Range of the Standard:
Royal Decree of cabine
Character of the query:
Type of participation:
Prior public consultation

Problems to be solved with the new standard

In the areas affected by the closure of the coal mining numerous environmental liabilities without restore. Closures that occurred in the year 2018 have worsened the situation, being the companies that close these farms in situación concursal or liquidation. For this reason, the vast majority of workers surpluses of coal in Spain could not be used in activities resulting from the closure of mines: processes of restoration mines to maintain, on the one hand, the safety of farms abandoned; and on the other, to ensure that the inactivity has no effect on the environment (e.g., controlling the dumping of acidificadas waters to riverbeds), and, finally, to recover the landscape in those places where they were farms to open sky.

The closures and lack of restoration has already led to economic and environmental damage in some specific points of Spanish territory that have been compounded to coincide with the pandemic COVID. However, the restoration of mines as the dismantling of facilities associated can be an opportunity for generating new activity and employment in the short term.

Therefore, the environmental restoration Plan for mining closure or abandoned and plots damaged has been included in the PLAN OF RECUPERACIÓN, TRANSFORMACIÓN AND RESILIENCE to be financed by the European recovery Tool. The projects that constitute the recovery Plan Transformation and Resilience, should allow, in addition to the recovery of the economy after the pandemic, a change of production model and boost transformations that allow our economic and social model can cope since our prospects to new challenges in the future.

Since the institute for just transition, are working on a Plan with a preliminary identification of projects to perform and with the aim of prioritizing the recruitment of surpluses miners. This plan must incorporate evaluation of the instruments and the model of governance that have been used for this type of action from the old IRMC and challenges recent years, to streamline and give greater effect to the management of these programs.

The framework for reform proposal and investment programmes in terms of Just Transition that are included in the FRR and which establishes commitments for environmental restoration actions is the framework agreement for a just transition from coal mining and sustainable development of mining areas for the period 2019-2027.

By another lado. closing furnaces at times in the same territory, may require urban Nature performances that facilitate new uses economic and social, beyond the legal obligations of companies regarding the closure and dismantling of companies.

Therefore, the institute for Just Transition is preparing a policy initiative for granting aid to the autonomous communities where are located such degraded areas and spaces affected. The application to these aids will be through a direct regime under Article 22.2.c of law 38/2003, of 17 November, General subsidies, which is justified by be accredited reasons of public interest, economic and social perspective.

Objectives of the norm

It is a plan included in the recovery Plan, transformation and resilience and will be financed by the European recovery Tool. The situation in receivership of many companies, difficulties and disparity of criteria in the management concursal and own agenda instrumentalization of ancient IRMC established by the Royal Decree 675/2014, 1 August, which also required cofinancing CCAAs, has hampered and delayed the launch of these actions that are considered essential. The new regulation will establish the criteria and requirements for the granting of direct aid to the CCAA where are located in degraded areas and spaces affected by the closure of mines and streamlining and central giving more effect to the management of these actions.

Remission deadline

Deadline for submitting arguments from the day Monday, December 14, 2020 until the day Friday, January 15, 2021

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