Fundação Renova

31 – Collection and sewage treatment

Objective of the program

To make R$500 million in financial resources available to the municipalities in the environmental area 2 (municipalities along the Doce River and along the impacted parts of the Gualaxo do Norte and Carmo Rivers) for funding basic plans of sewage disposal, preparing projects of sewage systems, implementing sewage collection and treatment works, eliminating waste dumps and implementing regional landfills.

Progress of Program

• On 07/10/2020, R $ 16,002.22 was transferred to the municipality of Fernandes Tourinho/MG, related to the request for elaborating a project for the implementation of the WWTP in the district of Senhora da Penha.
• On 07/10/2020, R$ 16,002.22 was transferred to the municipality of Fernandes Tourinho/MG, related to the request for improvement of the WWTP project in the district of Senhora da Penha.
• On 07/10/2020 and 07/28/2020, two transfers were made to the municipality of Sem-Peixe/MG, totaling R$ 424,590.41, related to the request for additional construction counterpart funds for TC/PAC 0366/14.
• On 07/16/2020, a payment was made to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal/MG in the amount of R$ 222,076.58, related to the request for expansion and adaptation of the sanitary sewage system in the downtown area of the municipality.
• In the period from 07/17/2020 to 07/24/2020, the 5th round of meetings was held with the municipal governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo to align the program's acceleration strategies, responsible people and deadlines, as well as expectations.
• On 07/24/2020, R $ 81,651.40 was transferred to the municipality of Itueta/MG, related to the request for hiring a specialized engineering company to prepare basic and executive projects for the expansion of the sanitary sewage system in the districts of Vila Nietzel and Quatituba.
• On 07/27/2020, a payment was made to the municipality of Ipatinga/MG in the amount of R $ 607,032.70 related to the request for expansion of the sewage collection and treatment system in the downtown area of the municipality.
• On 07/27/2020, the Informative Manual on the PG31 Fund Transfer Process was sent to CIF and the Technical Board.
• On 07/28/2020, R$ 254,532.00 were transferred to the Multisectoral Consortium of Vale do Piranga (CIMVALPI), which covers nine municipalities. The amount pertains to the second installment of the request aimed at the creation of the Intermunicipal Plan for Integrated Management of Solid Waste for Municipalities associated with the Consortium.

• On 06/17/2020, two transfers were made to the municipality of Iapu (MG), totaling an amount of R$ 181,190.00, referring to the purchase of assets.
• On 06/22/2020, R$ 60,000.00 was transferred to the municipality of Sao Domingos do Prata (MG), referring to the land acquisition request.
• On 06/22/2020, authorization was issued to start works for the expansion of the sewage collection and treatment system on Avenida Maanaim and the Limoeiro and Granjas Vagalume neighborhoods in Ipatinga (MG).
• On 06/23/2020, R$ 6,492.60 was transferred to the municipality of Rio Casca (MG), referring to the 22nd installment for Technical Assistance Services requested for technical monitoring of the works.
• On 06/30/2020, R$ 264,976.81 was transferred to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal (MG), referring to the 11th installment for the expansion and adaption of the sanitary sewage system in the downtown area of the municipality.

• On May 05 and May 20, 2020, two payments were made to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal, Minas Gerais, of R$ 258,464.95, of the 10th installment of expansion and adaptation process for the sanitary sewage system in the downtown area of the municipality.
• Between May 07, 2020 and May 25, 2020, two transfers were made to the municipality of Rio Casca, Minas Gerais, totaling R$ 12,985.20, of the 20th and 21st installments of a request for technical assistance for the technical monitoring of works.
• On May 15, 2020, R$ 9,588.00 were paid to the municipality of Sao Domingos do Prata, Minas Gerais, for the acquisition of recyclable solid waste collection containers.
• On May 21, 2020, R$ 231,756.00 were transferred to the nine municipalities in the CIMVALPI consortium, as a result of the Intermunicipal Plan for Integrated Management of Solid Waste for Municipalities associated with the Intermunicipal Multisector Consortium of the Piranga Valley (PIGIRS / CIMVALPI).
• On May 27, 2020, R$ 405,000.00 were transferred to the municipality of São Domingos do Prata, Minas Gerais, for the acquisition of property to build a sewage treatment plant and a pumping station on, and for the right of way indemnities.

• On 04/02/2020, R$ 68,506.13 was transferred to the municipality of Ipaba/MG, referring to the 1st installment of the request for execution of a sanitary sewage system project in the town and municipality of Boacha.
• On 04/03/2020, R$ 1,213,134.08 was transferred to the municipality of Colatina/ES, referring to the request for complementation of 191 compensation funds for the implementation of the LR S03, part of the Sanitary Sewage System (SES) on the South Side.
• On 04/03/2020, R$ 960,700.62 was transferred to the municipality of Colatina/ES, referring to the request for complementation of compensation funds for the implementation of EEE S02 and EEE S04, part of the SES on the South Side.
• On 04/06/2020, BANDES authorized the issuance of the service order for the implementation of the Colatina/ES Waste Treatment Plant, in the amount of R$ 10,969,262.80. This resource comes from Baixo Guandu, Colatina, Linhares and Marilandia.
• Between 04/15/2020 and 04/30/2020, two transfers were made to the municipality of Sem-Peixe/MG, totaling R$ 208,318.03, referring to the 1st and 2nd installments of the work request, complementing compensation resources for TC/PAC 0366/14.
• On 04/30/2020, R$ 25,349.37 was transferred to the municipality of Marlieria/MG, referring to the 2nd installment of the project for the design of the sanitary sewage system in the district of Cava Grande.

• On 03/09/2020, R$ 6,492.60 was transferred to the municipality of Rio Casca/MG referring to the 18th installment of the requested technical assistance for technical monitoring of the works.
• On 03/12/2020, R$ 261,382.08 was transferred to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal/MG referring to the 9th installment of the expansion and improvement works of the sanitary sewage system in the downtown area of the municipality.
• On 03/16/2020, R$ 43,055.07 were transferred to the municipality of Colatina/ES referring to the 7th installment of the extra counterpart funds for the implementation of the 1st stage of the WWTP.
• In March, the technical support team was expanded with the objective of speeding up processes with the municipalities.
• On 03/09/2020, authorizations were issued by BDMG to start works to expand the sewage collection and treatment system in the Horto neighborhood in Ipatinga/MG.
• On 03/27/2020, authorizations were issued by BANDES to start works on the sanitary sewage system in the districts Baixo Quartel and Vila Bagueira in Linhares/ES.

• In the period from 02/03/2020 to 02/07/2020, the 4th round of meetings was held with the municipal governments of Minas Gerais, in order to align the program's acceleration strategies, responsible people and deadlines, as well as expectations.
• In February, the technical support team was expanded with two new members to speed up the processes with municipalities.
• In the period from 02/18/2020 to 02/20/2020, authorizations were issued for the bidding process for the Sanitary Sewage System works in Conselheiro Pena, Iapu and Ipatinga (by BDMG).
• On 02/28/2020, authorization was issued for the kick-off of the Sanitary Sewage System works in Corrego Novo (by BDMG).

• On 10/01/2020, R$ 90,250.00 was paid to the municipality of Sao Domingos do Prata/MG, referring to a onetime payment for the development of the Degraded Area Recovery Plan (PRAD) for a landfill.
• On 01/14/2020, the quarterly payment was made to the Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) for the amount of R$ 2,302,724.29, referring to the payments planned for the quarter.
• On 01/27/2020 and 01/28/2020, the 4th round of meetings was held with the municipal governments of Espirito Santo (Linhares, Baixo Guandu and Marilandia), TB-SHQA and BANDES, to align the acceleration actions of the program, managers and deadlines, as well as expectations.
• On 01/29/2020, a payment was made to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal/MG for the amount of R$ 319,461.69, referring to the expansion and adaptation of the sanitary sewage system in the downtown area of the municipality.

• From 12/02/2019 to 12/31/2019, training workshops were held for Module I: Preparation of projects related to sanitary sewage (conceptual, basic, executive and environmental), and Module II: Bidding process and monitoring of works in the towns of Mariana, Governador Valadares and Linhares.
• On 12/19/2019, the last deposit was made in Renova's account, thus finalizing Clause 170 of the TTAC.
• As of 12/31/2019, a total of R $ 4,137,284.03 was transferred to the municipalities.

• From 11/04 to 11/29, training workshops were held concerning Module I: Preparation of projects related to sanitary sewage (conceptual, basic, executive and environmental) and Module II: Bidding process and monitoring of works in the towns of Mariana and Governador Valadares.
• As of 11/29, a total of R$ 3,014,255.03 was transferred to the municipalities, of which R$ 591,588.73 in November/2019.
• On 11/07, a transfer was made to the municipality of Colatina/ES for the amount of R$ 205,843.04, referring to the 5th measurement of the sewage works of the WWTP.
• On 11/07, a transfer was made to the municipality of Rio Casca/MG for the amount of R$ 385,745.69, referring to the 6th measurement of the sewage works of the downtown area of the municipality.
• The transfer to the municipality of Alpercata/MG, for the amount of R$ 18,772.24, related to the preparation of the conceptual study for the 1st stage of the implementation of the sewage system of the downtown area of the municipality of Alpercata and the district of Era Nova, was not carried out. Cause: BDMG notified Renova that the municipality has pending items in the Integrated Financial Management System (SIAFI). Countermeasure: the Renova Foundation made an analysis together with the Legal Adviser and this type of pending items will not be considered an impediment to the transfer of resources to the municipality. Therefore, the transfer will be rescheduled with the financial institution.

• From October 14 to 31, a Module I training workshop was held: Preparation of projects related to sanitary sewage (conceptual, basic, executive and environmental) and Module II: Bidding process and monitoring of works. The municipalities participating in the workshops are: Aimores, Alpercata, Belo Oriente, Conselheiro Pena, Fernandes Tourinho, Galileia, Governador Valadares, Iapu, Ipatinga, Mariana, Naque, Pingo D’Agua, Raul Soares, Resplendor, Rio Doce, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraiso, Sao Pedro dos Ferros and Sobralia.
• On 10/24, BANDES started using Geo-works to monitor the ongoing works in the state of Espirito Santo (ES).
• As of 10/31, a total of R$ 2,422,666.30 was transferred to the municipalities, of which R$ 692,910.62 in October/2019.

• From 09/09 to 09/13, meetings were held with the Municipal Offices of the municipalities in Espirito Santo to align the strategies of actions.
• From 09/16 to 09/20, meetings were held with the municipalities of Minas Gerais to align the strategies of actions.
• From 09/09 to 09/20, the Training Workshops Manual was distributed to the municipalities of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais, containing a calendar, schedule and criteria for appointing representatives from each municipality to make arrangements for participating in the workshops.
• From 09/09 to 09/20, the Technical Support Activities Manual was distributed to the Renova Foundation, Technical Support and Municipalities, with the purpose of establishing and making transparent the possibilities and limits of the Renova Foundation's technical support to the municipalities and other actors involved.

• On 07/31/2019, a partnership agreement was signed between TCE Espirito Santo, Renova Foundation and the Espirito Santo Development Bank for the use of GeoObras software.
• On 08/02/2019, a letter was filed with CT-SHQA regarding the delivery of the strategic planning of the technical support and training services to be provided to the municipalities, considering the proper dimensioning of the teams and their alignment with the municipal demands and with the specificities of the Program for Sewage Collection and Treatment and Disposal of Solid Waste.
• On 08/02/2019, a letter was filed with CT-SHQA regarding the delivery of the diagnosis of the municipalities, considering that this is essential for the evaluation of the strategic planning delivered.
• On 08/05/2019, R$ 329,078.07 was transferred to the municipality of Colatina (ES) for the 1st and 2nd measurement for construction of the WWTP in Barbados.

• On 07/12/2019, R$ 49,450.00 was transferred to the Sao Domingos do Prata municipality for the elaboration of the Municipal Plan for Integrated Solid Waste Management (PGIRS).
• On 07/17/2019 and 07/18/2019, a new strategy was initiated with the CIMDOCE and CIMVA consortia to speed up solid waste disposal actions with the participation of the municipalities associated with the consortia, SEMAD and the Renova Foundation. As a result, the CIMVA consortium has delivered the Term of Reference for contracting a Feasibility Study for the design of infrastructure for integrated systems for urban solid waste management and disposal, environmental education programs and selective collection for the consortium municipalities, and CIMDOCE published the bidding process for the Feasibility Study similar in scope to CIMVA.
• On 07/25/19, R$ 161,712.90 was transferred to the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal for the first measurement of the expansion and adequacy of the sanitary sewage system of the downtown area of the municipality.
• On 07/29/19, R$ 267,904.68 was transferred to the municipality of Colatina for supplementing the compensation funds for the implementation of the first phase of the WWTP (1st part of the reimbursement).
• The delivery to the technical board CTSHQA of the Strategic Planning of the technical support and training services to be provided to the Municipalities, considering the proper division of the teams and their alignment with the municipal demands and the specificities of the Program for Sewage Collection and Treatment and Disposal of Solid Waste, planned for July, has been rescheduled to August 2019.
• The Diagnoses of the Municipalities, to be delivered to the Technical Board CTSHQA and which are essential for the assessment of the Strategic Planning, delivery planned for July, was rescheduled to August 2019.

• On 06/05/2019 and 06/06/2019, the strategies of the implementation actions of the Program were aligned with the municipalities of Espirito Santo.
• The Municipal Plan for Integrated Solid Waste Management (PGIRS) of the municipality of Sao Domingos do Prata was approved by BDMG.
• The project of the sewage treatment plant of the district of Aviso, in the municipality of Linhares, was rejected by BANDES. Nonconformity points were identified that would hinder the construction, operation and even the maintenance of the proposed system. These points need to be addressed and resolved prior to bidding and contracting.

• Technical Support Training for new third-party employees on 05/07.
• Definition of the solid waste schedule on 05/08 and 05/09 of public consortia and non-consortium municipalities, ensuring a better operation.
• Alignment of the strategies to implement the program together with the municipal governments of Minas Gerais between the 05/27 and 05/31.
• BDMG authorized the bidding for the construction of the sewage system for the municipality of Corrego Novo.
• BDMG authorized the bidding process for the implementation of the Organic and Recyclable Waste Treatment and Recycle Center in Sao Domingos do Prata.

• Delivery of the new program monitoring tool (schedule) to Technical Board CT-SHQA on April 30th.
• The BDMG bank authorized on April 2 the initiation of the sanitary sewage works in the municipality of Sao Jose do Goiabal.
• Training on the bidding process, held by the BDMG bank, on April 25th, for the Renova Foundation, Technical Board, Technical Support and Training team.
• More Technical Support staff was hired for the municipalities.

On March 25, meetings were held with the municipalities of Espirito Santo (Linhares, Colatina, Baixo Guandu and Marilandia) and with the Conoeste consortium to align expectations and define actions, responsibilities and deadlines (from the time of petition to the actual initiation of works) for acceleration of PG031, with the participation of CT-SHQA, Basin Committee, Sedurb, SAAE and BANDES.
Approval of procedures for new calls and alteration of petitions in scope of the Program for Sewage Collection and Treatment and Disposal of Solid Waste, according to Technical Note nº 33/2019 of CTSHQA.
The Technical Support team has already held 347 meetings with the municipalities served by the program, with the objective of technically and institutionally subsidizing them in the progress of the plans, projects and works foreseen in the program. In March, 32 meetings were held in 20 municipalities and 3 meetings with the Conoeste consortium. This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
Training workshops were held on basic executive projects and elaboration of terms of reference in Corrego Novo and Sem-Peixe and on the structuring of consortium solutions for solid waste disposal in Marlieria and Sem-Peixe. The purpose of these workshops is to technically enable municipalities to execute the activities during the development of the projects and works.

Between 02/19 and 02/22/2019, several meetings were held with the municipalities of Minas Gerais to align expectations and define actions, responsibilities and deadlines (from claims to initiation of works) to accelerate PG031, with the participation of CT-SHQA, River Basin Committee, Copasa, SAAE and BDMG.
The Technical Support team has already held 309 meetings with the municipalities served by the Program, with the objective to support them technically and institutionally in the progress of plans, projects and planned works. In February, 60 meetings were held in 39 municipalities and 8 meetings with four consortia (CIMVA 1, CIMVA 2, COMDIN and CONDOESTE). This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
A training workshop was held in Raul Soares on Basic and Executive Projects and the Elaboration of Terms of Reference. The purpose of these workshops is to technically enable municipalities to carry out activities during the development of the projects and works.

The Technical Support team has already carried out 201 visits to the municipalities in scope of the program with the objective of supporting them technically and institutionally in the progress of the plans, projects and works foreseen in the Program. In January, 31 visits were made to 19 municipalities (Baixo Guandu, Belo Oriente, Bom Jesus do Galho, Colatina, Corrego Novo, Dionisio, Fernandes Tourinho, Ipatinga, Marilandia, Naque, Periquito, Pingo D’Agua, Rio Doce, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraiso, Sao Jose do Goiabal, Sao Pedro dos Ferros, Sobralia and Timoteo) and 3 consortiums (CIMDOCE, COMDIN and CONDOESTE).
This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
Training workshops about Public Sector Consortium for the Disposal of Solid Waste (Conselheiro Pena, Ipatinga, Linhares and Santana do Paraiso), Basic and Executive Projects and Elaboration of Terms of Reference (Marlieria, Sao Jose do Goiabal and Sao Pedro dos Ferros). The purpose of these workshops is to technically enable municipalities to carry out activities during the development of the projects and works.
The municipality of Rio Doce signed the contract for the transfer of funds to the financial institution (BDMG) and is ready to start the execution of projects and works planned for the municipality.

The technical support team has already carried out 177 visits to municipalities with the objective of providing technical and institutional support in the progress of the plans, projects and works foreseen in the program. In December, there were 22 visits to 15 municipalities (Baixo Guandu, Belo Oriente, Colatina, Corrego Novo, Dionisio, Fernandes Tourinho, Ipatinga, Itueta, Linque, Naque, Periquito, Pingo d’Agua, Resplendor, Santa Cruz do Escalvado and Timoteo) and three consortiums (CIMDOCE, CIMVALPI and CONDOESTE). This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
The Environmental Licensing and Approval workshops were carried out for sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal projects in the municipalities of Marlieria, Iapu, Sao Pedro dos Ferros and Alpercata. In addition, workshops were started for the Elaboration of Projects referring to sanitary sewage: Conceptual, Basic, Executive and Environmental in the municipalities of Dionisio, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Sao Domingos do Prata and Barra Longa. The purpose of these workshops is to technically enable municipalities to execute the activities during the development of the projects and works.
The TST (Technical Support Term) was signed by the municipality of Colatina and by management of the program, thus formalizing the technical support provided to the municipality.
The municipality of Rio Doce took care of pending issues and has already scheduled the signing of the contract with the financial institution on 18/01/19 for transferring the funds. The signing of this agreement is vital for starting these transfers to the municipality and the progress of the projects.
Funds were transferred to the municipalities of Sao Jose do Goiabal and Rio Casca. After the evaluation of the accounts by the financial institution, the amount was approved and transferred to the municipalities so that they can continue the development of the projects.
The document defining the program was filed with the CIF. This document describes all the objectives and actions that will be implemented, as well as the indicators that will be used to control and evaluate the program.

The technical support team has already carried out 142 visits to municipalities with the objective of supporting them technically and institutionally in the development of the plans, projects and works foreseen in the program. In November, 25 visits were made to 23 municipalities (Aimores, Baixo Guandu, Belo Oriente, Dionisio, Fernandes Tourinho, Galileia, Iapu, Ipaba, Ipatinga, Itueta, Linhares, Mariana, Marilandia, Pingo d’Agua, Resplendor, Rio Casca, Rio Doce, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraiso, Sao Domingos do Prata, Sao Jose do Goiabal, Sao Pedro dos Ferros and Sobralia). This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
Technical support visits were also made to the municipalities’ consortia. In November, there were three visits to three consortia (CIMVA, CIMDOCE and CONDOESTE).
Four workshops were held on environmental licensing and permission for sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal projects in the municipalities of Belo Oriente, Sem Peixe, Caratinga and Corrego Novo.
On 11/23, the Acceleration Plan was partially approved by the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHA), which aims to speed up the implementation of the program's actions. The program is awaiting approval by the CIF (11/30).
On 11/23, the Final Assessment of Sanitary Sewage and Solid Waste in the Doce river basin channel was partially approved by the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHA). The Assessment made a study of the general costs for sanitary sewage for all the municipalities surrounding the river channel, and for solid waste, besides the municipalities surrounding the channel, all those eligible. The program is awaiting approval by the CIF (11/30).

The Technical Support team visited 24 municipalities (Aimores, Alpercata, Barra Longa, Belo Oriente, Bom Jesus do Galho, Conselheiro Pena, Corrego Novo, Dionisio, Iapu, Ipatinga, Itueta, Mariana, Marilandia, Naque, Periquito, Pingo D'água, Raul Soares, Resplendor, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraíso, Sao Domingos do Prata, Sem Peixe, Sobralia and Tumiritinga). Including the visits made in October, the program served all 39 contemplated municipalities.
The Technical Support team aims to provide technical and institutional support to the municipalities in the progress of the plans, projects and works outlined in the program. This important initiative ensures the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and a correct way of measuring the services provided.
The training of municipalities began on 10/25 with a workshop on Environmental Licensing and Approval of the Sanitary Sewage System in Colatina (ES). There were also Environmental Licensing and Approval Workshops for sanitary sewage and solid waste disposal projects in Sobralia, on 10/29, and in Ipaba, on 10/30.
On 10/29, the Final Assessment of Sanitary Sewage and Solid Waste of the Doce river basin channel was filed with the CIF/CTSHQA (Interfederative Committee/Technical Board of Water Security and Quality). The Assessment made a study of the general costs for sanitary sewage for all the municipalities of the river channel and for solid waste, besides the channel, also for the other neighboring municipalities that are in scope. The Program is awaiting response by the TB.

The Technical Assistance team provided support in 24 municipalities (Aimores, Alpercata, Baixo Guandu, Caratinga, Colatina, Dionisio, Governador Valadares, Ipaba, Ipatinga, Marilandia, Marlieria, Periquito, Pingo D’Agua, Raul Soares, Resplendor, Rio Casca, Rio Doce, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraíso, Sao Jose do Goiabal, Sao Pedro dos Ferros, Sem Peixe, Sobralia and Timoteo). The Technical Support team aims to provide technical and institutional support to the municipalities in the execution of the plans, projects and works covered by the program. This initiative is important to ensure the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and the correct measurement of the services provided.
The Preliminary Assessment of Sanitary Sewage and Solid Waste of the Doce river basin channel was filed with CIF/CTSHQA on 09/05. For sanitary sewage, the assessment will cover all municipalities of the river channel and for solid waste, apart from these municipalities it will also include the interconnected municipalities. The program will await a statement from the Technical Board (CT) regarding the alternatives presented by this document to proceed with the Assessment.

Submission of the amendments made to the Program Acceleration Plan, filed with the CIF/CTSHQA on 08/30/2018. At the request of the CTSHQA Coordinator and members of the CIF, the Renova Foundation made an amendment to the Action Plan to expedite the actions of the Program for Sewage Collection and Treatment and Destination of Solid Waste, with more concrete actions and implementation of deadlines.

The Technical Support team made the first visit to understand the demands in 13 municipalities (Periquito, Sao Jose do Goiabal, Barra Longa, Alpercata, Dionisio, Ipatinga, Timoteo, Bom Jesus do Galho, Iapu, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Santana do Paraiso, Ipaba and Mariana), of the 16 that have not yet been served by the program, totaling 36 municipalities (out of 39 attended). Service attendance also returned to 17 municipalities. The Technical Support team aims to provide technical and institutional support to the municipalities in the progress of the plans, projects and works outlined in the program. This initiative is important to ensure the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and the correct measurement of the services provided.

Submitted the Program Acceleration Plan, filed with the CIF/CTSHQA on 07/30/2018. At the request of the Coordinator of the Technical Board SHQA and the members of the CIF, an Action Plan was prepared by the Renova Foundation to expedite the actions of the Program for Sewage Collection and Treatment and Destination of Solid Waste.

Also submitted was the Diagnostic Proposal for Structuring Actions with compensatory resources, filed with the CIF/CTSHQA on 07/18/2018. This assessment was carried out in response to Official letter No. 5/2018/CIF/GABIN-IBAMA, aiming at the realization and presentation of a study contemplating the planning of structuring actions related to sanitation and solid waste disposal, aligned with National and State Policies regarding Solid Waste. The Assessment will cover structural aspects (infrastructure) and structuring (management) of sewage and solid waste services throughout the River Basin.

The Technical Support team made the first visit to understand the demands in 23 municipalities, out of 39 served by the program.

The Technical Support team aims to provide technical and institutional support to the municipalities in the progress of the plans, projects and works outlined in the program. This initiative is important to ensure the consistency of the projects and their proper implementation, the execution of good contracts and the correct measurement of the services provided.

The following municipalities were visited: Marqueira, Marinho, Pingo D’Agua, Corrego Novo, Raul Soares, Sao Pedro dos Ferros, Tumiritinga, Fernandes Tourinho, Sobralia, Bugre, Rio Doce, Caratinga, Resplendor, Sao Domingos do Prata, Rio Casca, Aimores, Sem Peixe , Linhares, Colatina, Counselor Pena, Marilandia, Baixo Guandu.

Three of Espirito Santo's four municipalities impacted by the collapse of the Fundao dam (Baixo Guandu, Linhares and Marilandia) signed an agreement for the transfer of funds from the program through the Espirito Santo Development Bank (Bandes). In addition, a partnership was also signed with the Public Consortium for the Treatment and Proper Disposal of Solid Waste in the Western Doce Region in the State of Espirito Santo (Conoeste) to guarantee the construction of dumps and implementation of regional sanitary landfills. This way, the bank will start having meetings with municipalities to align on the issues already approved by the CIF.

In addition, three technical support engineers were mobilized to start providing service to the municipalities. Two of them will be located in Governador Valadares (MG) and one in Mariana (MG). The first municipalities to be served will be: Galileia, Marlieria, Fernandes Tourinho, Pingo D’Agua, Sao Pedro dos Ferros and Raul Soares. The activity kicked off at the end of June in the town of Galilee.

In May, the Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) met with mayors in 29 municipalities and discussed the lawsuits already approved by the CIF with each of them. These meetings took place thanks to an agreement between the parties to ensure the transaction of financial resources in the program.

The cities of Itueta, Governador Valadares, Resplendor, Doce River, Barra Longa and Santa Cruz do Escalvado had their meetings scheduled for June and July.

33 of the 35 affected municipalities in Minas Gerais signed a contract with the Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) for transaction of financial resources. The amount will be allocated to the elaboration of sanitary sewage system projects, the implementation of construction works to collect and treat sewage and implementation of dumps and regional sanitary landfills. The municipalities of Barra Longa and Rio Doce did not sign these contracts because they presented an irregular certificate of federal taxes. It is estimated that the situation is regularized by the end of May.

After signing the contracts, the municipalities must submit the projects to the financial institution in accordance with the demands approved by the CIF, which may be: elaboration or adaptation of projects, completion of sewage collection and treatment works in progress, implementation of sanitary sewage infrastructure project with bidding conditions or other collection and sewage treatment actions that do not fit the mentioned categories.

BDMG should then analyze the projects and approve them or not. Only after completion of this stage will the municipalities be able to start their activities.

However, in order to continue the actions related to the resources provided by the Renova Foundation, BDMG is calling the mayors for an alignment meeting on the demands already approved by the CIF. The idea is to discuss possible changes, talk about any action already taken by the municipality and clarify doubts about the credit process that will be conducted by the bank.

The deadline was closed for the registration regarding the call by the financial institutions for qualifying municipalities. After registration, municipalities may sign the contract to transfer the resources.

A preliminary draft of the partnership agreement between the Renova Foundation and the National Health Foundation (FUNASA) was prepared. The proposal was submitted for analysis to Funasa's Chairman in Brasilia. The assessment of the municipalities was finalized.

The Renova Foundation presented the progress of the program at the Forum of Mayors, in Governador Valadares (MG). Continuing its policy of transparency, the program was also presented to the Advisory Board in Governador Valadares.

In compliance with resolution 75 of the Interfederative Committee (CIF), the financial institutions - Minas Gerais Development Bank (BDMG) and Espirito Santo Development Bank (BANDES) - published the Call for Qualification of Municipal governments. After this authorization, the Municipal governments will sign a contract with the Bank to begin the procedures for contracting the actions approved by the CIF, giving way to the financial transaction process.

Moreover, regarding CIF Resolution 75, a Work Plan was prepared for presentation to the Financial Institutions (BDMG/BANDES). This Work Plan aims to align the actions of the Financial Institutions in the accompaniment that will be done with the Municipal Governments.

The Renova Foundation held a kick-off meeting with the financial institutions BDMG (Minas Gerais Development Bank) and Bandes (Espirito Santo Development Bank). In addition, a purchase requisition was opened for the contracting of the technical support services, and the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (ABES) for capacity building within the municipalities.

Following the kick-off meetings, the municipalities of Barra Longa, Bom Jesus do Galho and Dionisio, in Minas Gerais, were visited on December 12, 15 and 18, respectively.

In November, the municipalities of Sao Jose do Goiabal, Sao Domingos do Prata, Alpercata, Mariana, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Rio Doce, Galileia, Governador Valadares and Pingo D'Água were visited to proceed with initial meetings.

The document "Guidelines for Transfer of Resources, Technical Support and Training to Municipalities" was approved by the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHQA), on November 10. The document was approved by the Interfederative Committee (CIF) on the 21st.

On the 23rd, Renova's CEO, Roberto S. Waack, met with Funasa’ s president, Rodrigo Sergio Dias, with the objective of formally initiating the partnership between the institutions.

The Renova Foundation continued with the hiring process of the Financial Institutions, BDMG and Bandes, for the management and transfer of resources for the Collection and Treatment of Sewage and Destination of Solid Waste. The process is in its final phase.

For the execution of the program, the work plans of partner institutions for the provision of technical support and training services were reviewed and the process of internal coordination with Territory and Environmental Education leaders was initiated.

Kick-off meetings were held in 25 municipalities included in this Program, following up on the meetings that began in September. The objective is to present the 39 municipalities with the bases of the investments in initiatives that collect and treat sewage and provide environmentally adequate destinations for solid waste.

On October 19, the Renova Foundation also participated in the VI Permanent Forum of Mayors in Caratinga, presenting the program to 30 mayors and other authorities present. The presentation was followed by a session of questions, answers and clarifications.

In October three CTSHQA meetings took place in Brasilia: two extraordinary meetings to discuss in detail the document "Guidelines for Transfer of Resources, Technical Support and Qualification of Municipalities", and a regular meeting on October 25.
The "Guidelines" document was reviewed and filed on October 24 and presented in the 16th CTSHQA meeting.

Working meetings were also held with Funasa in Belo Horizonte and at the headquarters of the National Water Agency (ANA) in Brasilia, in order to define the partnership between Funasa and Renova.

The first kickoff meeting with the Municipalities was held in Colatina (ES). The kickoff meetings, which will be held during the months of October and part of November, have the following objectives: to present the program to the municipalities, to clarify doubts about its implementation and to listen to suggestions; establish direct dialogue with municipalities and municipal sanitation service providers and identify focal points for the program in the respective municipalities; to update and clarify, together with the municipalities, the information on the lawsuits presented and to verify if the recommendations of the Technical Board for Water Security and Water Quality (CTSHQA) were implemented; to request validation and/or supplementing of the preliminary assessment of the municipality by the technical staff of the respective town hall; to consult and identify requirements for technical support and training of the municipality. This first formal contact of the program will provide preparatory elements for the Technical Support Terms of each municipality.

Three meetings were held with the National Health Foundation (FUNASA), with the objective of establishing a partnership agreement, in which the institution will provide support to municipalities with a population equal to or less than 50 thousand inhabitants and will give access to the SIGA program, used to make instant follow up on the works in progress.

At the 15th meeting of the CTSHQA, the Renova Foundation submitted the Assessment of Sanitary Sewage and Solid Waste of the municipalities and the revised version of the document Guidelines for Transfer of Resources, Technical Support and Training to Municipalities. The document Guidelines for Transfer of Resources, which defines the program, received new comments. On September 29, a new version of the Guidelines document was submitted, with all the comments presented and incorporated in Technical Note 30, of the Technical Board of Economy and Innovation (CTEI).

The consolidated proposal containing the Plan for Municipal Training and Technical Support Structure for the Municipalities was sent to the Inter-federative Committee (CIF). The Proposal for Financial Resource Transfers was also sent. As agreed in the 14th meeting of the Technical Board of Water Safety and Quality, this proposal replaces the separate submission of the proposed transfer of financial resources.

The following proposals for analysis were submitted to the Technical Board of Water Safety and Water Quality (CTSHQA):

• proposal of a qualification plan for the municipalities, considering the competent bodies of the states (State Secretariat for Sanitation, Housing and Urban Development of Espirito Santo (SEDURB-ES), State Secretariat for Towns and Regional Integration of Minas Gerais (SECIR- MG), State Environmental Foundation of Minas Gerais (FEAM-MG) and State Institute for the Environment and Water Resources of Espirito Santo (IEMA-ES) aimed at: structuring of consortium solutions for solid waste disposal; elaboration of projects related to sanitary sewage: conceptual, basic, executive and environmental; institutional strengthening for the management and operation of the implemented actions;

• proposal of a technical support structure for municipalities, under the direct responsibility of the Renova Foundation, with the technical capacity to support at least the execution of the following services: elaboration of terms of reference; proposing technical solutions; conducting public bidding processes and contracting services in a standardized way, whenever possible; physical-financial accounting of the solutions to be implemented; support to accompany structuring and structural actions; preparation of progress reports.

In June, the proposal for Guidelines for the Transfer of Resources and Technical Support to the municipalities of the environmental area 2 was in the process of being finalized for compliance analysis, however, the document will undergo a new approach as per resolution of the Inter-Federative Committee (CIF) and Technical Note of the Technical Board of Water Security and Quality (CTSHQA).

On May 29 the preliminary draft of the proposal of the Guidelines for the Transfer of Resources and Technical Support, as requested by the National Water Agency (ANA), was sent to the Technical Board of Water Security (CTSHQA). The purpose of the proposal is to establish rules on how the municipalities will receive the resources and to ensure the implementation of actions of sewage collection and treatment and final disposal of solid waste (sanitary landfills).

In definition phase.

In March, a document was drafted with the basic guidelines for transferring resources to the municipalities and aspects related to governance of the actions in all the environmental area 2 municipalities.

The protocol of the Basic Guidelines for Implementing the Transfers and Aspects related to the Governance of the Actions has been drafted. This document will be discussed in the Technical Board for Water Security and Water Quality and should be approved by July 2017. In April, dialogues will start with the Doce River Basin Committee and the Ibio, looking for possibilities of establishing partnerships for the provision of technical assistance for the municipalities.

Comments were submitted on the Term of Reference (TR) and the program’s flowchart to the legal department, governance and specialists of the area. Resolution 43, published on January 31 this year, details the premises and the maximum limits available for each municipality, therefore, the actions in progress by the Renova Foundation can be approved at any time by the Inter-Federative Committee, which will not result in losses for the municipalities.

The program includes the provision of financial resources to a specific group of municipalities with the objective of funding the preparation of basic sanitation plans, sewage drainage system projects, implementation of sewage collection and treatment works, elimination of waste dumps and implementation of regional sanitary landfills. The availability of these resources is still under review by the Inter-federative Committee. The agreement between the Renova Foundation and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) for greater coverage of the program is also being assessed by the parties.

The program includes the provision of financial resources to a specific group of municipalities with the objective of funding the preparation of basic sanitation plans, sewage drainage system projects, implementation of sewage collection and treatment works, elimination of waste dumps and implementation of regional sanitary landfills. The availability of these resources is still under review by the Inter-federative Committee. The agreement between the Renova Foundation and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) for greater coverage of the program is also being assessed by the parties.

The program includes the provision of financial resources to a specific group of municipalities with the objective of funding the preparation of basic sanitation plans, sewage drainage system projects, implementation of sewage collection and treatment works, elimination of waste dumps and implementation of regional sanitary landfills. The availability of these resources is still under review by the Inter-federative Committee.

The division of the 2016 resources was defined, allocating 90% for sewage treatment systems and 10% for the disposal of solid residues. It was also defined that the resources will only be made available to municipalities that have an institutional sewage treatment service (department, local authority or third party), and that the municipalities closest to the Fundão dam will receive priority, taking in consideration the riverbeds of the impacted rivers.


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