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Cabinet Orders concerning the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources Approved

March 15, 2019

On March 15, 2019, the Cabinet approved the Cabinet Order and the Enforcement Order for specifying the effective date of the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources (Act No. 89 of 2018, hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).

1. Background

In the 197th Session of the Diet, the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources (Act No. 89 of 2018) came into effect on November 30, 2018, and was promulgated on December 7, 2018, which provides for taking measures such as the formulation of basic policies, designating maritime areas as targets of promotion projects, creating a certification system for plans related to the licensed use of such designated maritime areas, etc., for the promotion of the utilization of specific maritime areas related to the development of power generation facilities while making efforts to harmonize with other measures related to the ocean.

The Cabinet Order for Specifying the Effective Date of the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources (hereinafter referred to as the “Cabinet Order for Specifying the Effective Date”) is established for specifying the effective date of the Act, and at the same time the Enforcement Order for the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources (hereinafter referred to as the “Enforcement Order”) is established in order to develop provisions necessary for its enforcement.

2. Outline

<Outline of the Cabinet Order for Specifying the Effective Date>

<Outline of the Enforcement Order>

3. Schedule

Cabinet meeting on: March 15, 2019 (Fri)
Promulgated on: March 20, 2019 (Wed)
Coming into effect on: April 1, 2019 (Mon)

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