009- establishes the System of Planning and Territorial Planning of the State of Roraima and provides other measures.

Law no 693, 2008 - Creates the Center for Geotechnology, Cartography and Territorial Planning - CGPTERR, as a Decentralized Administrative Unit of the Secretariat of State for Planning and Development - SEPLAN, and makes other provisions.

Law no 7, 1994 - Establishes the Code of Protection for the Environment for the Administration of Environmental Quality, Protection, Control and Development of the Environment and appropriate use of the Natural Resources of the State of Roraima.

Law no 30, 1992 - Creates the Institute of Lands and Colonization of Roraima and gives other measures.


The State Foundation for the Environment and Water Resources (FEMARH/RR) - created by State Law No. 815 of July 7, 2011, FEMARH aims to promote, elaborate, manage, coordinate and implement the policy of the environment and water resources of the State of Roraima, with the purpose of ensuring control, preservation, conservation and environmental recovery, aiming at sustainable socioeconomic development and improvement of the quality of life of the population.

Institute of Support to Science, Technology and Innovation  (IACTI / RR) - IACTI / RR was also instituted by State Law nº 815 of July 7, 2011, to manage, coordinate and execute the policy of science, technology, innovation and forest management of the State of Roraima, with the purpose of stimulating, promoting and fostering scientific and technological development, with the realization and utilization of scientific research and Amazonian studies and their the sustainable socioeconomic development of the State and the improvement of the quality of life of the population.

Center for Geotechnology, Cartography and Territorial Planning (CGPTERR) -  CGPTERR is a decentralized administrative unit that is part of the organizational structure of the State Secretariat for Development Planning - SEPLAN, created by State Law nº 693 of 31 December 2008, aims to coordinate and carry out the systematic mapping of the territory of the State of Roraima, supporting the planning and territorial planning activities of the State, and especially the planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the execution of the work of the State. ecological-economic zoning, as well as territorial management in Roraima, among other duties provided for in the Law.

Institute of Land and Colonization of the State of Roraima (ITERAIMA) - ITERAIMA was created by State Law No. 030 of December 26, 1992, with the purpose to execute the land policy of the State, vested with powers to regularize public and vacant lands of the State or those transferred from the Union, by virtue of the law, or incorporated by any legal means to the State Patrimony, as well as the regulation of urban and rural areas, state ownership and possession .

The Economic Ecological Zoning (ZEE-RR) began in 1992, but was not approved at the time. With the resumption in 2009, new studies were carried out by the CPRM , although the ZEE was not approved due to administrative issues.

New efforts began in 2013 although these efforts stalled as the Ministry of Environment did not accept a series of studies which had inconsistencies in information.  These studies were ordered to be re-done.

Efforts resumed in 2016, in the current administration and ten diagnoses of technical areas have been completed with four more in progress.  A final two diagnoses are still pending, which, once complete, will represent a completion of the ZEE-RR, to be submitted for consideration and approval to the Legislative Assembly and National Commission of the ZEE in the Ministry of Environment.

Roraima has about 47% of its territory made up of Indian lands and a specific secretariat for dealing with indigenous affairs, the State Secretariat of Indians. This secretariat provides resources and servers to plan and implement actions to assist 450 indigenous communities in the areas of health, education, agricultural production, psychological and cultural assistance.