Law of Ukraine

"On State Regulation in the Sphere of Communal Services"

Date of entry into force:
July 22, 2010


The Law determines the legal principles of state regulation in the sphere of communal services.

According to Article 2 of the Law, the body of state regulation in the sphere of communal services is the national commission for state regulation in the sphere of communal services.

Article 5 of the Law envisages that the national commission for state regulation in the sphere of communal services employs the following means of regulatory influence on subjects of natural monopolies and business entities in related markets:
  • licensing of economic activity and controlling the adherence to the terms of licenses;
  • establishing communal service tariffs for subjects of natural monopolies and business entities in related markets;
  • establishing individual technological regulations for the use of drinking water by subjects of natural monopolies acting in the field of centralized water supply and water disposal;
  • other means provided for by the current legislation of Ukraine.

According to Article 10 of the Law, communal service tariffs are formed by subjects of natural monopolies and business entities in related markets according to the procedures (methods) established by the national commissions for state regulation in the sphere of communal services.

State supervision (control) over the activities of business entities in the communal services market is carried out by means of inspections of the adherence to the requirements of the law and the terms of licenses by subjects of natural monopolies and business entities in related markets (Article 11 of the Law).

Article 14 of the Law regulates the relations between the national commission for state regulation of communal services and the national commission for state regulation in the energy sector.
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