EU ETS Verification Newsletter for Small Emitters
How does the exemption of non-commercial small emitters below 1,000 tCO2 work?
Following the entry into force of Regulation 421/2014 on 30 April 2014, we remind you that non-commercial small emitters with total annual emissions lower than 1,000 tCO2 (taking into account both intra- and extra-European flights) are exempt from the EU ETS and do not have any reporting or surrendering requirements.
It is important to note that all Annex 1 flights (full scope emissions) must be taken into consideration to determine the position of an operator with regards to the 1,000 tCO2 threshold. Operators above the 1,000 tCO2 threshold (considering full scope emissions) must report emissions from intra-European flights only.
> More information on Regulation 421/2014
> Read the Regulation 421/2014
> Read the European Commission's FAQ
What is the new geographical scope of EU ETS for the 2013-2016 period?
The geographical scope of the EU ETS for aviation is restricted to intra-European flights only during the 2013-2016 period. This means that only the following flights must be reported:
- flights operated between airports located in mainland EEA countries
- flights operated between airports located in the same outermost region
- flights between EEA mainland and outermost regions must not be reported
- flights between EEA mainland and overseas territories must not be reported
- flights between EEA and Switzerland must not be reported
> See the details of the new geographical scope of the EU ETS
> See the details of the geographical scope in the UK Environment Agency newsletter
How to get your AEM Report verified?
It is your responsibility as the aircraft operator to determine whether or not you must report your emissions. If you have to report your emissions, and if you are using the Small Emitters Tool from EUROCONTROL, please contact us to have your 2013 and / or 2014 Annual Emissions Monitoring (AEM) Report(s) verified by VERIFAVIA.
In order to prepare for verification, please download and complete the Client Information Form (CIF) and the Phase III AEM Report template below.
> Download Client Information Form
> Download Phase III AEM Report template
Please send us the following documents by email:
> Completed Client Information Form
> Approved Phase III AEM Plan
> Notification of approval of Phase III AEM Plan
> 12 monthly Eurocontrol invoices or CEFA login and password
> Completed Phase III AEM Report template (Excel or ETSWAP)
Which Small Emitters Tool shall be used?
There are currently two existing versions of the Small Emitters Tool available for download from the EUROCONTROL website be sure to use the correct version that is applicable to the year which aircraft emissions are being monitored:
1. Version 5.02 dated 2013.08.01, to be used for flights operated in 2013
2. Version 5.03 dated 2014.11.24, to be used for flights operated in 2014
I remind you that the distance to be used in the Small Emitters Tool is either the actual distance flown or the great circle distance (GCD) + 51.293 nm. If you are unsure about the source of the GCD, you can consider using the Ascend Flight Manager which is a reputable source of GCD calculation.
For additional information:
> Download the latest EU ETS newsletter from the UK Environmental Agency
> Download the latest EU ETS newsletter from the Irish EPA
> Download the latest EU ETS newsletter from the French DGAC
> Read latest emailings from the German DEHSt
The VERIFAVIA team is available for any questions you may have on this newsletter or other ETS related issue.
The VERIFAVIA team would like to wish all aircraft operators all the best wishes for 2015! Back to all Verifavia News