|What is the competent authority responsible for the permitting requirements? If more than one, list them|
|What are the different steps of the process? Please indicate which authority in charge of which step if different authorities are involved|
|Are there any exemptions/”simplified” process (e.g. for demonstration projects)?|
|What kind of permits are needed by the approval authority, and are they separated/integrated (single permit)? E.g. building permit , construction and operation permit for installations, environmental permit|
|Is the process at local level uniform throughout a country? (uniform interpretation?)|
How long does it take to obtain a permit for the construction and operation of a hydrogen production facility? a
) Is there a maximum response time for granting the permit b) If yes, what is the response time? c) What is the experience in practice?
|a - Is there a maximum response time for granting the permit|
|b - If yes, what is the response time?|
|c - What is the experience in practice?|
|Is it a barrier?||Yes|
|Type of Barrier||Economic barriers|
|Assessment||It is important that the industrial player’s administration department is competent in knowing the destination and scope of the system to be installed so that they can address the right authorities in the right way.
The impact is the length of process and non-uniformity of measures to be taken across municipalities to obtain permit, despite a given hydrogen production system. For small plants (<50 t H2 stored) the process can be smooth, depending on the municipality.
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