The government is now preparing the so-called legal shield

It is a draft law amending certain laws to simplify administrative procedures for citizens and entrepreneurs, proposed by the Minister of Development and Technology.

The implementation of these provisions is expected to lead to: eliminate excessive bureaucracy, ufacilitate investment, diversify activities and support post-pandemic economic development by “removing barriers to entrepreneurship and speeding up decision-making”.

As we read in the List of Legislative and Program Works of the Council of Ministers, the draft includes solutions that, among other things, take into account “wide use of simplified procedure and silent procedure for the settlement of the case”, as well as electronics of procedures or “carefully introduced single instance procedure”.

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It was emphasized that the aim of all the measures proposed in the draft is to “reduce unnecessary and excessive regulatory burdens, resulting in time and cost savings for citizens and entrepreneurs.” The result is faster and more efficient administrative procedures, which, according to the authors of the project, will also translate into efficiency of public administration and savings on its part.

“It is expected that the measures taken (including the digitization of procedures) positive impulse for entrepreneurs and citizenssignificant impact on quality of life and running a business” – reviewed.

The Council of Ministers will deal with the so-called Windmill Act – as follows from the cabinet’s agenda. According to the design, a new wind farm may only be installed on the basis of the Local Spatial Development Plan.

It is a draft amendment to the Wind Farm Investments Act and certain other laws.

According to the document published in the List of Legislative and Program Works of the Council of Ministers, the main premise of the law is that the new wind farm may only be installed on the basis of the Local Spatial Development Plan (Local Development Plan).

“However, the obligation to prepare or amend a local development plan for the benefit of the investment concerned will apply to the area of ​​the expected impact of the wind farm, and not to the entire area designated in accordance with the so-called + 10H + rule (i.e. for the area within a radius determined by ten times the total amount of the proposed wind farm)” – explained.

It was noted that “the minimum base distance from the wind farm is maintained – the distance cannot be less than determined according to the + 10H + principle”. At the same time, MPZP will “be able to determine a different distance between the wind farm and the residential building, taking into account the magnitude of the impact of the wind farm, taking into account the absolute minimum safety distance specified in the design change.”

“The final distance from residential buildings will be verified and determined as part of the issuance procedure by the Regional Director for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in the decision on the environmental conditions for a particular investment” – it was written.

The concept provides for additional rights in the area of ​​consultation of municipal residents during public discussions. “To this end, the regulations for the location of wind farms introduce an obligation for the municipality to organize additional public discussions with the participation of interested residents on the local development plan, which provides the boundaries of land for the construction of wind farms and solutions related to the location of the planned wind farm” – was stated.

Introduced by the Investments in Wind Farms Act 2016, the so-called The 10H rule currently prohibits the construction of wind turbines at a distance of less than 10H from buildings and certain forms of nature protection – national parks, reserves, landscape parks, Natura 2000 areas and promotional forest complexes . The ban works both ways, as it also prohibits building residential buildings closer than 10H of existing wind turbines. 10H is defined as 10 times the total height of the windmill to the highest point reached by the rotating blades.

The implementation of EU requirements to monitor the aging process of spirits when information about the aging period is included in the description, presentation or on the label provides for a draft amendment to the law to be considered by the government on Tuesday – stated on the agenda of the Council of Ministers.

This is a draft decree amending the law on the production of spirit drinks and the registration and protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks and certain other laws.

The list of legislative and program works of the Council of Ministers states that, in order to ensure the implementation of European Union regulations, it is necessary to set up a supervisory system offering guarantees equivalent to the tax supervision system, which the competent heads of customs and tax offices to carry out controls on the aging of ethyl alcohol.

It was added that the draft decision will clarify the wording of the provisions specifying the documents to be entered in the registers of regulated activities.

As listed, the Ministry of Finance has proposed in the interdepartmental consultations to tighten sanctions for the production and processing of ethyl alcohol and tobacco products.

Under this proposal, anyone who produces or processes such alcohol, or manufacturers of tobacco products manufacturing such products, without the required registration of entities engaged in the production and processing of ethyl alcohol, will be subject to a fine, imprisonment or imprisonment for a maximum of three years (now for a year

On the other hand, whoever engages in such activity without the required registrations in the register is punished with imprisonment from six months to five years (now for two years

The bill also proposes additional sanctions for decontaminating contaminated ethyl alcohol or for weakening the action of the contaminant, and for committing crimes whose perpetrators have made themselves a permanent source of income.

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