Commutation of the fine, an option with environmental benefits
November 17, 2021
Revista Industria Legal, Edition No.3 November 2021
Héctor Garza explains in this article, published in the "Environmental" section of the 3rd edition of Revista Industria Legal, one of the options available to organizations in the event they receive a fine from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) for non-compliance with their environmental obligations.
This option involves the use of a mechanism established in the article 173 of the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection, which allows organizations to pay for the aforementioned fines by making an investment of the same amount in the acquisition and installation of equipment for preventing pollution or in the protection, preservation or restoration of the environment.