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Regulation (2014:1315) For Temporary Support For Reprocessing And Storage Of Brandskadat Wood From Fire Area In Västmanland

Original Language Title: Förordning (2014:1315) om tillfälligt stöd för upparbetning och lagring av brandskadat virke från brandområdet i Västmanland

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The scope of the

1 § aid under this Regulation may, subject to availability of

medium, provided

1. to property owners in the area of the County that

brandhärjades 31 July – 11 september 2014 for the reprocessing of

brandskadat timber for energy production,

2. to the costs for the construction of

storage locations for brandskadat wood (including chips) from

the affected area.

With the processing referred to in this regulation to the timber felled

and is prepared to the intended range.

General terms and conditions

section 2 of the aid under this Regulation may only be submitted in accordance with

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18 december

2013 on the application of articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty

on the functioning of the European Union on the basis of less


3 § Before support is granted shall provide the applicant

full information about other de minimis aid

It received during the previous three years.

section 4 of the aid may not be granted until the Forest Board have

checked that this will not raise the total amount of

de minimis aid received during the relevant

the three-year period exceed the ceiling per enterprise set out

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013.

Forest Board shall ensure that the requirements of article 1(2) of

Commission Regulation (EU) 1407/2013 are met before

aid paid to companies which are active in several

sectors or engages in several activities.

In the context of a de minimis aid is granted shall

the company informed of the nature of the support of the

less importance according to the Commission Regulation (EU) no


paragraph 5 of the Forest Board shall keep a register of the aid

provided pursuant to this regulation. Such a register should

contain the information necessary for it to be

possible to establish that the conditions for the aid referred to in

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 are met.

The information contained in the register shall be maintained for 10 years from the date of

the aid was paid out.

section 6, Support is not provided with less than 5 000 SEK.

Support for reprocessing of brandskadat lumber

7 § Support may be provided with not more than 30 kronor per cubic meter fixed

dimensions under bark (m3 fub) for such brandskadat wood from

the custom property

1. have been processed,

2. have been transported to the terrain, road, and

3. will be used for energy production.

section 8 Assistance is payable only if the timber measurement information or

another document shows that in the case of wood from the

affected area classified for

energy production.

Support for the construction of storage locations

§ 9 Support may be provided for investments in the storage locations for

storage of brandskadat wood, including chips.

The aid shall be provided with not more than 50 per cent of costs showed

for measuring construction, earthworks, irrigation facilities and

devices for circulating the water to

storage do not adversely affect groundwater and surface water.

10 § support for storage of brandskadat timber according to section 9,

only be provided if the layer has the capacity to store wood on

at least 5,000 square metres with, on average, at least one

cubic metres of wood fixed dimensions under bark (m3 fub) per

square meters.

section 11 of The decision on the aid provided for in section 9 may be subject to the conditions

needed for oversight and monitoring how the aid is used.

The conditions shall be set out in the decision.

Exemption from the requirements of warehouse capacity

section 12 if there are special reasons, the Swedish forest Agency grant

that support be given to facilities that covers an area less

than 5,000 square meters or who do not have the capacity to store

on average at least one cubic meter of wood fixed dimensions under bark

(m3 fub) per square meter.

Advance payment

paragraph 13 of the advance payment may be made for assistance under section 7 with $2.00

per estimated cubic meters of solid dimensions under bark (m3 fub) to

property owners who intend to reprocess brandskadat lumber

energy production. The volume that advance is calculated to have

been completed by 31 december 2017.

Advances may be made for assistance under section 9, with 30 percent of the

the estimated costs of the measuring facility, earthworks,

irrigation systems and devices to route the

use the water to anyone who intends to construct storage location

for brandskadat wood. A complete aid application for the

type of cost as the advance relies upon shall be submitted

last modified on november 1, 2015.

Application and decision

section 14 questions about aid under this regulation be reviewed by

The Swedish forest Agency.

section 15 of an aid application pursuant to sections 7 and 9 should be submitted

to the forest Board no later than 1 October 2015.

An application for advance payment of aid as referred to in section 13 shall be submitted

the Swedish forest Agency last december 10, 2014.

section 16 of the application for aid shall be made in writing on form

established by the National Board of forestry. The applicant shall provide the information

and the evidence that the Swedish forest agency needs to be able to

examine the application for support.

Refunds and chargebacks

section 17 a beneficiary is obliged to refund if

1. the receiver by providing incorrect information or

any other way has caused that the aid has been granted

improperly or with excessive amounts,

2. the aid for any other reason has been supplied incorrectly, or with

for the high amount and the recipient should have known this,

3. the terms of the decision on the aid have not been respected,

4. the receiver has received advances under paragraph 13 of the first

the paragraph but not submitted supporting documentation to the forest Board of Directors

indicates that the volume for which the advance was based on has

been completed by 31 december 2017, or

5. the receiver has received advances under paragraph 13 of the second

the paragraph but not later than 1 January 2015, submitted a

full request for support for the kind of cost that

the advance is based on.

section 18 if a beneficiary is required to repay pursuant to the

section 17, the Swedish forest agency decide to fully or partially require

back support. If there are special reasons,

The Swedish forest agency remit reimbursement in whole or in


section 19 of a recovery decision in accordance with section 18 shall be taken within ten

years from the time the aid was paid out.

On the amount recovered, interest will be charged in accordance with the interest Act


If there are special reasons, the Swedish forest agency decide that

put down the interest the claim in whole or in part.


section 20 of the National Board of forestry decision pursuant to this Regulation shall not

subject to appeal.

section 21 of the Swedish forest agency may provide for

the enforcement of this regulation.