LicensingTranslation of this section of web-site in progress, May/June 2013
Orkustofnun is administratively responsible for licensing in accordance with the Act on the survey and utilisation of ground resources, No. 57/1998, the Electricity Act, No. 65/2003, and the Act on the ownership of the Icelandic State of the resources of the sea floor, No. 73/1990. Furthermore, Orkustofnun responsible for licensing in accordance with the Act on prospecting, exploration and production of hydrocarbons, No. 13/2001.
The decision of Orkustofnun in respect of the granting, review or revoking of licences pursuant to the abovementioned acts may be appealed to the Appeals Committee for Environmental and Resource Matters, cf. Act No. 130/2011 on the appeals committee.