Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (Puerto Rico)

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Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico
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Department overview
Formed June 20, 1972; 44 years ago (1972-06-20)
Preceding Department
  • Department of Natural Resources of Puerto Rico
Type Executive department
Jurisdiction executive branch
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Department executive
Child agencies
  • Natural Resources Administration
  • Solid Wastes Authority
Key documents
Website www.drna.gobierno.pr

The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto RicoSpanish: Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA)— is the executive department of the government of Puerto Rico tasked with protecting, conserving, developing, and managing the natural and environmental resources of Puerto Rico.[1][2][3] The current Secretary is Carmen R. Guerrero Pérez.

History[edit]

The Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources was created by Law Number 23 of June 20, 1972. The first head of the Department was Cruz Matos.[4]

Agencies[edit]

  • Puerto Rico Natural Resources Administration|Natural Resources Administration
  • Natural Resources Ranger Corps
  • Puerto Rico Solid Wastes Authority|Solid Wastes Authority

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales (DRNA)". Government of Puerto Rico. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ley Orgánica del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales" (PDF). Government of Puerto Rico. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Plan de Reorganización Núm. 4 de 1993". Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Informe de Auditoría DB-99-12 (PDF) (Report). Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales, Administracion de Recursos Naturales, Area de Recursos de Agua y Minerales. 1999. Retrieved July 9, 2010.