Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Board no longer requires applicants to submit Environmental Permission and License Certificate (from the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning) when applying for a license to produce base oil from waste oil. The document will now be required at a later stage, during the Energy Market Regulatory Authority’s Examination and Evaluation step.

The Energy Market Regulatory Board’s Decision Amending the Board Decision Regarding Oil Market License Applications Explanations dated 25.08.2016 and numbered 6450-12 was published in Official Gazette number 29818 on 1 September 2016, entering into effect on the same date. Please see this link for full text of the Board Decision (only available in Turkish).

Further information about recent regulatory amendments to licenses for base oil production from waste mineral oil can be found here.

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