ArmInfo. The administration system in the field of subsoil use in Armenia will be simplified. At the meeting of August 22, the RA Government approved the amendments to the Subsoil Code and the package of related laws.
According to the First Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the Republic of Armenia Vache Terteryan, the documents are aimed at resolving problems in the field of development of non-metallic deposits. The package, in particular, provides for the exclusion of the procedure for the submission of all kinds of certificates, since the authority has all the necessary information for each field. The dates are also set for the necessary geological research, which, according to the deputy minister, is necessary for a more precise organization of this process. The order of describing the field is also being regulated, including when creating infrastructures and conducting large-scale construction works that may affect the subsoil. A one-time resolution mechanism will be introduced to carry out this work. During the construction of underground warehouses, in addition to a one-time permit, it will be necessary to obtain a government decision. In case of violation of these provisions, penalties will be applied, in connection with which amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses will be introduced. To obtain one-time permits, a state fee of 20 thousand drams will be required.
The deputy minister also emphasized that given the large-scale work under the North-South highway construction project and the implementation of subsidy projects, there is a need to discuss the package in the country's parliament in an emergency discussion mode.