Chronology of Doe Run’s legal problems in Peru

Isabel Guerra

Chronology of Doe Run Peru legal processesAs part of our complete coverage of Doe Run’s case, we offer to our readers a detailed chronology of the most significant dates of this long process.

October 23, 1997
La Oroya’s Complex transference contract to the US based Renco Group-owned Doe Run Peru S.R. is signed.

July 28, 1998
Doe Run Peru declares they will invest US $18 million in the Environmental Clean-up Program (or PAMA in Spanish).

December 23, 2004
Doe Run company’s Executive President, Jeffrey Zelms, arrives to Peru seeking the clean-up program’s deadline to be extended until 2011, when it was supposed to end in 2007.

December 20, 2005

Doe Run formally requests to the Energy and Mines Ministry an extension until 2010.

May 29, 2006
The Finance Ministry grants Doe Run another three years to comply with their environmental-related investments, until October 31, 2009.

April 5, 2009
Doe Run warns the government that if the deadline is not extended, the metalurgic complex may have to halt operations, leaving La Oroya residents jobless.

July 14, 2009
Doe Run insists on being granted an extension to comply with the environmental cleanup program.

August 24, 2009
Doe Run states that they would withdrawn the reestructuration request if the government grants them another extension and reaches an agreement with their creditors.

August 25, 2009
The Ministry of Energy and Mines installs the La Oroya Technical Commission, to determine how much time Doe Run will require to comply with its environmental cleaning program.

October 29, 2009
The government grants Doe Run six months to define the guarantees it will present to the state aiming to meet its environmental program.

April 27, 2010
Doe Run Peru asks for another 30 days to resume operations at La Oroya smelter.

May 6, 2010
The Ministry of Energy and Mines states that Doe Run has time until July 24 to obtain financing and resume operations at La Oroya.

July 2010


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