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The government of Uzbekistan has adopted the Administrative regulation for the provision of public services for the issuance of hydrogeological conclusions
On January 8, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted a Resolution “On measures of further improving the procedure for issuing permits for the use of underground waters”.
Amendments to the legislation of Uzbekistan
On December 2, 2020 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has approved the Law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the adoption of measures to mitigate the negative impact on economic sectors of the coronavirus pandemic and global crisis phenomena”. 
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission adopted the Ordinance on the Approval of the Rules on Licensing and Notification of Energy Activities
On 4 June 2020, the Ordinance of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission was published on the Approval of the Rules on Licensing and Notification of Energy Activities was published on the website of Legislative Herald of Georgia.
Uzbekistan imposed sanctions for mining without a license
This rule provides for stricter liability measures
Legal reform in the energy sector is to be introduced in Uzbekistan
The Ministry of Energy, along with the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, has begun to develop a model for a competitive electricity market.
GRATA Kyrgyzstan Monthly Legal Summary
Read the recent changes in Kyrgyzstan legislation for the period of January-February 2020
Changes in conducting exploration works in Uzbekistan
On November 18, 2019, the President signed the Resolution “On measures to improve the system of organizing and conducting exploration work for oil and gas”.
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov held a seminar in Atyrau for representatives of oilfield service companies
During the event, issues of local content in procurement of subsoil users (including TCO, NCOC), including liability of subsoil users and suppliers, applicable reporting, as well as measures on mitigating legal uncertainty risks were discussed.
The procedure for licensing the right to use subsoils is adjusted
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 443 approved the Regulations on the procedure for issuing licenses for the right to use subsoils containing non-metallic minerals, which has modified the process for obtaining a permit for the right to use subsoils.