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Translation validity: 14.09.2012.–26.03.2015.
Amendments not included: 24.03.2015., 26.04.2016., 07.01.2021.

Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending regulations of:

19 January 2010 [shall come into force from 27 January 2010];
3 January 2012 [shall come into force from 6 January 2012];
11 September 2012 [shall come into force from 14 September 2012].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.


Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 664

Adopted 30 August 2005

Regulations Regarding the Licensing of Public Utilities

Issued pursuant to
Section 16, Paragraph two and
Section 18, Paragraph one of the
Law On Regulators of Public Utilities

1. This Regulation prescribes the procedures, by which a public utilities regulatory institution (hereinafter - regulator) licenses the provision of public utilities and the regulated sector merchants, as well as the procedures, by which an application (proposal) for the receipt of a licence is submitted (if these procedures have not been specified in special laws of regulated sectors), and prescribes the procedures for submitting an application regarding amendments to the conditions of a licence or cancellation (revocation) of a licence.

[11 September 2012]

2. The Public Utilities Commission shall license the provision of public utilities in regulated sectors.

[19 January 2010]

3. The regulator shall determine the initial and the final date of the licence term in accordance with the regulatory enactments regulating public utilities.

4. The regulator shall issue to a merchant a licence of the specific form specified in Annex 1 to this Regulation. The initial term for provision of the public utility shall be indicated in the licence for a merchant, which plans to commence the provision of the public utility.

[11 September 2012]

5. A merchant shall submit to the regulator an application for the receipt of a licence (Annex 2), an application for amendments to the conditions of a licence (Annex 3) or an application for cancellation (revocation) of a licence (Annex 4).

6. A list of documents to be appended to the application shall be indicated in the form of the relevant application. When submitting documents for the receipt of a licence or amending conditions of a licence, the information referred to in Annexes 5 and 6 to this Regulation shall be appended. The application shall be regarded submitted on the day when the regulator has received all the documents indicated in the relevant annex to this Regulation and all the necessary information.

[11 September 2012]

6.1 If the application referred to in Paragraph 5 of this Regulation is submitted for the receipt of a licence for carriage of passengers by rail, the regulator shall, within four working days after receipt of the application, request the information from the State Railway Administration regarding the rolling stock to be used for the provision of the railway service by the carrier. The State Railway Administration shall provide the necessary information to the regulator within four working days.

[11 September 2012]

7. In submitting a copy of a document, the original shall be presented or the copy shall be certified in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding development and drawing up of documents.

[19 January 2010]

7.1 If an application is submitted electronically, electronic copies of the documents referred to in Paragraph 6 of this Regulation shall be appended thereto, certified with a secure electronic signature and time-stamp in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

[19 January 2010]

8. If the information indicated in the submitted documents is incomplete or inaccurate, the regulator is entitled to request additional information.

9. A merchant shall be responsible for the veracity of the information provided.

9.1 A merchant shall submit information to the regulator regarding the change in the name, legal address thereof, as well as other data included in the licence within 30 days after making of the relevant changes.

[19 January 2010]

10. If the submitted documents lack any information necessary for the taking of a decision, the regulator shall postpone examination of the matter and inform a merchant thereof. The matter shall be examined after the necessary information or documents have been received. The time period from the postponing of the examination of the matter until the receipt of the necessary information or documents shall not be included in the term specified in Paragraph 13 of this Regulation.

11. If a merchant has not submitted all the necessary information or documents in the time period specified by the regulator, the regulator shall take a decision on refusal to issue a licence, to make amendments to the conditions of a licence or to cancel (revoke) a licence.

12. In making amendments to the conditions of a licence or cancelling (revoking) a licence upon its own initiative, the regulator shall provide the information necessary for the taking of a decision.

13. The regulator shall take a decision on issuance of a licence, making of amendments to the conditions of a licence, cancellation (revocation) of a licence or a decision on refusal to issue a licence within 30 days after receipt of the relevant application.

[19 January 2010]

14. If the regulator has taken a decision on refusal to issue a licence, to make amendments to the conditions of a licence or to cancel (revoke) a licence, a repeated application for the receipt of a licence, making of amendments to the conditions of a licence, cancellation (revocation) of a licence may be submitted after all the reasons for the refusal have been eliminated.

15. A provider of public utilities shall inform the regulator whether the provider of public utilities plans to continue the provision of public utilities indicated in the licence in due time (not later than three months prior to the end of the term of the licence).

16. A merchant shall be responsible for the use of a licence, compliance with and fulfilment of the conditions of the licence. The merchant is not entitled to transfer the licence to other persons.

17. The regulator shall determine the term, in which a merchant must eliminate a violation that has been the reason for the suspension of the operation of a licence.

18. The regulator shall take a decision to renew the operation of a licence, if a merchant has eliminated the reasons for the suspension of the operation of the licence.

19. If a merchant has not eliminated the reasons for the suspension of the operation of a licence in the specified time period and they comply with the justification for cancellation (revocation) of a licence specified in the Law On Regulators of Public Utilities, the regulator shall take a decision on cancellation (revocation) of the licence.

[3 January 2012]

20. In amending the conditions of a licence or in cancelling (revoking) a licence upon the initiative of the regulator, the time period for taking of the decision specified in Paragraph 13 of this Regulation shall not be applied.

21. In licensing the provision of public utilities, the regulator is entitled to determine to a merchant specific conditions in the field of quality requirements, technical conditions, standards, as well as the implementation of the provisions of a contract in accordance with regulatory enactments of the relevant sector.

[3 January 2012]

22. A licence shall be valid only for the provision of the public utility type specified therein.

23. If a licence has been lost, stolen, destroyed or irreparably damaged, the regulator shall issue a duplicate of the licence upon the receipt of a written request of a merchant, making a note "Duplicate" on the duplicate of the licence.

24. If a licence is cancelled (revoked), suspended or amendments to the conditions of the licence are made, the original or duplicate of the licence shall be given over to the regulator within 30 days after coming into effect of the decision of the regulator.

[3 January 2012]

25. Cabinet Regulation No. 299 of 3 July 2001, Regulations Regarding Licensing of Public Utilities (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2001, No. 105) is repealed.

Prime Minister A. Kalvītis

Minister for Economics A.K. Kariņš

 

[19 January 2010; 3 January 2012]

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Public Utilities Commission
Licence No. ____

Name of the merchant

Registration number of the merchant in the Commercial Register

Actual address of objects of the merchant

(shall not be indicated in the licence for the trade of electricity)


Licence is issued for the provision of the public utility of the following type

for the time period from

year

until

year


in the zone of action of the licence

Conditions and requirements for the provision of the public utility

Licence issued on  
 

(date)*

 

Chairperson  
 

(given name, surname)

 

(signature)*

Place for a seal*

Note. The details of the document "date", "signature" and "place for a seal" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics A.K. Kariņš

 

[19 January 2010; 3 January 2012; 11 September 2012]

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Application for Receipt of a Licence

To the Public Utilities Commission

1. Information regarding the merchant:

1.1. name

1.2. registration number in the Commercial Register

1.3. given name, surname of the authorised representative ,

telephone , fax , e-mail

1.4. legal address

1.5. actual address of the objects

2. Please issue a licence:
2.1. for the provision of the public utility of the following type

(in accordance with the Cabinet regulations regarding types of regulated public utilities)


2.2. in the zone of action of the licence

2.3. for the time period from

year

until

year


3. Initial term (date) of provision of the public utility (need not be indicated if the merchant already provides the public utility):  
 

I confirm that I have been informed regarding the duty in accordance with Paragraph 9.1 of Cabinet Regulation No. 644 of 30 August 2005, Regulations Regarding the Licensing of Public Utilities, to provide the information to the regulator regarding the change of the merchant's name, legal address, as well as other data included in the licence within 30 days after making of the relevant changes.

Appended:

1. Description of the planned activity of the merchant.

2. Information regarding the planned technical support of the merchant and immovable property, which is necessary for the provision of the regulated utility (not to be appended to the application, if it is intended to receive a licence for the trade of electricity).

3. Description and map of the zone of action of the licence where the zone of public utility to be provided is marked. If the zone of action of the licence includes all the territory of Latvia, the map need not be appended.

4. The documents specified in special regulatory enactments of the relevant regulated sector.

 

(date)*

 

Authorised representative of the merchant
 

(given name, surname)

(signature)*

(signature and full name)

Note. The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics A.K. Kariņš

 

[19 January 2010; 3 January 2012; 11 September 2012]

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Application for Amendments to the Conditions of a Licence

To the Public Utilities Commission

1. Number of the licence

2. Information regarding the merchant:
2.1. name

2.2. registration number in the Commercial Register

2.3. given name, surname of the authorised representative ,

telephone , fax , e-mail

2.4. legal address

2.5. actual address of the objects
 

(not to be indicated if it is intended to amend licence conditions for the trade of electricity)


2.6. type of public utility

2.7. zone of action of the licence

2.8. term of the licence

Please make the following amendments to the licence

In the annex:

1. Justification of amendments to the conditions of the licence and documents confirming the justification.

2. Description of the planned action of the merchant (need not be appended if change of the merchant's name is intended).

3. If amendments are related to the zone of action of the licence, the description of the zone of action of the merchant's licence and a map, in which the zone of the public utility to be provided is marked.

 

(date)*

 

Authorised representative of the merchant
 

(given name, surname)

(signature)*

(signature and full name)

Note. The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics A.K. Kariņš

 

[19 January 2010; 3 January 2012]

Annex 4
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Application for Cancellation (Revocation) of a Licence

To the Public Utilities Commission

1. Number of the licence

2. Information regarding the merchant
2.1. name

2.2. registration number in the Commercial Register

2.3. given name, surname of the authorised representative

,


telephone , fax , e-mail

2.4. legal address

2.5. actual address of the objects
 

(not to be indicated if it is intended to cancel (revoke) licence for the trade of electricity)


2.6. type of public utility

2.7. zone of action of the licence

2.8. term of action of the licence

Please cancel (revoke) the licence

beginning with

year

.

 

In the annex:

Justification of cancellation (revocation) of the licence and documents confirming the justification.

 

(date)*

 

Authorised representative of the merchant
 

(given name, surname)

(signature)*

(signature and full name)

Note. The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics A.K. Kariņš

 

[11 September 2012]

Annex 5
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Information Regarding Activity of the Merchant

An application for the receipt of a licence for a public utility or amendments to the conditions of a licence shall be appended by the following information:

1. General data:

1.1. the registration date and number of the merchant;

1.2. the types of activity;

1.3. the financial parameters of operation of the previous year (except for newly established merchants which have not drawn up an annual account);

1.3.1. net turnover;

1.3.2. profit or losses;

1.3.3. balance sheet value for the equity capital;

1.3.4. total amount of the balance sheet.

2. Previous activity*:

2.1. zone for provision of the public utility;

2.2. description of users of the public utility (number, division - natural persons or legal persons);

2.3. amounts supplied to users or amounts of public utilities provided during the previous year (in natural units of measurement);

2.4. revenue from the provision of public utilities during the previous year of operation;

2.5. currently applied public utilities tariffs.

3. Planned activity**:

3.1. planned zone for the provision of the public utility;

3.2. planned description of users of the public utility (number, division - natural persons or legal persons);

3.3. planned amounts supplied to users or amounts of public utilities provided during the current and next year (in natural units of measurement);

3.4. planned revenue from the provision of public utilities during the current and next year.

 

(date)***

 

Authorised representative of the merchant
 

(given name, surname)

(signature)***

(signature and full name)

Notes.

1.* Information shall be provided by the merchants which already provide the public utility.

2.** Information shall be provided by the merchants which are planning to commence the provision of the public utility. Merchants, which already provide the public utility, shall provide information regarding the planned activities in the part in which significant changes are planned during the current or next year.

3.*** The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

 

[11 September 2012]

Annex 6
Cabinet Regulation No. 664
30 August 2005

Planned Technical Support

1. The following shall be appended to the application for the receipt of a licence for electricity transmission or distribution:

1.1. information regarding technical support to be used for the provision of electricity transmission or distribution services:

1. Zone of action (km2)  
2. Number of electricity grid connections (pieces, specifying by voltage levels) and installed capacity (MW)  
3. Number of electricity meters for commercial accounting of electricity (pieces)  
4. Circuit diagram of the electricity grid, specifying the proprietary borders of electrical installations  

1.2. information regarding electricity grids to be used for the provision of electricity transmission or distribution services:

No.

Electricity grids to be used for the provision of electricity transmission or distribution services

Unit of measurement

Quantity

In ownership

In use

1. Power line (overhead, cable, suspension cable)        
1.1. Power line voltage

kV

     
1.2. Power line length

km

     
2. Transformer substations        
2.1. transformer substation capacity

MW

     
2.2. transformer substation voltage

kV

     
2.3. number of transformer substations

piece

     
3. Distribution stations (specifying the voltage)

piece

     

1.3. a scheme of electricity grids to be used for the provision of electricity transmission or distribution services on the topographic plan, specifying the type, cross-section and voltage of the electricity grid and other characterising information (the referred to scheme shall also be submitted in electronic form (.dwg format)).*

2. The following shall be appended to the application for the receipt of a licence for heat energy transmission or distribution:

2.1. information regarding heating networks to be used for the provision of heat energy transmission or distribution services:

No.

Characterisation of heating networks

Unit of measurement

Quantity

In ownership

In use

1. Length of heating networks (km)

km

     
2. Maximum heat load of heating network connections (MW)

MW

     

2.2. a scheme of heating networks to be used for the provision of heat energy transmission or distribution services on the topographic plan, specifying the diameter of heating networks and the objects to be used for the provision of public utilities, for example, heat sources, pumping stations (the referred to scheme shall also be submitted in electronic form (.dwg format)).

3. The following shall be appended to the application for the receipt of a licence for water management:

3.1. information regarding objects to be used for the provision of water management services:

No.

Objects to be used for the provision of water management services

Address (location)

In ownership

In use

1.

Water-tower      

2.

Borehole      

3.

Water pumping station      

4.

Sewerage pumping station      

5.

Iron removal installations      

6.

Wastewater treatment plants      

7.

Other objects to be used for the provision of the public utility      

8.

Water supply networks

(specify km in each separated water supply network and location)

   

9.

Sewerage networks

(specify km in each separated water supply network and location)

   

3.2. a scheme of water supply and sewerage networks to be used for the provision of water management services on the topographic plan, specifying the objects to be used for the provision of public utilities, for example, water-tower, water pumping station, sewerage pumping station, wastewater treatment installations (the referred to schemes shall also be submitted in electronic form (.dwg format)).

4. An application for the receipt of a licence for municipal waste disposal at landfill sites shall be appended the information regarding technical support to be used for the provision of municipal waste disposal service:

No.

Technical support to be used for the provision of municipal waste disposal service

Name/address

In ownership

In use

1.

Structures      

2.

Stationary technological installations      

3.

Mobile technological installations      

4.

Vehicles      

 

(date)**

 

Authorised representative of the merchant  
 

(given name, surname)

 

(signature**)

1.* Shall be submitted by the merchant, the zone of activity of the licence of which does not include the whole territory of the Republic of Latvia.

2.** The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be filled in if the electronic document has been prepared in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.


Translation © 2013 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Title: Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu licencēšanas noteikumi Status:
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in force
Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 664Adoption: 30.08.2005.Entry into force: 15.09.2005.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 146, 14.09.2005.
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