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​What is a registry account and how to open one?

The Union Registry is an online database hosted and managed by the European Commission. It operates in a similar same way to an internet bank account, and records allowance allocations for aircraft operators, annual verified emissions, transaction history of allowance transfers and surrenders of allowances.

All aircraft operators must to open a registry account with the Union Registry in order to compy with the EU ETS as the allowances that correspond to the annual emissions must be surrendered every year through the Registry by 30 April of the following year.

 

What is the Union Registry?


The Union Registry is an online database hosted and managed by the European Commission. It operates in a similar same way to an internet bank account, and records allowance allocations for aircraft operators, annual verified emissions, transaction history of allowance transfers and surrenders of allowances.

» Go to European Commission ETS Registry web site
» Go to European Commission ETS Registry FAQ


 

Operators reporting to the United Kingdom


Aircraft operators reporting to the United Kingdom need to open a registry account with the Union registry so that they can receive their free allocations by February 2012. A registry account is like a bank account. After it is set up, you will be able to manage it online, receive your free allowances, transfer the allowances you purchase and surrender the allowances that correspond to your 2012 emissions by 30 April 2013.

The application process to open a registry account for operators reporting to the UK has started. Please download and read carefully the document below. Please note that the deadline for application is 31 January 2012. For any question, please contactetregistryhelp@environment-agency.gov.uk

» Visit the Dutch NEA web site for a useful Q&A on registries
   

Operators reporting to France


The process is open for aircraft operators reporting to France. The French GHG registry is held by the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC). The CDC is responsible for managing this system and has to open an account for you in the Union registry. For this purpose, aircraft operators need to complete and sign the application form and return it before 4 January 2012 to the CDC by mail together with all supporting documents (original or certified true copies).

Operators that did not submit a verified tonne-kilometer or who do now want to receive their free allowances have an extended deadline to submit the application form (31 January 2012).

Please download and read carefully all attached documents. For all questions and communication, please use this email address: RegistreFrancais-GES@caissedesdepots.fr
   

Operators reporting to other Member States


Please contact your Competent Authority or directly the national registry administrator of your administering Member State.

» Click here to go to the Union registry (contact details)
» Click here to see the list of free allocations per EEA member state

Requirements per Member State (compiled by Universal Weather & Aviation):

Belgium: 
» Latest requirements and guidance from Belgium (November 2012)

Denmark: 
» Latest EU-ETS registry account requirements and guidance from Denmark (July 2012)

Germany:
» Opening an Aircraft Operator Holding Account in the German Part of the Union Registry (March 2013)
» German Competent Authority provides latest registry account requirements and guidance (June 2012)

Greece:
» Opening a registry account in Greece (March 2013)

Iceland:
» Latest Registry Account Requirements and Guidance from Icelandic Competent Authority (June 2012)

Ireland:
» Additional Guidance: Opening of Aircraft Operator Holding Account on the Union Registry – IRELAND
(August 30, 2012) 

» Opening of Aircraft Operator Holding Account on Ireland's National Emission Trading Registry
(December 15, 2011)

Italy:
» Italy releases updated guidance for AOHA/Registry Account Application (February 2013)
» Italy releases updated requirements for Registry Account application (January 2013)
» Italy releases EU-ETS registry account requirements (January 11, 2012)

Malta:
» Download application
» Download instructions

Netherlands:
» Latest EU-ETS registry account requirements and guidance from the Netherlands (July 2012)

Norway:
» Latest EU-ETS registry account requirements and guidance from Norway (July 2012)

Portugal:
» Latest EU-ETS registry account requirements and guidance from Portugal (June 2012) 
» Portugal releases EU-ETS registry account requirements (February 2, 2012)

Spain:
» Spanish Registry Authority clarifies direct-debit registry account requirements (May 7, 2012)
» Update: Spain releases EU-ETS registry account requirements (February 21, 2012)
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