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Law on Regulators of Public Utilities (2000)

Country/Territory
Latvia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2000 (2017)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Latvijas Vēstnesis, 394/395, 07.11.2000.; Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Ziņotājs, 22, 23.11.2000.
Subject
Energy, Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Energy conservation/energy production Institution Business/industry/corporations Governance Waste management Local government Royalties/fees Waste disposal Waste domestic sources Water supply Sewerage
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Law provides for regulators of public utilities. The purpose of this Law is to ensure the possibility of receiving continuous, safe and qualitative public utilities whose tariffs (prices) conform to economically substantiated costs, as well as to promote development and economically substantiated competition in regulated sectors, determining the procedures for the regulation of public utilities and the legal relations in the provision of public utilities. This Law prescribes the general procedure for the regulation of public utilities and basic principles for the development and operation of the regulatory system. The State shall regulate the provision of public utilities as a commercial activity in the following sectors: energy; electronic communications; postal services; municipal waste management; and water management.

Full text
English/Latvian
Website
likumi.lv

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2009/73/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Natural gas, Energy conservation/energy production, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Environmental standards, Climate change, Ozone layer, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Cabinet Regulation No. 1227 of 2009 on Types of Regulated Public Utilities

Legislation | Latvia | 2009

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Natural gas, Governance, Waste management, Water supply, Freshwater resources management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decision No. 1/15 of the Board of the Public Utilities Commission of 2014 on Provisions of General Authorisation and Regulations Regarding the Registration and Submission of Information for Solid Waste Disposal Service at Landfills for Solid Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2014 (2019)

Keyword: Solid waste, Waste disposal, Institution, Governance, Registration, Authorization/permit, Procedural matters, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Board of the Public Utilities Commission Decision No. 1/5 of 2017 on Methodology for the Calculation of Municipal Waste Disposal Service Tariff

Legislation | Latvia | 2017

Keyword: Solid waste, Royalties/fees, Waste disposal, Institution, Governance, Business/industry/corporations, Procedural matters, Waste management, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Board of Public Utilities Commission Decision No. 1/2 of 2016 on Methodology for Calculation of Tariffs for Water Management Services

Legislation | Latvia | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Water charges, Water supply, Royalties/fees, Procedural matters, Tax/levy, Financing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Board of Public Utilities Commission Decision No. 1/14 of 2014 on the General Authorisation and Registration in the Water Management Sector

Legislation | Latvia | 2014 (2017)

Keyword: Water supply, Authorization/permit, Registration, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Board of Public Utilities Commission Decision No. 1/15 of 2014 on General Authorisations and Registration Regulations for Municipal Waste Disposal at Landfill Sites

Legislation | Latvia | 2014

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Solid waste, Registration, Business/industry/corporations, Procedural matters, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decision No. 1/3 of the Board of the Public Utilities Commission of 2019 on Regulations Regarding General Authorisation and Registration in the Energy Sector

Legislation | Latvia | 2019 (2019)

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Business/industry/corporations, Registration, Natural gas, Internal trade, Data collection/reporting, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 174 of 2016 on Provision and Use of Public Water Management Services

Legislation | Latvia | 2016 (2017)

Keyword: Water supply, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Royalties/fees, Offences/penalties, Water charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 876 of 2008 on Supply and Use of Thermal Energy

Legislation | Latvia | 2008 (2015)

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Contract/agreement, Enforcement/compliance, Business/industry/corporations, Procedural matters, Energy conservation/energy production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX