Decree Adding a Second Paragraph to Transitory Article Fourteenth of the National Water Law

May 14, 2008
Decree Adding a Second Paragraph to Transitory Article Fourteenth of the National Water Law

A second paragraph to Transitory Article Fourteenth of the Mexican National Water Law (Ley de Aguas Nacionales) was published in the Official Journal of theFederation on April 18, 2008. Such provision establishes the obligation of the National Water Commission to begin a standardization campaign during the next 12months. The campaign is aimed at holders of water concessions whose concession rights have expired and which were issued before presidential decrees in 1995and 1996, so long as the holders of such rights can demonstrate that they have complied with their obligations under the National Water Law. If concessionholders have not complied with their responsibilities, including payment of required concession fees, the government is authorized to impose sanctions pursuant tosuch Law, including cancellation of the corresponding water concession certificate.

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