The European Commission has amended the so-called “Implementing Regulation” establishing procedural rules for the application of the EC Treaty State Aid provisions. Among the changes to the Regulation are the introduction of additional notification forms, as well as an electronic notification system and a secure email system to be used by Member States to submit state aid notifications and subsequent correspondence with the Commission. Use of the electronic notification and email system will become mandatory as of July 1, 2008. The Commission estimates that the new notification procedures will significantly streamline its decision-making process. In addition, the amended Regulation provides that the Commission will publish the full text of approved state aid decisions on its website.