Worried about the mandatory
monitoring requirements?

Don't be. Colt makes compliance effortless. The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) now requires non-commercial operators who travel within an EU member state to monitor their CO2 emissions.

Ease the complexity of EU ETS compliance.

The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is a mandatory regulation requiring CO2 emissions monitoring and reporting of all non-commercial aircraft operators operating flights to, from and within EU Member States.

Aircraft operators are required to register, implement and submit an emissions plan and data flow chart for approval. In addition operators are required to submit a verified emission report annually. This regulation presents a challenge to EU ETS compliance management.

Colt's experts help you simplify reporting complexities. Our team will guide you in developing a plan, walk you through the verification process and ensure you meet deadlines and compliance requirements.

Colt can offer you a better solution to meet EU ETS requirements. Contact our EU ETS department at (281) 280-2200 or email eu-ets@coltinternational.com.


What you need to know to be compliant.

Determine if you are on the EEA wide list of aircraft operators and assigned to a Member State with a CRCO Identification number. If not you will need to compete a Fleet List Declaration form and submit it to the European Commission prior to your first trip to the EU.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32013R0109:EN:NOT


Once assigned to a Member State there are four basic actions to complete to be compliant.

Colt's regulatory experts will manage these components, submitting information on your behalf when applicable and offering guidance along the way.

1. Get registered with your assigned Member State

Very extensive. Requires completing a two phase online application and a third phase of completing documentation that must be in most cases, certified, apostiled and post mailed to the Registry Team.

Colt will either become the minimum required Account Representatives for you leaving your operations only responsible to have one individual from your operations as an Account Representative, or will offer guidance along the way for your operations to complete the Registry Account setup on your own.

2. Aircraft Emissions Monitoring (AEM) Plans

An Aircraft Emissions Monitoring Plan and data flow chart must be submitted within eight weeks of being assigned a Member State. These plans must be completed strictly following the guidelines as well as national regulations of your Member State.

3. Monitoring and Reporting

An Annual Emissions Monitoring Report must be submitted between 01 January thru 31 March each year for the previous years operations to, from and within the European Union. These reports must strictly follow the monitoring and reporting guidelines as well as national regulations of your Member State.

By uploading your flight log and European Navigation invoices into our system, our experts will:

  • Compile flight data, ensuring accuracy and building necessary Emissions reporting
  • Calculate all relevant fuel burn and emissions data
  • Ensure your reporting method is compliant to the assigned Member State requirements
  • Provide all necessary paperwork to an accredited verifier to compile and issue verification reports
  • Provide finalized report to your operations and submit them on your behalf when electronic or physical signatures are required for final ETS compliance

4. Purchase carbons from an approved carbon trader/broker

Between 01 thru 30 April of each year operators are required to purchase carbons to replace the carbons used from the previous years operations.

By completing and having the Aircraft Emission Monitoring Report verified an operator will know how many carbons will need to be purchased. Our experts will:

  • Provide contact information of approved carbon trader/brokers to allow setting up your account
  • Assist you along the way to ensure you have purchased the required carbons and surrendered/replaced them before the mandatory deadline date to avoid automatic fines by the assigned Member State

Helpful documents


EU ETS Updates


Offences and Penalties

The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2009 and The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010 include the following Civil Penalties.


United Kingdom

Offence Penalties
Failure to submit or re-submit an application for an emissions plan.

Regulation 24 '2009 Regulations'
Regulation 33 '2010 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £500; and £50 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £4,500.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £1,500; and £150 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £13,500.
Failure to monitor aviation emissions

Regulation 34 '2010 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £500; and £50 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £4,500.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £1,500; and £150 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £13,500.
Failure to report aviation emissions

Regulation 35 '2010 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £1,250; and £125 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £11,250.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £3,750; and £375 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £33,750.
Making false or misleading statements

Regulation 36 '2010 Regulations'
£1,000 where a UK operator makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular in a report submitted under regulation 12.

£1,000 where a UK operator makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular in an application under regulation 16.

£1,000 where a UK operator makes a statement which is false or misleading in a material particular in a report submitted under regulation 21.
Failure to comply with the requirements of the Monitoring and Reporting Decision

Regulation 28 '2009 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £500; and £50 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £4,500.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £1,500; and £150 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £13,500.
Failure to comply with emissions plan conditions

Regulation 37 '2010 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £500; and £50 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice under regulation 30 (1) up to a maximum of £4,500.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £1,500; and £150 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice under regulation 30(1) up to a maximum of £13,500.
Failure to surrender sufficient allowances

Regulation 38 '2010 Regulations'
The sterling equivalent of 100 Euros for each allowance or project credit that the aircraft operator failed to surrender.
Failure to comply with information notices

Regulation 39 '2010 Regulations'
For a failure before 1 January 2012 - £500; and £50 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £4,500.

For a failure on or after 1 January 2012 - £1,500; and £150 for each day that the application or resubmission of an application is late following the service of a notice… up to a maximum of £13,500.
Failure to provide assistance and advice

Regulation 40 '2010 Regulations'
£50,000 where an aerodrome operator fails to provide reasonable assistance and advice, contrary to regulation 47.
Failure to comply with a direction relating to an operating ban

Regulation 41 '2010 Regulations'
£50,000 where a person fails to comply with a direction, contrary to regulation 51(4).

This table is for illustrative purposes only. It should be read in conjunction with the Regulations.

Full details of the Civil Penalties for EU ETS Aviation can be found in Part 5 of The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2009 and Part 8 of The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010.

Resources

Who are the member states?

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, The Azores, Madeira, The Canary Islands, Aland Islands, Saint Martin (French), Akrotiri and Dhekelia

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