2. In these Regulations—
“additional daily penalty” has the meaning given by regulation 21(1)(b);
“address” means, in relation to electronic communications, any number or address used for the purpose of such communication;
“affected party” has the meaning given by paragraph 8(a) of Schedule 2;
“aircraft operator” has the meaning given by regulation 3;
“allowance” means an allowance issued to aircraft operators under Article 3e of the EU ETS Directive;
“appeal body” has the meaning given by regulation 36(6);
“area”, in relation to a regulator, means—
in respect of the Environment Agency, England and Wales;
in respect of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scotland;
in respect of the chief inspector, Northern Ireland;
“authority” has the meaning given by regulation 7;
“aviation activity” means the category of aviation activity listed in Annex I to the EU ETS Directive but with the reference to 1st January 2012 omitted;
“aviation emissions” means emissions from an aviation activity;
“benchmarking plan” means a plan issued under regulation 10(1)(a);
“chief inspector” means the chief inspector constituted under regulation 8(3) of the Northern Ireland Regulations;
“Commission list” means the list of operators specified in Commission Regulation (EC) No 748/2009 on the list of aircraft operators which performed an aviation activity listed in Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC on or after 1 January 2006 specifying the administering Member State for each aircraft operator(1), as amended from time to time;
“electronic communication” has the same meaning as in the Electronic Communications Act 2000(2);
“emissions” means the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere;
“emissions plan” means a plan issued under regulation 15;
“EU ETS Directive” means Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC(3), as amended from time to time;
“greenhouse gases” has the meaning given by Article 3(c) of the EU ETS Directive;
“independent verifier” means a person or body accredited or endorsed by UKAS to carry out the verification requirements of Article 15 of the EU ETS Directive;
“interested party” has the meaning given by paragraph 8(b) of Schedule 2;
“Monitoring and Reporting Decision” means Commission Decision 2007/589/EC establishing guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(4), as amended from time to time;
“Northern Ireland Regulations” means the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(5);
“Planning Appeals Commission” means the Planning Appeals Commission established under Article 110 of the Planning (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(6);
“registered office” means the address that is required under section 86 of the Companies Act 2006(7);
“regulator” has the meaning given by regulations 4, 5 and 6;
“tonne-kilometre data” has the meaning given by Part B of Annex IV to the EU ETS Directive;
“trading period” means one of the following periods—
2013 to 2020; or
subsequent periods of eight calendar years;
“UK operator” means a person who is—
identified in the Commission list; and
specified in that list as an operator to be administered by the United Kingdom;
“UKAS” means the United Kingdom Accreditation Service(8).
OJ No L 219, 22.08.09, p.1.
OJ No. L 275, 25.10.03, p.32. The Directive is amended by Directive 2004/101/EC, OJ No. L 338, 13.11.2004, p.18.
OJ No. L 59, 26.02.04, p.1.
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service Limited (company number 03076190) is a company limited by guarantee and which operates under a memorandum of understanding made on 1st August 1995 between it and the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.