Start date: 26 November 2020
Closing date: 02 January 2021
Title of the public consultation: Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020
Ministry: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
Entity: Environment & Resources Authority
The proposed Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations cater for certain minor inconsistencies between the text of the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive (2016/2284/EU) (herein after referred to as the ‘Directive’) and the text of the national regulations that transposed this directive (i.e. the Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants Regulations, S.L 549.124). Notably, the amendments will not give rise to any implications at the national level and simply serve to ensure legal certainty.
The amendments proposed in the Regulations consist of:
- Regulation 7(1): Removal of words “where applicable” in order to clarify and remove any potential doubt that Malta shall indeed be designating monitoring sites and monitor the impacts of air pollution on ecosystems;
- Regulation 13: To clarify that the relevant reports and information, in its entirety, will be published on the Environment and Resources Authority’s website for public access;
- Schedule III: To clarify that in line with the Directive, the main methodology used to calculate and report emissions from road transport shall be based on fuel sold in Malta;
- Regulation 4(1): To ensure the full and correct reference to the relevant provisions in the Directive relating to the flexibility clause on the national emission inventory calculations.
In line with Article 55 of the Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549) the public is invited to make submissions to ERA with their comments as to why and how these regulations could be amended.
Regolamenti tal-2020 li jemendaw ir-Regolamenti dwar il-Limitazzjoni fuq l-Emissjonijiet ta’ Ċerti Inkwinanti Atmosferiċi / Limitation of Emissions of Certain Atmospheric Pollutants (Amendment) Regulations, 2020
- Submission of feedback
Comments will be received by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Further Notes
Please be informed that comments submitted, together with the identity of the contributor, may be published online at the end of the public consultation, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form.
- Outcome of Consultation