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Amendments to the authorization process in the natural gas field

The Order 52/2011 for amending and supplementing the Regulation for authorization and verification of the economic operators performing design, execution and operation activities in the natural gas field was published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 932 of December 29th, 2011 [in Romanian – “Ordinul nr. 52 din 16 decembrie 2011 privind modificarea si completarea Regulamentului pentru autorizarea si verificarea operatorilor economici care desfasoara activităţi de proiectare, executie si exploatare in domeniul gazelor naturale”].

The main amendments brought by the Order are:

  • as a prerequisite to the release of the authorization, it must be submitted the proof of payment of the authorization tariff;
  • the individual employment agreements shall be submitted in a copy signed and stamped by the legal representative of the economic;

In case the competent authority has withdrawn to an economic operator a similar authorization in the last three years prior to the new application, a new authorization shall not be issued.