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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013

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Bioliquid sustainability audit report

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23.—(1) Article 54A (bioliquid sustainability audit report)(1) is amended as follows.

(2) At the end of paragraph (3)(d) omit “and”.

(3) After paragraph (3)(e) insert—

(f)identify whether the bioliquid was certified under an environmental quality assurance scheme, and if so—

(i)state the name of the scheme; and

(ii)identify whether the European Commission has adopted a decision under article 18(4) of the Renewables Directive in respect of the scheme; and

(g)where the bioliquid was not derived from waste or residue and the actual value method or the mixed value method was used for the purpose of calculating the greenhouse gas emissions from the use of the bioliquid, identify—

(i)whether a restored degraded land bonus was included in the calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions from the use of the bioliquid; and

(ii)whether an emission saving from soil carbon accumulation via improved agricultural management was included in the calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions from the use of the bioliquid..

(4) For paragraph (8) substitute—

(8) In this article—

“actual value method” has the same meaning as in Schedule A1;

“emission saving from soil carbon accumulation via improved agricultural management” has the same meaning as in Part C of Annex 5 to the Renewables Directive;

“environmental quality assurance scheme” has the same meaning as in article 54;

“mixed value method” has the same meaning as in Schedule A1;

“relevant sustainability information”, in relation to a consignment of bioliquid, means the sustainability information submitted by the operator of the generating station in respect of the consignment;

“restored degraded land bonus” means the bonus referred to in paragraphs 7 and 8 of Part C of Annex 5 to the Renewables Directive..

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Article 54A was inserted by article 13 of S.S.I. 2011/225.

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