The Supreme Court has not satisfied the claim of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil on the legality of the order to cancel the license of the Shakhta 1-3 Novogrodovskaya LLC to mine coal.
This is the final ruling.
In July 2012 the State Service granted the company a special allowance to mine coal for 20 years. The site of the coal mining was within the territory of the state mine with the same name, a part of the state enterprise Selidovugol.
In February 2018 the parties signed an agreement on the use of subsoil, but in 3 months the service ordered the company in 10 days to remove the violations of the coal bed usage, and ultimately cancelled the license.
The service said it had received a letter from the Ministry of Energy and Coal industry saying that the Selidovugol enterprises were in bad state because of coal beds given to private companies. As the company could not provide the necessary information on employees in 10 days, the license was cancelled.
But the LLC said that in early January 2018 it hired Selidovugol miners to extract coal on its site.
According to the court, the company has removed the violation, and the State Service had no right not to resume the license. (Ukrainian metal)