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Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,188 of the 27th December 2013

No. 1338
Broadcasting Authority for Malta
IT is notified for general information that the President of Malta, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, in accordance with the provisions of Article 118 (2) of the Constitution, has appointed the following persons to be members of the Broadcasting Authority for Malta for a period of two years with effect from 1st January, 2014.
Mr Anthony J Tabone, Dip MRS, MCIM
Dr Reno Borg, BA (Hons), MA, LLD
Dr Peter Fenech, MA (Sussex), LLD
Mr Alfred Mallia Milanes
Ms Rose Sciberras, BA (Hons), LP
27th December, 2013

No. 1339
THE Principal Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister has approved the following acting appointment:–

Name                       Position                           Department       Date 
Dr Mary Debono Borg       Acting Director/Registrar       Courts of Justice      4-11.1.2014
                                            Criminal Courts and                                                 
                                           Criminal Tribunals
27th December, 2013

No. 1340
Public Auctioneers
It is notified for general information that the persons mentioned hereunder have been nominated on the panel of Public Auctioneers for the period 1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014:
Mr Edward Gingell Littlejohn
Mr John Gingell Littlejohn
Mr Pierre Grech Cumbo Pillow
Mr Eleno Mamo
27th December, 2013

o. 1341
Notification of Exemption of Environmental Planning Statement
In conformity with Regulation 3(8) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (Legal Notice 114 of 2007), and in view of the fact that MEPA has determined that the proposal is unlikely to have significant environmental impacts, the Director of Environment Protection agrees that the proposal does not require the preparation of an Environmental Planning Statement (EPS). 
The Project Description Statement (PDS) presented as part of the application has considered the environmental issues in a sufficient manner such that the preparation of an EPS would not add any new information and MEPA has all the necessary information to determine the application. From the information presented in the PDS and screening according to Schedule IB of the same Regulations, the proposal is not likely to have significant environmental effects.
A detailed justification is presented below:
Reference Number:                PA 00801/10
Location:                              Site at, Triq Zgħawri, Munxar Gozo
Proposal:                              To construct poultry farm.
The following potential environmental impacts were identified and mitigation measures proposed in the Project Description Statement (PDS) submitted to MEPA on the PDS dated 4th July, 2011(including ancillary documentation)   and the justification for proposal from carrying out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted on 9th September, 2013.
Potential Impacts                Remarks on mitigation measures, etc.
Waste generation: The project will generate inert waste during the construction phase, however quantities are likely to be minimal. Animal waste is to be managed through the installation of waste management facilities (including a manure clamp and a number of cesspits), and the adoption of established waste processing procedures in line with the Code of Good Agricultural Practice (CoGap) requirements. Furthermore, waste management will be regulated through an operational permit.
Air quality and odours: Dust emissions and odours resulting from the proposed development are likely to be insignificant.  Furthermore, additional waste management measures will be adopted through an operational permit.
Noise and vibration: Noise and vibration are expected during the construction phase, from site clearance and excavation.  These are temporary impacts and are not expected to be significant. Noise during the operational phase is limited and is therefore not expected to be significant. Impacts will be largely avoided through the application of standard measures established by the Environmental Management Construction Site Regulations, 2007.
Visual impact: The proposal aims at mitigating the visual impacts by constructing the farm lower than the current street level, away from the site entrance and by the implementation of a suitable landscaping scheme that screens the development on all fronts.
Notwithstanding the above, the Malta Environmental and Planning Authority reserves the right to request the applicant to submit additional information as may be necessary to determine the application.  
27th December, 2013

No. 1342
THE Commissioner of Inland Revenue notifies that on the date shown hereunder, the price of gold and silver on which valuations made by the Consuls for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths are based has been fixed for the purposes of article 14 of the said Act as follows:–
Date                                   Pure Gold                                     Pure Silver
                                          Grams                                            Grams
27. 12.13                             €28.370                                          €0.482
27th December, 2013