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Contact & history
Country contact on SEA
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)
Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
7 avenida 03-67, zona 13, Ciudad Guatemala
Tel: (502) 2423-0500
General Directory of Environmental Management and Natural Resources
Tel: (502) 2423-0500 or 2202
Legal framework for SEA
Law of Protection and Improvement of the Environment (no.68-86, 1986), updated in 1993.
National detailed SEA regulation
The Regulation on Environmental Evaluation, control and monitoring (2016) provides some provisions for SEA, but is not detailed regarding internationalisation of SEA.
Scope of SEA application
SEA is applied to plans and programmes.
The SEA approach is based on the ESIA procedure
Article 13, Regulation 137-2016
Institutional setting for SEA
Central SEA authority
National Environmental Authority is the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
Initiator of the SEA
The SEA must be prepared by the institution in charge of the initiative, with advice of an environmental service provider registered with MARN.
Definitions section of 137-2016.