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The Saeima has adopted and promulgated the following laws of Valstsprezident: the amendments to the law "on Earth" make law "depths of the Earth" (the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1996, no. 13; 1999; 2000, no. 6, no. 18; 2005; 2006, 2. No, No 22, nr. 14, 2009; Latvian journal 2010, 106, 178., 205. No.) the following amendments: 1. Supplement article 1 to 15.3, 15.4, 15.5 and 15.6 point as follows: "153) of hydrocarbons — territory and ģeoķīmisk ģeofizikāl research and data processing, to analyze its geological structure and assess the hydrocarbon potential of the deposits; 154) hydrocarbons — hydrocarbon prospecting, ģeofizikāl, and ģeoķīmisk research, exploratory drilling began, studies, including drilling core lifting, ģeofizikāl research, experimental drilling fluid (hydrocarbons), bilge, quality testing and other work to evaluate and select mining technology and calculate the stocks of hydrocarbons; 155) experimental extraction of hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon exploration during the pumping of hydrocarbons exploration drilling, hydrocarbon composition and quality testing to determine the hydrocarbon deposits, their composition, as well as the efficient technology applied to production of hydrocarbons; 156)-production of hydrocarbons hydrocarbons from their natural environment, to profit from the sale of these hydrocarbons; ". 2. Supplement article 8, second subparagraph, point 3 and 4 with the following: "3) mineral extraction; 4) land rent calculation, if the public entity leasing the land for the use of the subsoils. " 3. Add to article 10 with 4.1 part as follows: "(5) the national environmental service issued a mining waste storage permits. National environmental service application for the acquisition of waste storage permit shall be considered and a decision shall be taken within a time limit not exceeding 60 days. "
4. in article 14: make paragraph 6 by the following: ' 6) to comply with the protection of the environment, the protection of cultural monuments, land use change, as well as structures, and other objects of protection, regulatory requirements and the laws and prevent the use of the subsoils have left harmful effects on them; subsoils users do not have to take responsibility for previous users of the relevant laws, the prevention of offences; " to supplement the article with the following paragraph 12: "12") to compensate the State with deforestation caused by the Elimination of the negative consequences associated costs (if mineral extraction for forest) according to the laws and related activities in the area. " 5. Article 23: make the third paragraph as follows: "(3) geological information owner may not prohibit the use of the information if there is a damage to the environment or due to the use of such information could occur." to supplement the article with the fifth and sixth the following: "(5) restricted access information (other than the third and the sixth part of the event) is the geological information and samples obtained: 1) exploration for hydrocarbons, and mining on land, for 10 years from the transfer of information centre; 2) hydrocarbons, exploration and extraction at sea, all the relevant uses of the subsoils license validity period. (6) the Geological information that is not referred to in the fifth subparagraph of this article, the limited availability of information status (with the exception referred to in the third subparagraph of the event) is five years, if the information provided by the holder, transfer of state geological information. " 6. transitional provisions be supplemented by the following paragraph 22: "Amendment 22 article 8 of the law on land lease fee is calculated, if a public entity leasing the land for the use of the subsoils, shall enter into force on 1 November 2013." The law in the Parliament adopted 16 may 2013. The President of the Parliament instead of the President's Āboltiņ 2013 in Riga on June 4.
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