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Energy Act 2004

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127Renewable transport fuel certificates

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(1)An RTF order may make provision for the Administrator to issue certificates to transport fuel suppliers (“RTF certificates”).

(2)An RTF certificate is to certify—

(a)that the supplier to whom it is issued has supplied the amount of renewable transport fuel stated in the certificate;

(b)that that amount of such fuel was supplied by him during the period stated in the certificate;

(c)that that amount of such fuel was supplied by him during that period at or for delivery to a place in the United Kingdom or in the part of the United Kingdom stated in the certificate; and

(d)the other specified facts.

(3)Such a certificate may be issued to a supplier only if—

(a)he applies for it in the specified manner;

(b)his application includes evidence of the specified kind and in the specified form; and

(c)the other specified conditions are satisfied.

(4)An RTF order may authorise transfers of RTF certificates (whether for a consideration or otherwise) between persons of specified descriptions.

(5)Such an order may also provide that such a transfer is not to be effective unless—

(a)the specified details of it have been notified to the Administrator in the specified manner and within the specified time; and

(b)the other specified requirements have been complied with.

(6)If a supplier produces an RTF certificate to the Administrator, it is to count for the purposes of section 124(2) as sufficient evidence of the facts certified.

(7)An RTF order may provide that, in specified circumstances, evidence produced by virtue of subsection (6) may count to the specified extent towards the discharge of a renewable transport fuel obligation for a period even if it is produced after the time by which evidence had to be produced for the purposes of that obligation.

(8)Such an order may also provide that, in specified circumstances, evidence produced by virtue of subsection (6) may count to the specified extent towards the discharge of a renewable transport fuel obligation for a period that is later than the period stated in the certificate in question in accordance with subsection (2)(b).

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