SEA profile

Updated to: 03 September 2019

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Contact & history

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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

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Framework/Enabling law

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.

SEA approach

The SEA approach is based on the ESIA procedure

Article 13, Regulation 137-2016

Institutional setting for SEA

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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.

SEA procedure

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Establishing context

Implementing the SEA

Informing and influencing decision-making

Follow up

SEA practice

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