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The Carbon Accounting (2013–2017 Budgetary Period) Regulations 2015

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 2009 Regulations” means the Carbon Accounting Regulations 2009(1);

“aerodrome” has the same meaning as in article 4 of the Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009(2);

“the annual allocation” means the quantity of allowances calculated as a result of carrying out the calculation set out in Schedule 1;

“credit account” has the same meaning as in regulation 4(1) of the 2009 Regulations;

“the domestic aviation cap” means the figure produced as a result of carrying out the calculation set out in Schedule 2;

“domestic aviation emissions” means the emissions of carbon dioxide arising from any aircraft during taking off, flying and landing but only when the aerodrome from which the aircraft takes off and the aerodrome at which the aircraft next lands are both located in the United Kingdom;

“the Emissions Trading Directive” means Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC(3);

“the EU ETS” means the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme established under the Emissions Trading Directive as implemented by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012(4);

“the Registries Regulation” means Commission Regulation (EU) No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Decisions No 280/2004/EC and No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulations (EU) No 920/2010 and No 1193/2011(5); and

“the UK registry” means the registry established for the United Kingdom in accordance with the Registries Regulation.

(2) In these Regulations a unit is “cancelled” if a person authorised by the Secretary of State transfers it into the account known as the “Voluntary Cancellation Account” in the UK registry.

(3) In these Regulations “installation” and “operator” have the meanings given by regulation 3(1) of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012, and “surrender” means surrender in accordance with regulation 41 of those Regulations.

(3)

O.J. No. L 275, 25.10.2003, p.32. This Directive has been amended numerous times, most recently by Regulation (EU) No 421/2014, O.J. No. L 129, 30.4.2014, p.1.

(4)

S.I. 2012/3038; to which amendments made by S.I. 2013/1037, S.I. 2013/3135, and S.I. 2014/3125 are relevant to this S.I. Back [4]

(5)

O.J. No. L 122, 3.5.2013, p.1.

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