26/02/2021

Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 20,580 of 26th February 2021

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No. 284

 

PUBLICATION OF BILL IN SUPPLEMENT

 

IT is notified for general information that the following Bill is published in the Supplement to this Gazette:

 

Bill No. 200 entitled the Police (Amendment) Act, 2021.

 

26th February, 2021

 

No. 285

 

ORDER OF THE PARLIAMENT MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND GOVERNANCE

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 113 of the Civil Code (Cap. 16), the Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance has made this Order whereby the Adoption Orders dated 1st February, 2008, and 5th July, 2012, issued by the Court of Reading, England, are being specified as intercountry adoptions of the person therein mentioned for the purposes of Articles 113, 130 and 130A of the Civil Code.

 

(Sgd) Dr Edward Zammit Lewis

Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance

 

26th February, 2021

 

 

No. 286

 

MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

Grant of Citizenship by Merit for Exceptional Services Board

 

IT is notified for general information that Mr Rupert Cefai has been appointed as a Member on the Grant of Citizenship by Merit for Exceptional Services Board in lieu of Prof. Raymond Mangion.   

 

The nomination will remain valid until the 26th May, 2023.

 

26th February, 2021

 

 

No. 287

 

ĠieĦ ir-Repubblika Act (CAP. 251)

 

Rules for Honours, Awards and Decorations, 1990 (L.N. 105/90)

 

THE Minister for Home Affairs and National Security has approved the award of the Long and Efficient Service Medals and Clasps to serving members and ex members of the Police Force, to have effect on 26th November, 2020, as shown below:

 

26th February, 2021

 

Long and Efficient Service Medal

 

Rank Name and Surname
Serving Members  
A.C Ramon Mercieca
A.C Ian Joseph Abdilla
Supt Christopher Galea Scannura
Inspector Joseph Busuttil
Inspector Brian Paul Camilleri
Inspector Joseph Xerri
Inspector Omar Caruana
Inspector Robert Azzopardi
Inspector Daniel Abela
Inspector Janetta Grixti
PS4Andy Noel Bellia
PS11Daniel Zammit
PS65Noel Said
PS457Jean Pierre Mifsud
PS492Melchior Micallef
PS601Justin Spiteri
PS717Stephen Grima
PS820Jonathan J. Vella
PS855Malcolm Buttigieg
PS856Conrad Falzon
PS891Oscar Baldacchino
PS1227Malcolm Pace
WPS91Mary Monica Mangion
WPS103Marcelle Hayman
WPS129Marlene Falzon
WPS136Charlene Ann Ciantar
WPS148Denise Camilleri
WPS198Jennyfer Caruana
WPS209Rachel Aquilina
WPS210Tania Mangion
WPS215Valerie Farrugia
WPS217Alison Formosa
WPS224Susanne Mifsud
PC144Sergio Persiano
PC254Mark Anthony Cutajar
PC262Marco Agius
PC301Warren Vella
PC311Clint Bohm
PC314Daniel Chircop
PC346Daniel Micallef
PC370Lino Vella
PC395Joseph Azzopardi
PC436Charles Degiorgio
PC509Jurgen Pace
PC556Jonathan Spiteri
PC570Savio Vassallo
PC597Mariano Bonello
PC613Victor Gatt
PC615Duncan Barbara
PC643Jesmond Delicata
PC696Marvic Vella
PC707Robert Hili
PC713Christopher Falzon
PC716James Mercieca
PC729Kevin M. Decelis
PC871Duncan Micallef
PC988Paul Grech
PC1208Joseph Camilleri
PC1299Anthony R. Ebejer
WPC37Sarah Dimech
WPC133Anthea Sammut
WPC142Graziella Psaila
WPC165Mariella Zahra
WPC216Charmaine Fenech
WPC221Francesca Mangion nee Gruppetta
WPC227Barbara-Ann Pace
WPC228Maryanne Scicluna
WPC229Marvyn Spiteri
Former Members
ex-PS364Joseph Mangani
ex-PS676Anthony Aquilina
ex-PC169Victor Jones
1st CLASP
Serving Members  
Supt Maria Stella Attard
Supt Sandro Camilleri
Insp Arthur Mercieca
2nd SM504Silvio Ellul
2nd SM849Ivan Curmi
PS63Josef Farrugia
PS90Jeffrey Gerada
PS353Antoine Mario Sacco
PS 435David D' Amato
PS494Gordon Borg
PS746Geoffrey Attard McCarthy
PS922Valhmor Medati
PS950Alan Buhagiar
PS839Stephen Micallef
PS1066Alexander Taliana
PS1257Conrad Ellul
PS1268Ivan Caruana
PC87George Galea
PC138Joseph Portelli
PC144Sergio Persiano
PC155Charlton M. Xerri
PC229Kenneth Camilleri
PC259Edwin Curmi
PC289Kevin Gerada
PC327Sean Pace
PC363Alexander Tanti
PC452Roberto Mercieca
PC468Michael Zammit
PC490John Darmanin
PC521 Jesmond Falzon
PC532Mark Farrugia
PC540Anthony John Fava
PC685Daniel Scerri
PC729Kevin M. Decelis
PC806Kurt Jan Scicluna
PC818Joseph Farrugia
PC886Emanuel Micallef
PC890Kevin Mallia
PC896Robert Zammit
PC980Raymond Galea
PC988Paul Grech
PC1107Willis Dameon
PC1441Mark Cesare
PC1562Adrian Pace
PC1299Anthony R. Ebejer
PC1556Michael M. Farrugia
WPC29Doris Bonello
WPC49Lorraine Amato
WPC51Louise Grech
WPC78Roslyn Ciantar
WPC81Joanne Sevasta Mula
WPC82Miriam Muscat
WPC107Sharon Bonnici
WPC130Margaret Azzopardi
WPC143Antoinette Spiteri
WPC144Louise Cuschieri
WPC172Ruth Gauci
WPC204Marika Bugeja
WPC208Theresa Gili
WPC232Nathalie Zerafa
Former Members
ex- Insp. Spiridione Zammit
ex-2nd SM Keith Caruana
ex-PS72Bernard Galea
ex-PS180Fabiano Aquilina
ex-PS266Stefan Decelis
ex-PS364Joseph Mangani
ex PS676Anthony Aquilina
ex-PS914Ivan Mifsud
ex-PS935Patrick Cassar
ex-PS977Joseph Zammit
ex-PS985Stephen Pace
ex-PS1086Johann Micallef
ex-PS1145Dunstan Sammut
ex-PS1163Francis Schembri
ex-PS1184Patrick Grech
ex-PS1233John Attard
ex-PS1298Lambert Zammit
ex-PS1312Hadrian Sultana
ex-PS1429Eric Mangion
ex-PS1444Kenneth Brignano
ex-PS1495Joseph Muscat
ex-PS1152Emanuel Saliba
ex-PS1225Mario Fenech
ex-PS1502Richard Grech
ex-PC169Victor Jones
ex-PC172Joe Zammit
ex-PC332Simon Anthony Grech
ex-PC349John Saviour Farrugia
ex-PC501Duncan Dimech
ex-PC875Patrick Zerafa
ex-PC940Charles Debattista
ex-PC992Brian Abela
ex-PC1065Neville Grech
ex-PC1066Antoine Guillaumier
ex-PC1085David Xuereb
ex-PC1091Kenneth Camilleri
ex-PC1093James Cardona
ex-PC1099Charles Farrugia
ex-PC1104Silvio Spiteri
ex-PC1135Donatello Cortis
ex-PC1169Stephen Scifo
ex-PC1247Noel Massa
ex-PC1253Frederick Brincat
ex-PC1348Joseph Campbell
ex-PC1389Jonathan McPherson
ex-PC1403Anthony Spiteri
ex-PC1513Mario Grech
ex-WPC65Ruth Inguanez
ex-WPC147Brigette Cutajar
ex-WPC191Maria Carmela Borg
ex-WPC203Dorothy Rizzo Busuttil
ex-WPC205Tania Borg
ex-WPC206Marica Galea
ex WPC197Moira A. Cortis
2nd CLASP
Serving Members  
A.C Alexander Gatt
A.CStephen J. Gatt
A.C Alexandra Mamo
A.C Neville Xuereb
A.C Michael Alan Mallia
PC510William Said
PC1562Adrian Pace
PC988Paul Grech
WPC6Maureen Tarpey
WPC134Doreen Balzan
Former Members
ex-2nd SM386Joseph Cauchi
ex-2nd SM1533Lawrence Caruana
ex-PS659Jeffrey Hughes
ex-PC169Victor Jones
ex-PC1481Francis X. Muscat

 

 

No. 288

 

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS ACT (CAP. 46)

 

THE Commissioner of Inland Revenue notifies that, on the date shown hereunder, the price of gold and silver on which valuations made by the Consul 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

                                       

                                26.2.2021                            €48.171                          €0.764

 

26th February, 2021

 

 

No. 289

 

Ministry for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development

 

Registration of Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters and Photovoltaic Systems – Amendment to the Scheme

 

IN accordance with section 5, (Amendments and duration of Government Notice) of Government Notice number 52 published in the Government Gazette dated 15th January, 2010, as amended by Government Notice number 340 publised in the Government Gazzette dated 21st April, 2015, and as further amended by Government Notice number 1070 published in the Government Gazzette dated 3rd October, 2017, the Regulator for Energy and Water Services is making the following amendments to the Scheme.

 

1. The new title of the Scheme shall be “Registration of Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems".

 

2. In section 1. two new definitions are added as follows:

 

'Battery Storage system' means an equipment that allows the storage of electrical energy from renewables for later use.

 

 

'Hybrid Inverter (multi-mode)" means an equipment which converts direct current electricity to alternating current electricity provided with interface protection for safe parallel operation with the grid and designed to simultaneously manage  inputs from solar panels and storage systems, re-charging of storage systems and supply to electrical loads.

 

3. In section 1, the definition of 'seller' or 'retailer' shall be substituted with the following new definition:

 

'seller' or 'retailer' means a seller or retailer who is registered with the Regulator as a seller or retailer in Malta, of Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems eligible for the purposes, of and in terms of this scheme.

4. In section 1, the definition of 'Photovoltaic System' shall be substituted with the following new definition:

 

'photovoltaic system' means a system that consists of solar panels and hybrid inverters that are installed in a premises, through which system solar energy is converted into electric energy.

 

5. In section 1, the definition of 'final consumer' shall be substituted with the following definition:

 

'final consumer' means any person that purchases Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems for own personal use and not for wholesale or retail purposes.

 

6. In section 1, the definition of 'manufacturer' shall be substituted with the following definition:

 

'manufacturer' means the producer of the Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems submitted for registration under the scheme.

 

7. In section 1, the definition of 'system', 'systems', or 'equipment' shall be substituted with the following definition:

 

'system', 'systems', or 'equipment' means Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Panels, approved by the Regulator as eligible for this scheme, when meeting the requirements listed in this Government Notice;

 

8. In section 1, the definition of 'scheme' shall be substituted with the following:

 

'scheme' means the scheme for registration of Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems that reduce the use of energy, and that use renewable energy sources.

 

9. In section 2, paragraph i shall be substituted with the following:

“i. Sellers or retailers may register Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems in terms of the scheme as set out in this Government Notice."

 

10. In section 2, paragraph ii. shall be substituted with the following:

 

“ii. Once sellers or retailers and their Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems are registered, no systems or equipment other than those which meet the standards required by this Government Notice, shall be listed in the Regulator's website as approved by the Regulator for the purposes of this scheme, provided that such equipment may still be placed on the market but shall not be eligible for the purposes of this scheme."

 

11. In section 2, paragraph iii. shall be substituted with the following:

 

“iii. Retailers shall inter alia provide evidence that Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems conform to specific standards as required by this Government Notice in order to be registered and listed as eligible on the Regulator's website. The list of eligible systems or equipment may be used at the discretion of the Regulator for the purposes of other schemes, including grant schemes."

 

12. In section 2, paragraph iv. shall be substituted with the following:

 

“iv. Applications for the registration of sellers or retailers and their Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems for the purposes of the Scheme shall be made in the form set in Schedule A and Schedule B to this Government Notice. When submitted, this application shall contain all the information, details and documents as required in such form and manner, and in terms of this scheme."

 

13. In section 3, paragraph iii. The following text shall be deleted:

“Inverters shall be accompanied by a letter from the distribution system operator (Enemalta plc) stating that the inverter model meets the certification, testing and connection requirements as specified in the network code. Until such time that the network code includes such provisions, the following shall apply:

 

as from the 1 May 2015, inverters shall be provisionally registered if they are certified by the third-party certifying body as compliant with MSA EN 50438 or an equivalent¹ thereof when so considered by the Standards and Metrology Institute within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority. G83/2 certification will be considered as equivalent to EN50438. In the case of inverters that do not fall within the scope of MSA EN 50438, G59/3 certification by a third-party certifying body shall be accepted.

 

 

inverters registered as part of PV systems with the Regulator up to the 30 April 2015 shall continue to be such registered until the 31 December 2015, following which new registration shall be required."

 

14. In section 3, paragraph iii. shall include a new entry as follows:

 

(e) Inverter systems may be registered for participation in the scheme shall be of the hybrid inverter or multi-mode type and shall comply with all relevant EU Directives and Regulations and, in particular, for the connection with the distribution, with Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631 of 14 April 2016 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators.

 

Hybrid Inverters shall be accompanied by a letter from the distribution system operator (Enemalta plc) stating that the inverter model meets the certification, testing and connection requirements as specified in the network code. Until such time that the network code includes such provisions, the following shall apply:

 

Inverter systems shall be provisionally registered if they are certified by the third party certifying body as compliant with the requirements and default settings as applicable for Continental Europe provided in MSA EN 50549-1 Requirements for generating plants to be connected in parallel with distribution networks - Part 1: Connection to a LV distribution network - Generating plants up to and including Type B or an equivalent¹ thereof when so considered by the Standards and Metrology Institute within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority.

 

(f) Battery Storage Systems shall be certified:

 

(i)  Lead Acid Batteries shall be certified to EN 61056-1-2, BS EN  60896-11, 21 and 22 as applicable or an equivalent thereof when so considered by the Standards and Metrology Institute within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority;

 

(ii) The lithium-ion shall be certified to IEC 62619 as applicable or an equivalent thereof when so considered by the Standards and Metrology Institute within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority;

 

(iii) Flow batteries shall be certified to BS EN 62932-1-2 as applicable, or an equivalent thereof when so considered by the Standards and Metrology Institute within the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority;

 

15. In section 3, paragraph v shall be substituted with the following:

 

“v. Together with certified true copies of certificates and other documents required by this Government Notice, sellers or retailers shall provide a signed declaration to be made by the manufacturer or wholesaler or distributor of Solar Water Heaters, Solar Collectors, Air to Water Heat Pump Water Heaters, Hybrid Inverters, Battery Storage Systems and Photovoltaic Systems, stating that the tested product is a production sample and which fully represents the current production-line. Any modifications made to the design, production process or materials of the tested product shall be identified in the written declaration and duly certified as required by this Government Notice;".

 

16. Schedule A shall be substituted by the following new Schedule:

 

18. This Government Notice has been notified in terms of Directive 98/34/EC, as amended by Directive 98/48/EC, as transposed by the Notification Procedure Regulations (S.L. 419.06).

 

26th February, 2021

 

REWS schedules

No. 290

 

Agency for Infrastructure Malta

 

Completion of Road Formation and Traffic and Parking Suspension

 

In virtue of Article eighteen (18) of Legal Notice 291 of 2018, the Agency for Infrastructure Malta hereby gives official notice of its intention to complete the formation of:

 

Triq it-Trunċiera tat-Tramuntana/Triq Joseph J. Mangion, Floriana (indicated on the site plan on page 1688).

 

Part of Triq Santa Marija and part of Triq Batu, Ħaż-Żebbuġ (indicated on the site plan on page 1689).

 

Any person who is obliged by law to form said road (including by acquiring land necessary for the same formation) has fifteen (15) days from the date of the publication of this notice within which to comply with his obligations at law. In default, the Agency for Infrastructure Malta shall itself proceed with the formation of this road in accordance with its powers at law and at the expense of those persons whose obligation it is to form the road.

 

The Agency for Infrastructure Malta notifies that from 1st March, 2021 to 31st September, 2021, no parking will be permitted in Triq it-Trunċiera tat-Tramuntana/Triq Joseph J. Mangion, Floriana, due to road works.

 

The Agency for Infrastructure Malta notifies that from 1st March, 2021 to 31st September, 2021, no parking will be permitted in part of Triq Santa Marija and part of Triq Batu, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, due to road works.

 

Parking of vehicles is not allowed during these days. Vehicles found in contravention to the order of this notice are liable to be towed.

 

26th February, 2021

 

Infrastucture charts.pdf 

Lands Reg Gozo.pdf 

Door numbering.pdf 

 

 

No. 296

 

INCOME TAX MANAGEMENT ACT (CAP. 372) and VALUE ADDED TAX ACT (CAP. 406)

 

Notice in terms of Article 29 of the Income Tax Management Act, Cap. 372;

and Article 73(2) Value Added Tax Act, Cap. 406

 

In terms of the proviso to article 29(1) of the Income Tax Management Act and/or article 73(2) of the Value Added Tax Act, the Commissioner for Revenue hereby notifies the persons/companies listed hereunder to call at the Compliance and Investigations Directorate, Office of the Commissioner for Revenue, Centre Point Building, Ta' Paris Road, Birkirkara BKR 4633, within thirty days of this notice to collect the notices made on such persons/companies.

 

 

Name                                                               Reference

 

Qubic Assett Management Ltd                       994975035 C48218

Stefan Gajic                                                    13978A

Aspire Global International                            994383108 C42296

NETBET Enterprises Ltd                               994033313 C39218

Charlo Borg                                                    555977M

Michael Debono obo Michael Debono Ltd    233987M C10002

The Directors – On The Valley Co. Ltd         992012318 C20187

Grazio Camilleri                                            90462M

Mark Mizzi                                                     321784M

Al Sehnawi Wael                                            169957A

TM Finishings Ltd                                          995179001 C50160

 

26th February, 2021