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2. (1) The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).
(2) In Schedule 1—
(a)After paragraph 9 insert—
“9A. Without prejudice to paragraph 9, authorising the Department to make schemes for the charging by enforcing authorities of fees or other charges, as respects permits (“greenhouse gas emissions permits”) granted under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2005(2) (“the 2005 regulations”) for—
(a)an application for the allocation of allowances to an operator;
(b)an application for the retention of allowances by an operator ceasing to carry on an activity to which they relate;
(c)the revocation of a greenhouse gas emissions permit;
(d)the subsistence of an account required to be held in the trading scheme registry by an operator (“operator registry charges”).”
(b)In paragraph 24, after “paragraph 9” insert “, 9A”.
(c)After paragraph 24 insert—
“24A. The regulations may require any scheme as is mentioned in paragraph 9A to include provision which gives effect to any proposal of the Environment Agency to prescribe operator registry charges and for any such charges to be paid to that Agency.”
(d)In paragraph 26,
(i)at the appropriate alphabetical place, insert—
““allowance” and “operator” have the same meaning as in the 2005 regulations;” and
““Environment Agency” means the Agency constituted under the Environment Act 1995(3);”
(ii)after “under that Article”, for “.” substitute “:”; and
(iii)at the appropriate alphabetical place insert—
““trading scheme registry” means the registry established under the 2005 regulations.”.
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