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Regulation (2007:160) On Support To The Planning Efforts For Wind Power

Original Language Title: Förordning (2007:160) om stöd till planeringsinsatser för vindkraft

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Purpose and scope



section 1 of this Regulation applies to aid granted that, subject

availability of funds, may be used for the planning efforts in order to

clarify the conditions for the development of

wind power plants.



Beneficiaries



section 2 of the aid may be granted to a municipality that



1. has the wind conditions for the development of

wind farms,



2. because of shortcomings in the existing planning basis

has decided that with a planning effort to clarify

the conditions for the development of wind farms in

the municipality, and



3. allocate the funds or other resources, in addition to the aid,

needed for the planning effort.



paragraph 3 of the payments may be given to a provincial Board has decided that, in the

co-operation with the affected municipalities in the County, helping to

clarify the conditions for the expansion of

wind power plants.



section 4 of the aid may be granted to a collaborative body under the Act (2002:34) of co-operating units in counties or counties which

referred to in the Act (2010:630) on regional utvecklingsansvar in some

County who decided, in collaboration with the County Administrative Board and the

municipalities in the County, helping to clarify

the conditions for the expansion of wind farms.

Regulation (2010:1763).



Eligible planning efforts



§ 5, aid shall be granted only for planning efforts

adopted after the end of the year 2006 and referred to be completed

by the end of 2011 and includes



1. the preparation of a new master plan, a depression or a

the completion of the existing master plan or a

planning documents relevant to the review procedures.

planning,



2. detailed wind mapping or landscape analysis, or



3. other efforts that are needed.



section 6 of the support shall not be granted for a planning effort that any

else has already received support under this regulation.



The amount of aid



section 7 of the aid shall be at the rate of 50% of the estimated

the cost of the operation, unless another size is justified

with regard to the



1. planning the complexity in terms of the use of

the affected land or water areas,



2. the need for inter-communal cooperation in several municipalities

concerned by the expansion of wind farms,



3. the magnitude of the democratic processes in the anchorage

the municipalities concerned,



4. wind conditions in the relevant municipalities,



5. that the land or waters concerned by measures

considered to be of national interest for wind power or there is a

documented and strongly individual interests to use the affected

land or water areas for the development of

wind turbines, or



6. other specific reasons.



The examination of a case



section 8 Questions on aid review by the Housing Board upon application by such

beneficiaries listed in section 2, 3 or 4, or after a

joint application of



1. communities in cases other than those referred to in paragraph 4 are participating in a

inter-communal cooperation,



2. the county administrative boards that work together, or



3. a monopoly or a County Council referred to in the law

(2010:630) on regional utvecklingsansvar in some counties that

interacts with one or more county councils and municipalities.



Building and planning will provide the Swedish Energy Agency and the relevant

County administrative boards which is not the applicant the opportunity to submit observations on

the application. Regulation (2010:1763).



§ 9 A decision on aid may be subject to the conditions that are needed

in order to meet the objective of the aid.



section 10 of the beneficiary shall, at the latest at the time of building and planning

determines, submit a report to the building and planning on how to work with

planning efforts have been conducted and the results

achieved.



Payment of the aid



section 11 Before such a report referred to in section 10 has been provided,

Building and planning to pay out a maximum of 75% of the decided support

to the beneficiary. Thereafter, the work pay the

the remaining part of the aid.



Monitoring and evaluation of the completed planning efforts



12 § When a planning effort is completed, the beneficiary shall

express the result of the planning effort of building and planning,

The Swedish Energy Agency and interested provincial governments.



paragraph 13 of the building and planning, follow-up and evaluation of the

planning efforts and by 31 december 2012 account

This in a report to the Government.



section 14 of the beneficiary shall provide the information to the Swedish authorities that

needed for such monitoring and evaluation referred to in

section 13.



Chargebacks



section 15 of the Swedish authorities may decide to recover aid which has

been paid, if the



1. the recipient, through misrepresentation or otherwise

caused to the aid given incorrectly or with excessive amounts,



2. the aid for any other reason provided incorrectly or with an

high amount and the recipient reasonably should have known this,



3. it turns out that there is potential for

the aid and the recipient should have known this, or



4. the terms and conditions of the aid have not been respected.



Authorization



section 16 of the national housing Board, inform the detailed rules needed

for the purposes of this regulation.



Appeal



section 17 of the Board's decision pursuant to this Regulation shall not

subject to appeal.