Portugal - Simplex: relevant news, mainly in the environmental and energy areas
Portugal Administrative Law Commentary
Decree-Law 11/2023, of 10 February (DL 11/2023) was published on 10 February, approving measures to simplify existing licensing, namely through the elimination of authorisations, licences, dispensable or redundant acts and procedures in relation to the protection of environmental issues, thus facilitating economic activity without compromising environmental protection.
This diploma is structured in two parts. On the one hand, it enshrines provisions applicable to the generality of the administrative activity and the performance of public entities. On the other hand, it approves amendments in various environmental matters, contemplating a broad set of measures, particularly in the following areas: (i) environmental impact assessment; (ii) environmental licensing; (iii) water resources; and (iv) waste.
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