Water Management Permit

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FOR THE EXECUTION AND/OR OPERATION AND/OR EXPLOITATION OF WORKS ON WATER OR WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO WATERS, ECONOMIC OPERATORS ARE OBLIGATED TO OBTAIN A SERIES OF DOCUMENTS, DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THEIR WORK: THE WATER MANAGEMENT NOTICE, PERMIT AND/OR NOTIFICATION.

The authority responsible for the issuing these regulatory documents is the National Administration „Romanian Waters”, or its subdivisions: The Basin Administrations or the Water Management Systems for each county, depending on the complexity of the works.

From a legal point of view, obtaining the regulatory documents in the water field is conditioned by the Order 662/2006 regarding the approval of the Procedure and the competences for issuing water management notices and permits and Order 799/2012 regarding the approval of the normative content for the technical documentation necessary for obtaining the notice of water management and the water management permit.

The water management notice is a regulatory document issued by the National Administration „Romanian Waters” and/or its subdivisions (Basin administrations and/or Water Management Systems) for the execution of works on water and/or which are related to water in different areas of activity, including new investment objectives, the upgrading or development of existing installations or technologies, etc.

The documentation necessary for obtaining the water management notice is drafted in compliance with Order No.799/2012 on the approval of the content normative for the technical documentation necessary for obtaining the water management notice and will include a set of documents/studies:

  • Request for release
  • The technical memorandum, which will include general data and the localization of the objective, a description of the location area, the calculation summary and the graphical annexes (development site plan, situation plan, water/sewerage network plans), will specify the purpose of the investment, choosing the best techniques available, and also describing the technological flow;
  • Other documents and studies, upon the request of the authorities.

THE WATER MANAGEMENT PERMIT

The water management permit is a regulatory document issued by the National Administration „Romanian Waters” and/or its subdivisions (Basin administrations and/or Water Management Systems) for the commissioning or exploitation of new or existing facilities which are placed on or connected to waters.

For the issuance of the „Water management permit” are necessary a series of documents, according to the same order 799/2012 also mentioned in the case of the water management notice as follows:

  • Request for release
  • The technical memorandum, which will include general data and the localization of the objective, a description of the location area, the calculation summary and the graphical annexes (development site plan, situation plan, water/sewerage network plans);
  • Maintenance and operation regulation
  • Plan for the prevention and control of accidental pollution;
  • Other documents and studies, upon the request of the authorities.

Annex no. 1a. to the Order 662/2006 regarding the approval of the Procedure and competences for the issuance of water management notices and authorizations, specifies the categories of works and activities for which it is necessary to request and obtain the water management notice and permit.

The notice represents a regulatory document issued by the Water Management Systems (National Administration „Romanian Waters”) based on which the economic operator which is the beneficiary of the works can execute or commission certain activities which are located on and/or are connected to waters. For this type of activities, it is not necessary to obtain the Water Management Notice or Permit.

Annex no. 1b.1. to the Order 662/2006 regarding the approval of the procedure and competences for the issuance of water management notices and permits mentions the categories of works and activities for which it is not necessary to obtain the notice of water management, but it is, however, necessary to obtain the work execution notice.

Annex no. 1b.2. to the Order 662/2006 regarding the approval of the procedure and competences for the issuance of water management notices and authorizations mentions the categories of works and activities for which it is not necessary to obtain the water management permit, but it is, however, necessary to obtain the work commissioning notice (for point III).

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