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Act No. CCXVII of 2012 on the participation in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and in the implementation of the Effort Sharing Decision.

Country/Territory
Hungary
Document type
Legislation
Date
2012 (2013)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen.
Keyword
Air quality/air pollution Authorization/permit Climate change Data collection/reporting Emissions trading Access-to-information Monitoring Policy/planning Offences/penalties Polluter pays principle Pollution control Registration Royalties/fees Hazardous substances Emissions Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings International relations/cooperation
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
First entry into force on 31 December 2012. The consolidated text of the Act entered into force on 15 January 2015.
Abstract

The purpose of this Act is to create the conditions for Hungary to mitigate climate change caused by human activity by reducing greenhouse gas emission through the participation in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading adopted in the European Union. Activities and greenhouse gases falling under this Act are listed in Annex 1. Title 3 contains rules regarding the emission permit and the monitoring plan. Title 4 concerns monitoring, reporting and verification of reports submitted by operators. Title 5 provides for recording, validity and cancellation of greenhouse gas emission allowances. Titles 6 and 6/A regard, respectively, the allocation of emission allowances and the one-time allocation of emission allowances for electric energy producers. Title 7 contains provisions regarding the allocation of aviation allowances for aircraft operators. Title 8 deals with the return of emission allowances. Title 9 concerns selling and tradability of allowances. Title 10 regards the use of emission reduction units and certified emission reductions in the third trading period. Title 11 rules the registry system. Title 12 regards the accessibility of information regarding greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. Title 13 contains sanctions. Titles 14 provides for the surveillance fee. Title 15 concerns reporting activity. Title 16 regards the participation in the EU’s effort to cut its greenhouse gas emission until 2020. Title 17 contains final provisions.

Full text
Hungarian
Website
njt.hu

References - Legislation

Implements

Decision No. 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 601/2012 on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 600/2012 on the verification of greenhouse gas emission reports and tonne-kilometre reports and the accreditation of verifiers pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Decision 2011/278/EU determining transitional Union-wide rules for harmonised free allocation of emission allowances pursuant to article 10a of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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.

Legislation | European Union | 2003 (2023)

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Emissions, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Environmental standards, Emissions trading, Capacity building, Financing, Renewable energy, Research, Standards, Protection of environment, Afforestation/reforestation, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1031/2010 on the timing, administration and other aspects of auctioning of greenhouse gas emission allowances pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowances trading within the Community.

Legislation | European Union | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Ozone layer, Climate change, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amends

Mining Act (Act No. XLVIII of 1993).

Legislation | Hungary | 1993 (2013)

Keyword: Mining, Concession, Exploration, Policy/planning, Royalties/fees, Soil rehabilitation, Authorization/permit, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XL of 2008 on natural gas supply and Governmental Decree No. 19 of 2009 (I.30.) implementing the provisions of the Act.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2013)

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Data collection/reporting, Energy conservation/energy production, Internal trade, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Natural gas, Institution, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree No. 410 of 2012 (XII. 28.) Korm. of the Government laying down certain rules of implementation of Act No. CCXVII of 2012 on the participation in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and in the implementation of the Effort Sharing Decision.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012 (2013)

Keyword: Climate change, Data collection/reporting, Emissions trading, Monitoring, Registration, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 341 of 2013 (IX. 25.) Korm. of the Government laying down executive measures of free allocation of emission allowances for power plants on the basis of Act No. CCXVII of 2012 on the participation in the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and in the implementation of the Effort Sharing Decision.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013

Keyword: Energy conservation/energy production, Emissions trading, Emissions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX