27.4.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 122/22


Notice issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic pursuant to Article 3(2) of Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons

2013/C 122/16

Pursuant to Article 3(2) of Directive 94/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 1994 on the conditions for granting and using authorisations for the prospection, exploration and production of hydrocarbons (1), the Ministry of the Environment hereby gives notice that it has received an application for prior consent for a proposal to establish the Horní Lomná extraction site for the working of the Lomná reserved deposit (registration number 3 246 800) of natural gas (gaseous hydrocarbons), which is classified as a reserved mineral. The application relates to the polygonal area delineated on the map annexed hereto, extending to approx. 0,00249 km2 on the surface and approx. 14 km2 below ground and situated within the cadastral area of the municipalities of Morávka, Horní Lomná and Dolní Lomná in the Moravia-Silesia Region (north-eastern Czech Republic).

With reference to the Directive mentioned in the title and to Section 11 of Act No 44/1988 on the protection and exploitation of mineral resources (Mining Act), as amended, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic invites legal or natural persons authorised to carry out mining activities (contracting entities) to submit competing applications to establish the Horní Lomná extraction site for the working of the Lomná reserved deposit of natural gas (gaseous hydrocarbons), which is classified as a reserved mineral.

The authority competent to take the decision is the Ministry of the Environment. The criteria, conditions and requirements laid down in Article 5(1) and (2) and Article 6(2) of the above Directive are set out in full in Czech legislation in Act No 44/1988 on the protection and exploitation of mineral resources (Mining Act), as amended, and Act No 62/1988 on geological works, as amended.

Applications may be submitted during the 90 days following publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union and should be sent to the Ministry of the Environment at the following address:

RNDr Martin Holý

ředitel odboru geologie

Ministerstvo životního prostředí

Vršovická 65

100 10 Praha 10

ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

Applications received after the above closing date will not be considered. A decision on the applications will be taken no later than 12 months after the closing date. Further information is available on request from Mr Tomáš Sobota (tel. +420 267122651).

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(1)  OJ L 164, 30.6.1994, p. 3.