EC To Publish Revised ETS Operator List Next Week

 - August 13, 2009, 11:54 AM

Aircraft operators needing to register their plans for the monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions data under Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) are likely facing a revised deadline of around November 8. The European Commission (EC) is due to publish on August 22 a long-awaited revised list of operators and the European Union (EU) member state to which they have been allocated for compliance purposes. Early last month, European officials were forced to push back the earlier August 31 deadline because the EC had not published the revised list. At the time they indicated that the revised deadline for ETS registration would fall at least 11 weeks after the publication of the new list, which would take the timetable into November. Yesterday, the EC quietly posted a draft version of the revised list of ETS operators on its Web site and confirmed August 22 as the official publication date. More information on the ETS process can be found at the UK Environment Agency’s Web site.