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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Objectives of the commitment

The Spanish Constitution (1978) established that the basis of the mining legislation is an attribution of the State being the Spanish Regions responsible for its implementation. The Mining Act establishes the legal regime for the exploitation of mineral deposits and other geological resources.

Although the legal framework details extensively the regulation and authorization regime, the fact that its implementation is competence of the 17 Spanish Regions, leads that its application is not always homogenous and that synergies between regional administrations are not always exploited.

The final objective of this commitment is to facilitate the permitting procedure in the extractive industry by supporting organizations and competent authorizations to fulfill existing requirements in the mining legislation in force at national level. The environmental or land use permitting procedure will be addressed if the results of the proposed action under this call are positive.

Description of the activities

To achieve the final objective to support organizations and competent authorities to fulfill the existing requirements in the basic legislation on mining, are envisaged the following actions:

1-Permitting procedure in basic legislation on mining. Requirements and supporting documents

1.1-General description of the permitting procedure established in the basic legislation on mining.
Output: Explanatory document, on a tool box format, with a general description of the permitting procedure established in the basic legislation on mining. This document will be available online.

1.2-Identify existing information requirements in the basic legislation on mining
Output: Document that summarizes: existing information requirements in the basic legislation on mining; organization that must submit such information; addressee; reference to existing templates; recommendations for establishing/modifying templates.

1.3-Drafting of new templates or modification of existing ones that support information required by the basic legislation on mining.
Output: New templates or modification of existing ones.

1.4-Assessment for drafting of a guidance document with regard to permitting procedures established in the basic legislation on mining.

2-Benchmarking analysis of the permitting procedure implementation at Regional level

2.1-Mapping the permitting procedure implementation at Regional level
Output: Document that compiles the information made available online by competent authorities for fulfilling permitting requirements, such as: description of relevant legislation for each administrative process, including regional legislation; template formats; guidance documents, etc.

2.2-Disseminate and analyze the best practice cases identified in the mapping exercise.
Output: Document that compiles best practice cases identified.

3-Other actions

3.1-Make available in English on the web portal of the Mining Directorate of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism the scope and title of the basic legislation on mining.
Output: English version of the website of mining legislation.

3.2-Make available in English on the web portal of the Mining Directorate of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism an explanatory document with a general description of the permitting procedure established in the basic legislation on mining.
Output: English version on the website of the explanatory document on the permitting procedure established in the basic legislation on mining.

Description of the expected impacts

The expected impacts of this call will be:

1-Clearly identified information on all requirements established in the basic legislation on mining that must be fulfilled by organizations and that must be required by competent authorities.

2-Help to identify duplicities in the information required by the basic legislation on mining.

3-Streamline and give certainty to the permitting procedure by the general implementation of templates and explanatory guidelines for the fulfillment of requirements included in the basic mining legislation.

4-Help to identify and share best practice examples among the 17 Regions that are mining competent authorities in Spain.

5-Strength cooperation and feedback between Central Government, Regional Administrations and industry and, in general, with all stakeholders involved in the permitting process.

6-Lead to have similar approaches by competent authorities on the implementation of the basic legislation on mining.

7-Gain experience to promote actions to streamline and reduce the timeframe on environmental and land use permitting issues.

Coordinating organisation & role

Name of the coordinating organisation: Mining Directorate. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Trade (MINETUR)Country: SpainEntity profile: Governmental/public bodyRole within the commitment:

The main task will be to draft the relevant documents and collect comments from involved stakeholders. It will start the work by identifying existing legal requirements in the basic legislation on mining and a mapping how the permitting procedure is being implemented at national level. Once the relevant documents described in “activities” clause are drafted, it will submit them to competent authorities and stakeholder for their revision, comments and the identification of best practice cases.

Other partners

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.

Name of the organisation: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Fraunhofer will lead the CFRP and GFRP recycling research.
Fraunhofer will perform corrosion tests on the developed materials.
Fraunhofer will work with CIDAUT on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project. Fraunhofer is the Quality Manager of the Consortium and will oversee deliverables and general reporting are produced with the best possible quality following agreed review standards.

Fundacion Cidaut

Name of the organisation: Fundacion Cidaut Country: Spain Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: CIDAUT will lead the research activities on materials recycling and compounding, implementing lab scale demonstrators of each process at its premises and, later, supporting end-users upscale the processes.
CIDAUT will perform mechanical tests, microstructural analyses, injection moulding capability studies on the developed materails, and will work with Fraunhofer on the implementation, validation and refinement of LCCA tools for the project.

RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV)

Name of the organisation: RWTH Aachen University (Institute of plastic processing (IKV) Country: Germany Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: RWTH will implement the novel 3D Generative Preforming process (3D Fibre Spraying) that enables to create high-value long fibre-reinforced 3D preforms for thermoplastic and thermoset composites at low process costs (different kinds of yarn as a raw material, low tooling costs due to low cavity pressures). This cost effective technology allows to align the sprayed fibres in order to produce high-performance, engineered anisotropic products.

Universita' di Cagliari

Name of the organisation: Universita' di Cagliari Country: Italy Entity profile:
Role within the commitment: University of Cagliari is one of the leading European organization in the resin design and coupling with thermoplastic and thermose materials. University of Cagliari will support in the definition of the composite materials, both from CFRP/GFRP, ABS and Rare Earth composite material.

Relight

Name of the organisation: Relight Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: RELIGHT will work with ITRB to provide the research partners with residues for the recycled ABS supply and the REE recovery processes, including their HydroWEEE process as part of the processes to be studied and analyzed.

Piaggio Aerospace

Name of the organisation: Piaggio Aerospace Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - large company
Role within the commitment: Piaggio Aerospace is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Piaggio will assist in the compounds selection, provide Fraunhofer with specific corrosion requirements on business jet size aircraft, and will assess that the developed materials performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.

Blackshape Aircrafts

Name of the organisation: Blackshape Aircrafts Country: Italy Entity profile: Private sector - SME
Role within the commitment: Blackshape Aircrafts is one of the project End Users (Aeronautics Industry): as such it will provide requirements and further applications that could be developed with the Consortium Materials. Blackshape will support to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautics industry on ultra light jet, light jet and trainer for Syllabus, and will assess that the developed alloys performance fits the selected applications desired improvements.

KU Leuven

Name of the organisation: KU Leuven Country: Belgium Entity profile: Academia
Role within the commitment: KUL will collaborate on the balance problem studies and will lead the rare earth recovery research with the solvometallurgical and ionometallurgical processes.
KUL will also contribute to the final compounding selection.
KUL is the Dissemination Manager of the project, promoting that all partners are active on the project Dissemination.

FIDAMC

Name of the organisation: FIDAMC Country: Spain Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: FIDAMC is going to lead the Work Package on Compression Moulding with CFRP-enhanced materials. As part of the AIRBUS Group, FIDAMC will also be able to provide the input material.
FIDAMC successfully developed a 3D Printer of own design to serve the Aerospace Industry and will be supporting Smart Lab 3D Industries in its 3D printer design.

COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER

Name of the organisation: COMPOSITE INNOVATION CENTER Country: Canada Entity profile: Governmental/public body
Role within the commitment: Composite Innovation Center is one of the world leading organization in the field of Composite materials, both from carbon fiber and vegetal-based fibers.
Composite Innovation center has successfully implemented, at lab-scale, recycling processes for CFRP and GFRP.

Existing EU Contribution: No

Period to implement the commitment: from 02-02-2014 to 31-01-2015