Government Notices published in Govt. Gazette No. 19,937 of 19 January 2018

 

No. 51

 

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING

ATTORNEY GENERAL

 

IN exercise of the powers conferred by Article 91 (1) and by Article 124 (5) (a) of the Constitution of Malta, the President of Malta, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, has approved the appointment of Dr Philip Galea Farrugia, BA, LLD, Assistant Attorney General, to act as Attorney General from 14th to 17th December, 2017.

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

 

No. 52

 

PUBLICATION OF ACT

IN SUPPLEMENT

 

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

 

Act No. I of 2018 entitled the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2018.

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

 

No. 53

 

COMPANIES ACT

(CAP. 386)

 

It is notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by article 225 of the Companies Act, the Minister for Finance has appointed Dr Kevan Azzopardi BA, LLD, to be the Official Receiver for the purposes of the Act for a period of three years commencing on 15th February, 2018.

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

No. 54

 

COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN ACT, 2003 (CAP. 462)

 

Appointment of Council for Children

 

IT is hereby notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by section 12 of the Commissioner for Children Act of 2003 (Cap. 462), and for the purpose of this Act, the Minister for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity has appointed the Council for Children as follows:

 

Chairperson

Commissioner for Children

 

Members

Ms Maria Abela, SRN, BA (Youth and Comm. Studies), MA (Youth and Comm. Studies)

Ms Maureen Amoroso, BA (Gen.), PGCE, Dip. in Library and Information Studies, Masters in Educational Leadership

 

Dr Alexia Aquilina, LLD

Ms Carmen Buttigieg, MA, BA, Dip. Soc. Study, Dip. Ges. Psy.

Hon. Etienne Grech, MD, MMCFD, MP

Dr Patrick Zahra, MD, MRCP (UK)

 

These appointments are valid for a period of one year with effect from 18th January, 2018.

 

19th January, 2018 

 

 

No. 55

 

COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS ORDINANCE (CAP. 79)

 

It is hereby notified in terms of Article 6 of the Commissioners for Oaths Ordinance that the following Officers of the Attorney General have been assigned as ex officio Commissioners for Oaths:

 

Dr Antoine Agius Bonnici, Lawyer

Dr Anthony Borg, Lawyer

Dr Dustin Camilleri, Lawyer

Dr George Camilleri, Lawyer

Dr Miguel De Gabriele, Lawyer

Dr Stephanie Ellul, Lawyer

Dr Angele Vella, Lawyer

Dr Matthew Xuereb, Lawyer

Dr Isaac Zammit, Lawyer

 

19th January, 2018 

 

 

No. 56

 

PLANT QUARANTINE ACT

(CAP. 433)

 

National Control Measures on the Movement of Citrus

 

BY VIRTUE of the powers conferred by Article 13 of the Plant Quarantine Act (Cap. 433) and further to Government Notice No. 762 published in the Government Gazette dated 14th July, 2017, the Plant Protection Directorate within the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Regulation Division, Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, notifies that it is hereby extending the measures on any movement of plants for planting and propagation material of all genera and species and hybrids of Citrus L., Fortunella Swingle and Poncirus Raf. (commonly classified as citrus) to the Maltese territory for personal or commercial use which should be subject to the following conditions:

 

(a) Movement of all citrus plant for planting and propagation material from all EU Member States should be notified to the Plant Protection Directorate at least 48 hours in advance of the entry of such plant material into Malta by forwarding the EU Plant Movement Notification Form.  

 

(b) In addition to point (a), if citrus plants (other than fruit and seeds) belonging to the category ‘CAC’ (Conformitas Agraria Communitatis) is moved from another EU Member State (excluding Sicily) to Malta, a copy of the official statement referred to in Schedule IV Part A Section II point 10 of S.L. 433.03 and that states that the plants originate from areas known to be free from CTV (Citrus Tristeza Virus), Spiroplasma citri, Phoma tracheiphila and Trioza erytreae should be submitted. This statement shall accompany such material and it should be forwarded with the notification form mentioned in point (a); 

 

(c) In addition to point (a), citrus plants (other than fruit and seeds)  moved from Sicily to Malta should belong to the category ‘certified’ which is indicated by a blue label in order to officially ensure that the material is free from CTV (Citrus Tristeza Virus), Spiroplasma citri, Phoma tracheiphila and Trioza erytreae  in accordance with Schedule  IV Part A  Section II point 10 of S.L. 433.03; and

 

(d) Citrus plants for planting and propagation material should be accompanied by a Plant Passport;  

 

Citrus plants for planting and propagation material which do not comply with points (a) to (d) above shall be withheld and may be destroyed by the Plant Protection Directorate in accordance with the Plant Quarantine Act (Cap. 433). 

 

Non-compliance with these measures shall be considered as a breach of the provisions of the Plant Quarantine Act (Cap. 433). Operators shall be considered guilty of an offence under this Act and enforcement actions will be taken by the Directorate.

 

19th January, 2018 

 

 

Door numbering Gaz 19.1.pdfDoor numbering Gaz 19.1.pdf

 

 

 

No. 65

 

Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

 

Government scheme to incentivise the conversion of vehicles to autogas

 

The Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in conjunction with the Authority for Transport in Malta, will be launching another grant scheme to incentivise vehicle owners to convert their vehicle to autogas. This is another environment friendly budget measure aimed at reducing further emissions from road traffic.  

 

Subject to the below conditions, the grant amounts to €200 which will be given upon the conversion to autogas of a Category M1 or N1 motor vehicle used for private purposes.

 

The scheme comes into effect on the 1st January, 2018, and closes on the 31st December, 2018, or earlier if the maximum of 250 claims has been reached. Persons who have converted their vehicle to autogas during the past years  may still apply for the scheme.   

 

The scheme is capped at 250 eligible claims on a first come first serve basis.

 

THE SCHEME

 

1. Interpretation

 

For the purposes of the scheme, unless the context otherwise requires:

 

‘applicant’ means the person applying for the grant under this scheme and who, apart from being a person residing in Malta, has the vehicle registered in his name;

 

‘application’ means the application made for a grant under this scheme;

 

‘autogas’ means liquefied petroleum gas with specifications according to MSA EN 589 used for the propulsion of motor vehicles;

 

‘certificate of retrofitting’ means the certificate issued by a competent person after the carrying out of the retrofitting of a motor vehicle for the use of LPG in its propulsion system;

‘vehicle registration certificate’ means the vehicle registration certificate issued by Transport Malta providing proof of registration of the motor vehicle and in whose name the vehicle is registered.

 

‘grant’ means the grant being given under this scheme to an applicant who satisfies the requirements of section 4;

 

‘Malta’ means the islands of Malta;

 

‘person’ means a natural person;

 

‘competent person’ means the person who is approved by the Regulator for Energy and Water Services to carry out  work, supervision and certification related to autogas including retrofitting;

 

‘person residing in Malta’ means a natural person who either holds a legally valid identification document issued in terms of the Identity Card and other Identity Documents Act (Cap. 258) or who has a residence permit or a letter issued from the expatriate office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 

 

‘Regulator for Energy and Water Services means the Regulator responsible for services relating to energy and water, and to make provision with respect to matters ancillary thereto and connected therewith; 

 

‘Transport Malta’ means the Authority for Transport in Malta set up under the provisions of the Authority for Transport in Malta Act (Cap. 499);

 

‘registered owner’ means the person in whose name a motor vehicle is registered by Transport Malta; 

‘private use’ means any use other than for hire or reward; 

 

‘motor vehicle’ means a Category M1 vehicle, i.e. a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver or a Category N1 vehicle, i.e. a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes;

 

2. Area of applicability

 

The scheme for a grant of €200 for the conversion of a motor vehicle applies to a person residing in Malta who is the registered owner of a motor vehicle which:

(a) is registered with and licensed by Transport Malta in the name of the applicant on date of the conversion and application for the grant,

 

(b) has been converted to autogas by a competent person,  

 

(c) is an M1 vehicle (a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver) or is an N1 vehicle (a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes),

 

(d) the autogas equipment or the autogas modification system installed in the vehicle comply with the requirements of UN ECE 67 or UN ECE 115 and have been approved by an approving authority as the kind authorized in accordance with Directive 2007/45/ EC as amended, vehicles powered by diesel engines shall not apply to this scheme. 

 

3. Manner of application and supporting documents 

 

(i) An application for a grant under this scheme shall be made by the registered owner following the retrofitting of the motor vehicle with autogas equipment by a competent person, in the application form (VEH62) set out in the schedule to this scheme and shall contain all the information, details and documents  as required in the said form and in terms of this scheme.

 

(ii) Applications shall be signed and stamped by the competent person and shall be accompanied by the following documents and payment:

 

(a) a copy of the certificate of retrofitting issued by the competent person;

 

(b a copy of the fiscal receipt issued by the competent person;

 

(c) the original vehicle’s registration certificate (logbook);  

 

(d) a copy of a legally valid identification document of the applicant or a residence permit or an acknowledgement issued by the expatriate office (Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security);

 

(e) an administrative fee of €10, payable to Transport Malta, for the issue of a new registration certificate.

(iii) Applications under this scheme, together with all the relevant documents, shall be submitted by the applicant to Transport Malta, Vehicle Licensing Unit, A3 Towers, Triq l-Arkata, Raħal Ġdid, between 7.30 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. and between 1.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. during working days or mailed to the same address.

 

4. Eligibility

 

(i) To be eligible, an applicant shall conform with Section 2.

 

(ii) To qualify, the motor vehicle:

 

(a) shall be registered in the applicant’s name on the date of conversion and date of application for the grant;

 

(b) shall be an M1 vehicle (a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of up to eight passengers and the driver) or an N1 vehicle (a vehicle designed and constructed for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes);

 

(c) shall be registered for private use only (not for hire or reward);

 

(d) has to be converted to autogas by a competent person in conformity with the provisions of the Autogas (Installation and Certification) Regulations (S.L.545.26); 

 

(e) shall have the autogas equipment or autogas retrofit system installed thereto complies with the requirements of UN ECE 67 or UN ECE 115 and has been type-approved by an authorised type approval authority in accordance with Directive 2007/45/EC as amended.

 

5. Payment of Grant

 

Where an applicant qualifies for the grant, the grant shall be paid directly to the applicant.  The grant given shall not be assessed as income for tax purposes.

 

6. Validity of application

 

An application shall not be deemed to have been submitted by the applicant unless it is completed in full and is accompanied by all the relevant documents. If the application is not completed correctly and the relevant documents are not included, the claim for the grant shall not be processed unless the missing information is provided. Transport Malta shall write to the applicant advising him of the information required.

 

7. Refund of grant if the vehicle is converted back from autogas to petrol

 

Should the owner apply to have his motor vehicle converted back from autogas to petrol within a period of at least thirty-six (36) months from the date of the grant’s approval, then that person shall be asked to refund the grant received back to the Authority. This applies for all vehicles converted to autogas during the past years and have benefitted from the grant.

 

8. Duration of scheme

 

This scheme shall remain in force until the 31st December, 2018, unless modified or terminated beforehand by a Notice in the Government Gazette. The scheme shall be automatically terminated when 250 eligible applicants have benefited from this grant scheme. Notwithstanding, Government may terminate the scheme at any time by giving prior notice.

 

The scheme may be renewed as deemed necessary by the Minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects by a Notice in the Government Gazette.

 

9. Amendments to the scheme

 

The Minister responsible for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects may make any amendments to this scheme by a Notice in the Government Gazette.

 

10. Fraudulent claims

 

Where a fraudulent claim arises, Transport Malta may institute criminal proceedings against those responsible. In the event of an incorrect payment of a claim, Transport Malta reserves the right to recover funds paid in error. 

 

11. Competent persons

 

An updated list of competent persons may be obtained from the website of the Regulator for Energy and Water Services:

 

(http://downloads.rews.org.mt/files/1698667f-4dda-41a2-8dcd-c3b97614df62_65e6018b-4e84-4931-876a-957a8f976fe4.pdf​).

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

Auto gas scheme Application forms Gaz 19.1.pdfAuto gas scheme Application forms Gaz 19.1.pdf

 

 

No. 66

 

NOTARIAL PROFESSION AND NOTARIAL

ARCHIVES ACT

(CAP. 55)

 

Appointment of Notary Delegate/Keeper

 

IT is hereby notified that in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 20 of the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Court of Revision of Notarial Acts has appointed Notary Dr Roderick Caruana to be Notary delegate and keeper of the Acts for Notary Dr Maria Cristina Calleja Tufigno for the period between the 18th January, 2018 and the 21st January, 2018.

 

Today, the 17th day of January, 2018

 

JANET CALLEJA

For the Registrar, Court of Revision of Notarial Acts

 

 

 

Treasury Bills Gaz 19.1.pdfTreasury Bills Gaz 19.1.pdf

 

 

 

No. 68

 

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 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

                                       

                                19.1.2018                            €35.502                   €0.482

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

 

No. 69           

 

LOCAL COUNCILS’ ASSOCIATION ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

 

IT is hereby notified for general information that the following person has been appointed   Acting Executive Secretary of the Local Councils’ Association with effect from the 16th January, 2018:

 

Acting Executive Secretary

 

Lianne Mifsud

 

19th January, 2018

 

 

 

No. 70

 

DUTY ON DOCUMENTS AND TRANSFERS ACT (CAP. 364)

 

Notice in terms of Article 61 (1)

 

In Terms of the proviso to article 61 (1) of the Duty on Documents and Transfers Act, the Commissioner for Revenue hereby notifies the persons listed hereunder to call at the Capital Transfer Duty Department, 46, Triq il-Merkanti, Valletta, to collect the notices made on such persons.

 

Name

ID Number

Claim Number

Tabone Theresa

556435M

IV 135593

Ellul Michael

581177M

IV 135797

Carbonaro Stephen

614963M

IV 135918

Stellini Anthony

324056M

IV 135075

Xuereb Karen

406880M

IV 136645

L-Ghajn Construction Company Ltd

Roc No. C 6360

IV 135564

Savhil Developers Limited

Roc No. C 11830

IV 135871

Big Ben Properties Limited

Roc No. C 10064

IV 136642

C & M Contractors Limited

Roc No. C 30803

IV 135980

Grima Concrete Suppliers Limited

Roc No. C 71933

IV 135034

Buz-Dov Properties limited

IT No. 994182621

IV 134168

G.A. Investments Limited

Roc No.: C 30940

IV 136647

Samirjess Limited

Roc No. C 30716

IV 135624

Samirjess Limited

Roc No. C 30716

IV 135622

Samirjess Limited

Roc No. C 30716

IV 135106

Samirjess Limited

Roc No. C 30716

IV 135108

Mifsud Adrian J

571676M

CM 051690

Camilleri Charmaine

139071M

CM 028564

Marsh Cettina

529461M

CM 051525

Doublesin Sarah

309377M

CM 028501

Galea Jeremie

579888M

CM 051555

 

19th January, 2018