Subject: Regulation Amending the Environmental Permit and License Regulation

Date: November 6, 2020


The Environmental Permit and License Regulation (“Regulation”) published in the Official Gazette on September 10, 2014 and numbered 29115 was revised with the Regulation on the Amendment of the Environmental Permit and License Regulation  published in the Official Gazette dated on November 6, 2020 and numbered 31296. 

The purpose of the Regulation is to clarify the processes and procedures to be used in certificate, permit and license applications. Another purpose of the Regulation is to provide a more consistent, practical and clear application in order to eliminate the problems that previously caused delays in the implementation of projects and also caused financial losses for project investors and operators.

 

  • The following provisional article has been added to the Regulation with the Regulation on the Amendment of the Environmental Permit and License Regulation:

 

Provisional Clause

Article 3 – (1) The provisions of this Regulation are applied as of 30/06/2021 for the article 1.7 added to the list in Annex-2 by the Regulation establishing this article.

 

Article 2 –  The following article has been added to the “1st Energy Industry” section of Annex-2 of the same Regulation, after the 1.6th article. 

“1.7 Geothermal energy production facilities with an installed power of 5MWe or more.”

 

Article 3 – This Regulation goes into effect on the date of its publication.

 

Article 4 – ” The provisions of this Regulation are executed by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.” (the MoE”)

 

The title “Energy Industry” in Article 1 in Annex-2 of the Regulation; lists the enterprises that have a polluting effect on the environment. “Geothermal energy production facilities with an installed power of 5MWe and above” has been added to this article as 1.7. As a result, as of 30/06/2021, geothermal energy production facilities with an installed capacity of 5MWe and above are included in the scope of facilities that have polluting effects on the environment.

 

  • The Regulation on the amendment of the Regulation entered into force on the date of its publication. (06.11.2020)