UK Emissions Scheme

Guidance Participating in the UK ETS Updated 10 March 2021 Contents Overview Who the UK ETS applies to Permitting, monitoring, reporting and verification Registry Free allocation Auctioning and market operation Simplified provisions for small emitters and hospitals, and ultra-small emitting installations Related content Print this page Participants in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) must still […]

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LPF Environment EU UK Agreement

Chapter seven : Environment and climate Article 7.1: Definitions 1. For the purposes of this Chapter, “environmental levels of protection” means the levels of protection provided overall in a Party’s law which have the purpose of protecting the environment, including the prevention of a danger to human life or health from environmental impacts, including in […]

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Natural Environment

Nature Conservation There is a significant body of European Union driven legislation dealing with nature conservation.  This is part of the EU’s environmental function acquired in the single European act and progressively strengthened through the various treaties in the last 30 years. The habitats directive required member states to take actions to protect certain habitats […]

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The Atmosphere

National Limits on Atmospheric Pollutants There are national limits in respect of certain atmospheric pollutants.  They apply to sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds and ammonia.  National emission ceilings were provided by the end of 2010.  The purpose of the emission ceilings was to meet specific environmental objectives so that the critical loads of […]

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Water

Water Framework Directive The water framework directive is a framework for the protection of: Groundwater Coastal waters Inland surface waters Transitional waters. It has the objective of preventing and reducing pollution, promoting sustainable use, environmental protection, improving ecosystems, and managing floods and droughts.  The objective is to meet good, ecological, and chemical status for all […]

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Waste

Overview of Waste There are common EU rules on treatment and dealing with waste.  The aims  are to protect the environment and health and prevent the harmful effects of waste generation and management. Member states must take measures for the treatment of waste in accordance with the hierarchy of priority. Prevention; Preparing for reuse; Recycling; […]

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Recycling and Recovery

WEEE The so-called WEEE directives deal with waste electrical and electronic equipment.  The directive applies to: Large and small household appliances; IT and telecommunications equipment; Consumer equipment; Lighting equipment; Toys, leisure, and sports equipment; Electronic and electrical tools; Medical devices; Automatic dispensers; Monitoring and controlling instruments. Member states must minimise the disposal of waste electrical […]

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Climate Change

Kyoto Protocol The Kyoto Protocol to which the EU and its member states are parties, requires that states tackle emissions of six specified greenhouse gas.  There are biding quantified objectives for limiting and reducing the greenhouse gases.  The gases are Carbon dioxide Methane Nitrous Oxide Hydrofluorocarbons Perfluorocarbons Sulfur hexafluoride The industrialized countries party to the […]

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Information and Enforcement

Information on the Environment The European Union has approved the Convention designed to facilitate access by the public to environmental information, participation in the decision-making process, and access to justice in environmental matters. Parties to the convention must take the necessary legal and regulatory steps to enable public officials and authorities to help and advise […]

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UK Energy and Climate Change Revocations

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY (REVOCATION) (EU EXIT) REGULATIONS 2021 2021 No. [XXXX] 1. Introduction 1.1 This explanatory memorandum has been prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and is laid before Parliament by Act. 1.2 This memorandum contains information for the Sifting Committees. 2. Purpose of the instrument […]

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Hydroflurocarbons EU Preparedness

Reporting of Data Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 provides that the placing on the Union market of hydrofluorocarbons by producers or importers is subject to an annual quota in order to achieve their gradual reduction. Those quotas for the producers and importers are calculated based on reference values determined by the Commission on the basis of […]

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Oil & Gas Businesses UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains to businesses engaged in energy sector activities (e.g. oil and gas exploration and production operations), and companies obligated under the UK’s Compulsory Stockholding of Oil regime, how these will apply should the UK leave the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. This notice covers: oil and gas licensing […]

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Ozone Depleting Substances UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out how the UK would continue to regulate the trade and use of fluorinated gases (F gases) and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. These gases are used as refrigerants, feedstocks for the manufacture of other chemicals, in medical inhalers, fire […]

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Environmental Standards UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out how the UK government will uphold environmental standards if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. These include standards in areas such as waste, air quality, water, and protection of habitats and species. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Human health and the environment is currently protected by […]

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Car Emissions UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides manufacturers with information about regulating and reporting CO2 emissions of new cars and vans registered in the UK if we leave the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Emissions of CO2 from new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles registered in Europe each year […]

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Guidance Complying with the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as an aircraft operator This guidance will help you meet your obligations under the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as an aircraft operator. From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Published: 17 December 2020 Contents Check whether you have obligations under the UK […]

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F Gas Conformity UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Declaration of conformity Published 31 December 2020 Declaration of conformity with Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as amended We [insert the name of company, the VAT identification number and for importers of equipment insert the UK Fgas registration ID], declare under our sole responsibility […]

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Importing Nuclear Materials UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Importing ‘relevant’ nuclear materials from the EU: licensing requirements What businesses need to do to import ‘relevant’ nuclear materials from the EU. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents When you need a licence How to apply for a licence More information Print this page Businesses need to […]

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Radioactive Waste UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Shipping radioactive waste and spent fuel The UK’s policy on the import and export of radioactive waste and spent fuel has not changed, but there are some changes to the processes that operators need to follow. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents What operators need to do […]

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Report CO2 Emissions UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Report CO2 emissions for new cars and vans How vehicle manufacturers should report CO2 emissions for their vehicles. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Transport Print this page Regulating and reporting CO₂ emissions of new cars and vans CO₂ emissions from cars and vans newly registered in the UK were previously governed by European Union […]

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Ozone Depleting Substances UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Applying for quota to import or produce ozone-depleting substances You need a quota to sell ODS that you import or produce. Published 16 October 2019 Last updated 31 December 2020 — see all updates From: Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Print this page You need a quota to sell ODS that you […]

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Trading Gas UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice provides gas market stakeholders with an explanation of how the trading of gas with European states will operate in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) The UK has gas interconnectors (direct pipelines) with Ireland, the Netherlands, and […]

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Climate Change Obligations UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice aims to support the contingency planning of UK operators of installations (for example, power stations and oil refineries) and UK-administered aircraft operators that currently participate in the EU Emissions Trading System, and other organisations and individuals with accounts within the UK section of the Consolidated System of European Registries which also includes the UK’s […]

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POPs (Pollutants) UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice outlines the arrangements that would come into force to regulate Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal. POPs are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. They persist in the environment for long periods, are capable […]

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Waste Shipments UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out for businesses involved in the import or export of waste how the UK government will maintain the continuity of waste shipments between the UK and the EU in the unlikely event the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Before 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Under the Basel Convention on the Control […]

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UK Commons Committee Natural Environment

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