The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2009

Interpretation

This section has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

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—

(a)

in respect of the Environment Agency, England and Wales;

(b)

in respect of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scotland;

(c)

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—

(a)

2012;

(b)

2013 to 2020; or

(c)

subsequent periods of eight calendar years;

UK operator” means a person who is—

(a)

identified in the Commission list; and

(b)

specified in that list as an operator to be administered by the United Kingdom;

“UKAS” means the United Kingdom Accreditation Service(8).

(1)

OJ No L 219, 22.08.09, p.1.

(2)

2000 c.7; the definition of electronic communication in section 15(1) was amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), section 406(1) and Schedule 17, paragraph 158.

(3)

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.

(4)

OJ No. L 59, 26.02.04, p.1.

(5)

S.R. (NI) 2003 No 46, amended by S.I. 2003/496, S.I. 2003/3311; there is another amending instrument which is not relevant.

(6)

S.I. 1991/1220 (N.I.11); relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1999/660 (N.I.4), 2003/430 (N.I.8).

(8)

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.