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Order of the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment No. 1165.14 of 4 Jumada II 1435 (4 april 2014) to determine the number of employees assigned to inspection tasks at the General Inspectorate of the Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment- Energy and Mining Sector
Decree No. 2.11.112 of 20 Rajeb 1432 (Jun 23, 2011) adopted for general inspections of ministries
B.O. n°5960.12 of 12 chaaban 1432 (Jun 14, 2011)
The new Law on Mines enacted in July 2015 and which entered into force on May 23, 2016 repeals the old mining code that dates back to the 1950s of the last century ("Dahir" – Royal Decree of April 16, 1951) to take into account the developments in the mining sector on the international scene. The purpose of this law is to strengthen the contribution of this sector to the development of mineral exploration and research in order to discover new deposits in Morocco while ensuring the sustainable development of the national mining industry. The main measures introduced by this law are as follows:
extension of the scope of the mining legislation to other industrial mineral substances such as calcite, feldspar, magnesite, and perlite with the exception of construction and civil engineering materials;
The artisanal mining activity was governed by the Dahir of December 01, 1960 establishing the mining region of Tafilalet and Figuig and which also created the Purchasing and Development Center of the mining region of Tafilalet and Figuig (CADETAF), a public institution endowed with legal personality and financial autonomy. The enactment of the new Law number 74-15 relating to the mining region of Tafilalet and Figuig aims at the restructuring of the activity in this zone in order to give attractiveness to this region which covers an area of 60,000 km2 and which contains promising mineral potential. This restructuring is taking place by fostering private initiative and providing social support for artisanal miners. The intervention of private operators can be made by means of partnership agreements with artisanal miners based on a compensation system bearing a fixed fee or "key money"" and royalties in case of discovery of a commercial deposit. . Among the main objectives of this law is the following :
the Department of Energy and Mining has withdrawn this draft text which has
been under examination at the General Secretariat of the Government (SGG) with
a view to enriching it with additional comments and suggestions from
professionals and social partners, particularly after the enactment of the new
law No. 33.13 on Mining.
Currently, the Department is
pursuing the finalization of the revision of the Diggers' Statute by examining
the comments and observations made by the various social partners. Also, a discussion of the project with the professionals is contemplated.
The objective of this draft bill
is to ensure a calm social climate and build healthy working relationships for
the benefit of both workers and employers. It also institutes staff representative institutions and safety
representatives in mining companies as well as vocational training.
proposed legislation consists of adapting current mining regulations to the technological
advances in the mining sector and giving a new dimension to workers' health and
A draft text is being
finalized in consultation with the mining profession through the formation of
joint committees working on the various chapters of the decree. The main provisions relate to the following main points: work on site,
ventilation, lighting, use of explosives and site hygiene.
This code contains very attractive incentives for oil exploration: exemptions from customs duties, from VAT, and from the Corporate Tax in the event of exploitation (10 consecutive years from the date of regular commissioning of any operating concession).
For more efficiency in regulatory matters, the Department of Energy and Mining is currently reflecting on the revision of the Hydrocarbons Code.
This draft decree is drawn up in accordance with the provisions of Article 116 of Law No. 33-13 on mines, enacted by "Dahir" (Royal decree) No. 1.15.76 of 14 Ramadan 1436 (July 01, 2015).
It includes various regulatory provisions to organize and govern the activities of extraction, collection and marketing of mineralogical specimens, fossils and meteorites, while addressing the challenges of the preservation of the national geological heritage.
The text consists of four titles, six chapters, and twenty-five articles that mainly state the following:
To this end, this draft decree has been drawn up to set:
(Royal decree) establishing law No. 1-72-255 of 18 Muharram 1393 (February 22,
1973)relating to the import, export, refining, filling , storage, and distribution
No. 2-72-513 of 3 Rabii I 1393 (April 07, 1973) adopted for the implementation
of the “Dahir” (Royal decree) Law No. 1-72-255 of 18 March 1393 (22 February
1973) on the importation, the export, refining in a refinery and in a filling
center, the storage, and the distribution of hydrocarbons.
of the Minister of Energy and Mining No. 1282-06 of 4 Jumada II, 1427 (June 30,
2006) relating to the Retail Distribution Network of Refiners in Refineries for
Hydrocarbon products other than Liquefied Petroleum Gases
of the Minister of Trade, Crafts, Industry, Mining and Merchant Navy No. 345-68
of June 11, 1968 concerning the movement of petrol stations or filling stations
Order of the Minister of Energy and Mining, the Minister of Public Works,
Vocational Training and Training of Executives, and of the Minister of
Transport No. 1263-91 of 9 Chaoual 1413 (1 April 1993) approving the
Regulations relating to the safety standards applicable to filling plants, to bulk
or cylinder deposits, and to fixed storage facilities for industrial or
domestic use of liquefied petroleum gases, as well as to the packaging,
handling, transport and use of such products.
of the Minister of Trade, Industry, Mining and Merchant Marine No. 773-73 of 19
Jumada II, 1393 (July 20, 1973) defining the importance of the fleet of
cylinders in filling centers
No. 009-71 of 21 Sha’ban 1391 (October 12, 1971) on Safety Stocks
No. 2-72-622 of 8 Muharram 1393 (February 12, 1973) delegating powers to the Minister of
Mining as regards safety stocks relating to energy products
of the Minister of Trade, Industry, Mining, and Merchant Navy No. 393-76 of
27th Safar 1397 (February 17, 1977) on Safety Stocks of Petroleum Products.
of the Minister of Energy and Mining No. 484-81 of 20 Rajab 1401 (25 May 1981)
on the conditions of use of the special margin for the financing of safety
stocks of liquid and gaseous fuels
of the Minister of Energy and Mining No. 1546-07 of 18 Rajab 1428 (August 03,
2007) on the characteristics of large petroleum products
of the Minister of Trade, Industry, Mining, Crafts, and Merchant Navy No.
053-62 of January 02, 1962 concerning the characteristics of liquefied
The National Council for
Nuclear Energy (CNEN) instituted by Decree No. 2-90-352 of May 05, 1993, aims
The provisions of Law
142-12, enacted in August 2014, apply to all activities involving sources of
ionizing radiation. These activities involve:
The purpose of Law 12-02
relating to Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, enacted in 2005, is to provide
civil compensation for damage that may be caused by peaceful uses of nuclear
energy, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna on civil liability for
Law No. 38-16 amending and
supplementing Article 2 of the “Dahir” (Royal decree) No. 1-63-226 of 14 Rabii
I 1383 (August 5, 1963) establishing the National Electricity Office (O.N.E.)
Law No. 54-14 amending and
supplementing Article 2 of the “Dahir” (Royal decree) No. 1-63-226 of 14 Rabii
I 1383 (5 August 1963) establishing the National Electricity Office (O.N.E.) and
Article 5 of the Law No. 40-09 relating to the National Electricity and
Drinking Water Office "ONEE".
Decree No. 2-15-772 of 14 Muharram
1437 (October 28, 2015) relating to access to the national medium voltage
“Dahir” (Royal decree) No. 1-16-60
of 17 Sha’ban 1437 (May 24, 2016) enacting Law No. 48-15 relating to the
regulation of the sector of the electricity and the creation of the national electricity
As part of the new energy strategy which establishes the development of renewable energy as key priority, a law on renewable energies was promulgated by Dahir No. 1-10-16 of 26 Safar 1431 (11 February 2010) in view to achieving the goals set by the government and to give the necessary visibility to private operators in the field of renewable energy.
To establish and stop the areas of development of wind power, and pursuant to Article 7 of Law No. 13.09 on the abovementioned renewable energies, Order No. 2657-11 defining areas intended to accommodate sites that could house the production facilities of electricity from wind energy source was promulgated on 20 Shawal 1432 (19 September 2011) and published in the Official Bulletin No. 5984.
Renewable energy projects (solar and wind) which will be made in these development areas, will have a clear positive impact on the regions in general and municipalities in particular to house them. These projects aim to both improve:
These projects of electricity production from wind power potentially contribute to fight against the isolation and poverty in these communities and can have a ripple effect on the development of neighboring communities.
Final authorization for the commissioning of a plant for producing electricity from renewable energy source, is issued by the administration, given, among other things a specifications to accompany the request final authorization under section 5 of Decree No. 2-10-578 of 7 Jumada I 1432 (11 April 2011);
The model of that Specification charts to be established by the Administration under the provisions of Law No. 13-09 cited above.
The order determining the model of the specifications was published in BO No. 6266 of June 19, 2014.
Pursuant to Article 5 of the Law 13-09 on renewable energy as amended and supplemented by Law 58-15, the Decree No. 2-15-772 on access medium voltage to the national grid makes it possible:
The principles of the decree on access to the national Medium Voltage electric grid:
The decree is published in the Official Bulletin No. 6414 of 19 November 2015 (7 safar1437).
This law is falls within the framework of the High Royal Orientations outlined by His Majesty The King, The God Assists, which give priority to the development of renewable energy and sustainable development. It falls within the major objectives of the energy strategy adopted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment in consultation with stakeholders and operators during the first conference on energy that have held under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assists the October 6, 2009 under the theme "master all our energy future."
This law, which transcribes the commitments made by the government, helps fill the legal gaps in the area of renewable energy, encourage investment and several challenges. For the development of the potential of renewable energy, it contributes to the reduction of energy dependence, preservation of the environment by limiting emissions of greenhouse gases and the fight against climate change. This legislation strengthens the position of Morocco as a destination in terms of investment in renewable energy.
The 13-09 law on renewable energy, fixed, especially as objectives (i) promoting the production of energy from renewable sources, marketing and exporting it by public or private entities, (ii) securing of power generation facilities from renewable sources to a regime of authorization or declaration and (iii) the right of an operator to produce electricity from renewable energy sources for the account a consumer or a consumer group connected medium voltage to the national grid (MT), high voltage (HV) and extra high voltage (EHV), under an agreement by which they undertake to consume the electricity produced exclusively for their own use.
The law was promulgated on 11 February 2010 (B.O No. 5822 of 18 March 2010).
As part of the implementation of the second phase of the National Energy Strategy and after the launch of the major reform projects, in particular the photovoltaic roadmap, the law No. 13-09 was supplemented and amended by Law No. 58-15, published in Official Bulletin No. 6436 of 4 February 2016. The main principles of this law are:
As part of the new energy strategy developed in accordance with guidelines Hautes SA Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God's Assists, and which establishes the development of renewable energies and major priority as the optimal way to Morocco to meet the challenges supply security, preserve the environment and ensure sustainable development, a law on renewable energies was promulgated by Dahir No. 1-10-16 of 26 Safar 1431 (11 February 2010) with a view to achieving the goals set by the government and to give the necessary visibility to private operators in the field of renewable energy.
To establish and arrest procedures related to the terms and conditions of the constitution and the filing of the application for authorization and pursuant to Articles 5, 8, 17, 18, 28 and 29 of Law No. 13.09 on renewable energy, decree No. 2-10-578 for its implementation was issued on 7 Jumada I (11 April 2011). This decree defines and establishes an exhaustive rules and procedures governing the application:
The decree for the application of the law No. 13-09 was issued April 11, 2011 (Decree No. 2-10-578).