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INSTITUTIONAL

The members of the CIRM, recommended by the head officers of the respective agencies, among high functional category and higher technical-professional capacity, are assigned by the State Minister of Defense, through delegation of competencies from the President of the Republic, in compliance to proposal of the CIRM Coordinator.

The Ministries and Agencies represented may accredit alternate representatives to substitute effective members, whenever engaged elsewhere, in which case they will have the same responsibilities and prerogatives.

Contact:

Phone: 55 61 3429-1319

E-mail: secom@secirm.mar.mil.br

CREATION

The Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources (CIRM), created by Decree no. 74.557 dated September 12, 1974; revoked by Decree no. 3939, dated September 26, 2001, amended by Decrees no. 4.815, dated August 20, 2003; 6.107, dated May 2, 2007; 6.484, dated June 17, 2008; 6.756, dated February 2, 2009 and 6.979, dated October 8, 2009; have the purpose of coordinating the matters related to the achievement of the National Policy for the Resources of the Sea (PNRM). As a consequence of Decree no. 86.830, dated January 12, 1982; the CIRM began managing, also, the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR).

The PNRM is consolidated by multiyear and resulting annual Plans and Programs, designed by the CIRM, that unfold themselves in specific projects, and make up the basic working documents. These projects are approved by the CIRM and the resources needed are transferred, from the different agencies, based on partnerships, to the Executing Institutions (Universities, Research institutions and government organizations related to resources of the sea), upon development of the different stages.

Integrating plans:

- Sectorial Plan for the Resources of the Sea (PSRM);

- National Coastal Management Plan (PNGC) e

- Brazilian Continental Shelf Survey Plan (LEPLAC).

In addition to these Plans resulting from the PNRM, the CIRM also implements the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR), that is based on the National Policy for Antarctica Matters (POLANTAR).


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HOW IS CONSTITUED

CIRM is constituted according to Decree no. 3.939, dated September 26, 2001; which article 3 was amended by Decree no. 6.979, dated October 8, 2009.

I – Coordinator:

- Navy Commander, appointed as Marine Authority.

II - Members:

- Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic;

- Ministry of Defense;

- Ministry of Foreign Relations;

- Ministry of Transportation;

- Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply;

- Ministry of Education;

- Ministry of Health;

- Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade;

- Ministry of Mines and Energy;

- Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management;

- Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation;

- Ministry of the Environment;

- Ministry of Sports;

- Ministry of Tourism;

- Ministry of National Integration;

- Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture;

- Secretariat for Ports of the Presidency of the Republic; and

- Navy Command, of the Ministry of Defense.

III - Secretariat.

IV - Subcommissions.

V – Executive Committees.

VI - Working Groups.

The members of the CIRM, recommended by the head officers of the respective agencies, among high functional category and higher technical-professional capacity, are assigned by the State Minister of Defense, through delegation of competencies from the President of the Republic, in compliance to proposal of the CIRM Coordinator.

The Ministries and Agencies represented may accredit alternate representatives to substitute effective members, whenever engaged elsewhere, in which case they will have the same responsibilities and prerogatives.

The Secretariat of the CIRM is made up of:

I - Secretary;

II - Deputy-Secretary;

III - Subsecretariats;

IV - Administration Department; and

V - Advisories.

The works of the Secretariat and other technical and administrative duties concerning the CIRM are ensured by the Navy Command.

The Representative of the Navy Command performs the Secretary’s duties.

The Subcommissions, Working Groups, and Executive Committees are created by Resolution of the CIRM, whereas its members, minimum two, are appointed by the CIRM Coordinator, and its head representatives and alternate representatives are assigned by the respective agencies. The appointment of representatives to these collegiate will be made by the CIRM Secretary, through delegation of competencies from the Coordinator.

The Executive Committees are, mandatorily, subordinated to the Subcommissions.

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COMPETENCIES

I - submitting to the President of the Republic, through the State Minister of Defense, the guidelines proposed for achievement of the PNRM;

II - assessing the activity planning related to the resources of the sea, proposing priorities to the President of the Republic for the programs and projects that comprise them;

III - coordinating the design of multiyear and annual plans and programs, both shared and sectorial;

IV - suggesting allocation of financial resources to enhance development of the activities related to the sea and Antarctica, through budget endowments or from other internal or external sources;

V - following up on outcomes and proposing amendments to the PNRM;

VI - following up on the outcomes and suggesting amendments to the implementation of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR); and

VII - providing technical opinions and suggestions related to the matters and activities related to the resources of the sea, whenever so determined by the President of the Republic.


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OPERATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRESIDENCY:

The Coordinator of the CIRM will direct its activities and chair the meetings.

Whenever the Coordinator is engaged elsewhere, the CIRM meetings will be chaired by the Representative of the Navy Command and, in his eventual absence, by the Head Representative Member of the Ministry of greater precedence, observing the order provided by Decree no. 6.979, dated October 8, 2009.

MEETINGS:

The commission will meet:

I - as ordinary session, summoned by the CIRM Coordinator, at least once every quadrimester, through communication made by the Secretary, at least seven days in advance.

II - as extraordinary session, summoned by the President of the Republic or State Minister of Defense, through the CIRM Coordinator, to assess urgent or special matters.

The State Minister of Defense may summon extraordinary sessions, in order to fulfill request of the CIRM Coordinator or based on request of, at least, one third of Members.

Commission meetings will normally take place at the Secretariat of the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Resources of the Sea (SECIRM).

CIRM will only meet with the presence of, at least, one third of its members.

Whenever invited by the CIRM Coordinator, representatives of other public or private agencies, or even personalities of recognized value; with no right to vote.

The provisions of this Article shall apply, for meetings of the Subcommissions, Working Groups and Executive Committees, to the invitees of the CIRM Secretary.

To observe CIRM meetings, or of its Subcommissions, Working Groups and Executive Committees, or to participate in them, only the following shall be able to enter the precincts of the meeting:

I - the Coordinator;

II - the Members;

III - the Secretary;

IV - the Deputy-Secretary;

V - the persons invited such as provided by Art. 10, sole paragraph; and

VI - other persons related to the works, upon discretion of the CIRM Coordinator or Coordinator of the respective collegiate linked to it.

The degree of confidentiality of the meetings and documents will be determined by the CIRM Coordinator, which will inform so to all Members.

The decisions of the CIRM, of its Subcommissions, Working Groups or Executive Committees will be made based on consensus and, in the event that one is not reached, based on the majority of votes of its Members, Head or Alternate representatives. The Coordinator of the Commission, Subcommission, Working Group or Executive Committee withholds the tie-breaking vote.

Any member may express in writing, in meeting minutes, his disagreeing point of view, whenever the opinion of an agency being represented differs from that of the majority.


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SUBCOMMITTEES, WORKING GROUPS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

Subcommissions, Working Groups and Executive Committees may be created in order to evaluate a subject or to conduct and supervise programs and projects that, based on importance or urgency, deemed so by CIRM Members, shall receive special or priority treatment.

The Coordinator will instruct the works of the Subcommissions, Working Groups and Executive Committees and, per self-initiative or by decision of the Subcommission, Working Group or Executive Committee, will assign a rapporteur for each task.

Reports, technical opinions, resolutions and proposals resulting from the works of the Subcommissions, Working Groups or Executive Committees will be presented during CIRM meetings, by the respective Coordinator, assisted by the Rapporteur, for assessment and decision-making.


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