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  • New Geological and Mining Law in Poland – an overview of key changes

    The new Geological and Mining Law Act (the “Act”) shall come into force on the 1st of January 2012. One of the main goals of the legislators was to implement several EU Directives into the Polish legal system, including a further implementation of Directive 94/22/EC of the 30th of May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons. The new regulations bring about a number of changes the key of which shall be briefly described below. Pursuant to the provisions of the Act, the excavation of aggregate for one’s own needs (without the right to dispose of the excavated aggregate) by the property’s owner who is a natural person shall not require the obtaining of concession, if the excavation does not exceed 10 m3 a year, is made without the use of blasting agents, and does not collide with the property’s assignation. The property’s owner is obliged to inform the starost about the intention of undertaking the above-mentioned activities in writing with a 7-day notice.

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