Turkish environmental regulations now classify premises for biodegradable waste management and mineral waste removal as holding a “high” pollution danger level. Accordingly, these premises are now subject to related processes and requirements for environmental permits and licenses.

Annexes to the Regulation on the Environmental Permit and License were (“Regulation”) amended by the Amendment Regulation on the Regulation on the Environmental Permit and License (“Amendment Regulation”), published in Official Gazette number 29834 on 21 September 2016.

The Amendment Regulation also introduces several new document requirements, depending on the type of operation. Documents include management plan, trial burning plan and the letter of guarantee. Changes apply to the Regulation’s:

  • Annex-3B, titled “Application Documents for Temporary Operation Certificate”; and
  • Annex-3C, titled “Information and Documents Required for the Environmental Permit or the Environmental Permit and License Process”.

Please see this link for the full text of the Amendment Regulation (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.