11.10.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 340/12


Communication from the Government of the Republic of Poland concerning 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 in the ‘Lelików’ area

(2017/C 340/05)

This procedure concerns the granting of a concession for the prospection or exploration of the ‘Lelików’ natural gas deposit, located in the municipalities of Cieszków and Milicz, in Dolnośląskie province:

Name

PL-1992 coordinate system

X

Y

Lelików

413 340,09

387 890,42

414 099,85

390 405,72

412 230,65

391 534,72

411 773,93

390 022,65

411 841,09

388 795,82

Applications must cover the above area.

Concession applications must be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment no later than 12:00 noon (CET/CEST) on the last day of the 91-day period commencing on the day following the date of publication of this notice in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Applications received will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

(a)

the technology proposed for the work (40 %);

(b)

the applicant’s technical and financial capacities (50 %);

(c)

the fee proposed for the establishment of mining usufruct rights (10 %).

The minimum fee for the establishment of mining usufruct rights for the ‘Lelików’ area is:

(1)

for prospection of natural gas deposits:

during the three-year base period: PLN 10 000,00 per year,

for the fourth and fifth years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 10 000,00 per year,

for the sixth and subsequent years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 10 000,00 per year;

(2)

for exploration of natural gas deposits:

during the three-year base period: PLN 20 000,00 per year,

for the fourth and fifth years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 20 000,00 per year,

for the sixth and subsequent years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 20 000,00 per year;

(3)

for prospection and exploration of natural gas deposits:

during the five-year base period: PLN 30 000,00 per year,

for the sixth, seventh and eighth years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 30 000,00 per year,

for the ninth and subsequent years of validity of the mining usufruct contract: PLN 30 000,00 per year.

The application evaluation procedure will be completed within a period of six months following the deadline for submitting applications. Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of this procedure.

Applications must be drawn up in Polish.

The licensing authority will grant the concession for the prospection or exploration of natural gas deposits to the successful applicant after taking account of the opinion of the relevant authorities, and will conclude a mining usufruct contract with that applicant.

In order to be able to carry out activities involving the prospection or exploration of hydrocarbon deposits in Poland, an operator must hold both mining usufruct rights and a concession.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

Ministerstwo Środowiska (Ministry of the Environment)

Departament Geologii i Koncesji Geologicznych (Geology and Geological Concessions Department)

ul. Wawelska 52/54

00-922 Warszawa

POLSKA/POLAND

Information may be obtained from:

the website of the Ministry of the Environment: www.mos.gov.pl

the Geology and Geological Concessions Department

Ministry of the Environment

ul. Wawelska 52/54

00-922 Warszawa

POLSKA/POLAND

Tel. +48 223692449

Fax +48 223692460

Email: dgikg@mos.gov.pl