New legislative requirements for special water use
The last changes which insert significant corrections into general document that establishes rules of special water use – the Water Code, at first change order of obtaining permissions for special water use.
4th of June 2017 go into effect a law «On modifications for certain legislative acts of Ukraine, which regulate relationships related with obtaining documents of permissible character in regard to special water use». This normative document modifies Water Code of Ukraine.
Specialists of MCL, LLC reviewed and analyzed main changes which are aimed to simplify obtaining of permissible documents for enterprises:
As you can see, new law simplifies obtaining permission for special water use, however, last order of obtaining permission for special water use prescribed obtaining permission directly at authorities of regional and local administrations, which couldn’t issue permission for special water use without conclusion of bodies of executive power which realize policy in the sphere of water industry development. Now, mentioned below bodies will independently issue permissions for special water use which leads for reducing terms for review documents. It is not a secret that the scheme of reviewing documents which is used even today is imperfect. Because if there are remarks of content or preparation of documents for obtaining permission for special water use by one of bodies, involved in process of issue permission for special water use, these remarks must be pass through 2-3 different authorities. As a result, it negatively reflects on terms of obtaining permissions for enterprises which don’t have right to water use without corresponded permission.
In addition, new changes regulate limiting list of documents required for obtaining permission for special water use. Previous version of Water Code didn’t establish such list at all. Different local bodies of executive power established at its discretion list of documents which is necessary to provide for obtaining permission for special water use. Often, this list was consisted of different forms of intercession for obtaining permission for special water use. Form of intercession was developed in soviet time and had no official translation into Ukrainian, so local bodies of executive power often interpreted requirements in their own way.