Poland to facilitate conducting E&E works
March 12, 2014
The Polish government eyes facilitating hydrocarbons exploration and extraction by introducing a single E&E permit and giving up plans of creating a national energy mineables operator NOKE, according to a draft amendment to the mining law adopted by the cabinet on Tuesday.
"New regulation will speed up and facilitate conducting exploration and extraction works," the government press center said in a statement.
A single permit for exploration and extraction will replace three separate permits required today, which should "encourage entrepreneurs to conduct exploration works in the broadest scope possible," the statement reads. As a rule, permits will be granted for the period of 10-30 years.
As a result of resigning from the creation of NOKE, the government intends to strengthen the oversight prerogatives of the existing mining supervision authorities and environment protection inspectorate, the statement also showed.
Other new solutions proposed by the government include facilitating the procedure of granting environmental permits and limiting documentation requirements.