This Newsletter provides a summary of legislation published between March 16 and May 15, 2013

LEGISLATION

Buildings - Energy efficiency: Royal Decree 235/2013, of April 5, approving the basic procedure for the certification of the energy efficiency of buildings. (BOE 89, April 13, 2013)

Legal Flash by Public Law Practice on Royal Decree 235/2013, of April 5, approving the basic procedure for the certification of the energy efficiency of buildings (in spanish)

OTHER LEGISLATION

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Decision 377/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 24, 2013, derogating temporarily from Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community (aircraft operators). (DOUE L-113, April 25, 2013)

Regulation (EU) 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of April 17, 2013, on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure, repealing Decision 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) 713/2009, (EC) 714/2009 and (EC) 715/2009. (DOUE L-115, April 25, 2013)

OFFICIAL STATE GAZETTE OF THE SPANISH STATE ("BOE")

Environment: Royal Decree 234/2013, of April 5, establishing rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of November 25, 2009, on the European Union ecolabel. (BOE 97, April 23, 2012)

Thermal installations in buildings: Royal Decree 238/2013, of April 5, amending specific articles and technical instructions of the Regulations on Thermal Installations in Buildings, approved by Royal Decree 1027/2007, of July 20. (BOE 89, April 13, 2013)

Environment: Royal Decree 239/2013, of April 5, establishing the rules for the implementation of Regulation (EC) 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of November 25, 2009, on the voluntary participation of organizations in a Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), repealing Regulation (EC) 761/2001 and Commission Decisions 2001/681/EC and 2006/193/EC. (BOE 89, April 13, 2013)

Waste: Order AAA/661/2013, of April 18, amending Annexes I, II and III of Royal Decree 1481/2001, of December 27, regulating waste disposal through landfill sites. (BOE 97, April 13, 2013)

Oil products – Prices: Resolution of April 9, 2013, of the Directorate General for Energy Policy and Mining, publishing the new sales prices, before tax, of pipeline liquefied petroleum gas. (BOE 90, April 15, 2013)

Tax on the production of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power generation and tax on the storage of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in centralized facilities: Order HAP/538/2013, of April 5, approving models 584 "Tax on the production of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power generation. Self-assessment and installment payments" and 585 "Tax on the storage of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in centralized facilities. Self-assessment and installment payments," establishing the form and procedure for their submission. (BOE 83, April 6, 2013)

Electricity sector: Resolution of March 25, 2013, by the Directorate General of Energy Policy and Mining, establishing the production cost of electricity and the tariffs of last resort to be applied from April 1, 2013. (BOE 76, March 29, 2013)

International agreements: Joint procurement agreement to procure a single entity auction monitor, formalized in Madrid on November 3, 2011. (BOE 100, April 26, 2013)

Environment greenhouse gases: Joint procurement agreement to procure common auction platforms, formalized in Madrid on November 3, 2011. (BOE 99, April 25, 2013)

REGIONAL LEGISLATION

ANDALUSIA - OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF ANDALUSIA ("BOJA")

Order of April 11, 2013, approving the General Regional and Urban Development Inspection Plan for the 2013-2016 quadrennium. (BOJA 75, April 18, 2013)

ARAGON – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF ARAGON ("BOA")

Act 2/2013, of April 4, amending Act 26/2003, of December 30, on tax and administrative measures. (BOA 75, April 18, 2013)

CANTABRIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF CANTABRIA ("BOC")

Cantabrian Act 1/2013, of April 15, regulating the prohibition in the Autonomous Region of Cantabria of hydraulic fracturing as an unconventional gas research and extraction technique. (BOC 78, April 25, 2013)

CANARY ISLANDS – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE CANARY ISLANDS ("BOC")

Act 1/2013, of April 25, amending the Consolidated Text of the Regional Development Acts of the Canary Islands and Canary Island Nature Reserves, approved by Legislative Decree 1/2000, of May 8. (BOC 85, May 6, 2013)

CASTILLA Y LEÓN - OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF CASTILLA Y LEÓN ("BOCYL")

Decree 13/2013, of April 18, amending Decree 127/2003, of October 30, regulating the administrative authorization procedures for electricity facilities in Castilla y León. (BOCYL 77, April 24, 2013)

AUTONOMOUS REGION OF VALENCIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE AUTONOMOUS REGION OF VALENCIA ("DOCV")

Order 3/2013, of February 25, of the Regional Ministry for Infrastructure, Territory and Environment, publishing the list of recoverable waste for the purposes of the tax on the disposal of waste in dumping grounds. (DOGV 6979, March 6, 2013)

GALICIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF GALICIA ("DOG")

Decree 59/2013, of March 14, elaborating on Act 9/2010, of November 4, on the waters of Galicia, regarding the construction and operation of water infrastructure. (DOG 73, April 16, 2013)

LA RIOJA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF LA RIOJA ("BOR")

Order 7/2013, of March 25, of the Regional Ministry for Tax and Public Administration approving Model 420, on self-assessment of the tax on the visual impact caused by electricity supply elements and the fixed elements of telephone or telematic communication networks. (BOR 41, March 27, 2013)

Order 8/2013, of March 25, of the Regional Ministry for Tax and Public Administration, regulating the tax shift to waste disposal in dumping grounds and weighing requirements, and approving the tax shift document and self-assessment model. (BOR 41, March 27, 2013)

NAVARRA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF NAVARRA ("BON")

Regional Order 73/2013, of March 5, of the Minister for Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration, on the Industrial Activity Environmental Inspection Program of the Chartered Community of Navarra and Inspection Plan for 2013. (BON 70, April 15, 2013)

MURCIA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF MURCIA ("BORM")

Order of March 11, 2013, of the Regional Ministry of Economy and Tax and Regional Ministry of the Presidency, approving the declaration-assessment and self-assessment models for the environmental taxes established under Act 9/2005, of December 29, on Tax Measures concerning Assigned Taxes and Own Taxes for 2006, determining the place, manner and deadlines for their payment and submission. (BORM 69, March 25, 2013)

BASQUE COUNTRY – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY ("BOPV")

Regional Order 786/2013, of April 17, approving Model 583, tax on the value of electricity production. Self-assessment and installment payments; Model 584, tax on the production of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste from nuclear power generation. Self-assessment and installment payments; and Model 585, tax on the storage of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste in centralized facilities. Self-assessment and installment payments. (BOB 76, April 22, 2013)

  • GUIPUZKOA – OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF GUIPUZKOA ("BOG")

Regional Order 46, of April 25, 2013, formulating the environmental impact statement of the Atotxa bus station (San Sebastian). (BOG 88, May 10, 2013)

Resolution of March 19, 2013, of the Deputy Minister of the Environment, formulating the environmental impact statement of the draft amendment of the 132 kV d/c transmission line, called "Derivación a ST Corrugados de la línea Abadiano-Azpeitia 1 y 2," endorsed by Iberdrola Distribución Eléctrica, S.A.U. in the town of Azpeitia. (BOG 88, May 10, 2013)