Posted by Patricia Schneider on Sep 13, 2022
The Maritime Terrestrial Zone (MTZ) in Puerto Rico was the topic of Guest Speaker, Laura T. Rosas of DLA Piper (PR). The legal framework governing Puerto Rico's coasts has its origins in the Spanish Law of Waters of 1866, declaring that the coasts, adjacent waters, and beaches are of national domain and public use. Very strict adherence to these laws is in the public interest and any concession or permit must reflect the interest of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our speaker's comprehensive talk created some lively audience participation. Kudos to President Maria for bringing us this most interesting speaker.