FW: Time zone changes in Brazil

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Jun 24 12:13:21 UTC 2008

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From: Paul Schulze [mailto:Paul.Schulze at genband.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:23 AM
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: Time zone changes in Brazil


I'm Paul Schulze, working in Brazil for an american Telecom company.

This is just to inform you that by law number 11.662 of April 24, 2008 (published in the "Diário Oficial da União" https://www.in.gov.br/imprensa/jsp/jsp/jornaiscompletos/visualizacao/pdf/visualiza_pdf.jsp?jornal=do&secao=1&pagina=01&data=25/04/2008) in Brazil there are changes in the timezones, effective today (00:00am at June 24, 2008) as follows:

a) The timezone UTC+5 is estinguished, with all the Acre state and the part of the Amazonas state that had this timezone now being put to the timezone UTC+4
b) The whole Pará state now is put at timezone UTC+3, instead of just part of it, as was before.

This change follows a proposal of senator Tião Viana of Acre state, that proposed it due to concerns about open television channels displaying programs inappropriate to youths in the states that had the timezone UTC+5 too early in the night. In the occasion, some more corrections were proposed, trying to unify the timezones of any given state. This change modifies timezone rules defined in decree 2.784 of 18 June, 1913.


Paul Gerhard Schulze
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