MEMR Regulations Simplified to Improve Business and Investment Growth
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral resources ("MEMR") issued Press Release No. 00022/04/SJI/2018 to continue arranging dozens of overlapping regulations and permits ("Simplification"). So far, 90 regulations and 96 certifications/recommendation/permits ("Regulations") have started since 22 January 2018.
These 90 Regulations comprise 18 Regulations in the Oil & Gas ("Migas") Subsector, 20 Regulations in the Electricity ("Listrik") Subsector, 32 Regulations in the Minerals & Coal ("Minerba") Subsector, 5 Regulations on New & Renewable Energy Resources ("EBTKE") and 3 SKK Migas Regulations. The 96 certifications/recommendation/permits comprise 23 from Migas, 64 in the Minerba Subsector and 5 from EBTKE.
The main objectives of the Simplification are to end the duplication of certificates, reduce bureaucracy and reduce the complexity of the regulatory regime. For example, under MEMR Regulation No. 2 of 2018 on the Enforcement of Indonesian National Standards in the Electric Power Sector, the MEMR has revoked 11 regulations and issued one regulation on National
The highlights of the Simplication in each sector are the following:
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