These Regulations, which have been adopted in implementation of European Union Directive 2003/35/EC, aim at achieving a phased schedule for the application of Legal Notice No. 234 of 2002 as regards the integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from the activities listed in Schedule 1 thereof (such as timber processing and slaughter of animals). All operators of existing installations (power plants, shipyards, waste installations, farms) shall apply to the competent authority for a permit.
Implements: Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC. (2003-05-26)
Amends: Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations, 2002 (L.N. No. 234 of 2002). (2002)
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Great Britain formally acquired Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination while its key industries moved toward more service-oriented activities. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.
Malta is a parliamentary republic.