The New Environmental Agency for the Hydrocarbons Sector in Mexico (“ASEA”) Began Its Activities on March 2, 2015


On August 11, 2014 the Official Daily of the Mexican Federation published the Executive Order that issues the Law of the Coordinated Regulatory Entities in the area of Energy, which amends, adds and derogates various provisions of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration and issues the Law of the National Agency of Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection of the Hydrocarbons Sector. The Executive Order became effective the day after its publication in the Official Daily. The purpose of this Law is the creation of the Agency (“ASEA”), as an entity of the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources, with technical and management autonomy.

On August 19, 2014 by instructions of Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Juan José Guerra Abud, appointed Carlos de Regules Ruiz-Funes as Executive Director of ASEA. The activities of the new agency began on March 2, 2015.

The purpose of ASEA is to protect the people, environment and facilities of the hydrocarbons sector through the regulation and supervision of: (i) industrial safety and operational safety; (ii) dismantling activities and abandonment of facilities; and (iii) wastes and polluting emissions.

To read the full alert, click on the PDF linked below.


For more information, please contact:

Héctor Herrera


Email Disclaimer